“Just My Code” for JavaScript (Pierson Lee)

With the new Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013 – March 2014 Update comes a feature called “Just My Code” for JavaScript, which can speed up your debugging experience by allowing you to focus on debugging your own code, and not library or framework code. In this post, I’ll walk through how this works…. Read more

Saving to Multiple Data Sources in the HTML Client (Stephen Provine)

One of the great features of Visual Studio LightSwitch and Cloud Business Apps (CBA) is its ability to perform what we call data mashup. You can connect to multiple data sources, configure virtual relationships between entities in different data sources, and then visualize all of the data at the same time. One interesting data mashup… Read more

Scalar Properties and Collection Properties and Screens! Oh My! – An Overview of Screen Property Actions (Sara Itani)

In the beginning of The Wizard of Oz, the Munchkins urge Dorothy to “follow, follow, follow, follow, follow the Yellow Brick Road!” Y’know… Dorothy probably wouldn’t have been very happy if the neighboring red brick road turned out to be shorter and/or devoid of lions, tigers, and bears. Similarly, you probably wouldn’t be very happy… Read more

Where’s That Record? (Rohit Agrawal)

Today we will be exploring some new features introduced in the Office Developer Tools – March 2014 Update that make filtering rich sets of data easier – Table Sort, Search bar and auto-complete support for modal picker. These features work with both LightSwitch HTML client apps and O365 Cloud Business Apps. For the following example,… Read more

Improvements on Person Type for Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013- March 2014 Update (Rui Xie)

In this post, I’m going to introduce two scenarios now possible with the person type using the Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013 – March 2014 Update. If you are unfamiliar with the person business type in Cloud Business Apps, team members Karol Zadora-Przylecki and Ravi Eda wrote an article on Using the Person… Read more

LightSwitch Community and Content Rollup–March 2014 (+//build/)

A while back I started posting a monthly rollup of interesting community happenings, content, samples and extensions popping up around Visual Studio LightSwitch over on my personal blog. If you missed those rollups you can check them all out here: LightSwitch Community & Content Rollups. This month I’ve decided to move the community & content… Read more

Cloud Business App Talk at Build

The Build 2014 conference was recently held in San Francisco.   See http://www.buildwindows.com/ for links to all the key note and session videos. Our very own Beth Massi gave a talk about Cloud Business Apps.  In her session she builds a survey application from beginning to end.  This includes the design of the data, integrating with… Read more