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  • Hi,

    I have a requirement where i am looking for using Lightswitch only for my UI designing. Currently i am evaluating if Lightswitch can be better option only for design my screen and no database. My application will be be a web based application and UI will contains some different look and feel then what we are getting normally out of box with lightswitch, probably i think i need to write some custom controls which will be imported in lightswitch to make a similar UI based on my requirement.

    So i am looking for suggestions if a web based application(Asp.Net/Silverlight) will be preference in such cases or we can still use Lightswitch,if Lightswitch then can i know the reason. I have created a small application with lightswitch and i have found that building and running application is slower as compared to other visual studio devlopment environment.

    Any suggestion for the above are highly appreciated.



    Regards Vivek

    Friday, February 24, 2012 4:14 PM


  • LightSwitch is all about data-driven design.  If you're not taking advantage of that, and are not using Lightswitch for its data features, I personally don't think it's a good choice.  If you want finer control over UI and plan to do silverlight anyway, why not use a good visual design tool like Expression Blend?
    Friday, February 24, 2012 4:38 PM

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