Unbound search data screen(AutoCompleteBox) in Visual Studio LightSwitch


Introduction

As you know, Visual Studio LightSwitch is a Microsoft tool which is used to build business applicationa. There are many data screens in LightSwitch like a data screen, search data screens, editable grid screen, etc. If you want to make use of a search data screen as a combo box in the LightSwitch application then you can. Combo box is also known as an auto complete box in LightSwitch.

Step by step solution 

Step 1 : Open Visual Studio LightSwitch->Create new table.

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Step 2 : Create a students table like below.

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Step 3 : Right click on screen->Add screen.

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Step 4 : Select search data screen->Write screen name (studentsearch)->Choose screen data (student)->Ok.

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Step 5 : Add a new group.

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Step 6 : Add a modal window.

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Step 7 : Add data item->Select local property->Type(student entity)->OK.

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Step 8 : Move up modal window->Add property1.

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Step 9 : Move property1 from student search screen to modal window.

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Step 10 : Click property1->Select Rows layout.

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Step 11 : Run application (Press F5)->Click group button->Select property1(like as saini).

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Summary

So search data screen is very important data screen in LightSwitch. You can use search data screen as a combo box in LightSwitch.