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Visual Studio LightSwitch 2015, Second Edition by Tim Leung

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CHAPTER 4

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Creating Desktop Applications

With LightSwitch, you can build Silverlight-based “desktop” applications that run either on desktops or inside browsers. These applications work well on PCs and are characterized by rich features such as data grids, data-export functionality, and tight integration with the desktop. Here are the main topics that I’ll cover in this chapter:

  • the pros and cons of Silverlight versus HTML client applications
  • how to create screens, layout controls, and configure screen navigation
  • how to present data using built-in data controls

In this chapter, I’ll show you how to develop a desktop application with the same ...

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