Monday, September 05, 2011 10:01 AM
To anyone with 'the power' at Microsoft!
It would be very helpful were LS developers to have access to all code and XAML (i.e. the project source) relating to the default shell shipped with LS RTM as this would be a great starting point for developing 'best practice' shell extensions.
From a personal point of view, the Shell extension example is a reasonable starting point but it clacks some of the professional touches. For example the screen validation notification is nowhere near as slick and informative as on the shipping version. There are other issues. Why not release this source. I think very many of those of us that have seen LS as having massive potential would find this an excellent addition to their toolkit.
Members, is there support for this and if so can we galvanise the powers that be? !!
Wednesday, September 07, 2011 10:21 AM
Friday, September 30, 2011 5:49 AM
That would be nice and an excellent Idea for those who like the default shell and need very minor customizing.
Sunday, October 09, 2011 7:23 AMI would like this as well...!
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 2:40 PMI have also been asking for this +1
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Sunday, March 11, 2012 5:47 PM
You may wish to have a look at DockShell. It wraps 3rd party ribbon and docking controls using a provider based approach. It use MEF to locate these controls and then surfaces LightSwitch Navigation and Screens using those 3rd party controls.
Friday, March 23, 2012 4:55 PM
A new custom LightSwitch Shell extension from DELORDSON, which gives you the look, feel and functionality of the built in default shell, giving you the ability to add you own customizations. This is the code for the default shell that you have been looking for
Monday, March 26, 2012 5:02 AMModerator
As announced in the blog post (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/lightswitch/archive/2012/03/15/lightswitch-cosmopolitan-shell-and-theme-for-visual-studio-11-beta-released.aspx) titled "LightSwitch Cosmopolitan Shell and Theme for Visual Studio 11 Beta Released":
"The team plans to make it as the default shell and theme when we ship VS11 (you still have the option to use the existing Office-style shell and theme). We also plan to release the extension source code for the new shell and theme to the community at that time."
Justin Anderson, LightSwitch Development Team