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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 7. Top Third-Party Paid Controls That Can Save You Time and Money

Visual Studio LightSwitch offers many controls that address most people’s requirements, but of course they cannot satisfy every possible need of every business and developer. In some situations, you’ll need to extend and enhance the functionalities of LightSwitch controls. You can do this in different ways, such as writing custom Silverlight controls of your own, using free controls produced by other people, or purchasing paid controls from third-party producers.

More often than not, we tend to avoid purchasing paid controls. But developing custom controls requires many work hours, in addition to the time spent testing, debugging, and so on. Buying professional products ...

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