Enhancing LightSwitch Controls with jQuery Mobile (Michael Zlatkovsky)

UPDATED on AUGUST 1, 2013 based on Visual Studio 2012 and Update 3. One of my favorite things about the LightSwitch HTML Client is how easy it is to create forms over data the “LightSwitch way”, and then jump straight into HTML for a bit of custom tweaking.  Because the HTML Client makes use of… Read more

The Cosmopolitan shell and theme source code is released!

We’ve released the source code for the Cosmopolitan shell and theme, allowing you use the default LightSwitch 2012 shell and theme as starting points for your own custom shells and themes. You can download the source here. Custom LightSwitch shells and themes are topics that crop up commonly on customer visits and in the forums,… Read more

Custom Controls and Data Binding in the LightSwitch HTML Client (Joe Binder)

Custom JavaScript controls allow you to create user experiences that are tailored to specific use cases and business needs. Given the wealth of code samples, control frameworks, and partner control offerings available today, we wanted to ensure that existing controls could be used as-is within the LightSwitch HTML client. Having heard some great feedback through… Read more

New LightSwitch VS 2012 “How Do I?” Videos Released! (Beth Massi)

Check it out! We just released a couple new videos on the LightSwitch Developer Center’s “How Do I?” video section. These videos continue the Visual Studio 2012 series where we walk through the new features available in LightSwitch in VS 2012. How Do I: Perform Automatic Row-Level Filtering of Data? In this video, see how… Read more

Building a LightSwitch HTML Client: eBay Daily Deals (Andy Kung)

With the release of the LightSwitch HTML Client Preview 2, I’d like to take this opportunity to showcase the simple steps to get an HTML client up and running. The holiday season is now upon us. In this tutorial, we will create a simple HTML client to display daily deals from eBay. Something like this:… Read more

A New API for LightSwitch Server Interaction: The ServerApplicationContext (Joe Binder)

Although the team has focused on building the LightSwitch HTML client and SharePoint 2013 applications recently, supporting existing scenarios remains a top priority. We’ve tried to balance our new investments with solutions to roadblocks and pain points in Visual Studio 2012 that we’ve heard consistently through the forums and through direct customer chats. Some of… Read more

New LightSwitch HTML Client APIs (Stephen Provine)

Following the recent announcement of the LightSwitch HTML Client Preview 2, we are excited to introduce a set of additional APIs that allow further control over the behavior and capabilities of a LightSwitch HTML-based application. You can download Preview 2 from the Developer Center. The APIs we included as part of the June Preview primarily… Read more

Announcing LightSwitch HTML Client Preview 2!

We are pleased to announce an updated preview of the LightSwitch HTML Client!  The overly positive feedback we received following our first preview last June for building HTML5-based, touch-optimized mobile business applications has truly been energizing – thank you for your constructive feedback and support as we continue to develop this important release.  Here’s a… Read more

//BUILD Session: Building Connected Business Applications with Visual Studio LightSwitch

Friday, John Stallo, Lead Program Manager of the LightSwitch team, did a session at //BUILD that is now available online. We’re very excited about the LightSwitch HTML Client and the direction we’re taking the product. Check out John’s presentation to learn more. Watch: Building Connected Business Applications with Visual Studio LightSwitch With the recent addition… Read more

Visual Studio 2012 Launch: Building Business Apps with LightSwitch (Joe Binder)

As you probably heard, yesterday was the online launch event for the release of Visual Studio 2012! If you missed the live keynotes you can watch them on demand on the Visual Studio 2012 Launch site. There are also a ton of recordings available on the major new features in Visual Studio 2012, just head… Read more