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Some links not working in HTML text control

Here's the scenario.  I have an HTML text control configured to display the contents of a plain text field of a SharePoint list item.  The text has HTML code including two hyperlinks.  Only the first link would work.  The second link looked like a link, but it was not clickable.  After playing around with it some, it seems that a link will only work if it happens to be in the first line of the control, which my first link was.  When I add more text before the first link so it gets moved to the second line, it also stops working.


Does anyone know a fix or workaround for this bug?

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Some links not working in HTML text control

Hi @scotthanks,


Thanks for the feedback.

But I don't think HyperLink would work with HTMLText control. Would you please share a screenshot of the link that "worked"?

If you would like to navigate to some webpage, you could take use of the launch function with OnSelect property.

For example:


Function reference:

Download, launch, and Param functions in PowerApps




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PowerApps Staff CarlosFigueira
PowerApps Staff

Re: Some links not working in HTML text control

I tried this scenario and links worked on all lines - see an example below:

"<p>Show your <a href="""">Link here</a> text here.</p>
<p>Another line, another <a href="""">link</a>...</p>
<p>And a third line, with <a href="""">another link</a>.</p>"

Can you post what the HtmlText property of the HTML Text control that you are having problems with? If you add a label and set its Text property to HtmlText1.HtmlText (where HtmlText1 is the name of the HTML Text control). Please redact any private information that you have.

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Re: Some links not working in HTML text control

I have the text below (slightly modified to remove some details) stored in a plain text column in a SharePoint list item.  Perhaps the reason your code works as expected while mine does not is that mine contains both links in the same paragraph.


You can find information about <a href='' target=_blank>this project</a> and instructions for using the app <a href='' target=_blank>here</a>.  If you can't find what you need, you can ask a question, report an issue, or provide feedback.  Please include as much detail as possible.

As you can see in the first screenshot below, when I hover over the first link the cursor changes like it should for a hyperlink, and I'm able to click on and open the link.  When I hover over the next link, the cursor does not change, and clicking on the link does nothing.


PowerApps Staff CarlosFigueira
PowerApps Staff

Re: Some links not working in HTML text control

What is the platform you're using (authoring / Windows Studio, authoring / web, player / Windows Studio, player / web)? I tried it locally, both setting the string you sent me directly in the HTMLText property of the control, and as a field in a SharePoint list (in a Single line of text - where I had to reduce the string to fit - and Multiple lines of text).



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Re: Some links not working in HTML text control

The SharePoint column is multiple lines of text column configured to use plain text.  I'm on Windows 7 so I'm authoring via the web.  I've tested it on both the web and Android player with the same result.

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