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Exploring Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch
with Don Kiely

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LightSwitch is one of the most interesting development technologies to come out of Microsoft in a long time. Built on Visual Studio, it is truly a rapid application development tool in a way that Visual Basic and Access never were.

Course includes 6+ hours of total training time...

  • 6 modules of training
  • Over 6 hours of media run time
  • Sample code
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Exploring Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch

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Exploring Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch

Modules Run Time
6 6 hours

LightSwitch is one of the most interesting development technologies to come out of Microsoft in a long time. Built on Visual Studio, it is truly a rapid application development tool in a way that Visual Basic and Access never were. It provides a solid foundation and infrastructure for common business applications, built using tried and true technologies. Yet it is highly extensible and flexible. It isnít right for all applications, but when it is a good fit, itís pretty sweet. In this course, youíll get a thorough overview of LightSwitch so that you can make a decision about whether it will work for you and the kinds of applications you build.

In this course, you will learn:
  • What LightSwitch is all about
  • What kind of applications LightSwitch is appropriate for
  • The features of a LightSwitch application and its development environment
  • How LightSwitch uses data and the sources it can use
  • LightSwitch's strong support for security, based on permissions, users and roles
  • The deployment models and methods that LightSwitch uses to get your application in the hands of users
Introducing Visual Studio LightSwitch

  • A New Way to Develop Applications
  • The LightSwitch Development Environment
  • Building a LightSwitch Application
  • LightSwitch Application Architecture

LightSwitch Data Sources and Types

  • The LightSwitch Data Access Layer
  • Exploring Data Sources and Objects
  • Writing Custom Data Code
  • Using LightSwitch Queries

LightSwitch Application User Interface

  • The LightSwitch Presentation Layer
  • Creating Screens in LightSwitch
  • Validating User Input

Customizing LightSwitch Applications

  • Customizing the Navigation Menu
  • LightSwitch Extensibility
  • Gathering Application Diagnostics
  • Controlling Startup State

Application Security

  • Overview of LightSwitch Security
  • Role-based Autorization
  • Permissions
  • Testing Security Design

Deploying and Application

  • Deployment Models in LightSwitch
  • Two Methods of Deployment
  • LightSwitch Publish Application Wizard

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Your Instructor

Don Kiely has been using and programming computers since the mid-1970s, when he first punched IBM punch cards for batch processing to solve engineering problems. Now Don is a nationally recognized author, instructor and consultant who travels the country sharing his expertise in SQL Server and security. He has written business software using assembly, C/C++, dBASE, Nantucket Clipper, RPG II, C#, and Visual Basic for a variety of industries, and has taught software and business administration courses at community colleges. Now Don is an author and presenter and a consultant for a variety of companies that develop distributed applications for public and private organizations. Don is also the author or coauthor of several programming books, and a featured speaker at SQL Server conferences

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