Dashboard Reports with LightSwitch, WebAPI and ServerApplicationContext– Part Deux (Steve Lasker)

Overview With a little homage to Hot Shots Part Deux we’ll drill in a bit deeper utilizing the ServerApplicationContext for creating Dashboard reports. Part 1 is here: Create Dashboard Reports with LightSwitch, WebAPI and ServerApplicationContext LightSwitch Productivity/Extendability disclaimer: As with Part 1, this isn’t the normal point & click RAD productivity you’ve likely become used… Read more

Create Dashboard Reports with LightSwitch, WebAPI and ServerApplicationContext (Steve Lasker)

Overview Applications are creating and consuming more data than ever before. With so much data, how can your users quickly spot trends and get an overview of what’s important? Just as your car presents a dashboard indicating the top priority items, so can your application. Matt introduced the ServerApplicationContext in his blog post. This article… Read more

Using the LightSwitch ServerApplicationContext API (Matt Evans)

The ServerApplicationContext API is a new feature in LightSwitch, available with Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 or later, which allows you to create entirely new ways to call custom business logic on the LightSwitch Server, using the same rich API you’re used to working with on the server tier. We previewed this API in the… 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