Slider Control in LightSwitch 2011

In this article you will see how to use of a Slider control in a LightSwitch application.


Visual Studio LightSwitch is a Microsoft tool for building business applications. There are many controls available in LightSwitch through Silverlight. In this article I will show how you can use a slider in a LightSwitch application. The biggest advantage of a slider is that you are not concerned about the validation of the input value's range since it is fixed and the user can't input a value outside the range.

Step 1 : First of all open Visual Studio LightSwitch->Click on create new table.

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Step 2 : Create table like as employee.

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Step 3 : Now we will add a screen. Right click on screens->Add screen.

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Step 4 : Select List and details screen->Select screen data (employee)->Ok.

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Step 5 : Run the application (Press F5). Click on + sign ->Fill data->Ok->Save.

You will see there are no slider controls in your application.

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Step 6 : Stop debugging->Go to menu bar->File->Add->New project.

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Step 7 : Select Silverlight->Silverlight Class Library->Write name (SilverlightCustomLibrary)->Ok.

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Step 8 : Now select Silverlight 4->Ok.

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Step 9 : Right-click on SilverlightCustomLibrary->Add->New item.

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Step 10 : Select Silverlight User Control->Write name (SilverlightSliderControl)->Add.

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Step 11 : Select slider from the toolbox, then write the following code in the xaml page.

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Code

<UserControl x:Class="SilverlightCustomLibrary.SilverlightSliderControl"
    xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
    xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml"
    xmlns:d="http://schemas.microsoft.com/expression/blend/2008"
    xmlns:mc="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/markup-compatibility/2006"
    mc:Ignorable
="d"

   d:DesignHeight="300" d:DesignWidth="400" DataContext="{Binding}"|
    <Grid x:Name="LayoutRoot" Background="White">
        <Slider
            Height="23"
            HorizontalAlignment="Left"
            Margin="13,115,0,0"
            Name="mySliderCtrl"
            VerticalAlignment="Top"
            Width="375"
            Value="{Binding Path=Screen.Employee.SelectedItem.Salary, Mode=TwoWay}"
               Background="DarkGreen"
          
 />
    </Grid>
</
UserControl>

Step 12: Now expand RowsLayout->Add->New Custom Control.

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Step 13 : Click on Add Reference->Projects->Select SilverlightCustomLibrary->Ok.

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Step 14 : Now expand SilverlightCustomLibrary->Select SilverlightSlidercontrol>Ok.

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Step 15 : Run the application (Press F5). You will see there are slider controls available in your application.

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Step 16 : When you change the value of the salary field then also change the position of the slider control. Like as in the following image.

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Conclusion

So you saw in this article, how to use a Slider Control in a LightSwitch application. 

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