Publishing LightSwitch Apps to Azure with Visual Studio 2012–UPDATED

The recent release of LightSwitch for Visual Studio 2012 included some updates around publishing to Azure.  Most importantly, we have made it even easier to publish your LightSwitch applications to Azure Web Sites by improving the publish wizard.  For more information on these updates, and a step-by-step walkthrough on publishing to Azure, check out the… Read more

Publishing LightSwitch Apps to Azure with Visual Studio 2012

UPDATED 8/29/2012: Updated for Visual Studio 2012 and Azure SDK 1.7.1 With the release of Visual Studio 2012, we’ve improved the experience for publishing LightSwitch applications to Windows Azure.  The Azure deployment support for LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2012 depends on the Windows Azure SDK for .NET – June 2012 SP1, which was released August… Read more

How to Add Images and Text to your LightSwitch Applications (Andrew Lader)

Note: This article applies to LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2012 (LightSwitch V2) It’s common for developers to add static images and text to their screens to help guide their users through the application.  Although you can easily add images that come a database to your screens, up till now, adding static images and labels has not… Read more

How to Use the New LightSwitch Group Box (Andrew Lader)

Note: This article applies to LightSwitch in Visual Studio 11 (LightSwitch V2) When building a LightSwitch application, organizing the content is an important aspect of screen design.  The layout system in LightSwitch has allowed you to use columns, rows, tabs and tables to great effect.  And to give you even more options, the upcoming release… Read more

How to Format Values in LightSwitch (Andrew Lader)

Note: This article applies to LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2012 (LightSwitch V2) One of the more popular topics about LightSwitch has been around formatting numeric data.  This is a very common requirement in business applications, which is why there have been so many requests to add this feature to LightSwitch.  For those playing with LightSwitch in… Read more

New Business Types: Percent & Web Address (Andrew Lader)

As many of you know, the first version of LightSwitch came with several built-in business types, specifically Email Address, Money and Phone Number.  In the upcoming release of LightSwitch, two new business types have been added: the Percent and the Web Address. In this post, I’m going to explain the functionality they provide and how… Read more