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.
Tim Leung is a professional software developer based in England. For the past 12 years, he has specialized in enterprise application development using products from the Microsoft technology stack. In particular, he possesses deep knowledge of the Microsoft .NET Framework and SQL Server. He is an active member of the U.K. developer community and often delivers presentations on technical topics. He is also a chartered member of the British Computer Society. He is passionate about the concept of rapid application development and was awarded the Microsoft Community Contributor Award in 2011 for contributions to the LightSwitch community.
Part One - Introducing LightSwitch: Understanding How LightSwitch Works Part One - Introducing LightSwitch: Setting Up Your data Part One - Introducing LightSwitch: Getting Started with Screen Design Part Two - Working With Data: Accessing Data from Code Part Two - Working With Data: Validating Your Data Part Two - Working With Data: Querying Your Data Part Three - Designing User Interfaces: Mastering Screen Design Part Three - Designing User Interfaces: Creating HTML User Interfaces Part Four - Extending the Reach of Your Data: Creating and Using RIA Services Part Four - Extending the Reach of Your Data: Sharing Data with Odata Part Five - Customizing LightSwitch: Creating and Using Silverlight Custom Controls Part Five - Customizing LightSwitch: Creating Custom Control Extensions Part Five - Customizing LightSwitch: Creating Data and Presentation Extensions Part Six - Getting Data Out: Creating and Displaying Reports Part Six - Getting Data Out: Creating and Sending Emails Part Seven - Securing Your Application: Authenticating Your Users Part Seven - Securing Your Application: Authorizing Your Users Part Eight - Going Live with Your Application: Deploying Your Application Appendix A Appendix B Appendix C Appendix D Appendix E