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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 4. Data-Entry Screens: Custom Controls and Default Values

Visual Studio LightSwitch makes it easy to create screens for most common business requirements, including data-entry screens. Available user interface elements can apply to a huge number of scenarios and provide support for all data types. As you know, in LightSwitch the user interface can be arranged in the Screen Designer, but you cannot make edits other than the ones allowed in the designer, such as choosing a different control for a given property or rearranging the UI elements to different positions.

In some situations you might have special requirements, such as special ways to prompt for information. Also, data-entry screens often need to provide default values to speed ...

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