Microsoft – LightSwitch – Error – “Request Failed with Status Code ‘500’ and Status Text ‘Internal Status Error.'”

Background From within Visual Studio, launched an application that I am developing using LightSwitch and received one of those hard to decipher error. Error Message Image Text Request failed with status code '500' and status text 'Internal Server Error'. TroubleShooting As I know so little about LightSwitch, I get petrified anytime I see an error. … Continue reading Microsoft – LightSwitch – Error – “Request Failed with Status Code ‘500’ and Status Text ‘Internal Status Error.'”

Deploying LightSpeed Application – Web Platform Installer

Background I need to deploy a small application that I placed together to pilot Microsoft Lightswitch. We will be using Beth Massi's "Deploying Lightswitch Applications to IIS 6 & Automating Deployment Packages" as a guide. BTW, that excellent tutorial is here.   Web Platform Installer Overview Microsoft Web Platform Installer v5.0 Support Operating Systems:- Windows … Continue reading Deploying LightSpeed Application – Web Platform Installer

LightSwitch – Simple table with a couple of referenced support tables

Background One of the common “Beginner go to” Applications is a simple table that has Foreign Key relationships to a couple of Lookup tables. Let us see whether Microsoft Lightspeed makes short walk of it or whether it stumbles.   Data Model Diagram Admittedly, it is an awkward looking Diagram.   But, hopefully it is … Continue reading LightSwitch – Simple table with a couple of referenced support tables

LightSwitch – Current User name – Default and Validation

Background Microsoft's LightSwitch is marketed as this easy to use tool, but I am finding it as a great easy to confuse tool.   Problem Identification GUI I have a simple Data Entry GUI that looks like this: I am being asked to enter the "added By" name. Usually I will check on the database's … Continue reading LightSwitch – Current User name – Default and Validation

LightSwitch – Application Hangs when exiting “Add/Edit Details Screen”

Background Upon launching an Add/Edit Details Screen and clicking the Save or Discard button, the Application Hangs. Reproduction Steps AddEdit Screen / Before Changes     Add Edit Screen / Post Clicking on Save or Discard Button Upon clicking the Discard button, the busy ( unfinished circle ) appears...   Banged Head Really banged my … Continue reading LightSwitch – Application Hangs when exiting “Add/Edit Details Screen”

LightSwitch – Setting default Values for DB Table Columns

Background Evaluating Microsoft's LightSwitch for a quick Data Entry Job. This is my very first application and so it will be basic.   Need Screen Data Entry Screen Initial   Save When we try to save, we get the error message pasted below: It states "This field is required".   Resolution Data Sources Set Data … Continue reading LightSwitch – Setting default Values for DB Table Columns