How Do I: Import and Store a Data File

Today’s post is going to be a short one about how to import a file through a Visual Studio LightSwitch application (Desktop or Web) and store the data on the backend (e.g. SQL Server). Sometimes we want to upload files in binary format and store them in the database, like a Word document or PDF…


How Do I: Import Data While Running a LightSwitch Web Application

Importing data into a Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch application can be a bit tricky, especially if we are talking about a LightSwitch web application.  Since I’ve heard several people ask how to import data using a web application, I figured now would be a good time to blog about this. I’m going to teach you…


How Do I: Export Data to a Word Mailing Labels Document

I’m going to start off my first “How Do I” post with a simple application that exports the application’s data to a Word Mailing Label Document.  At the end of the blog you’ll find links to the the VS LightSwitch project code for both C# and VB.Net. Back Story I was sending several dozen birth…


Fargo VS LightSwitch Team

Hello All, Time to start a new chapter in my life at Microsoft.  I officiall started on the Visual Studio Lightswitch team here in Fargo, ND on April 4th. I should be posting some good stuff about Lightswitch on this blog shortly. Stay tuned. Matt Sampson