Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Expanding Universe of Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch

Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch -VSLS for short has come of age with the RTM release yesterday. I tried to install it on my Windows 7 Ultimate (x32) but failed. That will be the subject of another post.

This post is about how this product will evolve in the future and surely it has all the ingredients. Microsoft showcased some of the extensions built by third party and this post is about those extensions.

OLAP for VSLS from

Radial Gauge Control

NetAdvantage for VSLS

This video is cool and shows how much Infragistics has invested on this product and I am sure it is going to pay off. Replacing the vanilla Data Grid in VSLS by Infragistics' DataChart make the whole page come to life.

Of course Infragistics has leveraged their Silverlight controls to customize them for VSLS and there are lots of them. No code is necessary. Isn't that great, putting developers out of work (no kidding!).

First Floor Software

Document Toolkit which enables Viewing Documents and Reports in LightSwitch

Enjoy reporting with XtraReports Suite

This is just the beginning guys!!

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