Visual Studio Lightswitch 2012

By Tim Leung

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Visual Studio LightSwitch 2012 shows users how to get the most from this innovative product by going beyond the "one-click-and-you're-done" mind set. Author Tim Leung discusses how this breakthrough product is maturing and provides invaluable tips and advice for regular and power users alike.



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  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-5071-5
  • 672 Pages
  • User Level: Intermediate
  • Publication Date: July 29, 2013
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $49.99
  • eBook Price: $34.99
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LightSwitch 2012 is included as part of the Visual Studio 2012 package. It is a rapid application deployment tool that lets power users and administrators build data-centric business applications for the desktop, cloud, and Web in just a few clicks, with no code required. The basics are very easily understood but more advanced users will hunger for more: how do you design complex layouts? How do you query data using LINQ and other syntax structures? How do you secure your application against malicious use? Visual Studio LightSwitch 2012 answers these questions and more as author Tim Leung—winner of a Microsoft 2011 Community Contributor Award for his LightSwitch expertise—covers this breakthrough product in detail. For serious developers building, enhancing and deploying advanced business applications using LightSwitch makes sense because they can benefit from the elegance, convenience and cost savings afforded by rapid application development before going beyond the "click-and-you're-done" interface to include the extra value and depth of coding expertise that their clients value.

What you’ll learn

With Visual Studio LightSwitch 2012, learn how to:

  • Add visibility through with Relationships and Details screens
  • Use customized queries, sorts and filters, and reporting
  • Customize displays via user controls
  • Use multiple line-of-business data sources to aggregate reports
  • Handle events in code and debug applications
  • Master the intricacies of complex user interface design
  • Secure your applications through authentication
  • Write custom .NET code to enhance LightSwitch
  • Deploy maintainable LightSwitch projects

    Who this book is for

    Visual Studio LightSwitch 2012 is a book designed for any software developer who wants to take advantage of the rapid application deployment (RAD) experience offered by LightSwitch. It is ideal reading for those wanting to build and design applications correctly from the onset. Developers who have grasped the basics of LightSwitch and are looking to do more will benefit greatly from this book. Anyone struggling to design complex screens and queries in order to meet user requirements will find the answers in this book.

    Table of Contents

    Table of Contents

    1. Part One - Introducing LightSwitch: Understanding How LightSwitch Works
    2. Part One - Introducing LightSwitch: Setting Up Your data
    3. Part One - Introducing LightSwitch: Getting Started with Screen Design
    4. Part Two - Working With Data: Accessing Data from Code
    5. Part Two - Working With Data: Validating Your Data
    6. Part Two - Working With Data: Querying Your Data
    7. Part Three - Designing User Interfaces: Mastering Screen Design
    8. Part Three - Designing User Interfaces: Creating HTML User Interfaces
    9. Part Four – Extending the Reach of Your Data: Creating and Using RIA Services
    10. Part Four – Extending the Reach of Your Data: Sharing Data with Odata
    11. Part Five – Customizing LightSwitch: Creating and Using Silverlight Custom Controls
    12. Part Five – Customizing LightSwitch: Creating Custom Control Extensions
    13. Part Five – Customizing LightSwitch: Creating Data and Presentation Extensions
    14. Part Six - Getting Data Out: Creating and Displaying Reports
    15. Part Six - Getting Data Out: Creating and Sending Emails
    16. Part Seven - Securing Your Application: Authenticating Your Users
    17. Part Seven - Securing Your Application: Authorizing Your Users
    18. Part Eight - Going Live with Your Application: Deploying Your Application
    19. Appendix A
    20. Appendix B
    21. Appendix C
    22. Appendix D
    23. Appendix E
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