LightSwitch Consulting Services for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET and SQL Server Databases
FMS has created custom software solutions for the Microsoft .NET Framework since its beta release in 2001.
Our .NET database solutions typically use SQL Server. With the
introduction of Visual Studio LightSwitch in 2011, we have embraced this
new rapid application development platform. It's quite appropriate for a
subset of database
applications that can be created at a fraction of the cost and
complexity versus traditional .NET solutions.
Support for Microsoft SQL Server
LightSwitch works directly with SQL Server
databases. It understands table structures, primary
keys, referential integrity, one-to-many relationships,
and other database architecture so that it binds directly to your table,
fields, and records.
also supports databases hosted on SQL Azure, Microsoft's
Customization Using Visual Studio .NET
can create database applications without extensive
coding. As part of the
Microsoft Visual Studio .NET family, LightSwitch
also supports customization using C# and VB.NET programming
languages. This offers all the benefits of managed code
and the latest programming features.
Built-In Security and Active Directory Support
The authentication models in LightSwitch simplifies the
management of users and roles. Easily set and change
user data access and
authorization, including integration with Active Directory implementations.
It also integrates with the security model of traditional .NET solutions.
Dramatically Reduced Development Time
LightSwitch provides the ability to deliver
incredibly rich, intuitive, secure, and easy to use applications,
while supporting Windows, Mac and Browser clients. It offers
a way to build
affordable, reliable, and scalable custom solutions with
user-friendly views of your data.
VS LightSwitch uses extensible
application shells to provide users with the familiar
feel of popular Microsoft software, significantly
reducing the learning curve, training, and your application adoption time.
We've used LightSwitch to create complete applications and as part of a
larger .NET solution. LightSwitch can dramatically decrease the time and
cost to program and deliver custom applications compared to traditional
Visual Studio .NET approaches.
Silverlight vs. HTML5
LightSwitch can create rich client applications that require users to
In 2013, LightSwitch introduced the ability to create HTML5 applications that are
mobile and iPad friendly. There are advantages and limitations
to both platforms, as well as differences from traditional .NET
We created a
matrix comparison between Microsoft Access, LightSwitch
and standard Visual Studio development platforms
to help you better understand the issues.
Please contact us to learn more about how we can help you
optimally create software solutions with LightSwitch.
Why Choose FMS?
Founded in 1986, FMS is a privately held, small business. Our clients
include businesses of all sizes, non-profits, and local and federal
government agencies. Our developers serve many local clients in the
Mid-Atlantic, Washington DC metropolitan area. We also have clients across
the country from New York to California, and Florida to Alaska, in addition
to our international clients. Many of our custom solutions are deployed
around the world with language localization support.
With our experience, extensive code library, and tested processes, FMS offers great
solutions at very competitive prices.
Email or call us
at 703-356-4700 to learn more about our consulting services and how our staff of full-time
professionals can help you. FMS is located in Tysons Corner in Northern Virginia, just outside of