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dmarin
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Form Formatting

Is there a recommended day to format a form more rapidly ? Would be nice to have access to a file where I can specify these values on the fly instead of clicking around.

 

I am need to fomrat the Text on Text boxes Input Fields, as well as the lenght and width of these. 

 

I am finding myself doing this for each of them individually which is very time consuming. 

 

Thanks 

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Meneghino
Level 10

Re: Form Formatting

Ah, forms in PowerApps...

I don't use them as I find them very fiddly unless you use them out of the box and don't customise.

For any customisation I suggest you use individual controls and use the Patch and Remove functions to submit, edit and delete data.

It is really quite easy once you get the hang of a few concepts, so please write back if you are willing to try.

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Meneghino
Level 10

Re: Form Formatting

Hi @dmarin

I am not sure this helps, but you can select more than one control at a time and you will see the common properties.

For example select all the text boxes and input boxes on a screen and you will be able to see the width property in the Studio.

dmarin
Level: Powered On

Re: Form Formatting

@Meneghino

 

How do I do this ? I am only able to select 1 at a time. 

Meneghino
Level 10

Re: Form Formatting

Just like in PowerPoint, you either:

1) Click on the first control and then Ctrl+Click on all other controls you want to select

2) Start in a corner, click and drag to show a dark rectangle (see screenshot below)  When you let go all elements mainly in the rectangle will be selected

Please let me know if this works

 

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dmarin
Level: Powered On

Re: Form Formatting

no luck. This is inside a form. would that make a difference ?

Meneghino
Level 10

Re: Form Formatting

Ah, forms in PowerApps...

I don't use them as I find them very fiddly unless you use them out of the box and don't customise.

For any customisation I suggest you use individual controls and use the Patch and Remove functions to submit, edit and delete data.

It is really quite easy once you get the hang of a few concepts, so please write back if you are willing to try.

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dmarin
Level: Powered On

Re: Form Formatting

Thanks for the suggestions.

 

I am currently using "Collect" on custom froms.  Will give that a try.

 

Where would I use Patch ?

 

Meneghino
Level 10

Re: Form Formatting

Try this, although I am not sure what your database is:

  1. Connect a simple table/list as data source MyTable, with a simple text field/column, MyTextColumn
  2. Create a text input, TextInput1
  3. Create a button and set its OnSelect property to:
    Patch(MyTable, Defaults(MyTable), {MyTextColumn: TextInput1.Text})
    This will create a new record in your table
  4. Assuming your table auto-generates an ID then you can create another TextInput2 and another button and set its OnSelect property to:
    Patch(MyTable, {ID: Value(TextInput2.Text)}, {MyTextColumn: TextInput1.Text})
    This will edit the record identified by the ID in TextInput2

Please let me know how you get on.

dmarin
Level: Powered On

Re: Form Formatting

How would this work for drop down lists ?

 

I don't seem to be able to associate control "Drop Down LIst" with My Sharepoitn "Choice Type" Column  ?

 

 

 

 

dmarin
Level: Powered On

Re: Form Formatting

I guess the answer to this is that power apps will reference the contents of the list and not the properties on the SP column. 

 

In my case, I can just create another list. 

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