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  • Question

  • Greetings,

    Very Very new to this. I've started reading the book "Developing Business Intelligence Apps for SharePoint - Combine the power of SharePoint, LightSwitch, Power View, and SQL Server 2012" and I am really intrigued.

    I'm wondering if it's possible to deploy Lightswitch HTML client pages straight into SharePoint, adding them to the Pages library for instance. Is there a means for adding the master page reference? I could envision using LightSwitch to create forms and other pages faster than SharePoint designer or other traditional SharePoint development methods and they'd be more rich in capability than InfoPath would be. Plus I could tie certain pages to the content type forms on the document libraries...

    Anyone thinking along this line or am I wrong in my very green understanding of what is possible with LightSwitch and SharePoint 2010?

    Thanks,

    Doug

    Friday, February 8, 2013 3:27 PM

Answers

  • I believe the capability to add LightSwitch HTML Applications to a SharePoint site comes with SharePoint 2013 and is not available in SharePoint 2010. Beth Massi's Blog has some postings about doing it with the new SharePoint Online (which is 2013 hosted in the Cloud). She also shows how to skin the HTML application so it looks like SharePoint 2013.

    (The HTML Client for LightSwitch is not yet fully released.)

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/lightswitch/archive/2013/01/31/building-a-sharepoint-app-with-lightswitch-beth-massi.aspx

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bethmassi/archive/2012/11/13/getting-started-with-the-lightswitch-html-client-preview-2.aspx

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bethmassi/archive/2013/01/31/theming-a-lightswitch-sharepoint-app-with-themeroller.aspx


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    Friday, February 8, 2013 5:23 PM