Thursday, May 10, 2012 6:43 AM
when you build just a tool tabed browsing is ok, but often you like to compare data between 2 screens. Overlapping screens often become a requirement.
how can I do Overlapping screens?
Thursday, May 10, 2012 10:11 AM
You will need a LightSwitch shell that provides an MDI-style UI probably. Are you imagining having the 'old' tile and cascade window options too?
Another option would be detachable tabs for the screens. Again you would need a custom shell.
If you do not need a generic solution but have a specific entity to provide the functionality for, then you ought to be able to layout a LightSwitch screen with data from two queries. And a custom control can display whatever you want to within the limits of Silverlight.
Monday, May 14, 2012 7:54 AM
the shell that comes with the Infragistics suite for VS LightSwitch has the ability to have 1, 2 or 4 screens open next to eachother (http://help.infragistics.com/Help/NetAdvantage/LightSwitch/2012.1/CLR4.0/html/Getting_Started_Overview_of_Infragistics_Shell.html)
The entire suite is $299.00 (http://store.infragistics.com/Default.aspx?Category=NetAdvantage+for+LightSwitch).
Please note, I'm not associated with Infragristics in any way, but I do think they're good bang for the buck when it comes to their LightSwitch suite!
Keep rocking LS!