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Managing Settings in LightSwitch

You manage several categories of settings in Visual Studio LightSwitch in several locations.

Global settings affect the development environment, such as the font size to display in the Code Editor or the number of items to show in a recently used list. You manage these settings in the Options dialog box, which you access by, on the menu bar, choosing Tools, Options.

Application settings affect only the application that you're working in. You manage these settings in the Application Designer, which you access from the shortcut menu for the Properties node in Solution Explorer.

The Application Designer is divided into several tabs:

  • The General Properties tab contains miscellaneous settings such as the Application name and the Application icon properties.

  • The Extensions tab contains settings to manage any extensions that you've installed.

  • The Screen Navigation tab manages menus, navigation groups, and the Startup Screen.

  • The Access Control tab manages settings for authentication and authorization.

  • The Application Type or Client Type tab contains settings for client topology.

  • The SharePoint tab contains settings for debugging your application and deploying it to SharePoint.

    NoteNote

    This tab appears only for projects that have been upgraded to Visual Studio 2012 Update 2.

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How to: Manage Application Settings

Contains information about settings on the General tab of the Application Designer.

How to: Add or Remove Extensions

Contains information about settings on the Extensions tab of the Application Designer.

How to: Create Menu Items and Navigation Groups

Contains information about settings on the Screen Navigation tab of the Application Designer.

LightSwitch Authentication and Authorization

Contains information about settings on the Access Control tab of the Application Designer.

How to: Change the Application Type

Contains information about settings on the Application Type tab of the Application Designer.

LightSwitch Apps for SharePoint

Contains information about settings on the SharePoint tab of the Application Designer.

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