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Beth Massi is a Senior Program Manager on the Visual Studio team at Microsoft and a community champion for business application developers. Learn more about Beth.
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Well it’s been 10 days since we released Visual Studio LightSwitch Beta 2 and we’ve been working really hard to get all of our samples, “How Do I” videos, articles and blog posts updated to reflect Beta 2 changes. Yes, that’s right. We’re going through all of our blog posts and updating them so folks won’t get confused when they find the posts later down the road. You will see notes at the top of them that indicate whether the information only applies to Beta 1 or has been updated to Beta 2 (if there’s no notes, then it applies to both). Check them out, a lot of the techniques have changed. I especially encourage you to watch the “How Do I” videos again.
So here’s a rollup of Beta 2 content that’s been done, reviewed, or completely redone from the team. You will find all this stuff categorized nicely on the new LightSwitch Learning Center into Getting Started, Essential and Advanced Topics. We add more each week!
#1 - How Do I: Define My Data in a LightSwitch Application? #2 - How Do I: Create a Search Screen in a LightSwitch Application? #3 - How Do I: Create an Edit Details Screen in a LightSwitch Application? #4 - How Do I: Format Data on a Screen in a LightSwitch Application? #5 - How Do I: Sort and Filter Data on a Screen in a LightSwitch Application? #6 - How Do I: Create a Master-Details (One-to-Many) Screen in a LightSwitch Application? #7 - How Do I: Pass a Parameter into a Screen from the Command Bar in a LightSwitch Application? #8 - How Do I: Write business rules for validation and calculated fields in a LightSwitch Application? #9 - How Do I: Create a Screen that can Both Edit and Add Records in a LightSwitch Application? #10 - How Do I: Create and Control Lookup Lists in a LightSwitch Application? #11 - How Do I: Set up Security to Control User Access to Parts of a Visual Studio LightSwitch Application?
Tips, Tricks & Gotchas
Customization & Extensibility
Enjoy! (now back to work…)
This is great - thanks for all the hard work you and the team are putting into LightSwitch!
This is awesome! Thanks for putting this all together in one place. Very helpful.
Good job thanks
The LightSwitch product website says "[...] reuse information from a variety of data sources including Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SQL Azure, SharePoint, Microsoft Office Access (post-Beta) [...]"
I'm interested in using mdb databases. Is there a way, to connect mdb files using LightSwitch Beta 2?
Kind regards, Daniel Schunk (danielschunk [at] live [dot] de)
We will have a solution for connecting to MDB Access databases by the time we release. Right now you can't do this with Beta 2. Stay tuned.
I obtained the final tryout version of VSLS 2011, but while creating a new project, I missed the possibility for connecting to mdb/accdb Access databases :(