You have decided to make custom controls for your LightSwitch application.
The first question to answer is, why?
Perhaps for the following reasons:
- You want to display data to your users in a visually captivating way, such as with the use of charts and graphs.
- You want to use non-standard user controls to allow for the easier input of data, such as the use of sliders.
- You require your users to perform a multiple-step process, and you want the screen to change based on the current step.
Do not be fooled into believing that Visual Studio LightSwitch is only for basic forms over data.
LightSwitch is a powerful MVVM (Model - View- View Model) toolkit, that enables a professional developer the ability to achieve incredible productivity.
LightSwitch custom controls, provide the professional developer, the tool to unleash the power of this incredible product.
Creating Visual Studio LightSwitch Custom Controls (Beginner to Intermediate), will walk you through creating LightSwitch custom controls, even if you are a total beginner and have not created a Silverlight control before.
This E-Book will slowly guide you through understanding the MVVM (Model-View-View Model) framework that LightSwitch is based upon.
The author, Michael Washington (Microsoft Silverlight MVP, and CodeProject MVP), brings his years of experience in using and teaching the design pattern, to clearly show you how it is easily implemented in LightSwitch, to give you total control over the visual user interface.