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  • Blog Post: How to Create Common Screens Quickly (Kevin Mehlhaff)

    In a LightSwitch or Cloud Business App it’s very common to want to browse, add, view, and edit data. Previously you would have to create a bunch of screens one by one and then connect them all together. This can result in a lot of effort, especially if this series of screens has to be created for...
  • Blog Post: Interacting with Content Items on the Screen with the LightSwitch API (Kevin Mehlhaff)

    A LightSwitch application at its core is built by adding data to screens and creating a tree of content items to display and interact with this data. LightSwitch provides a JavaScript API over these content items so that you can interact with them programmatically. What is a Content Item? If you open...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to jQuery for App Customization (Kevin Mehlhaff)

    JQuery is a popular JavaScript library that is used by many websites. LightSwitch employs jQuery to make it easy for developers to customize their applications. JQuery enables you to easily select, manipulate, and traverse HTML elements in the document object model, or DOM. You can think of the DOM as...
  • Blog Post: Customizing the Table Control: Sortable by Column (Kevin Mehlhaff)

    The Table control is a new way to display a collection of data in the LightSwitch HTML Client as of Visual Studio 2013 . Like all controls in the LightSwitch HTML client, you can take over the rendering and write your own custom code. Today we will be leveraging the power of the LightSwitch middle tier...
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