Deployment: Distributing and Maintaining Your Application


For the latest documentation on Visual Studio 2017, see Visual Studio 2017 Documentation.

This topic contains links to other topics related to deploying Visual Studio LightSwitch–based applications.

You can deploy LightSwitch-based applications as desktop or Web applications using a 2-tier or 3-tier topology to a local computer, to a server running Internet Information Services (IIS), or to Microsoft Azure. You can also deploy web services that are based on LightSwitch to a server that's running Internet Information Services (IIS) or to Azure.

Deploying LightSwitch ApplicationsDescribes the process of deploying applications.
How to: Deploy a Two-tier ApplicationShows how to deploy a 2-tier desktop application.
How to: Deploy a Three-Tier ApplicationShows how to deploy a 3-tier desktop or Web application to a server.
How to: Deploy a LightSwitch OData ServiceShows how to deploy a service that exposes Visual Studio LightSwitch data to other applications.
How to: Change the Application TypeShows how to change between desktop and Web applications and change where the application is hosted.
Signing a XAP FileDescribes how to sign a deployment package with a security certificate.
How to: Deploy Content and Resource ItemsShows how to deploy additional items with an application.
Troubleshooting LightSwitch DeploymentContains information about commonly encountered issues and the steps that are required to resolve them.

Visual Studio LightSwitch
How to: Configure a Server to Host LightSwitch Applications
How to: Install a LightSwitch Application on a Server