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Extending Visual Studio LightSwitch

Extensions can add new capabilities to Visual Studio LightSwitch. You can download popular extensions from the Visual Studio Gallery. See how you can build your own themes, shells, business types, controls, screen templates, and data sources.

1. Download the LightSwitch Extensibility Toolkit

The LightSwitch Extensibility Toolkit adds templates to Visual Studio Professional or higher to help you build and package LightSwitch extensions easily.

To start building LightSwitch Extensions, you’ll need:

2. Get Started with LightSwitch Extensibility

Get started building your own LightSwitch extensions with these samples and learning resources.

LightSwitch Extensibility Samples LightSwitch Extensibility Samples

See how to build extensions for LightSwitch using the LightSwitch Extensibility Toolkit. Samples include a variety of controls, business types and screen templates to help get you started.

How to: Create a LightSwitch Extension How to: Create a LightSwitch Extension

Learn the steps to build and debug a LightSwitch extension project using the Extensibility Toolkit.

LightSwitch Extensibility Samples

Learn how to build your own LightSwitch extensions by downloading these popular samples from the community.

Popular LightSwitch Extensions

Download popular extensions from the Visual Studio Gallery to add additional capabilities to your LightSwitch applications.

Extending Visual Studio LightSwitch

LightSwitch Extensibility Toolkit for Visual Studio 2013
Thursday, Oct 17 LightSwitch Team (Microsoft)
LightSwitch Extensibility Toolkit for Visual Studio 2012
Wednesday, Mar 14 LightSwitch Team (Microsoft)
LightSwitch Metro Theme
Thursday, Aug 18 Microsoft
Pixata custom controls for Lightswitch
Tuesday, Oct 4 Mr Yossu (Alan Silver (Mr Yossu) Pixata Ltd)

LightSwitch Extensibility Samples

Extensibility Samples

These samples show how to build extensions for LightSwitch using the LightSwitch Extensibility Toolkit.

Contribute LightSwitch Samples

LightSwitch Code Samples LightSwitch Code Samples

Join the community and upload your own LightSwitch code samples today!