Will there be an Extensibility Toolkit for HTML?

Category: visual studio lsextensibility

Question

Garth F Henderson on Fri, 03 May 2013 21:44:50


Will there be an Extensibility Toolkit for HTML?

Garth Henderson - Vanguard Business Technology

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John Kears on Tue, 28 May 2013 11:24:31


Hi Garth,

The answer is no, but there will be examples on how to build screen templates extensions for HMTL using the existing toolkit.  Apparently it wires up the same way however the content of the XAML is different.

Beyond the screen templates extensions, there is likely no other extension in the existing toolkit that fits within the HMTL stack.

Xpert360 on Tue, 04 Jun 2013 12:56:40


I have tried hacking it but failed on the VSIX side, there is no sample. It must be possible as a third-party will be doing this soon, making custom controls appear in the LS designer. They are probably on the inside track.

Hacking the JQuery/javascript to add custom controls works (try cloning an existing control type for a starter) but really need the VSIX magic info. Can't be hacking the msls, jquery and javascript each time code is generated.

I don't see why the lot should not be available. The pain that is time zones means it is not possible for a clean solution with writing custom code all the time. Until this and a few other issues are addressed the HTML client is just for demo's, POC's and real simple companion apps for us.

I'm hoping come BUILD 2013 and the next drop of LightSwitch (with VS2013 June, Sept?) there will be sufficient clarity to move forward for production apps. We want them in Office365 and SharePoint 2013 ASAP. We need our own custom controls.

Cheers

Dave


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