How To Build an Office 365 Cloud Business App with Visual Studio 2013 (Andy Kung)

Office 365 is an ideal business app platform providing a core set of services expected in today’s business apps and a central location for installing, discovering, and managing apps. Office 365 makes these business apps available where users already spend their time – in SharePoint and Office. Visual Studio 2013 streamlines modern business app development… Read more

HTML Upload Control For LightSwitch SharePoint Apps (Matt Sampson)

Matt Sampson, Senior Tester on the LightSwitch Team, wrote an HTML Upload Control available on NuGet that you can use in your SharePoint-enabled apps. The control will upload any file to a document library. He wrote a post on his blog showing how to upload images with just a few lines of JavaScript code that… Read more

Visual Studio 2013 Released – Thank You LightSwitch Community!

Soma just announced that Visual Studio 2013 has been released to the web! Download Visual Studio 2013 We are super excited to get this release out the door and into your hands. Visual Studio 2013 contains a ton of new tools for developers to build best of breed, modern applications and services. WHAT’S NEW? For… Read more

LightSwitch Performance Improvements in Visual Studio 2013

Our very own Matt Sampson, Tester on the LightSwitch team, is featured today on the Visual Studio team blog! Matt explains how we took advantage of a slimmer OData format called JSON Light to minimize the payloads from the server to the HTML client, saving bandwidth and speeding up the loading of data. This is… Read more

Drag and Drop with LightSwitch HTML Client (Rohit Agrawal)

While the built-in controls and features provided by LightSwitch are optimized for smaller form factors, it is possible to take advantage of the mouse events available on desktop browsers to enable drag and drop when then situation calls for it. With HTML5 it is possible to grab an object with a mouse click from one… Read more