Micro-blog: How to List Installed Nuget Packages from Visual Studio’s Package Manager Console (and be able to read them)

If you are familiar with Visual Studio’s Package Manager Console, then you probably already know that you can use the “Get-Package” command to list all the packages installed for a given project.  If you’ve done this before, you also know that the default width of the “Id” column can truncate many of the entries: Luckily…

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Micro-blog: How to get LightSwitch to Honor the Default Client Property

So you probably know that if you have a multi-client LightSwitch project that you can set the default client that gets launched when you F5 by right-clicking on the desired client project and selecting “Set as StartUp Client”   And, you probably also know, that this setting does nothing in the deployed app…   Well,…

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How to Host Multiple Cloud Business Apps on the Same Azure Web Site

This post is in response to a recent forum post titled “How to Publish Multiple SharePoint-enabled LightSwitch apps to a single Azure Website or Cloud Service?”  The title of this is pretty post pretty much says it all.  Publishing multiple CBA’s to the same Azure Web Site can be achieved with minor configuration changes to…

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How to Test a SQL Connection from any Windows Machine

Here are some quick steps you can take to test a SQL Connection from any Windows machine: Prerequisite:  Make sure that you are viewing “File name extensions” through Windows Explorer (I’m logging a bug against Windows, for crying out loud there are a billion file extensions today). Hit Windows Key + D to show the…

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Getting TypeScript to Work with a LightSwitch HTML Project (kind of)

Last week I saw a post on the LightSwitch forum that pointed out that steps outlined in a blog post by Michael Washington regarding using TypeScript in a LightSwitch project were no longer working.  So I thought I would go through the blog post and try it out.  I hadn’t done anything with TypeScript before…

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Workaround for Publishing LightSwitch App to Azure Web Sites (Error: Web deployment task failed. (Modifying application pool properties is not supported by this server environment. #ERROR_NOT_SUPPORTED))

Some customers recently came across an issue where publishing a LightSwitch application to an Azure Web Site resulted in a deployment error:   Error    1    Web deployment task failed. (Modifying application pool properties is not supported by this server environment.   Learn more at: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=221672#ERROR_NOT_SUPPORTED.)    C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft\VisualStudio\v12.0\Web\Microsoft.Web.Publishing.targets   This is being caused by a…

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