TH15 Grasping The LightSwitch Paradigm (The Taming of the Tool)


11:40 AM - 12:55 PM

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Andrew Brust

Senior Director, Market Strategy and Intelligence


Visual Studio LightSwitch is Microsoft's new toolkit for Line-of-Business (LOB) application development. It's very powerful and it makes LOB app dev significantly easier.

To get all of LightSwitch’s power and efficiency, though, you have to think about your apps a little differently. If you impose your ideas from .NET, SharePoint, Access, or even classic VB, you might get a bit stuck. But if you work in harmony with LightSwitch's fresh approach to data-centric apps, you'll build them without breaking a sweat.

So in this session, we won't just demo what LightSwitch can do. We'll explore how to master LightSwitch's concepts, and then gracefully build the apps you need.

You will learn:

  • Learn LightSwitch's principles of data, screens, security and how they flow together.
  • Move beyond mechanical form construction, towards declarative UI design.
  • Make LightSwitch's approach to applications work smoothly and productively for you.



Keynote Announced!

Cameron Skinner

Visual Studio 11: Turning Ideas into Software

The world of software today is defined by the word “Experience”. You can see it in the way people have adopted new experiences for devices of different form factors, you can see it in how people want to experience their information and you can see it in the context of how people interact to build software solutions. Regardless of the solution you’re building, the fundamental need for a compelling experience exists. In Visual Studio 11, Microsoft aims to ensure that developers have all the tooling to create compelling user experiences, an IDE that sets a new bar for the developer experience and a family of products dramatically improves the team experience for everyone.

Cameron Skinner, General Manager, Visual Studio Ultimate, Microsoft


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