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Visual Studio LightSwitch is the simplest way to create professional quality, data-centric, business applications that can be deployed to the desktop or the cloud. Today MVP Kunal Chowdhury released an E-Book for the beginner wanting to get started building LightSwitch applications.
E-Book: Beginners Guide to Visual Studio LightSwitch
Kunal is another one of our LightSwitch community rock stars and is a huge contributor to the SilverlightShow.net website, a community portal dedicated to Microsoft Silverlight and Windows Phone 7 technologies. Thank you Kunal for bringing LightSwitch training and tutorials to this site!
And as always, you can find more from the LightSwitch Team here:
Is there an example on how to start with an existing databse on SQL Server 2008 Express R2. It seems that I keep getting this error "he selected database does not contain any tables or views. Once items are added to the database, you will need to refresh this data source." Even though I can clearly view the table in the SQL server management tool. Most example on the web seems to start with .... let create a table ....
I have a similar post already available in my blog where I described about "Attaching an External DataSource in LightSwitch Application" using SQLExpress. You may find it useful. Have a look here: www.kunal-chowdhury.com/.../attaching-external-datasource-in.html