Category Archives: LightSwitch

Connecting to a Workflow Service from LightSwitch Part 3

  Overview In the third and final post of this topic I’ll show one way of using the results from a workflow service from a LightSwitch application. The content of this post draws heavily from two other blog posts: Beth … Continue reading

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Connecting to a Workflow Service from LightSwitch Part 2

Overview The second part of this topic discusses how to deploy the Workflow service that was implemented in Part 1, how to create a proxy used in either a console application or test project and how to create a proxy … Continue reading

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How to Interface LightSwitch to a Windows Workflow Part 1

Overview In my last blog posts  I described how to connect to a generic WCF service from LightSwitch. In this blog post I will build on the previous postings to describe how to connect to a Workflow (WF) Service. Like … Continue reading

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How to Connect to a WCF service from LightSwitch- Part Two

In part one of this topic, I discussed how to implement a WCF service and create a proxy to the WCF service which you can use in a LightSwitch application. In this post, I’ll show you how to use that … Continue reading

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How to Connect to a WCF service from LightSwitch- Part One

Recently a question Can LS be used as a client to a Web Service? was asked on the LightSwitch forum The question got me thinking about how does one connect to a legacy WCF in a LightSwitch application? Many shops … Continue reading

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How to Initialize an Entity’s Property in LightSwitch

While using Visual Studio LightSwitch with an external database, I came across a minor issue when creating a new entity. I’m using the AdventureWorks Light database in my exploration. Most of the tables contain a field called rowguid. The problem … Continue reading

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Extending a Legacy Application by Associating Local Data with External Data

  Overview This weekend I was reading Robert Green’s recent post Using Both Remote and Local Data in a LightSwitch Application. The example of connecting to an existing table and developing an application which uses its own tables intrigued me. … Continue reading

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Why I Believe Visual Studio LightSwitch will be a Win

In my career, I’ve worked with several Microsoft products which failed.   Sometimes you have a sense early on that a product will be a Fail.   Other times the product’s future initially looks promising but due to development delays and changing market … Continue reading

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