On Visible does not fire if you hit New, Cancel, then New again for a form associated with a SharePoint list. Will not fire on the second new screen. Must refresh the browser showing the SharePoint list to have OnVisible fire the second time.
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OnVisible for the Screen
The OnVisible is used to reset Context Variables ( Local) - they do not reset if you do New in SharePoint , Then Cancel that screen , Then hit New in SharePoint again... The OnVisible and OnHidden do not fire
I just figured out a workaround
I can put the code I need in the OnReset of a form on the screen and it will fire even though the Onvisible of the Screen will not fire....
So if you need to set up things when opening a new screen using the forms integration with SharePoint, then put that code in the OnReset of a Form on that screen and NOT in the OnVisible of the screen to get around this
I would just like to confirm that this is definitely a bug, I've had this as well, I figured it'd be fixed by now but it's still impacting sharepoint list forms, the SP integration really loses a lot of what makes it nice when you have to tell users to refresh the page every time they want to submit a new item, I did a similar workaround to make this at least somewhat useable, though its still far from ideal.
I think that the following post is related: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Using-PowerApps/SharePoint-form-doesn-t-get-reset-on-New-item/td...
No answer/solution (yet) though.
I have a similar situation, but in a Canvas form that is not using SharePoint. The OnVisible on the screen wont fire. I also don't have the OnReset method avaialble. The code I'm trying to run is as follows:
When I run exactly the same code from a button, it works fine.
Here is a trick you can try
This assumes you are opening a new screen so you are using the Navigate function to get to this screen...
Look at the Navigate function you are using to get to this new screen...
Here is a bit of code from that function
Navigate( Screen, Transition [, UpdateContextRecord ] )
So this may be a nice workaround for the issue you are seeing.... Set the context variable within the Navigate argument before you open that screen
Let me know if this works for you 🙂
OnHidden isn't called either.
I have a SharePoint Powerapps form that sets a variable if a button is pressed. I clear the variable in OnHidden and OnVisible. If I open the list item, click the button that sets the variable, cancel, open a new list item -- the variable is still set to the old value. This happens for both global variables (Set) and context variables (UpdateContext). This is a pretty impactful bug.
It does appear that resetting the variables in OnCancel and OnSubmit as described in an earlier post does work.
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