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

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 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

Team Development Series–Part 3: Leveraging Team Build in LightSwitch (Saar Shen)

What is Team Build? Team build lets you create and manage build processes that automatically analyze, compile and test your applications. Refer to the MSDN topic Build the application for more details on setting up team builds with Team Foundation Service (TFS) and Visual Studio. With LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2013 Preview, we’ve made it a lot… Read more

Extending Screens for Multi-Select in the LightSwitch HTML Client (Mike Droney)

If you (like me) have always wanted to have a rich multi-select experience in LightSwitch HTML Client Lists, this article may be of interest to you. This sample will show a nice pattern for adding unbound screen content items to be manipulated by the user in a List Control for a multi-select operation. Let’s take… 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

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

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