Last week, Microsoft released big news in the world of LightSwitch: Microsoft has recommended that users not begin new application development with LightSwitch, as Visual Studio 2015 is the last release including the platform. Visual Studio 2015 will be active until October 13, 2020. As one commenter put it: "LightSwitch is dead, long live LightSwitch!"
What does the LightSwitch news mean for you?
As Microsoft said, you probably don't want to begin creating new applications in LightSwitch, since it'll only compound your migration work later. We know you have many reasons for supporting your current applications, from studying the ROI of migration all the way to building an entirely new business app on a new platform or technology. With that in mind, ComponentOne Studio will continue offering its LightSwitch Edition in maintenance mode for the foreseeable future. While we won't be adding new features or controls, you can expect the same level of support that we currently offer our current Silverlight and ActiveX subscribers: critical bug fixes, forum support, and phone support if you have Platinum.
- White Paper: Migrating from Silverlight to Wijmo 5
- Migrating from XAML to HTML5 with Wijmo
- Make a Smooth Transition to HTML5 using MVVM
Be on the lookout for more information on migrating from LightSwitch to HTML5 using Wijmo controls.
Migrating LightSwitch to PowerApps