- 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
Targeting .NET 4.5
A LightSwitch solution is composed of a server-side project based on ASP.NET and client projects based on either Silverlight (desktop), the new HTML client, or both. Until Visual Studio 2012 Update 3 (the latest update available when this article was written), the server project targeted .NET Framework 4.0. In Visual Studio 2013, the server project targets .NET Framework 4.5, enabling developers to take advantage of all the benefits of the latest version of ASP.NET and the .NET platform.