Using the SecurityData service in LightSwitch

In this blog post, I’m going to describe how LightSwitch developers can programmatically access the security data contained in a LightSwitch application.  Having access to this data is useful for any number of reasons.  For example, you can use this API to programmatically add new users to the application. This data is exposed in code…

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Controlling App Capabilities when Using Shared Libraries in Windows Phone Apps

The Problem: The other day I published an updated version of my Windows Phone app CalcuFitness after some major code refactoring.  Much to my surprise, I discovered that the app certification process determined that my app required the location services capability when it in fact does not make use of location services.  It wasn’t long…

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LightSwitch Trick: Display Loading Message while a Screen is Loading

In the LightSwitch apps that I create, I have a common pattern where I display a “Loading” message in the title bar of a screen while it is loading and then set it to its actual screen name once it’s finished.  In particular, this is useful for screens whose title is dependent on the data…

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