Document Toolkit Extension for LightSwitch

Document Toolkit Extension for LightSwitch

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First Floor Software has updated their Document Toolkit Extension for LightSwitch which provides an easy-to-use way to view your documents right in your LightSwitch applications. Documents of type XPS, and Microsoft Office documents such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint are currently supported.

You can download and install the Document Toolkit directly from Visual Studio LightSwitch via the Extension Manager or you can download it manually from the Visual Studio Gallery. The following tutorials provide step-by-step instructions on installing and using Document Toolkit for LightSwitch.

Installing Document Toolkit for LightSwitch
Using the Document Viewer
How To Create And Use A Table of Documents

For more details about Document Toolkit see and stay tuned for more extensions available from our partners.

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  • Two questions:

    1.Can I use it using LS within the browser?

    2.Can I download the file after viewing it?

  • This is also covered in the article:

    Using The Document Toolkit for LightSwitch

  • @marcelo: yes you can use it in the browser and yes you can download the file.

    Both topics are covered in the Document Toolkit for LightSwitch tutorials:

  • Thanks. This is great news. The ability to upload and download documents to/from a database was something I was missing in LS.

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