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Visual Studio LightSwitch 2012 by Tim Leung

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CHAPTER 6

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Querying Your Data

Along with tables and screens, queries play an important role in LightSwitch application design. They allow you filter records, display a subset of records, build search screens, and to show other significant pieces of information.

In this chapter, you’ll learn how to

  • Filter and sort data by using the graphical designer
  • Write server-side and client-side queries using .NET and LINQ code
  • Create global filter values that you can reuse in multiple queries

LightSwitch provides a designer that allows you to build a query graphically. If the graphical designer isn’t able to produce your desired output, you can apply filters ...

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