Minimal Shell Extension in Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011

Visual Studio LightSwitch is a Microsoft tool used for building business applications. There are many extensions available in Visual Studio LightSwitch, one of which is minimal shell extension. Using this extension you can attach a logo to your LightSwitch application.

In this article you will see how to use a minimal shell extension and how to attach a logo in your LightSwitch application.

How to use Minimal Shell Extension

Step 1 : First of all open Visual Studio LightSwitch->New project->Select LightSwitch->Select LightSwitch application>Write name (MinimalShell)->Ok.


Step 2 : Click on create new table.


Step 3 : Create table like employee.


Step 4 : Now we will add a screen. Go to Solution Explorer->Right click on screens->Add screen.


Step 5 : Select List and details screen->select screen data (Employee)->ok.


Step 6 : Right click on MinimalShell project->Click on properties.


Step 7 : Go to extensions->Mark Minimal shell.

Note : If there are no available Minimal shell extensions in your LightSwitch application then you can download Minimal Shell extension then install it.


Step 8 : Go to general properties->Select Shell->Minimal Shell.


Step 9 : Run the application (press F5). Now you can see your LightSwitch application in which you will see a place of design screen is change.

If you want to enter data into your LightSwitch application then you will click on the + sign then enter the data.


Step 10 : If you want to attach a logo on your LightSwitch application then you can attach one. To do that go to general properties->Select logo image->Click on select button->Click on import button->Ok.


Step 11 : Run the application (Press F5). Now you will see your logo attached to your LightSwitch application. Like as in the following image.



So in this article you saw, how to use a Minimal shell extension and how to attach a logo image to your LightSwitch application. In the next article you will see how to enable and disable a Design Screen in a LightSwitch application.

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