Monthly Archives: March 2011

LightSwitch – Diagnosing Installation Failures

As a point of reference, here are the key locations you should check in the event of a LightSwitch Installation failure.  C:\Users\Tim\AppData\Local\Temp\dd_depcheck_VS_SIM_100.txt C:\Users\Tim\AppData\Local\Temp\dd_error_vs_vslscore_100.txt C:\Users\Tim\AppData\Local\Temp\dd_install_vs_vslscore_100.txt Here’s a link to Steve Hoag’s Installation Troubleshooting thread: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/lightswitchgeneral/thread/7ca9ddf6-27da-487d-8383-d8dad3a612ca Another useful tool for dianosing installation problems … Continue reading

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LightSwitch – Right To Left Language Support

Can LightSwitch handle ‘right to left’ languages? As a test, I switched my computer settings to Arabic to see what happens. Fortunately, most parts of the application is localisable without too much difficulty including labels, title bars and the navigation … Continue reading

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LightSwitch – Nested AutoCompleteBox for data entry

Overview of Article Very often, it’s necessary to filter the contents of a drop down box based upon the value of another drop down box. Examples of such pairs could include States and Cities, car manufacturers and car models, departments … Continue reading

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LightSwitch – Creating a ComboBox filtered Search Screen

Overview of Article LightSwitch includes a ‘Search Screen’ template making it very easy to create a search screen. The default search screen includes a textbox allowing you to enter in search criteria. The following article describes how to construct a … Continue reading

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LightSwitch – Installing Beta2

Beta 2 of LightSwitch was released to the general public today. Note that the beta is time limited and expires on the 11th October 2011. Unlike beta 1, beta 2 includes a ‘go live’ license meaning that LightSwitch applications can … Continue reading

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LightSwitch – Setting ComboBox values in code

Overview of Article The following article describes how values and default values can be set for a ComboBox. The Customer and Town data from the previous post will be used. In this example, the default town for new customers will … Continue reading

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LightSwitch – Entering data using a ComboBox

Overview of Article The following article describes how to add a ComboBox control onto a screen for the purpose of data entry. The example project uses the customer table from the previous post. The customer table is related to a … Continue reading

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