How to Display a Field in LightSwitch 2012

This article describes how to hide a field in LightSwitch using Visual Studio 2012. Here in this article I am setting the visibility of an ID field to false.

The following is the procedure for displaying a field.

Step 1

Open the Solution Explorer.

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Step 2

In the Solution Explorer, right-click on the data source and choose "Add Table".

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Step 3

The Table appears.When we are creating a table sometimes we require the field and sometimes not. Here the field is visible by default.


Step 4

In the Solution Explorer, right-click on the Screens and choose "Add Screen".

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Step 5

Select "Add New Screen" from the Screen Template. Under Screen Information we provide the Screen Name and Screen Data and then click "OK".


Step 6

The Screen Designer appears.

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Step 7

Press F5 to run the application.

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Now the following is the procedure for hiding a field.

Step 1

In the Step 3 after creating the table, select the ID field from the table and then go to the property window and unmark the checkbox "Display By Default".

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Step 2

It will hide the ID from the running application.

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