LightSwitch HTML Client Preview – Getting started

Live from TechEd Europe 2012 in Amsterdam, Jason Zander announced that the LightSwitch HTML Client Preview will be available 26-June-2012 10am PST for MSDN subscribers. Then available publicly on 28-June-2012. The LightSwitch Developer Center Team Blog and forums provide more details.

MSDN_Download for LightSwitch Html Client Preview

MSDN_Downloads – Exe and 3 x RAR

LightSwitch HTML Client installation

The download unzips to a VHD with a Windows 8 image and the Visual Studio 2012 RC with HTML Client is pre-installed.

Hyper-V Instructions

Hyper-V Instructions for Windows 8

The ‘ContosoMove‘ sample application is located under the documents of the ‘TestUser‘ account. We enabled Hyper-V in Windows 8 and created a new VM using the supplied VHD.

Unzipping the VHD

Unzipping the VHD

The VHD is ready for use

The VHD is ready for use

Adding a New Client

MobileWeb HTML ClientA MobileWeb HTML Client in the VS LightSwitch designer

There can be one RichClient Desktop client and one or more MobileWeb clients added to the LightSwitch projects. The most notable difference in the IDE is the way navigation is configured and the screen snapshot above shows the screen content items have actions in the property window.

So the sample screens are running and there is plenty of testing to do.

MobileWeb Client Home Page

MobileWeb Details Page

MobileWeb Details Page – from View Details template

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