Minimal Shell Extension in Visual Studio LightSwitch 2011

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


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.

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Step 2 : Click on create new table.

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Step 3 : Create table like employee.

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

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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Conclusion

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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