Adding Custom Control in LightSwitch 2012

Here we will see how to add a custom control to a LightSwitch Application (Visual C#) in Visual Studio 2012.

The following is the procedure for adding a Custom Control in LightSwitch.

Step 1

Open the Solution Explorer.

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Step 2

In the Solution Explorer, right-click on the Server and choose "Add Table".

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Step 3

The table appears.


Step 4

In the Solution Explorer, right-click on the Screens and choose "Add Screen".

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Step 5

The Add New Screen dialog box appears. Select the "New Data Screen" from the Screen Template, under screen information, choose "Employees" under screen data and provide a name to the Screen and click the "OK" button.


Step 6

In the Screen Designer, click the "Add" button. A drop down list will appear, from that list choose "New Custom".


Step 7

The Add Custom Control dialog box will appear. From the dialog box select the control that you want to add and click the "OK" button.

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Step 8

Now the Screen designer will look as in the following:

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Select the Custom Control from the screen designer and go to the property window and change the size of the button. I have set the Horizontal Alignment to Center and Vertical Alignment to Bottom.


Step 9

Press F5 to run the application.


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