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Essential Studio Enterprise 2013 Volume 4 Adds LightSwitch, Localization and New Improvements

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Dec 20, 2013

Syncfusion has released Essential Studio Enterprise Edition 2013 Volume 4 with new JavaScript controls such as rich-text editor, map, tree map, range navigator, barcode, date-time picker and rotator in addition to extensions for LightSwitch. It also includes 3D chart support for WinRT, WPF, Silverlight, and Windows Phone suites including format manipulation libraries for Windows Phone.

LightSwitch in VS 2013 Preview with Improvements to Design, JavaScript IntelliSense and API Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jun 29, 2013

Microsoft in the recently held Build conference announced several features to LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2013 Preview which includes improvements to code editor, JavaScript IntelliSense in addition to integration with team build and code analysis.

Daniel Jebaraj on Succinctly ebooks

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Feb 15, 2013 4

Daniel Jebaraj shares with InfoQ the idea behind the launch of Succinctly series ebook and also shared the future roadmap.

Visual Studio LightSwitch Adds HTML5/JavaScript Support

by Jenni Konrad on  Jun 16, 2012 1

Microsoft announced that they are adding HTML5 and JavaScript support to Visual Studio LightSwitch, the rapid business-application development tool. LightSwitch applications will now be able to run on Android, iOS, and Windows devices, and will focus on touch capabilities.

OData for LightSwitch

by Jonathan Allen on  Mar 16, 2012 4

Microsoft is continuing its plan to make OData as ubiquitous as web services. Their latest offering allows LightSwitch 2 to both produce and consume OData services.

New Extension Introduces Microsoft Office to LightSwitch

by Jenni Konrad on  Sep 29, 2011

The Office Integration Pack enables Visual Studio LightSwitch developers to work with data in Microsoft Office 2010. With this extension, users are able to create documents, spreadsheets, and PDFs; send Outlook appointments and emails; and move data to and from Excel.

LightSwitch 2011: Truly "Coding Optional"?

by Jenni Konrad on  Aug 25, 2011

Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011, the development tool intended to help non-developers produce business applications, was released earlier this month. Ever since the beta release last year, it has been the subject of some debate over the intended audience for the product.

Rapid Business Application Development with Visual Studio LightSwitch

by Jenni Konrad on  Aug 04, 2011

Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 is a simplified development tool intended to speed up the creation of custom business applications. It includes pre-built components, templates, and predefined data types for the most common business needs, and allows developers to produce form-driven applications for either desktop use or deployment to the cloud.

Advanced Scenarios for LightSwitch

by Jonathan Allen on  Sep 13, 2010 1

LightSwitch brings together a number of technologies including Silverlight, Managed Extensibility Framework, and WCF RIA Services. If LightSwitch becomes popular, developers who understand these technologies will have a significant advantage over those who simply wire forms together using the design surfaces.

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