How to Export Data to Microsoft Word with the LightSwitch HTML Client – Part 3 (Elizabeth Maher)

In the previous articles, we have covered how to add a web controller to the Server project that can route requests and allow use to generate a Word document with record details using OpenXml and return it to the client. If you missed them: How to Export Data to Microsoft Word with the LightSwitch HTML… Read more

LightSwitch Community and Content Rollup – August 2014

Notable Content this Month With the close of summer, the LightSwitch community has been cranking out useful content.  We have several articles and even a new extension and a new sample for this month’s rollup. If you have missed past content rollups, you can check them all out here: LightSwitch Community & Content Rollups.  Did… Read more

How to Export Data to Microsoft Word with the LightSwitch HTML Client – Part 2 (Elizabeth Maher)

The last article covered how to add a web controller to the LightSwitch server project to create and return a generated report in a Word document using the Open XML SDK for Office. However, the report we created is not one that would be considered pleasing to the eye. In this article, we will fix… Read more

How to Export Data to Microsoft Word with the LightSwitch HTML Client – Part 1 (Elizabeth Maher)

First, let me thank everyone for all the wonderful ideas for blog posts. In appreciation, I have decided to write about one of the most requested topics – how  do I take data and generate a beautiful Word document? In this article, we will cover how to create Web API Controller that uses the LightSwitchServerContext… Read more

LightSwitch Community and Content Rollup – June 2014

June provided another great month of articles and samples. If you have missed past content rollups, you can check them all out here: LightSwitch Community & Content Rollups. App-Stitch Jan Van der Haegen announced ‘his new baby,’ www.app-stitch.com this month. In his own words “If LightSwitch was designed to take 80% off your development time… Read more

LightSwitch Community and Content Rollup – May 2014

It has been a busy month for the LightSwitch community! I have many wonderful extensions, articles,  a release and even a e-book to share. If you have missed past content rollups, you can check them all out here: LightSwitch Community & Content Rollups. Visual Studio 2013 Update2 The LightSwitch team are particularly excited about the… Read more

Install Visual Studio 2013 Update 2

TechEd 2014 is going on this week in Houston, Texas and there have been many exciting announcements from all over Microsoft. You can read about all the exciting developer-focused announcements on Soma’s blog: Mobile-first, Cloud-first Development – Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 released, Visual Studio Apache Cordova Tooling preview and the future of .NET for… Read more

LightSwitch Community and Content Rollup – April 2014

Two Beths for the Price of One This month’s content rollup is not written by the fabulous Beth Massi, but instead being written by a different Beth. Hi, I’m Elizabeth Maher. You’ve probably seen me around in the forums and team blog. Wondering how to tell us apart? I prefer Elizabeth, or Liz, if you… Read more

A Tour of the LightSwitch HTML Client APIs (Elizabeth Maher)

LightSwitch generates a custom API set based on project assets that developers can use when writing custom code in the HTML client. Each data source, table, query and screen causes various items to be created in the API. Even actions on each of the LightSwitch designers can have affect. This article will enumerate what actions… Read more

Multiple LightSwitch Designers (Elizabeth Maher)

Gone are the days of just one LightSwitch designer opened at any given time. With the release of Visual Studio 2103 Preview, each LightSwitch related asset seen in the Solution Explorer has its own designer instance! This means that every table, query and screen will have its own designer when opened. The property pages for… Read more