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Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch Business Application Development by Jayaram Krishnaswamy

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Chapter 3. Accessing data from a VSLS Application

Microsoft LightSwitch, being a data-centric program even in Beta version, is well positioned to connect to a variety of data sources. Presently it can only connect to SQL servers, SharePoint lists, and WCF RIA services. in the next version promise connection to more sources. Also, with its base in the Entity model, it is not only just for relational data, but also for data from other sources.

In the Beta 2 version of VSLS, applications can access data from table(s) created in the VSLS IDE or they can connect to an external data source. In this chapter, we take a look at both of these options in more detail. We cover the following topics:

  • Creating Application Data in the IDE
  • Connecting to external ...

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