Allow a Background Image on Login Screen.
The first screen Users see it a "WHITE" page with two textboxes and its not customizable?
First impressions are everything and simply providing a way to add a background (fullscreen) image would complete the whole experience for making the KILLER Lightswitch app!!!!
We have added the ability to put an image or logo on the logon screen. This will be available in the final release.
I am using Visual Studio 2012 Ultimate to create a LightSwitch Silverlight desktop applciation. Does LightSwitch in this version support customized login screens?
Sean Wong commented
I am waiting for this function (put an image or logo on the logon screen) long time ago, is it completed?
Hello, excuse me, do final release means that lightswitch 2.0 is comming?
yusuf Baker commented
create data service svc within lightswitch for grabbing data out and pushing in data of lightswitch designed application
Multi company solution. Add 'company' property to User class. Then user logs in and all tables in database are pre-filtered for company, user belongs to. Of cource each table has to have column for that data i.e. 'Owner'. And data for this column (user's company name) should be automatically add, when new record is created by logged in user.
Xander van der Merwe commented
My requirements would be:
1) Allow logo/background image (important)
2) Allow forgot my password functionality (important)
3) Allow new user registration (nice to have)
At the same time, for OOB applications, whenever a new version is deployed, it would be great if a custom screen be displayed to tell the user that the app is being updated, instead of the blank screen that it is right now
I was just about to ask this same question as this has been the top request for a LS app we have developed. Overall, my request is to support the ability to modify any LS screen (including login) w/HTML code. Any chance that would be doable?
this is great
@Nige - for this UserVoice post, we're just focusing on the original request to customize the login screen. There are a few other requests that deal with themes and custom shells which are tracked separately - I agree both are important aspects of customizing LightSwitch apps.
The requirement being taken away don't seem to reflect the user requirements. We use LS internally with no log-in screen, so the ability to decorate that has no value to us. Being able to decorate the ribbon and the borders with a background image would go a long way. Look at the themes available to Chrome and Firefox which tend to be edge oriented. Being able to decorate the ribbon and edges and in this way could produce some attractive applications.
Myron Oakley commented
Nice? Wait a second, .... a flat out requirement, if we are to take this plateform seriously for building applications. You should even be able to "wall paper" user screens and the ribbon.
I totally agree with Jared Howerton. We need to have much more control on the logon screen.
Yes. Those samples are good. At least an image brings some Context. Otherwise users can think they are logining into a warez site or something. For most bang for buck, it would seem a background html window would be better. That way, you could add any html or pictures or both. I think a simple .Net Browser control in the background would be good. Then you can just set the url. In not that, then image control would be nice.
@Jason - can you explain a little more about this: "That way the design of the entire page can be changed with pages little graphics editing." I get the part about filling the screen with the image, but I'm not sure of the scenario you have in mind re: designing the entire page...
@Jeremy - good suggestion re: opacity
@Garth - re: bg on any screen - do you mind opening a new UV request for that on? Also re: zoom - are you thinking something analogous to SizeMode?
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Garth Henderson commented
We really need to be able to put an image background on any screen. As well as to zoom the screen in and out.
It would be nice if you could specify a background image of any size (and perhaps alignment), and then in addition specify the top/left corner of the login box and the opacity to the login box.
Jason Wiliams commented
I think an image above the login controls would be a good start. However, as the original idea stated, it may be more useful to allow a background image that would span the entire page. That way the design of the entire page can be changed with pages little graphics editing.
Thanks for considering our feedback!
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