The easiest way to create business applications for the Desktop and the Cloud
As Jason Zander just announced, we released Visual Studio LightSwitch today, whoohooo! It’s been a long, fun road from Beta 1 and 2 to our final release and we are so excited to get this into your hands today!
Visual Studio LightSwitch is the newest edition of the Visual Studio family and is the simplest way to build business applications for the desktop and the cloud. For the end-user developer this means you can quickly create professional quality business applications with minimal code. For the professional developer you can customize LightSwitch with your own code, controls and even build extensions that can add more capabilities than what you get out of the box. Check out the resources below for more information.
MSDN Subscribers can install LightSwitch from the subscription site. Everyone else can download the trial version here and on Thursday you will be able to purchase LightSwitch. Please see the installation notes below and the official readme.
Check out these learning resources, samples and starter kits to kick start your LightSwitch application development.
Get an Overview of LightSwitch
Watch the instructional LightSwitch "How Do I?" videos
Learn how to build LightSwitch Applications
Download Starter Kits
Download Code Samples
Interact with the LightSwitch Community on our forums and social sites.
Ask Questions in the Forums
Become a LightSwitch Fan and
I can't wait to start cranking out apps with this!
Two issues with RTM
1. My control icons are gone
2. Still can't put buttons on the left up corner. I was hoping that was a bug that would be corrected in RTM
Hey... you might have a look at Microsoft Dynamics AX. You already have such a product :)
See this thread for how to fix the missing icon issue: social.msdn.microsoft.com/.../99ce68e8-52b1-4bd5-b298-7f9159d18ff7