Publishing an Application in LightSwitch Visual Studio 2012


In this article I tell you how to publish an application using LightSwitch Visual Studio 2012.

Publishing an application in LightSwitch Visual Studio 2012

Step 1

Open the "Build" menu in LightSwitch Visual Studio and choose "Configuration Manager".

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Step 2

The Configuration Manager dialog box will appear.

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Step 3

In the Configuration Manager dialog box,  choose "Active Solution Configuration" list, in that choose "Release".

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Step 4

After choosing the Release option the  entire Configuration column contains Release and after that click the "Close" button.

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This step helps to prevent debugging from being distributed with our application.

Step 5

On the "Build" menu choose "Publish ApplicationName" (Publish Application2).

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Step 6

Now the LightSwitch Publish Application Wizard appears.

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Step 7

On the "Welcome to the LightSwitch Publish Wizard" page, choose Desktop, and then choose "Next".

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Step 8

The "Application Services" page appears.

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Step 9

In the "Where will the application services be hosted" option, choose "Local" and then choose "Next".

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Step 10

On the "Specify Publishing Preference Page" in the "Where do you want the application files to be placed?" select the default location (D:\Ashwani\Application2\Application2\Publish\).

This will publish the application to a Publish subdirectory in our project directory.

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Step 11

In the "How do you want to publish the default database?" option, choose "Create a script file to install and configure the database" and then choose "Next".

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Step 12

The "LightSwitch Application Data – SQL Database Connection" page appears.

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Step 14

For accepting the Connection String, go to the connection properties then after submitting all the details click the "OK" button.

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Step 15

On the "Database Configuration" page, accept the default settings, and then click "Next".

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Step 16

On the "Application Administrator" page, in the "Should LightSwitch create the Application Administrator" section, choose "Yes, create an Application Administrator" and type your Windows user name, and then choose "Next". 

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Step 17

On the "Install Prerequisites" page, accept the default settings, and then click "Next".

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Step 18

For the remaining pages accept the default settings and click "OK".

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Step 19

Choose the "Publish" command; we will see our application become published successfully.

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