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  • Blog Post: HTML Upload Control For LightSwitch SharePoint Apps (Matt Sampson)

    Matt Sampson , Senior Tester on the LightSwitch Team, wrote an HTML Upload Control available on NuGet that you can use in your SharePoint-enabled apps. The control will upload any file to a document library. He wrote a post on his blog showing how to upload images with just a few lines of JavaScript...
  • Blog Post: The Cosmopolitan shell and theme source code is released!

    We’ve released the source code for the Cosmopolitan shell and theme , allowing you use the default LightSwitch 2012 shell and theme as starting points for your own custom shells and themes. You can download the source here . Custom LightSwitch shells and themes are topics that crop up commonly on customer...
  • Blog Post: New Office Integration Pack Extension Released to CodePlex

    If you haven’t noticed, Grid Logic has been working on a new version of the Office Integration Pack and has opened up source code for community contributions on CodePlex! http://officeintegration.codeplex.com/ Released last year, the Office Integration Pack is a LightSwitch extension that makes it easy...
  • Blog Post: Connect LightSwitch to Oracle, Sybase, DB2 with Progress DataDirect

    A lot of folks have been asking for this so we thought we would give a shout out to Progress DataDirect who released some ADO.NET EF providers for connecting to Oracle , Sybase and DB2 directly from Visual Studio LightSwitch . (Note that these providers do not work with LightSwitch in VS11 Beta at this...
  • Blog Post: LightSwitch Cosmopolitan Shell and Theme for Visual Studio 11 Beta Released

    We’ve just released the beta version of the LightSwitch Cosmopolitan Shell and Theme extension for VS11 Beta on VS Gallery ! We took your feedback and drew inspiration from the Silverlight Cosmopolitan theme in designing the extension. The shell and theme provides a modern UI to achieve a more immersive...
  • Blog Post: LightSwitch Filter Control For Visual Studio 11 Beta

    We’ve released a new version of the LightSwitch Filter control extension that is compatible with LightSwitch in Visual Studio 11. If you were using the previous version of this control and you want to upgrade your LightSwitch project to Visual Studio 11, first install this control. Then open the...
  • Blog Post: Many-to-Many Control Released!

    A common request that the LightSwitch team receives is to provide a control to deal with many-to-many relationships (ex. the relationship between Categories and Blog Posts). One of the more common ways to deal with this is by displaying a list of checkboxes or a tree of checkboxes. We've just released...
  • Blog Post: How to Create a RIA Service Wrapper for an Editable OData Source

    Introduction LightSwitch has built-in support for SQL Server and SharePoint data sources. To access other data sources, you can write a custom WCF RIA DomainService. This post will show you how to read and write from an Odata Service by wrapping access to it in a DomainService. There are a couple...
  • Blog Post: Grid Logic Releases the Office Integration Pack for LightSwitch

    Grid Logic has released a LightSwitch extension that helps you work with Microsoft Office called the Office Integration Pack . This extension makes it easy for LightSwitch developers to manipulate the 2010 versions of Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook in a variety of ways common in...
  • Blog Post: Extensibility - Metro Theme Sample Code Released!

    This morning the LightSwitch Team released samples in both Visual Basic and C# that contain the code for the recently released Metro Theme for Visual Studio LightSwitch . For more information on creating extensions for Visual Studio LightSwitch, see Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 Extensibility Toolkit...
  • Blog Post: Metro Theme Released! Plus More Themes from the Community

    Last night the LightSwitch Team released the Metro Theme for Visual Studio LightSwitch on the Visual Studio Gallery. You can also download it directly from the Extension Manager inside Visual Studio LightSwitch . Download the Metro Theme for Visual Studio LightSwitch The Metro theme gives you a more...
  • Blog Post: NetAdvantage for Visual Studio LightSwitch

    Infragistics has released NetAdvantage for Visual Studio LightSwitch ! They have created a great suite of custom controls, themes and custom shell extensions which give you a rich toolset to build code-free dashboards and engaging line of business applications with LightSwitch. See more here: NetAdvantage...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio LightSwitch Extensibility Toolkit

    Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch gives you a simpler and faster way to create high-quality business applications for the desktop and the cloud. Professional developers can extend the functionality of LightSwitch by creating extensions using Visual Studio 2010 Professional, the Visual Studio SDK, and...
  • Blog Post: ComponentOne OLAP for LightSwitch Extension

    ComponentOne has released the OLAP for LightSwitch extension which lets you create interactive tables, charts, and reports similar to those found in Microsoft Excel Pivot tables and charts all without cubes or code! See more here: Business Intelligence in the Flip of a Switch Also check out this LightSwitch...
  • Blog Post: DevExpress Reporting Extension for LightSwitch

    DevExpress has added LightSwitch support to their award winning reporting solution, XtraReports. This LightSwitch extension lets you create and display client-side reports right in your LightSwitch applications! Download XtraReports directly from DevExpress XtraReports will also be available on the Visual...
  • Blog Post: Document Toolkit Extension for LightSwitch

    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...
  • Blog Post: How to Import Data from Excel

    One of the more common requests from our customers is the ability to import data into LightSwitch applications. While this can be done programmatically, it’s pretty common to store data in Excel documents. This tutorial will walk through using an Excel Import extension that our team has built....
  • Blog Post: LightSwitch Beta 2 Extensibility “Cookbook”

    UPDATE 7/27/2011 - The Beta 2 Cookbook is now out of date as we have released RTM. Please see Extending LightSwitch on the Developer Center for documentation and samples on using the LightSwitch Extensibility Toolkit. ----- One of the big features of LightSwitch is the ability for professional...
  • Blog Post: How Do I: Create and Use Global Values In a Query (Eric Erhardt)

    Visual Studio LightSwitch has a powerful query subsystem that enables developers to build the queries their applications need in order to display business data to end users.  Developers can easily model a query that will filter and sort the results.  They can also model parameters that can...
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