Adding Slider Control in LightSwitch 2012

In my previous article I described how to create an application without using a slider control in LightSwitch 2012 (see

Here we will see how to add a Slider Control to our application in LightSwitch 2012.

I will proceed further from my previous article whose link I have provided above.

Step 1

In the menu bar, first select the "File" then choose "Add" and then finally choose "New Project".

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Step 2

The Add New Project dialog box appears on screen. From that select Silverlight and then select Silverlight Class Library and provide some name and click the "OK" button.

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Step 3

Now the Silverlight Class Library dialog box appears, from that choose Silverlight Version 5 and click the "Ok" button.

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Step 4

Now in the Solution Explorer, right-click on "Silverlight ClassLibrary1" and go the to the "Add" option and then select "New Item".

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Step 5

The Add New Item dialog box appears. From that select Silverlight User Control, provide a name and click on the "Add" button.

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Step 6

Now open the ToolBox. and choose the Slider control and drag it onto the Main Window.

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Main Window

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Step 7

Write the following code in the XAML page:

<UserControl x:Class="SilverlightClassLibrary1.SilverlightSliderControl"






    d:DesignHeight="300" d:DesignWidth="400" DataContext="{Binding}">


    <Grid x:Name="LayoutRoot" Background="White">

        <Slider HorizontalAlignment="Left" Margin="57,102,0,0" VerticalAlignment="Top" Width="292" Name="SliderControl" Value="{Binding Path=Screen.Student.SelectedItem.Address}" Background="LightBlue"/>




Step 8

Now go to the Solution Explorer and open the ListDetailScreen. In that go to "Rows Layout" | "Student Detail" then under that click on the "Add" button and select "New Custom Control".

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Step 9

The Add Custom Control designer appears.

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Click on "Add Reference" and choose project and select the Silverlight Class Library and then click "Ok".

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Now open the Silverlight Class Library and then select SilverLightSlider control and click Ok.

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Step 10

Press F5 to run the application. You will see a slider control in your output screen.


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