Document Toolkit for LightSwitch
Document Toolkit for LightSwitch adds document viewing capabilities to your LightSwitch application. Documents of type XPS, PDF *), and Microsoft Office documents such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint are supported **).
Document Toolkit for LightSwitch is an easy-to-use document viewer for LightSwitch applications. View documents and reports in LightSwitch applications that are deployed to the desktop and the web. The general purpose document viewer and can be used to display all types of documents including local Office documents, automatically generated reports, and fixed format documents such as XPS.
Document Toolkit for LightSwitch integrates with Microsoft Office and supports Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Publisher documents out of the box. Microsoft Office integrated conversion logic enables Office document display on machines that do not have Office installed.
Adding Document Toolkit to your application is simple and easy. Just wire the control extension to document data and Document Toolkit will render the document. There's no need to write any code. The control extension automatically participates in LightSwitch theming. It's look and feel is equal to other parts of the application.
Microsoft Visual Studio LightSwitch is the simplest way for developers of all skill levels to develop business applications for the desktop and cloud. See http://msdn.com/lightswitch for more details.
The Document Toolkit for LightSwitch control extension is available for download in the Visual Studio Gallery.
A set of tutorials on how to install, configure and use Document Toolkit for LightSwitch is available in the open source project Document Toolkit Extensions
*) PDF support is experimental, correct rendering is not guaranteed
**) Office document support requires Microsoft Office 2007 and the Save As XPS add-in or Microsoft Office 2010. Additionally the LightSwitch application must be deployed as desktop application with elevated permissions.