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Visual Studio LightSwitch 2015, Second Edition by Tim Leung

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CHAPTER 10

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Searching Data

A characteristic of a well-designed application is the ease with which users can find data. The ability to quickly locate records can help businesses save both time and money. An application with effective search capabilities can reduce the likelihood of a user entering duplicate records, and this can help keep your database clean.

In this chapter, I’ll show you how to add better search capabilities to your application. Specifically, I’ll show you how to do the following:

  • allow users to filter records by multiple criteria, including related records
  • provide search with more-refined pattern-matching capabilities
  • use server ...

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