Category Archives: LightSwitch

MSDN Flash articles on LightSwitch

Over the past year or so, I’ve contributed various articles to MSDN Flash on the topic of LightSwitch. The nice thing about MSDN Flash is that it reaches a large developer audience. Many of its readers are not LightSwitch developers, … Continue reading

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LightSwitch – MSDN Article with Garth Henderson

The MSDN flash article that I’ve been working on with Garth was published last week. In terms of LightSwitch, Garth is one of most talented individuals that I know. For me, it’s been pleasure finding out and seeing the projects … Continue reading

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LightSwitch – Automatically Upper Case TextBox Text

Here’s a quick post in reference to question on how to automatically upper case the characters whilst typing into a TextBox. LightSwitch includes a changed event but the problem with using this is that it only fires after leaving the … Continue reading

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LightSwitch – Extension Development Kit

Earlier this week, Yann Duran mentioned the Extensibility Toolkit which was featured in Beth Massi’s recent video. http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2011/DEV354 For those who haven’t watched this, the following post contains some screenshots from the video illustrating how this works. (I would still … Continue reading

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LightSwitch – Installing on Windows XP requires SP3

This might be relevant to those building Virtual PCs or those who are planning on testing using Windows XP. Contrary to the system requirements that are specified on the LightSwitch website, the minimum version of XP required is in fact … Continue reading

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LightSwitch – Limiting Item Selections using a ComboBox

Overview of Article One of the annoyances about the LightSwitch AutoCompleteBox is that there isn’t an option to limit selections to only those items which are shown in the list. Non existent values can be typed in, causing validation errors … Continue reading

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LightSwitch – Add non existent records using AutoCompleteBox

Overview of Article The LightSwitch AutoCompleteBox allows you select records using a dropdown list or to enter some text into the control. Typing into the AutoCompleteBox filters down the selectable records. If a non existent record entered, it’s likely that … Continue reading

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