HTML Upload Control For LightSwitch SharePoint Apps (Matt Sampson)

Matt Sampson, Senior Tester on the LightSwitch Team, wrote an HTML Upload Control available on NuGet that you can use in your SharePoint-enabled apps. The control will upload any file to a document library. He wrote a post on his blog showing how to upload images with just a few lines of JavaScript code that… Read more

LightSwitch Performance Improvements in Visual Studio 2013

Our very own Matt Sampson, Tester on the LightSwitch team, is featured today on the Visual Studio team blog! Matt explains how we took advantage of a slimmer OData format called JSON Light to minimize the payloads from the server to the HTML client, saving bandwidth and speeding up the loading of data. This is… Read more

OData Apps in Update 2 – Querying Data from Stack Overflow

Matt Sampson’s got a blog about making a LightSwitch HTML App that queries data from the one and only Stack Overflow by attaching to their very cool public OData Service. (Now you can use a LightSwitch app to keep track of all the LightSwitch related posts on Stack Overflow!) You can check out the blog post here – OData… Read more

ASP.NET SignalR and LightSwitch (Matt Sampson)

Maybe you’ve already heard about ASP.NET SignalR and how you can use it to do “real-time” web. Or how it lets you easily push content from your server up into your HTML5 Client, or back from your client to the server. But have you seen how you can make SignalR and LightSwitch work together???  If you… Read more

Finding Your LightSwitch Produced OData Services in Visual Studio 2012 (Matt Sampson)

Matt Sampson has a new blog today that covers how to find your OData Services that LightSwitch produces, and then how to create a custom Silverlight control for your LightSwitch screens that easily enables you to find these OData Services. Check out the blog post – Finding Your LightSwitch Produced OData Services. Thanks all – Matt Sampson… Read more

OData Apps in LightSwitch, Part 3 (Matt Sampson)

Matt Sampson has posted part 3 of a multi-part blog post this week that completes the walkthrough of creating an application around the popular public transit CommuterApi OData Service. This post focuses on creating a RIA Data Service wrapper around an OData data source that has many to many relationships. We will use this RIA Data… Read more

OData Apps in LightSwitch, Part 2 (Matt Sampson)

Matt Sampson has posted part 2 of a multi-part blog post this week that continues the walkthrough of creating an application around the popular public transit CommuterApi OData Service. This post focuses on making some enhancements to the application we started in the previous post. The blog post is here – OData Apps In LightSwitch, Part 2… Read more

OData Applications in LightSwitch for Visual Studio 11 Beta (Matt Sampson)

Matt Sampson has posted part 1 of a multi-part blog post this week that walks through attaching to a popular public transit OData Service, and making a few customizations to produce a LightSwitch application. The blog post is here – OData Apps In LightSwitch, Part 1 Enjoy! -Matt Sampson… Read more

How Do I: Export Data to a Word Mailing Labels Document – (Matt Sampson)

Matt Sampson’s blog has a post today about exporting saved data to a Word Mailing Labels document, and how to display a “Save As File” Dialog to allow the user to select where the file should be stored. Code samples are also posted on the code gallery here. Blog post is here.  … Read more