Developing a Password TextBox Control in LightSwitch Using Visual Studio 2012

Developing a word TextBox Control in LightSwitch using Visual Studio 2012

This article describes how to develop a word TextBox Control in LightSwitch using Visual Studio 2012.

Procedure for displaying data on a blank screen in LightSwitch using Visual Studio 2012

Step 1

Open the Solution Explorer.

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Step 2

In the Solution Explorer, right-click on the Data Source 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

Select "Add New Screen" from the Screen Templates. Under Screen Information we provide the Screen Name and Screen Data and then click "OK".

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Step 6

The Screen Designer appears.

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Step 7

In the Screen Designer by default for the word field a TextBox is available.

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Step 8

From the drop down list choose the custom control option.

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Step 9

Go to the property window for the word control and click on the "Change" hyperlink.

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Step 10

The Add Custom Control dialog box appears on the window screen.

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Step 11

In the Add Custom Control select the System.Windows.Controls node and choose the wordBox option and click "OK".

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Step 12

To save the content of the wordbox we will do some coding.

using System;

using System.Linq;

using System.IO;

using System.IO.IsolatedStorage;

using System.Collections.Generic;

using Microsoft.LightSwitch;

using Microsoft.LightSwitch.Framework.Client;

using Microsoft.LightSwitch.Presentation;

using Microsoft.LightSwitch.Presentation.Extensions;

using System.Windows.Controls;


namespace LightSwitchApplication


    public partial class CreateNewUser


        partial void CreateNewUser_InitializeDataWorkspace(List<IDataService> saveChangesTo)


            // Write your code here.

            this.UserProperty = new User();

            this.FindControl("word").ControlAvailable += wordavailable;



        private void wordavailable(object sender, ControlAvailableEventArgs e)


            //throw new NotImplementedException();

            ((Control)e.Control).LostFocus += wordLostFocus;



        private void wordLostFocus(object sender, System.Windows.RoutedEventArgs e)


            //throw new NotImplementedException();

            this.UserProperty.word = ((System.Windows.Controls.wordBox)sender).word;



        partial void CreateNewUser_Saved()


            // Write your code here.






Step 13

Now press F5 to run the application.


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