CHAPTER 5

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Quer ying Your Data

Queries are a fundamental part of all applications. By using queries to filter data, you can build screens that display a subset of records, or configure controls to show targeted pieces of information. In this chapter, you’ll learn the following:

  • how data retrieval works and what happens at the server during query execution
  • how to filter and sort data by using the graphical designer
  • how to practically apply queries to your application

LightSwitch provides a designer that you can use to graphically build a query. To keep things simple, this chapter will focus only on the graphical designer. Later in this book, I’ll ...

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