Coming next week, we're releasing four new controls for LightSwitch Cloud Business Apps.

Benefits to LightSwitch Cloud Business Apps

Controls are Lighter and Faster

Why? CBA controls have pure JavaScript client side code, with no internal dependencies on jQuery (like LightSwitch HTML).

More Features

  • FlexChart provides trend lines and range selectors
  • Gauge's simple object model makes it easier to use
  • FlexGrid is available only in CBA, and includes virtual scrolling, merging, freezing rows, and more control over cell formatting

ComponentOne Studio Controls for Cloud Business Apps

Available Week of August 3

FlexChart for LightSwitch CBA

Visualize data in a variety of ways with FlexChart for LightSwitch, an SVG-based chart control with a simple API and powerful features. Display labels, markers, headers, and footers within the charts, and show data across multiple axes. You can even mix chart types to fully interpret your data. As always, you can use it out of the box or customize to your users’ needs. FlexChart for LightSwitch Cloud Business Apps FlexChart for LightSwitch Cloud Business Apps

FlexPie for LightSwitch CBA

Integrate pie charts into your application with ComponentOne Studio FlexPie™ for LightSwitch. The Pie Chart draws each series as a slice of data and includes rich customization. FlexPie for LightSwitch Cloud Business Apps FlexPie for LightSwitch Cloud Business Apps

Gauges for LightSwitch CBA

Use the Gauges as simple indicators, or set the IsReadOnly property to false and use it as an input control. You can also populate the Ranges collection to define ranges of interest, shown in different colors. Gauges for LightSwitch Cloud Business Apps Gauges for LightSwitch Cloud Business Apps

BulletGraph for LightSwitch CBA

Compare a single key measure against another, with qualitative ranges, to instantly signal whether the measure is good, bad, or another state. Bullet Graphs offer a great snapshot for dashboards. BulletGraph for LightSwitch Cloud Business Apps BulletGraph for LightSwitch Cloud Business Apps

Available Now

FlexGrid for LightSwitch CBA

Use the included screen template, or add the C1FlexGrid control to your existing screens to get the expansive grid functionality you expect. FlexGrid includes conditional formatting, cell merging, outline views, export to Excel, filtering, printing, grouping, and more—all without a single line of code. FlexGrid for LightSwitch Cloud Business Apps FlexGrid for LightSwitch Cloud Business Apps While there is no direct HTML-to-CBA conversion, LightSwitch has always been designed to code quickly, and ComponentOne Studio includes screens and control properties to facilitate the transition. Developers will need to evaluate their current applications and integrate the controls accordingly; transition time depends on the app's complexity.

Will I lose anything if I shift to LightSwitch CBA?

  • Features may work differently, but that's handled at the code level.
  • We have not yet created CBA controls for every HTML control. (Schedule and Input are not available in CBA yet, but will be later.)

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