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Visual Studio LightSwitch 2012 by Tim Leung

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CHAPTER 2

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Setting Up Your Data

LightSwitch’s greatest strength is how easy it makes working with data. So to get the most out of the product, it’s vital that you learn how to do that!

This chapter teaches you how to

  • Design tables and attach external data sources to your application
  • Define relationships between tables
  • Create computed properties and apply business types

This chapter traces the genesis of an application that manages help desk issues. It provides a real-life demonstration of a typical application that you’ll find in everyday business, and includes sufficient complexity to demonstrate most of the features in LightSwitch.

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