Note that the March 2014 Update to Visual Studio caused, what seems like, breaking changes to the user management side of this tutorial.
As time in the next few weeks allows, I’ll be working on updating the content.
As noted in the title, this tutorial will show you how to setup a core LightSwitch 2013 project. Not just any LightSwitch project, but one that will allow User Management natively vs. having to use Web API. We’ll also show you how to implement a highly configurable system that supports creating MetroUI style tile menus. Finally, it doesn’t do any good if you can’t deploy the application, so we will show you how with Microsoft Azure.
I know that this is a huge tutorial, again. I did try to make it a bit more manageable by breaking it up into pages vs. one humongous post. I encourage you to go through the tutorial (at least read it) rather than just downloading and running the code, there are some items that you should understand in order to have a successful deployment. Or Not 🙂
Here are the topics and their logical order:
- Create the project
- Add external CSS
- Add external scripts
- Update the default.htm
- Add LogIn/LogOut/Register/ChangePassword
- Create the security data source
- Screens for permissions
- Screens for role management
- Screens for user management
- Tables for tile menus
- Screens for icon management
- Screens for menu management
- Create a tile menu screen
- Create a database project
- How to deploy successfully
- Wrap up
- How to update B1 projects
Tutorial code can be downloaded from github at LsCoreProject.