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ottobre 2012 Blog Posts

Text animation in LightSwitch

As you might know, in LightSwitch 2012 you can now add text labels that are not data-bound, which is something you could not do in the previous version except if using some tricks. So you basically select the Add Text command in a screen: Then you specify the text to be displayed: Such a label is shown as Normal text but in the properties you can change this behavior by selecting a different formatting such as Warning, Note, etc. Behind the scenes it is a TextBlock control from Silverlight, so you can definitely create nice animations so that your text message is more appealing,...

posted @ venerdì 12 ottobre 2012 12:57 | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Visual Studio LightSwitch ]

LightSwitch: a small guide for migrating apps from v1 to v2

I have been recently busy in migrating a quite complex LightSwitch application from v1 (2011) to v2 (2012) and so I'd like to share some considerations that can be useful before you start the migration process. Actually, the process is very simple but requires you to pay attention against the following situations. Extensions and 3rd party components If your application uses extensions or controls by 3rd party producers, it is particularly important to ensure that a version supported by Visual Studio 2012 exists. In most cases, extensions for v1 are also correctly recognized and used in v2, but this is not a rule. So,...

posted @ giovedì 11 ottobre 2012 11:47 | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Visual Studio LightSwitch ]

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