How to create a RIA service wrapper for OData Source

NOTE: LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2012 now supports OData natively. See LightSwitch Architecture: OData Introduction There has been a lot of discussion of whether there is OData support in Visual Studio LightSwitch. The answer is both Yes and No. No, there is no Native support for OData in version 1 of Visual Studio LightSwitch, but… Read more

How Do I: Deploy a Visual Studio LightSwitch Application? (Beth Massi)

We just released another new “How Do I” video on the LightSwitch Developer Center: #12 – How Do I: Deploy a Visual Studio LightSwitch Application? This video compliments the following articles: Deployment Guide: How to Configure a Machine to Host a 3-tier LightSwitch Beta 1 Application Implementing Security in a LightSwitch Application If you missed… Read more

How Do I: Set up Security to Control User Access to Parts of a Visual Studio LightSwitch Application? (Beth Massi)

We just released a new How Do I video on the LightSwitch Developer Center today on controlling user access in a LightSwitch application. In this video you will see how to set up security to control user access to parts of a LightSwitch application by specifying sets of permissions on Screens and Entities and checking… Read more

How Do I: Import and Export Data to/from a CSV file (Dan Seefeldt)

LightSwitch provides weakly-typed data access APIs which allow you to add general purpose code to perform common tasks. In this example, these APIs are used to implement a simple general purpose import/export. The import/export will read and write CSV files. Export will write the names of the properties as the first line of the output… Read more