Pro Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 Development

Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 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. But more advanced developers and business users will hunger for more: how do you design complex screens? How do you query data using LINQ and other syntax structures? How do you secure your application?

Pro Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 Development answers these questions and more as authors Tim Leung and Yann Duran—both awarded Microsoft 2011 Community Contributor Awards for their LightSwitch expertise—cover this breakthrough product and its operations and structure under the covers.

For serious developers building, enhancing and deploying advanced business applications using LightSwitch, Pro Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 Development is the guide for going beyond the “click-and-you’re-done” interface, while still maintaining the elegance and convenience of rapid application development.

What you’ll learn
With Pro Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011, learn how to:

  • Add visibility through with Relationships and Details screens
  • Use customized queries, sorts and filters, and reporting
  • Customize displays via user controls
  • Use multiple line-of-business data sources to aggregate reports

For more advanced LightSwitch users, see how to:

  • Handle events in code and debug applications
  • Master the intricacies of complex user interface design
  • Secure your applications through authentication
  • Write custom .NET code to enhance LightSwitch
  • Deploy maintainable LightSwitch projects

Who this book is for
Pro Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 is a book designed for any software developer who wants to take advantage of the rapid application deployment (RAD) experience offered by LightSwitch. It is ideal reading for those wanting to build and design applications correctly from the onset.

Those who have grasped the basics of LightSwitch and are looking to do more will benefit greatly from this book. Anyone struggling to design complex screens and queries in order to meet user requirements will find the answers in this book.

Table of Contents
Part I: LightSwitch Concepts
Chapter 1. Forms Over Data, and Beyond
Chapter 2. Working With Visual Studio

Part II: Working With Data
Chapter 3. Designing Data
Chapter 4. Accessing Data
Chapter 5. Validating Data
Chapter 6. Querying Data

Part III: Interacting with Data
Chapter 7. Creating and Using RIA Services
Chapter 8. Creating and Using Screens
Chapter 9. Creating and Using Custom Controls
Chapter 10. Creating and Using Extensions

Part IV: Getting Data Out
Chapter 11. Creating and Displaying Reports
Chapter 12. Creating and Sending Emails

Part V: Securing Your Application
Chapter 13. Authenticating Your Users
Chapter 14. Authorizing Your Users
Chapter 15. Auditing What Your Users Do

Part VI: Deployment
Chapter 16. Deploying Your Application
Chapter 17. When Things Don’t Go Quite Right

Book Details

  • Paperback: 736 pages
  • Publisher: Apress (March 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430240083
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430240082
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