It was a wonderful start for me today. I wanted to be the first to download the beta1 release of Visual Studio LightSwitch, but somehow i didn’t. Still the start was good because i had the opportunity to download and test the latest wonderful work from microsoft. Describing about it would take me hours or writing and would also not be so interesting to read. But ofcourse you definitely want to check out the two introductory videos channel9 at the following :
Some of you might have found this error :
Error 11 An error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server instance ‘.SQLEXPRESS’.
A network-related or instance-specific error occurred while establishing a connection to SQL Server. The server was not found or was not accessible. Verify that the instance name is correct and that SQL Server is configured to allow remote connections. (provider: SQL Network Interfaces, error: 26 – Error Locating Server/Instance Specified) C:Program Files (x86)MSBuildMicrosoftVisualStudioLightSwitchv1.0Microsoft.LightSwitch.targets 95 10 CMS
I did too. The reason is simple. You need SQLEXPRESS (Instance name also should be SQLEXPRESS) setup at the development machines because LightSwitch use it for all of it’s intrinsic data operations and authorization configurations. This ofcourse does not effect your data source configurations. Infact i have used MySQL 5.1 as my external data source and it worked as smooth like butter. I will come up with more on LightSwitch. Happy codeless programming with LightSwitch. (Though i don’t like not coding )