The Cosmopolitan shell and theme source code is released!

We’ve released the source code for the Cosmopolitan shell and theme, allowing you use the default LightSwitch 2012 shell and theme as starting points for your own custom shells and themes. You can download the source here. Custom LightSwitch shells and themes are topics that crop up commonly on customer visits and in the forums,… Read more

New LightSwitch HTML Client APIs (Stephen Provine)

Following the recent announcement of the LightSwitch HTML Client Preview 2, we are excited to introduce a set of additional APIs that allow further control over the behavior and capabilities of a LightSwitch HTML-based application. You can download Preview 2 from the Developer Center. The APIs we included as part of the June Preview primarily… 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

Course Manager VS 2012 Sample Part 5 – Detail Screens (Andy Kung)

This week I’ve been writing a series of articles on building the Course Manager Sample, if you missed them: 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 & Admin Screens Course Manager VS… Read more

Course Manager VS 2012 Sample Part 4 – Implementing the Workflow (Andy Kung)

Welcome to part 4 of the Course Manager series! If you missed the previous posts you can read them here: 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 & Admin Screens In Part… Read more

Course Manager VS 2012 Sample Part 3 – User Permissions & Admin Screens (Andy Kung)

Welcome to part 3 of the Course Manager series! If you missed the previous posts you can read them here: Course Manager VS 2012 Sample Part 1 – Introduction Course Manager VS 2012 Sample Part 2 – Setting up Data In Part 2, we created tables, relationships, queries, and learned some useful data customizations. Now… Read more

Course Manager VS 2012 Sample Part 2 – Setting up Data (Andy Kung)

Yesterday, we gave an overview of the Course Manager sample and walked through some scenarios from end-user’s perspective. If you missed it: Course Manager VS 2012 Sample Part 1 – Introduction We are now ready to start “reverse-engineering” and learning how to build Course Manager. We will kick off our exploration by examining its tables,… Read more

Course Manager VS 2012 Sample Part 1 – Introduction (Andy Kung)

When we released Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 last year, we published a sample project called “Course Manager.” We also wrote a series of tutorials based on the sample. With the release of Visual Studio 2012, it is a good time to update the Course Manager tutorials and highlight some of the new features. Course Manager… Read more

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

Hello LightSwitchers! I hope you’re all having fun and building cool stuff with RTM. I apologize for the delay of this conclusion of the Course Manager series. In case you missed it, here are the previous posts: Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Setting up data Part 3: User permissions & admin screens Part 4: Implementing… Read more

Extensibility – Metro Theme Sample Code Released!

This morning the LightSwitch Team released samples in both Visual Basic and C# that contain the code for the recently released Metro Theme for Visual Studio LightSwitch. For more information on creating extensions for Visual Studio LightSwitch, seeVisual Studio LightSwitch 2011 Extensibility Toolkit. Download the LightSwitch Metro Theme Extension Sample The sample expands upon the… Read more