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

Solution Explorer Enhancements (Andy Kung, Kris Langohr)

Last week we announced the availability of Visual Studio 2013 Preview and highlighted some improvements in this release of LightSwitch. One of which is the significant improvement of working with LightSwitch projects in the Solution Explorer. We will go over some of the enhancements in this article. One view in Solution Explorer If you have… Read more

Creating a wizard-like experience for HTML client (Andy Kung)

If you have been playing with the new HTML client, you will know that LightSwitch provides a built-in screen template for creating data. It allows user to input data via a modal dialog. In some scenarios, however, we’d much prefer to guide the user via a step-by-step wizard-like dialog. In this article, I will show… Read more

Signed-In Part 5 – Search Screen and Dynamic UI (Andy Kung)

Welcome to the last installment of the Signed-In app walkthrough! In case you missed the previous posts: Signed-In Part 1 – Introduction Signed-In Part 2 – Upcoming Events Screen Signed-In Part 3 – Guest List Screen Signed-In Part 4 – Authentication and Branding We have built a cross-platform mobile app in the 4 part series…. Read more

Signed-In Part 4 – Authentication and Branding (Andy Kung)

Welcome to the 4th installment of the Signed-In app walkthrough! Here are the previous posts: Signed-In Part 1 – Introduction Signed-In Part 2 – Upcoming Events Screen Signed-In Part 3 – Guest List Screen We have implemented all the functionalities of our Signed-In app. But, after all, this is an app for the alumni association…. Read more

Signed-In Part 3 – Guest List Screen (Andy Kung)

Welcome to part 3 of the Signed-In walkthrough! So far, we’ve got a mobile app that displays a list of upcoming events. It also allows you to add new events to the list. If you missed the previous posts you can read them here: Signed-In Part 1 – Introduction Signed-In Part 2 – Upcoming Events… Read more

Signed-In Part 2 – Upcoming Events Screen (Andy Kung)

In the last post, we gave an overview of the Signed-In app we are going to build. We created a LightSwitch project and set up our data. In case you missed it: Signed-In Part 1 – Introduction Now, we’re ready to start designing the UI. Create the First Screen Right click on HTMLClient node and… Read more

Signed-In Part 1 – Introduction (Andy Kung)

Before I show you all the wonderful things about LightSwitch, let me tell you a little story behind this post. I’m a college football fan. During the football season, I’d attend the game watching events organized by the local alumni association. At every event, the organizer would pass around a sign-in sheet, asking for basic… 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

Course Manager VS 2012 Sample Part 6 – Home Screen (Andy Kung)

Hello LightSwitchers! I hope you’re all having fun and building cool stuff with RTM. In case you missed it, here are the previous posts: Course Manager VS 2012 Sample Part 1 – Introduction Course Manager VS 2012 Sample Part 2 – Setting up Data Course Manager VS 2012 Sample Part 3 – User Permissions &… Read more