Customizing the SharePoint Chrome Control in LightSwitch

If you’ve done any LightSwitch apps for SharePoint you may have noticed that we incorporate a version of the SharePoint chrome control.  You may not have known what it was (or what it was called), but you do now.  You can also customize it and I’ll show you how.  I’m also going to cover a… Read more

Publishing LightSwitch apps for SharePoint to the Catalog (Brian Moore)

Ok, your app is done, you’ve learned how to authenticate it and publish it like I demonstrated in my previous post.  When you’re done with the publish wizard on a SharePoint app, you’ll see an explorer window open with folders for each version of your app.  Probably just 1.0.0.0 so far – in the folder… Read more

SharePoint Hosting & Authentication Options for LightSwitch (Brian Moore)

Update: This post mentions autohosted apps for SharePoint.  The autohosted apps for SharePoint preview program is now closed.  For information about the closure of the program, see Update on Autohosted Apps Preview Program.    One of the many awesome things about LightSwitch is its flexible deployment model. When you design a LightSwitch application you are… Read more

A quick & easy LightSwitch app for SharePoint (Brian Moore)

I’m a Program Manager on the SharePoint features for LightSwitch. I’ll be honest… it’s taken me a while to warm up to SharePoint development. Prior to this release, my only exposure to SharePoint was with SharePoint 2010 and earlier. Perhaps you can relate, but I don’t get it. Why do people like SharePoint? Or SharePoint… 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