Understanding NetAdvantage for Visual Studio LightSwitch

Infragistics Inc. released the new NetAdvantage for Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011.1. This article is about where you can use this product and how to start use it. The complete list of Infragistics extensions for Visual Studio LightSwitch  can be found in the wonderful article from Jason Beres “Announcing NetAdvantage for Visual Studio LightSwitch“.

Additional information how to install NetAdvantage for Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011.1 you could read in the article Installing the RTM version of NetAdvantage for Visual Studio LightSwitch.

NetAdvantage for Visual Studio LightSwitch is a product that offers a variety of components for data visualization, a great complement to the standard controls in Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011, designed primarily for business applications.
Package also provides themes and shell, which completely replaces the standard user interface of applications created with Visual Studio LightSwitch.

This blog presents how to create an example application with Visual Studio LightSwitch, using Infragistics Extensions for LightSwitch.

Visual Studio LightSwitch control extensions are 3 main groups defined by the type of the bound data

  • Value based controls
  • Group based controls
  • Collection based controls

Detailed information about different types of LightSwitch controls you can find in the article “Announcing NetAdvantage for Visual Studio LightSwitch“.

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About Mihail Mateev

am a Microsoft Regional Director currently living in Sofia, Bulgaria. My interests range from technology to entrepreneurship. I am also interested in programming, web development, and education. Technical Consultant, Community enthusiast, PASS Regional Mentor for Central Eastern Europe, chapter lead, Microsoft MVP – Microsoft Azure. Organizer of SQLSaturday, Azure Bootcamp, IoT and JavaScript conferences. My experience is in various areas related to Microsoft technologies, including Windows Platform, ASP.Net MVC, MS SQL Server and Microsoft Azure. I have a PhD in cloud computing and am a university lecturer on Smart Homes and Smart Energy IoT Solutions
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