LightSwitch Extensibility Toolkit for Visual Studio 2012
The toolkit provides project types for creating new LightSwitch Extension Libraries and includes templates for creating the following LightSwitch extensions: LightSwitch Business Type, LightSwitch Control, LightSwitch Data Source, LightSwitch Screen Template, LightSwitch She...
You need to install the Visual Studio 2012 SDK before installing the LightSwitch Extensibility Toolkit. You can download it here:
Then to install the toolkit:
To install the LightSwitch Extensibility Toolkit:
1. Extract the download (click on the exe and extract to a known location)
2. Double click on Microsoft.LightSwitch.Toolkit.vsix
3. Copy the Microsoft.LightSwitch.Toolkit.targets file into:
- For 32-bit systems: %ProgramFiles%\MSBuild\Microsoft\VisualStudio\LightSwitch\v2.0
- For 64-bit systems: %ProgramFiles(x86)%\MSBuild\Microsoft\VisualStudio\LightSwitch\v2.0
If you're having specific issues building an extension, please ask in the forum: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-us/lsextensibility/threads
I cannot install this extension, I always get this error:
Install Error : Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExtensionManager.MissingReferencesException: This extension cannot be installed because the following references are missing:
- Microsoft Visual Studio SDK
I have vs2012 + update 1 + update 2 ctp2.
It seem the SDK installer I used was corrupted (e.g. there was no projects template under visual C# => extensibility). I re-downloaded the sdk from here:
then uninstall sdk. then install the new one, that worked for me.
Hi! I've trying to create a small project of the "Screen template extension" (as shown in http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh304432 ) but obtained only warnings and errors when compiling.
Even if I try to compile "LightSwitch Screen Template Extension Sample for Visual Studio 2012" (from http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/LightSwitch-Screen-dcb81410 ), there are same errors.
(my errors: http://pastebin.com/frZDpaCP )
Please note: other samples for LightSwitch 2012 compiled without any problems(!!!).
I tried to reinstall VS11, vs11 SDK, LightSwitch 2012 Toolkit, but it does not help.
Am I alone with such problem?
In view of the differences between VS2012 RC public and the version in the HTML Client VHD, can you give an indication of the scale of changes to the toolkit and the likely impact on custom extension providers. (eg. the VHD has no advanced business types such as Money, Percent, WebAddress...).
Are there any plans for new categories, even a Toolkit to produce a custom 'Client' or any specifically for the HTML Client?
I posted on MSDN forums here: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/lsextensibility/thread/f7cd9f70-012e-4df9-8f55-b3576075f3b8/#f7cd9f70-012e-4df9-8f55-b3576075f3b8
Please note last 'PS'-section of my post regarding the link I downloaded from and the link that was installed.
Any help would be appreciated.
You need to install VS11 beta and the VS11 SDK beta first. There is a very good overview of all the content on Beth Massi's blog so go and read it :)