LightSwitch HTML Client Preview for Visual Studio 2012 Available!

LightSwitch HTML Client Preview for Visual Studio 2012 Available!

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We are pleased to announce that the Microsoft LightSwitch HTML Client Preview for Visual Studio 2012 is now available for download!

UPDATE 6/28: Public Download: Microsoft LightSwitch HTML Client Preview for Visual Studio 2012

The preview provides an early look at our upcoming support for building cross-browser, mobile web clients with LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2012. The new HTML5 and JavaScript-based client is an important companion to our Silverlight-based desktop client that addresses the increasing need to build touch-oriented business applications that run well on modern mobile devices. With this download you will be able to set up a Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) for evaluation purposes that contains all you need to build, publish, and run touch-centric business applications using LightSwitch. The VHD contains a tutorial to help guide you through the available features. A setup doc is included in the download that contains instructions on how to set up the VHD.

For more information, videos, and articles on the HTML client please visit the LightSwitch Developer Center. And please ask us questions and send us feedback in the LightSwitch HTML Client forum.


Attachment: LightSwitch HTML Client Tutorial.pdf
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  • Super !


  • excellent ! :-)

  • Cool, and coming into a weekend... plenty of time to play.

  • I am impressed by the availability of HTML Client and want to try LightSwitch for enterprise apps development. Sorry if I am sounding naive, but can LightSwitch HTML Client be used for regular Web Development? I understand that it can be used for "devices", but will it cover desktop browsers? I am guessing, practically we could, but is it a product use case?

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    Thanks in advance.

  • Great! Download - Install - Play - #Awesome!

  • The Akaimi download manager is a piece of junk. Can we just get a normal download that works? Go back to Microsoft File Transfer Manager so that we can down load the file!

  • @SMS - Delivering the mobile scenarios is our priority right now. Joe answers this question in more detail in the forums here:

    @Noel - sorry you're having trouble with the MSDN download. Here are some troubleshooting tips you can try:

  • Very good Job - this direction is the right way. We will try to connect to CRM 2011 and LOB applications.

  • Thank You, Couldn't wait since I have seen this at TechEd

  • Could you please post the link to the public download?

  • @Tom, we will once it's live :-)

  • Okay folks the public download is live! We updated the link above to:

    Please head on over to the forums to give us feedback on your experience:

    And for more resources, check out the Developer Center:


  • This VHD preview is the same as what you get from the 4 files on msdn.

  • @anon - yes the public download is the same as the MSDN subscriber download. MSDN subscribers got the download two days early last week :)

  • Tried downloading the preview but seems the Rar files are corrupt.

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