Sunday, August 28, 2011

DEV308 Visual Studio LightSwitch - Beyond the Basics

Andrew Coates
Apologies that this post is fairly nonsensical. I've put my raw NZ TechEd 2011 notes up here for my reference. I'd like to think that I'll refine them over time, but that probably won't be the case.
Slides @coatsy

Makes forms over data easier. For the desktop and the cloud.
The simplest way to create business applications for the desktop and the cloud. Technically adept user.

Uses best practices behind the scenes.

Submit Pipeline - places to hook in for extensibility.
Access Control hooks

VS Pro
Custom WCF Services
SilverLight Controls

MVVM Pattern for GUI

DataWorkspace is the in memory graph of all data at the moment.

Bing Map Control - need a Bing API key

Off topic

"Use VB Inheritance - Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V" "When you fill a gap you need to overlap on each side. Otherwise you've made two gaps"