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

Many-To-How-Many – HTML Edition (Heinrich Wendel)

The original idea of this blog post was to simply provide you with a tutorial on how to create a many-to-many control for your HTML app, using the built-in controls and some glue code to hook up the correct logic. Andy wrote a similar post for the Silverlight client and we later shipped a control… 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 3 – Guest List Screen (Andy Kung)

Welcome to part 3 of the Signed-In walkthrough! So far, we’ve got a mobile app that displays a list of upcoming events. It also allows you to add new events to the list. If you missed the previous posts you can read them here: Signed-In Part 1 – Introduction Signed-In Part 2 – Upcoming Events… Read more

Signed-In Part 2 – Upcoming Events Screen (Andy Kung)

In the last post, we gave an overview of the Signed-In app we are going to build. We created a LightSwitch project and set up our data. In case you missed it: Signed-In Part 1 – Introduction Now, we’re ready to start designing the UI. Create the First Screen Right click on HTMLClient node and… Read more

Designing for Multiple Form Factors (Heinrich Wendel)

Creating applications that run on a variety of form factors has become a necessity in an environment where applications live in the cloud and people bring their own devices to work, commonly referred as BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). The range of devices was extended from desktops to smartphones and tablets as well. They have… Read more

Custom Controls and Data Binding in the LightSwitch HTML Client (Joe Binder)

Custom JavaScript controls allow you to create user experiences that are tailored to specific use cases and business needs. Given the wealth of code samples, control frameworks, and partner control offerings available today, we wanted to ensure that existing controls could be used as-is within the LightSwitch HTML client. Having heard some great feedback through… 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