- Targeting .NET 4.5
- New Structure and Solution Explorer Enhancements
- Improved Team Development
- Easier Navigation
- Enhanced Views with Multiple Designers
- Intrinsic Database Management with Linked Database Projects
Enhanced Views with Multiple Designers
One of the biggest limitations in previous editions of the IDE in LightSwitch was the inability to open multiple designers concurrently. This feature was requested frequently, as you often need to copy-and-paste items from one screen or table to another. This limitation has finally been removed in Visual Studio 2013. Figure 3 shows how working with multiple designers looks.
Figure 3 Working with multiple designers in Visual Studio 2013.
In this way, it's easier to work with multiple items concurrently (which is not just a matter of copy/paste). Behind the scenes, this new opportunity is still due to the fact that elements you edit within designers (screens, tables, queries) are now files with the .lsml extension.