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  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have opened my first light switch application. 

    When I click properties on the solution and go to the Application Type , i don't have the options there i choose 2-tier or 3-tier. Instead , i have - 

    "Choose the client and server topology for your application:" label , and i have the next options : 

    Desktop , Web.

    In the tutorial i sow the i need to choose 2-tier.... 

    Also , i  don't have an checkboxes Like : Allow export to Excel....

    I have installed vs2010 sp1 , and LigjtWeight Beta2

    what could be the problem.

    Thursday, June 9, 2011 12:12 PM


  • A 2-tier configuration is one that has Client as "Desktop" and Server as "Local".

    A web app is always a 3-tier. For this, the Client is "Web" and Server is "IIS" or "Azure".

    In addition, LightSwitch apps can have a 3 tier Desktop configuration. Here Client is "Desktop" and Server is "IIS" or "Azure".


    About the export to Excel, please could you tell me which tutorial you are referring to. 'Export to Excel' is a button that is present on a screen command bar in Desktop apps only.


    Thursday, June 9, 2011 4:59 PM