Visual StudioLightSwitch 2011
What is LightSwitch?• The simplest way to build business apps for desktop and cloud• lets you concentrate on the business ...
Why LightSwitch?• Helps you build professional quality business apps regardless  of your dev skills• Build a business app ...
building business apps
Create a new project
Where is your data?
2 types of data• Create New Table  • Create a new database from scratch• Attach to external Data Source  • Existing data f...
Choose a data source type
Selecting a database
Choose DB objects
LightSwitch reads the objects
New DataTypes• EmailAddress• PhoneNumber• Money
Properties             Display Name             - change the display name             Display by Default             - doe...
Screens• Screens are like ‘forms’ in WinForms• How to add a screen
Built-in screens
Screen Designer•
Execute the app!
Redesign your screen in runtime
Edit Existing Records
…and not a single code was written 
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Introducing MS VS LightSwitch 2011

  1. 1. Visual StudioLightSwitch 2011
  2. 2. What is LightSwitch?• The simplest way to build business apps for desktop and cloud• lets you concentrate on the business logic instead of the application infrastructure
  3. 3. Why LightSwitch?• Helps you build professional quality business apps regardless of your dev skills• Build a business app without typing a single code
  4. 4. building business apps
  5. 5. Create a new project
  6. 6. Where is your data?
  7. 7. 2 types of data• Create New Table • Create a new database from scratch• Attach to external Data Source • Existing data from SQL Server or somewhere
  8. 8. Choose a data source type
  9. 9. Selecting a database
  10. 10. Choose DB objects
  11. 11. LightSwitch reads the objects
  12. 12. New DataTypes• EmailAddress• PhoneNumber• Money
  13. 13. Properties Display Name - change the display name Display by Default - does not display if unchecked Is Required Allow Empty String (Allow Nulls)
  14. 14. Screens• Screens are like ‘forms’ in WinForms• How to add a screen
  15. 15. Built-in screens
  16. 16. Screen Designer•
  17. 17. Execute the app!
  18. 18. Redesign your screen in runtime
  19. 19. Edit Existing Records
  20. 20. …and not a single code was written 
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