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4. Power User Applications

Chapter 4. Power User Applications

In this chapter, I’m going to dive deeper into building applications with more functionality. In reality, that means I’ll be writing some code to make these sample apps do more when it comes to filtering and displaying data. While Visual Studio LightSwitch supports both C# and Visual Basic, I’ll be using Visual Basic for all the code examples.

I’ll also introduce you to LightSwitch extensions and using Silverlight to spruce things up a bit. Extensions make it possible to add features to Visual Studio LightSwitch to enhance the out-of-the-box capabilities. Examples I’ll be using include the LightSwitch Filter control extension for filtering query results. In Chapter 5, I’ll use the Excel export extension for two separate examples. Both of these free extensions are available on the Microsoft Visual Studio Gallery website under the LightSwitch section (http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/).


  

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