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Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Business Application Development by Jayaram Krishnaswamy

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Basic architecture of a VSLS application

What is VSLS and how does it work? Microsoft LightSwitch is model-centric rather than driven by code. The application model is at the heart of a Microsoft LightSwitch application. The application model is built using the application blocks. Entities are built from EntityTypes and queries derive from entities. Screens consist of controls. The built-in designers use these blocks to create the application; picking entities and binding them with the desired screens. The run time gets this model moving by loading the application, retrieving the data, overseeing and running the logic that binds the screens with data, and a host of other activities.

The VSLS designers

It is the built-in designers that give the ...

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