I created an example on how you can create a theme INSIDE a LightSwitch application (30 minutes), and uploaded it to the MSDN sample site (90 minutes… bah!).
This SHOULD mean that you can now use the ExtensionsMadeEasy extension to create themes for a LightSwitch application, without the need of MS Visual Studio premium / professional / … (But since I have VS Premium installed, I can’t check for sure, and it would be nice if someone could confirm).
I will go over the code in the sample in detail as soon as I have time, but feel free to dig into the sample yourself in the meantime…
- Download the ExtensionsMadeEasy extension.
- Download this sample, unzip, and open in MS VS LightSwitch.
- Run the sample.
- Mess around with the MyTheme.xaml resource dictionary, and run the sample again.
Have fun, and let me know how it went!