Spursoft LightSwitch Extensions


Suite of Controls, Themes and Shells for LightSwitch

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Visual Studio
2015, 2013
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by JohannQ | June 04 2015

I spent 3 months looking for a viewer to integrate in my app that can read the report published in SSRS (by my customer) and show it to the user without asking him for credentials.

This was my answer!!! With the amazing support of SpurgeSoft I could get it working in less than 2 hours... even got it running in Spanish.

The only thing I can say is: "you have to have this extensions"!!!

¡Son de lo mejor!

Johann Q.

by koksalbasar | May 08 2015

I bought only an extension. But I found much more. The extensions are really good. But there is another story I want to share with you.

When you purchased Spursoft's extension you will not only buy a product, but also you will have incredible support experience.

If you have any questions, you can search on the internet or write to forums and wait the answer. If you have any questions about Spursoft you can ask Derek directly. Derek supports you via email in a short time.

I had a problem. I couldn't figure out it by myself. I asked Derek. We couldn't find a solution via email. Derek was connected my PC and, solved my problem.

What I saw? I saw a man who knows his job well and cares about his customers. What I learned? I learned the meaning of customer support.

Thanks Derek.

by Rodney Price | August 08 2014

Absolutely great set of LightSwitch extensions. I was mainly interested in the SSRS Viewer control but the entire suite of controls and themes are excellent. The documentation is a bit lacking, but the support and personal service are second to none. You will get a prompt response to any support questions via e-mail as well as personal "hands-on" support when needed. If you are looking for an SSRS Viewer control that works as advertised, and works the way it should, look no further than this extension. And, if you want some clean, attractive themes that don't "break" the default shell behaviors, these are an excellent choice. Thank you Derek.

by MiekeT | June 16 2013

There is no documentation and no samples

by RSHILLSHOOTER81 | January 24 2013

The best, there is nothing else to say. If you want to deal with a company where an email is returned answering your question within 10 minutes this is the place. These controls are the best.

Spursoft Solutions January 24 2013
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Thank you very much for the review. Customer support is a strong focus for me and I am glad to see that it is appreciated.

by TerryHam | November 29 2012

Great set of products, I purchased the extensions mainly for the SSRS extension. The customer support is second to none. Keep up the good work.

by Kirk Brownfield | January 11 2012

If you are looking for a Lightswitch extension that will allow you to easily use reports from SSRS, look no farther than here. Spursoft was one of the first extensions that I found and is still the one I find most useful! And Derek's expanding library continues to impress. Don't hesitate to contact him if you need some support. He is lightning fast and thorough. On all levels, a great extension.

by MichaelPresley | January 03 2012

Originally I purchased the Extensions to be able to add a logo the the ribbon with the shell estension. I was able to quickly and easily add my company's logo to the form(s) and was able to ship a professional looking application thanks to Dereck. After getting the logo taken care of I was able to explore the rest of the extensions and was very impressed with the simplicity of adding an SSRS report to an application. The horizontal and vertical splitters were a very nice addition to the form layout. The grid with multi-select was easy to implement and program. Support was incredibly prompt when I had a question. This is a good collection of extensions and well worth the price.

by Madd Matt | December 27 2011

Great set of tools especially for the price. Have seen these controls mentioned in many Lightswitch forum posts and they have been recommended by many of the top contributors in LS community so decided to give them a whirl. So far have not been disappointed and am now looking for more ways to integrate into my existing LS applications.

Also, the support is fantastic with prompt email responses and Derek even took the time to go through over the phone/web meeting on some more advanced things I was trying to implement. Outstanding personal service!!!

by ChuckSto | November 25 2011

Excellent product. I started with one of the early versions (free) and have since ponied up the money for the real release. It is definitely worth the small price and more. The added themes and other features make it a really good deal. The after sale support, to answer my questions was worth the price alone.

I'm looking forward to anything else Spursoft offers.

Spursoft Solutions November 25 2011
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I am glad to help, and there will be more.

by tsutanto | November 22 2011

The product really has great support. I really appreciate all effort the developer has put to make the extension better and better. Again, many thanks.

Spursoft Solutions November 22 2011
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I appreciate that (check is in the mail :))

by J Lamb | November 10 2011

Solid set of extensions. I purchased this primarily for the web browser control, but the other features are potentially very handy. Good support via email.

Spursoft Solutions November 18 2011
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Thank you for your review I really appreciate it, and by the way I am still working on the message box problem you were having.

Update --

by Steve Edwards - MSFT | November 09 2011

Great set of extensions. I purchased this for the WebBrowser control and the Menu navigation shell. These have worked flawlessly for my application and make the UI stand out.

I also would like to comment on the great support. I had a question on how to implement a feature and Derek responded to my email within minutes with the exact information I needed. Thank you so much!

Spursoft Solutions November 11 2011
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Thank you for your review. I am glad I could help.

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  • SSRS Viewer - Local Reports
    3 Posts | Last post March 13, 2014
    • Hello Derek,
      is it also possible to open local reports (RDLC) with your SSRS Viewer control or does it only work with a Reporting Services Server? 
      Best regards
    • I have never really tried.  I will give it a look.  If it does not I will see if it can.  Can you give me a bit more info as to how you would use it?
    • The background of my question is that i search for a solution where no extra Reporting Services Server instance would be necessary for a very small amount of reports and the reports (RDLC) could then be directly designed and deployed within the lightswitch project.
      As far as i know there is a local processing mode in the Microsoft Report Viewer Control where it should be possible to view local reports without a Reporting Services Server.
      If you need more info please let me know.
    2 Posts | Last post July 01, 2013
    • Hello Derek
      Is there a way how to include the Report into your SSRSViewer Control?
      (rather than a popup window)?
      Thanks in advance.
      Best regards, Alex
    • Alex,
      With a bit of user setup (i.e. adding certs to the trusted publisher or if an intranet application...an AD group) then it can be embedded in a browser based application.  Otherwise if you use the Desktop paradigm they will be embedded.
  • HTML Client?
    2 Posts | Last post May 06, 2013
    • Do these extensions work with the HTML Client?  (I am specifically looking for the data grid.)
    • I would think not as they are based in silverlight.  I have not had a chance to really look.
  • Any Documentation?
    6 Posts | Last post February 11, 2013
    • I have bought this set , but struggling with getting it to work "out of the box" . Is there ANY documentation or samples or examples for this? Specifically the SSRS Viewer (i.e. the properties are definitely not very clear and i am stuck doing trial and error'ing to get a report to display and failing).
    • (Also mails to support@spursoft.com / information@spursoft.com are failing, might want to look into that).
    • I can ditto both comments here ..... but probably more in need of help 
      HELP .... tutorialS?  Really basic stuff for businessman trying to use lightswitch for what it says its all about.  THe Extension looks awesome, but I can't get anything started. 
    • I am very sorry for not responding to these posts sooner.  For some reason I did not recieve an email about these posts.
      @Beginner4Sure -- have we been able to speak via email since this post?  I believe your situation sounds familiar.
      @cmgrundling -- I am guessing that you are referring to the email addresses found on my contact page from my web site.  Thank you for reminding me about that, it has now been fixed.  As for the SSRS Viewer questions there are no tutorials partially because I have not actually had the time and partially becuase of the myriad ways you can set up Reporting Services.  I would be more than happy to either set up a screen sharing session or discuss this on the phone or email to get a feel for your exact setup i.e. inernet hosted, intranet, azure / Server versus local reports / Security requirements etc.
      I hope this response is not too late and again I apologize.
    • Wow, thanks Derek for the detail information in the email, much appreciated. I am positive this will get me on the right track.
    • How do I connection to PDF Viewer?
  • Visual Studio 2012
    4 Posts | Last post June 27, 2012
    • Any plans for visual studio 2012? Love the idea of the report viewer but want to use the odata provider in v2.
    • MrPhilbert,
      I currently have versions for BETA 2012 available for my customers.  There are at least 10 of them I know of who have been brave enough to try VS 2012 :).
    • Derek,
      Great extensions!  I purchased your extensions and controls and would like to install in VS 2012.  How To?
    • Josh, I believe I sent you a link to download the VS2012 beta versions.  I will contact you via email to confirm.
  • PDF Viewer Example
    2 Posts | Last post February 17, 2012
    • Do you have an example of how to use the PDF Viewer Control ?
    • Actually the PDF Viewer is being removed.  The viewing of PDF's is handled by the SpursoftWebBrowser Control.
  • email
    3 Posts | Last post November 21, 2011
    • Hi I recently brought this extension, and I put my works email on it, just wondering, is there any way of changing my email, so i can make sure i don't miss any of the future updates
    • I will check with the service that distributes it.  Meanwhile if you send me an email with the corrected email I will do my best to make sure you get an email reminding you of the update email :).
    • Still waiting on the correct email to send your updates to.
  • Do you offer a trial?
    2 Posts | Last post November 21, 2011
    • Hi
      Yann Duran recommended your extension and he's been a great source of advice.
      However, I would like to trial first if that's possible.
      Thanks, Mark.
    • I am sorry but to keep development costs down I do not offer a trial version.  If you wish you can contact me directly and ask me any presales questions you wish.  
      Please contact me.