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Hidden Visual Studio LightSwitch: Secrets from the Real World for Creating Great Apps by Alessandro Del Sole

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Chapter 3. Creating Home Screens

When you have applications made up of lots of screens, it’s a good idea to provide a home or welcome screen. This is the place where you can provide information about your application or company. This is also the place to offer shortcuts to frequently used tasks. If you have experience with Microsoft Access, you might recall the famous command panels. LightSwitch doesn’t offer tools for generating command panels, but you can create home screens on your own very easily.

Note

This chapter doesn’t target Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011. The reason is that LightSwitch 2011 is missing some features of version 2012 that make it easy to create home screens. If you only have LightSwitch 2011, check out my InformIT article ...

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