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UPDATE 8/12/2012: This post was updated to include the latest LightSwitch version in Visual Studio 2012.
There’s a ton of information out there on building LightSwitch applications, especially on the LightSwitch section of the Visual Studio Developer Center but here I want to pull together a cohesive set of entry-level articles that focus on the most important concepts you need to learn in order to build any LightSwitch application. By the way, if you aren’t familiar with what LightSwitch is and what it can do I encourage you to download the What is LightSwitch? white paper.
Depending on the version of Visual Studio you have, select the appropriate article series to get started:
Create Your First LightSwitch Application
Watch the LightSwitch How Do I Videos
Get Started with the LightSwitch Starter Kits
The first link is to a step-by-step walkthrough that shows you how to quickly build a simple contact manager. It should take you 5 to 10 minutes to complete the application so it’s a great place to start. Then you can move onto the “How Do I” videos for more step-by-step video lessons to build a simple order entry application. If you want a super-quick way to get an application started, check out the starter kits. There’s currently six available for you to choose from and are full working applications you can use.
any news about Lightsitch Version 2
this sounds like a great series ... looking forward to it
It sounds great. And I want to learn more about it.
I loved this article on starting with LightSwitch I even started the download on a standard Windows 7 Pc and looked forward to writing my first lighSwitch application but as usual nothing is that simple with Microsoft Applications. The install did not work something about components missing and it just stopped. Time to give up and enjoy Christmas.
Try uninstalling SQL Server Compact Edition 3.0 and the restarting the install.
That worked for me. Merry Christmas!
Sorry you're having install trouble. There are a lot of folks in the forums that can help troubleshoot: social.msdn.microsoft.com/.../threads
Hi How to bind Lightswitch custom controls with sql server 2008 R2? any one can plz help me..
Hi, Lightswitch needs it's own certifcation. It's going to take over the IT world it's so easy to use.. :-_)
I don't know what a programmer should do after lightswitch
Very Great series !