“LightSwitch Star” Contest on The Code Project

Check it out, The Code Project has created a LightSwitch developer contest!  Do you have what it takes to be a LightSwitch Star? Show us your coolest, most productive, LightSwitch business application and you could win a Laptop and other cool prizes! Prizes will be issued monthly for two categories: Most Efficient Business Application and… Read more

Video: How Do I Handle Database Concurrency Issues? (Beth Massi)

Check it out, we released a new “How Do I” video on the LightSwitch Developer Center: How Do I: Handle Database Concurrency Issues? In a multi-user environment, when two users pull up the same record from the database and modify it, when the second user saves the data it raises a data conflict because the… Read more

How Do I: Create Custom Search Screens in LightSwitch? (Beth Massi)

Check it out! We just released a new How Do I video on the LightSwitch Developer Center. I created this one based on suggestions from you so I hope you like it! How Do I: Create Custom Search Screens in LightSwitch? In this video you will learn a couple techniques you can use when creating… Read more

How to Create a RIA Service Wrapper for an Editable OData Source

Introduction LightSwitch has built-in support for SQL Server and SharePoint data sources. To access other data sources, you can write a custom WCF RIA DomainService. This post will show you how to read and write from an Odata Service by wrapping access to it in a DomainService. There are a couple limitations on the OData… Read more

Metro Theme Updated!

Back in August we released a theme called “Metro” that gives you a more modern look to your applications with simple colors and more emphasis on text. You can see some screen-shots here. Today we released an update that addresses some issues found by the community, most notably: Fixed issues where you cannot use commands… Read more

MSDN Magazine: Securing Access to LightSwitch Applications

Let’s face it: Implementing application security can be daunting. Luckily, Visual Studio LightSwitch makes it easy to manage permissions-based access control in line-of-business (LOB) applications, allowing you to build applications with access-control logic to meet the specific needs of your business. In this month’s issue of MSDN Magazine we’ve got a feature article on LightSwitch… Read more