Monthly Archives: January 2011

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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