As you may know, Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011 is Launching on July 26.
http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/en-us/lightswitch

If you already want to get familiarized with this newcomer in the Visual Studio suite you should know that 2 fellow Silverlight MVP have just (by coincidence?) released their LightSwitch ebook this week…

“Beginners Guide to Visual Studio LightSwitch”
By Kunal Chowdhury
> http://www.silverlightshow.net/ebooks/lightswitch.aspx

“Creating Visual Studio LightSwitch Custom Controls (Beginner to Intermediate)”
By Michael Washington
> http://lightswitchhelpwebsite.com/Market/LightSwitchCustomControls.aspx

Price are insane, but you can do the effort….


Earlier this month I did a talk on Visual Studio LightSwitch at the DevTeach conference in Montreal.

Here is the list of features I demonstrated:

  • Designer to create the Db tables
  • Wizards to create the UI (automatic screens layout)
  • Live screen layout customization
  • Built-in insert/edit/delete with validation
  • Built-in sort, pagination and Excel export
  • Custom validation
  • Computed columns
  • Customize a Search screen with a DatePicker as filter parameter
  • Customize the Menu (groups)
  • Using an Extension (Bing Map)
  • Security
    • Users, Roles and Permissions
    • Screens Access control

 

Associated Code (LightSwitch beta 2)

later.. 

Associated Slides (french)

More resources

Download LightSwitch Beta 2
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=211226

Download the LightSwitch Training Kit
http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9741442

How to deploy your LightSwitch app to Azure?
http://tinyurl.com/LS-Azure

How do I videos ?
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lightswitch/gg604823


alt

I am really happy that I’ve just been selected to speak at DevTeach Montreal 2011 (may 30 – june 03, include pre and post-conference).

My session is part of the Software Architecture Track:
Visual Studio LightSwitch, a new option for application architecture
Build amazing and robust data-driven Silverlight Application with Visual Studio LightSwitch. This newcomer in the Visual Studio suite allows you to create business applications with little to no code. But I will show you in a technical demo how to customize and extend its capabilities. Wow effect guaranteed! Architects and developers welcome! 
alt

More on the conference content:

Speakers: www.devteach.com/Speaker.aspx
Sessions: www.devteach.com/Session.aspx 
 
I’m truly happy to see DevTeach coming back to Montreal, and I really look forward to it, as a speaker nothing come close to DevTeach in Canada.

Register now at http://www.devteach.com/Register.aspx

See you there!


altOn Monday I did two presentations at the Montreal .NET Community.

A quick talk on SQL Server Compact Edition 4 first, then I did a huge demo on Visual Studio LightSwitch.

 

Download the slides

 

For LightSwitch I advise you to check my ppt from TechDays Canada because I just had 1 slide at the UG…

Download my LightSwitch demo (LightSwitch beta 1)


Today I did a presentation on Visual Studio LightSwitch at TechDays Montreal.

My goal was to introduce this new tool and show how it can help you create business applications for the desktop or the cloud.

I had a few slides, then fired VS2010 and created live an application (TechDays conference manager) from scratch, showing:

  • Designer to create the Db tables
  • Wizards to create the UI (automatic screens layout)
  • Built-in insert/edit/delete with validation
  • Built-in sort, pagination and Excel export
  • Custom validation
  • Computed columns
  • Customize a Search screen with a DatePicker
  • Customize the Menu (groups)
  • Security
    • Users, Roles and Permissions
    • Screens Access control

It was great and I hope people liked it.

Interesting links:

Note that I’ll do another LightSwitch presentation on April 18 at the Montreal .NET Community.

Download the slides *

Download the app (LightSwitch beta 1)

 

* Thanks to Orville McDonald for the slides!