cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
davidstone
Kudo Kingpin
Kudo Kingpin

A fix for autoheight issues in improved rendering mode

Given the performance issues caused in my app by Improved Rendering Mode, I set about a big UI overhaul.

 

In the process I've just discovered a fix for the unpredictable behaviour of autoheight on labels. First of all, the symptoms occur when you're using both autoheight=true and have a condition for visibility. I expect it's a matter of render timing - but regardless, the fix is to also make your autoheight conditional, instead of just true. The easiest way to do that is to use the same code as your 'visible' condition in your autoheight.

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions

Hello @davidstone,

The fix is not strictly related to the nested level, but we could never reproduce this issue with just one level deep. Can you confirm that your gallery is on the regular screen and not a part of the scrollable screen or card? If so then I would appreciate some instructions on how to reproduce this in a new app.

Thank you,

View solution in original post

9 REPLIES 9
Anonymous
Not applicable

I love this idea, but PowerApps isn't allowing me to change the AutoHeight property of my labels? I can neither change the AutoHeight property to label.Visible or the code I use to toggle visibility, If(tog.Value=true,false,true). As soon as a change the property and switch away it reverts to either true or false.

dinusc
Employee
Employee

Please note that we've identified and fixed an issue with the autoheight label when it is nested 2 levels deep in a container that has "visibility" formulas. For example, a label that is added to a flexible height gallery, which is added to another flexible height gallery that has a formula assigned to its "Visible" property.  Following the normal release schedule, the fix should be publicly available on the week November 12th.

 

Sounds great! Will this effect labels just one level deep? In my case the issue you've described a fix for actually occurs within just a single gallery with conditional visibility on a label - no nesting required.

Hello @davidstone,

The fix is not strictly related to the nested level, but we could never reproduce this issue with just one level deep. Can you confirm that your gallery is on the regular screen and not a part of the scrollable screen or card? If so then I would appreciate some instructions on how to reproduce this in a new app.

Thank you,

davidstone
Kudo Kingpin
Kudo Kingpin

I've got another fix for this - since the previous fix hasn't worked consistently for me.

 

Instead of having conditional visibility on my label (which, whether directly causative or not, makes the symptom occur), I have a condition on the x position. So instead of hiding the field, I simply position it to a negative x value which is off screen. Same result, but now the field properly displays at the right height.

 

And with that, I have decided to finally switch to Improved Rendering!!

Hi @dinusc,

To re-create my issue:-

  • Ordinary gallery on a freh page
  • Connect to some data with a couple of text fields, one of them long but not rich (I'm using an SP list)
  • Place a button into a gallery row, and have it collect the ID of the current item when it is clicked
  • Set your templatesize to 0 (it will then grow in height to whatever contents are visible
  • Place a label connected to the longer text value, but position the label below your button
  • Change the visible property of the label to show only if the ID of the current item is in the collection you created
  • Set the autoheight to true on the label
  • Now run the app, or use Alt - the symptoms are the same either way
  • You should see that each gallery item is only as tall as the button, but when you click the button, that item should expand to reveal the newly visible label - however the label is only around 3 pixels tall

 

I don't know, but I would guess this is something to do with the timing of the height calculation vs when the conditional visibility is displayed? I further suspect this because in another app I was able to set the height property of a field to a context variable, then use a timer to alter the context variable, after which the correct autoheight was calculated after the visibility.

Some of those steps aren't strictly necessary, such as collecting the ID of the item clicked. I'm only doing that because in my app you can 'expand' multiple rows.

Maverick101
Advocate I
Advocate I

I tried this and a couple other suggestions, but what worked for me was this:

  1. Create new label outside of the gallery. 
    • Label settings:
      • text: (your gallery).selected.(your text field)
      • visibility is true, but make sure you select the label options on the left pane > reorder > send to back (to essentially hide this)
      • Auto height = true
  2. Now on the label you want to fix the auto height issue with, change the following:
    • Auto height = false
    • height = (the new label mentioned above).height

 

Murillo-Mariano
Frequent Visitor

It's working for me, i used the same formula of the visibility in autoheight and worked.

Helpful resources

Announcements

Tuesday Tips: Getting Started in the Community

TUESDAY TIPS is back!   This weekly series of posts is our way of sharing helpful things we've learned or shared that have helped members of the Community. Whether you're just getting started or you're a seasoned pro, Tuesday Tips will help you know where to go, what to look for, and navigate your way through the ever-growing--and ever-changing--world of the Power Platform Community! The original run of Tuesday Tips was a highlight of last year, and these all-new Tips will hopefully prove to be just as informative as helpful. We will cover some basics about the Community, a few "insider tips" to make your experience even better, and sharing best practices gleaned from our most active community members and Super Users. Make sure to watch the News & Announcements each week for the latest and greatest Tuesday Tips!   THIS WEEK: I'm Brand New! What Do I Do? The number of new community members we have each week is pretty amazing, and we are so glad to welcome all of you to the Community! You may be wondering. "What do I do? Where do I get started? Will anyone be willing to help me? What I have a question? Help!"   Let's start with this: Welcome to the low-code revolution, and more importantly, welcome to the Power Platform Community! This is a great place to start. Whether you're busy with Power Apps, getting familiar with Power Automate, engaging Copilot Studio, or building in Power Pages, there are a few key places you should check out as you begin your journey: FORUMS: The forums are THE place to ask questions, look at questions asked by other Community members—and see answers and solutions from our Super Users and other helpful people in the Community. Power Apps ForumsPower Automate ForumsCopilot Studio ForumsPower Pages Forums   NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS: Our News & Announcements section highlights the newest and greatest updates in the Community, news from the product team, and so much more. It’s updated a few times each week and will also help you find ways to connect with what’s going on in the ever-growing world of Power Platform. Power Apps News & AnnouncementsPower Automate News & AnnouncementsCopilot Studio News & AnnouncementsPower Pages News & Announcements   GALLERIES: The Galleries section of the Community features tons of tips and tricks, features and benefits, and more—through videos created by our Super Users, product teams, and other helpful members of the Community. Power Apps GalleriesPower Automate Galleries Copilot Studio GalleriesPower Pages Galleries BLOGS: The community blogs section is full of handy step-by-step tips from members of the Community—and some of them include detailed answers to some of the questions most frequently asked questions, as well as how they solved a problem they faced. Power Apps Community BlogPower Automate Community BlogCopilot Studio Community BlogPower Pages Community Blog POWER UP PROGRAM: If you’d like to really take a huge step forward in your journey, we recommend checking out the Power Up Program, a Microsoft-sponsored initiative that trains new Power Platform users and has been a huge success since it launched a little over a year ago. There’s a waiting list, so definitely apply soon if you’re interested! Find out more here: Microsoft Power Up Program for career switchers.   There's so much more you'll discover in your Power Platform experience, and this Community is here for YOU! We are glad you've discovered us and can't wait to see where you grow! If you're new to the Community and just getting started, make sure to give this post a kudo and introduce yourself so we can welcome you!

Super User of the Month | Drew Poggemann

As part of a new monthly feature in the Community, we are excited to share that Drew Poggemann is our featured Super User for the month of February 2024. If you've been in the Community for a while, we're sure Drew's name is familiar to you, as he is one of our most active contributors--he's been a Super User for five consecutive seasons!   Since authoring his first reply 5 years ago to his 514th solution authored, Drew has helped countless Community members with his insights and expertise. In addition to being a Super User, Drew is also a User Group leader and a Microsoft MVP. His contributions to our Super User sessions and to the new SUIT program are always welcome--as well as his sense of humor and fun-loving way of sharing what he knows with others.   When Drew is not solving problems and authoring solutions, he's busy overseeing the Solution Architecture team at HBS, specializing in application architecture and business solution strategy--something he's been doing for over 30 years. We are grateful for Drew and the amazing way he has used his talent and skills to help so many others in the Community. If you are part of the SUIT program, you got to hear some great tips from Drew at the first SUIT session--and we know he still has much more to share!You can find him in the Community and on LinkedIn. Thank you for all you do, Drew!

Announcing Power Apps Copilot Cookbook Gallery

We are excited to share that the all-new Copilot Cookbook Gallery for Power Apps is now available in the Power Apps Community, full of tips and tricks on how to best use Microsoft Copilot as you develop and create in Power Apps. The new Copilot Cookbook is your go-to resource when you need inspiration--or when you're stuck--and aren't sure how to best partner with Copilot while creating apps.   Whether you're looking for the best prompts or just want to know about responsible AI use, visit Copilot Cookbook for regular updates you can rely on--while also serving up some of your greatest tips and tricks for the Community. Our team will be reviewing posts using the new "Copilot Studio" label to ensure we highlight and amplify the most relevant and recent content, so you're assured of high-quality content every time you visit. If you share a post that gets featured in the curated gallery, you'll get a PM in the Community to let you know!The curated gallery is ready for you to experience now, so visit the new Copilot Cookbook for Power Apps today: Copilot Cookbook - Power Platform Community. We can't wait to see what you "cook" up!      

Celebrating a New Season of Super Users with Charles Lamanna, CVP Microsoft Business Applications

February 8 was the kickoff to the 2024 Season One Super User program for Power Platform Communities, and we are thrilled to welcome back so many returning Super Users--as well as so many brand new Super Users who started their journey last fall. Our Community Super Users are the true heroes, answering questions, providing solutions, filtering spam, and so much more. The impact they make on the Communities each day is significant, and we wanted to do something special to welcome them at our first kickoff meeting of the year.   Charles Lamanna, Microsoft CVP of Business Applications, has stressed frequently how valuable our Community is to the growth and potential of Power Platform, and we are honored to share this message from him to our 2024 Season One Super Users--as well as anyone who might be interested in joining this elite group of Community members.     If you want to know more about Super Users, check out these posts for more information today:    Power Apps: What is A Super User? - Power Platform CommunityPower Automate: What is A Super User? - Power Platform Community Copilot Studio: What is A Super User? - Power Platform Community Power Pages: What is A Super User? - Power Platform Community

February 2024 User Group Update: Welcoming New Groups and Highlighting Upcoming Events

It's a new month and a brand-new year, which means another opportunity to celebrate our amazing User Groups!Each month, we highlight the new User Groups that have joined the community. It's been a busy season for new groups, because we are thrilled to welcome 15 New User Groups! Take a look at the list below, shared by the different community categories. If your group is listed here, give this post a kudo so we can celebrate with you!   We love our User Groups and the difference they make in the lives of our Community! Thank you to all the new User Groups, new User Group leaders--we look forward to hearing about your successes and the impact you will leave!   In addition to our monthly New User Group spotlight, it's a great time to share some of the latest events happening in our User Group community! Take a look at the list below to find one that fits your schedule and need! There's a great combination of in-person and virtual events to choose from. It's a great time of year to connect and engage with User Groups both locally and online. Please Welcome Our NEW User Groups   Power Platform: Heathcare Power Platform User Group Power Platform Connect Hub Power Platform Usergroup Denmark Mexico Norte- Power Platform User Group Pune Power User Group Sudbury Power Platform User GroupMicrosoft User Group GhanaMPPBLR - Microsoft Power Platform Bengaluru User Group Power Apps:   Myrtle Beach Power Platform User GroupAnanseTechWB PowerApps Copilot Studio: Pathfinders Power Platform Community Dynamics365: Cairo, Egypt MSD 365 Business Central/NAV/F&O User GruopMS Dynamics 365 Business Central LatamCincinnati OH D365 F&O User Group February User Group Events February 2024 Cleveland Power Platform User GroupPortallunsj - Februar 2024Indiana D365/AX February User Group MeetingQ1 2024 KC Power Platform and Dynamics 365 CRM Users Group 

Super Users 2024 Season One is Here!

   We are excited to announce the first season of our 2024 Super Users is here! Our kickoff to the new year welcomes many returning Super Users and several new faces, and it's always exciting to see the impact these incredible individuals will have on the Community in 2024! We are so grateful for the daily difference they make in the Community already and know they will keep staying engaged and excited for all that will happen this year.   How to Spot a Super User in the Community:Have you ever written a post or asked for help in the Community and had it answered by a user with the Super User icon next to their name? It means you have found the actual, real-life superheroes of the Power Platform Community! Super Users are our heroes because of the way they consistently make a difference in the Community. Our amazing Super Users help keep the Community a safe place by flagging spam and letting the Community Managers know about issues. They also make the Community a great place to find answers, because they are often the first to offer solutions and get clarity on questions. Finally, Super Users share valuable insights on ways to keep the Community growing, engaging, and looking ahead!We are honored to reveal the new badges for this season of Super Users! Congratulations to all the new and returning Super Users!     To better answer the question "What is a Super User?" please check out this article: Power Apps: What is A Super User? - Power Platform CommunityPower Automate: What is A Super User? - Power Platform Community Copilot Studio: What is A Super User? - Power Platform Community Power Pages: What is A Super User? - Power Platform Community

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors
Users online (3,619)