ComponentOne Scheduler for LightSwitch Provides Instant Scheduling for Desktop and Cloud
Published: 12/15/2011

A Ready to Use LightSwitch Screen for Complete Scheduling

PITTSBURGH, PA - December 15, 2011 - ComponentOne, a leading component vendor in the Microsoft Visual Studio Industry Partner program, today announced the release of ComponentOne Scheduler for LightSwitch. Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch is a recent addition to the Visual Studio family and offers its users a way to create high-quality business applications for the desktop and the cloud without code.

ComponentOne, known as the vendor with the “killer app” for its OLAP for LightSwitch product, has expanded its LightSwitch offering by introducing the Scheduler, a ready-to-use LightSwitch screen that gives its users a complete, intuitive scheduling application they’ll recognize.

ComponentOne Scheduler for LightSwitch is an extension that comes complete with five built-in views, recurring appointments, reminders, labels, data binding, grouping, import/export capabilities and much more. The company’s website details the simple two-step process for incorporating the extension into LightSwitch applications:

  • Step 1: Add the Scheduler screen to a project
  • Step 2: Choose a data source

“There isn’t an easier way to create a custom scheduler,” said Dan Beall, product manager at ComponentOne.

The ComponentOne Scheduler for LightSwitch has already been called a “ground breaking control,” by Microsoft Silverlight MVP Michael Washington in his December 5, 2011, blog post on the LightSwitch Help website.

Mr. Washington goes on to share that, “In many ways the ComponentOne Scheduler LightSwitch Extension validates the brilliance and promise of Visual Studio LightSwitch. This LightSwitch Extension allows a non-programmer the ability to create complex highly customizable applications, which combine and orchestrate several data sources.” In a subsection of the same article entitled “How the ComponentOne Scheduler Control Extension ‘Raises the Bar,’” Washington cites how the control works in the normal flow of LightSwitch, how it automatically handles details such as relating a resource to an appointment, etc.

“Without requiring any programming knowledge, ComponentOne Scheduler for LightSwitch gives users the ability to easily add a familiar scheduling screen into the applications they’re building with LightSwitch,” said Robin Cole, senior director of Visual Studio Integration Partners for Microsoft Corp. “We’re excited to have ComponentOne integrate this valuable functionality into the LightSwitch platform,” she said.

Pricing and Availability

ComponentOne Scheduler for LightSwitch is available for immediate download and the cost is $295.00 per license. ComponentOne offers online purchase options www.componentone.com and by telephone at 412.681.4343 or 1.800.858.2739.

About ComponentOne

201 S. Highland Avenue, Third Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 USA
412.681.4343 or 1.800.858.2739

ComponentOne is a privately held company headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. As a leading component vendor in the Microsoft Visual Studio Industry Partner program, ComponentOne provides a wide range of Microsoft Visual Studio components, Microsoft LightSwitch extensions, IDE tools, and Web Parts for Microsoft SharePoint Server and Windows SharePoint Services. For more information, visit www.componentone.com.

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