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WPF support in Lightswitch

How about replacing Silverlight with WPF for the desktop client to get rid of the pixel rendering performance issues with Silverlight? Since LS now has HTML support for web clients, Silverlight could be replaced with a more powerful desktop client like WPF ( I would even take Winforms if it substantially increased performance ).

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Jayesh Kataria shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

Thank you for your suggestion on improving LightSwitch. However, Visual Studio 2015 is the last release of Visual Studio that includes the LightSwitch tooling and we recommend users not begin new application development with LightSwitch. That said, we will continue to support users with existing LightSwitch applications, including critical bug fixes and security issues as per the Microsoft Support Lifecycle. Please see the blog post for more information: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/lightswitch/2016/10/14/lightswitch-update/

– The Visual Studio Team


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  • Mark Ewer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It seems that this should be fairly easy as you can just transition the existing Silverlight XAML to a WPF project and it should (for the most part) just work.

  • Emmanuel E. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    HTML interfaces and tools are still not at the level required for dense, rich LOB applications. And given the abandonment of Silverlight by MS, we need a replacement for Lightswitch Silverlight (we needed it a year ago!).

    As a consultant, I'm tired of getting burned by Microsoft's panicked, kneejerk reactions to competitor moves that leave us holding the bag. For crying out loud, stick with SOMETHING. And, don't go believing your own PR that HTML clients can be the solutions for every need - we need WPF!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes please. Silverlight has been discontinued, but Lightswitch is a fantastic product that should continue.

  • MUHSIN commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    No need to remove Silverlight Client but we realy need WPF client ....

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