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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Wrox (Aug. 2 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1118021959
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118021958
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 2.4 x 23.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 780 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #323,510 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Accelerate and simplify application development with Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch

As Microsoft's newest offering for speeding up and simplifying the process of application development, LightSwitch allows you to create applications without writing a single line of code. This full-color book presents you with a thorough introduction to LightSwitch, and then demonstrates how to use it to quickly create applications. As you become familiar with the various technologies that exist behind a LightSwitch application, you'll acquire a better understanding of how the process works. In addition, sample programs help drive home the material covered in each chapter, while a guided tour of the creation of a small business application using LightSwitch serves to demonstrate the capabilities of this amazing tool.

Beginning Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Development:

  • Details how to customize LightSwitch applications

  • Escorts you through a LightSwitch application development life cycle

  • Examines ways to work with simple data screens

  • Shares techniques for working with master-detail data screens

  • Walks you through using methods, buttons, and command bars

  • Drills down essential information about authentication and access control

  • Addresses Microsoft Office integration

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About the Author

István Novák is an associate at SoftwArt Ltd., a small Hungarian IT consulting company, where he works as a technology leader, software architect, and community evangelist. He has participated in more than 50 enterprise software development projects. After the release of Visual Studio .NET (Visual Studio 2002), he coauthored the first Hungarian book about .NET development.

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By Andy on Feb. 11 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is good to show you how to get started. I have found LightSwitch too buggy to be really useful, which is too bad. This was a good book to use to find out if Lightswitch will work for you.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Great book, great product Aug. 15 2011
By wcmadness - Published on
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I was interested in learning about MS LS. I bought this book because it was the first book to market. I wasn't too thrilled by the title, thinking the content might be pretty thin, but I was completely wrong. This is a great book for learning LS. It will get you up to speed fast with a great tool. I've ordered the Unleashed book as well, but it doesn't come out for four more months. There's no reason to wait that long. This book is more than adequate to get you going quickly. I couldn't be more pleased to have discovered this book, and I feel like I have a leg up on learning an important new development tool. Thanks for the excellent book. I highly recommend it!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Organized and thorough Sept. 9 2011
By Brent Butler - Published on
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This book is a tutorial for the LightSwitch RAD tool used under Visual Studio 2010. LightSwitch proposes to develop an application without writing code, but that would have to be a pretty simple application! LOL

This book takes you through both the LightSwitch interface and elements of the VS interface, and thoroughly covers the boundaries of LightSwitch RAD development. Database connectivity is always of great interest to me, and I thought the book was particularly strong in this section.

Color is used well throughout the book both in charts, figures, and code examples.

Sample applications are worked through to give you hands on experience as you move through the book. This is the type of book that always should accompany a programming IDE, but never does anymore.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Book, Especially for First to Market Sept. 15 2011
By RLC - Published on
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This tutorial for the Microsoft Lightswitch Rapid Application Development application is fantastic. I have been curious about Lightswitch for rapidly developing basic apps to connect to data in a SQL Server and Access environment. This book covers all of the bases very thoroughly. The book is replete with code examples, color figures, and stepwise instructions given in sufficient detail. The Lightswitch and Visual Studio interfaces are covered. It is kind of like a missing manual. It along with the Microsoft video tutorials are all I need. I have had this book a short time and am creating decent, basic front-ends for data, best of all, quickly.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A book worth reading! Aug. 27 2011
By Bilal Haidar - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book is not only useful and beneficial to learn Visual Studio LightSwitch, but also a good reference to software development / software analysis ideas and concepts. The text reflects the author's huge experience in building software over the years.

The detailed yet effective writing style makes it a book worth reading for starters and experienced in LightSwitch.

Thank you Istvan and keep up the good work!

Best Regards,
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Beginning Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Development Aug. 15 2011
By Michal Polacko - Published on
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I used to be a programmer about 15 years ago, but then stopped this activity. Now, I need to create analytical and reporting tools very quickly, ideally without assistance (or too much assistance) of developers and VS LightSwitch is created for that purpose. The book is providing very good insight with practical examples and I appreciate how clear and step-by-step it is written. One of piloting books and very good job done.