Specifying How to Add a Screen Data Using LightSwitch 2012

Here we will see how to add Screen Data using LightSwitch in Visual Studio 2012.

Procedure for how adding Screen Data in a LightSwitch Application.

Step 1

Open the LightSwitch Application in Visual Studio 2012 and go to the Solution Explorer.

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Right-click on the Data Source and choose "Add Table".

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The table appears in the table designer window. Insert the records in the following table.


Step 2

Now once again go to the Solution Explorer, right-click on Screens and choose "Add Screen".

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


The Screen Designer appears as shown below.

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Step 3

Press F5 to run the application. Add a new item to the list.


Step 4

Stop debugging the application.

Once again go to the screen designer, under Row Layout click "Add", a drop down list will appear.

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Choose the "Other Screen Data...." option from the drop down list. We will notice that the another Data Screen will be added.

The Add Screen Data dialog box appears on the screen as shown below.

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Specify the screen data you want to add and please specify the full path and click the "OK" button.


Step 5

The data will be added to the screen designer as shown.

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Once again press F5 to run the application. Another data screen will be added as shown below

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