This course provides an introduction to building applications using Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011. *Note: For users of Visual Studio 2012 or 2013, we recommend our newer course, "Visual Studio LightSwitch 2012 and 2013."
In this course you will learn how to create, access and manipulate data in Visual Studio LightSwitch applications. You will also learn about the screen creation capabilities and how to create rich applications quickly. This course covers Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011. For users of Visual Studio 2012 or 2013, we recommend our newer course, "Visual Studio LightSwitch 2012 and 2013."
Matt is an independent consultant with expertise in web application design and development and systems integration. As a writer, Matt has contributed to several journals and magazines such as MSDN Magazine. Matt regularly shares his love of technology by speaking at local, regional, and international conferences such as DevWeek, Prairie Dev Con, That Conference, and VS Live. As a Pluralsight Author, Matt has created more than 30 courses on the topics of web, mobile, and cloud development.
Introduction to Visual Studio LightSwitch Hello, and welcome to this module introducing you to Microsoft's Visual Studio LightSwitch. I'm Matt Milner with Pluralsight. In this module we're going to take a look at what business applications really are, we'll learn what Visual Studio LightSwitch is all about, and we'll see what a LightSwitch application looks like in terms of its architecture and deployment. The end goal being for you to understand what LightSwitch is intended for, what kinds of applications you can build, and what you can do with it.
Working with data Hello, and welcome to this module on Working with data in Visual Studio LightSwitch. My name is Matt Milner. In this module we're going to take a look at just what data looks like in LightSwitch, how it's organized, how it's managed, and how you work with it, and that'll include attaching to data or existing data sources like SharePoint lists in SQL Server, as well as creating your own data right within the application, so if you're starting the application from scratch. And finally we'll take a look at how you work with the different entities within your LightSwitch application, and some of the unique things you can do there with regard to relationships, validation, and computed properties.
Working with Screens Hello, and welcome to this module on Visual Studio LightSwitch: Working with screens. I'm Matt Milner. In this module, we're going to take a look at how screens play a part in your Visual Studio LightSwitch application. We're going to look at the layouts that screens provide, we'll look at controls that we can use on our screens to bind and display data, and we'll also look at screen navigation, and we'll see how screens aren't just about the layout, but also provide some of our business logic in our application.