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How to: Add or Remove Extensions

Extensions let you add new capabilities to LightSwitch. You can find and download extensions directly from LightSwitch by using the Extension Manager. After the download finishes, the extensions appear in the Extensions tab of the Application Designer. You can enable or disable them as needed.

To download an extension

  1. On the Tools menu, click Extension Manager.

    The Extension Manager dialog box appears, and a list of installed extensions is displayed.

  2. In the Extension Manager, click and expand the Online Gallery node.

    A list of available extensions appears in the center pane.

  3. Select the extension that you want to download and then click Download.

    A Download and Install dialog box appears.

  4. In the Download and Install dialog box, read the license agreement (if any). If you agree with the terms click Install.

    The extension is installed and appears in the Installed Extensions node of Extension Manager group.

  5. Click the Restart Now button to restart LightSwitch.

    LightSwitch closes and restarts. The extension is available but not yet enabled in the Application Designer.

To enable an extension

  1. In Solution Explorer, double-click Properties.

    The Application Designer appears.

  2. In the Application Designer, click the Extensions tab.

    The extension that you just installed is listed in the Extensions list.

  3. Check the check box to the left of the extension to enable it for use in the current project.

  4. To enable the extension for all future projects, check the Use in new projects check box.

To remove an extension

  1. In Solution Explorer, double-click Properties.

    The Application Designer appears.

  2. In the Application Designer, click the Extensions tab.

  3. Select the extension that you want to remove.

  4. Uncheck the check box to the left of the extension.

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