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BUG: Unable to select Controls (stuck in preview mode?)

Anyone else having an issue selecting Controls in the Web Editor? I'm unable so select Controls either via mouse or via the left pane. See .gif below. 

 

Notice: I'm in the web EDITOR, clicking all over the place, but unable to select a Control. its like its stuck in Preview Mode. 





Thanks

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: BUG: Unable to select Controls (stuck in preview mode?)

Hi @ericonline,

 

I have made a test on my side and don't have the issue that you mentioned. The screenshot as below:Test1.gif

 

 

Please check if you have been holding the "Alt " key within your keyboard when you select the controls within your app screen. 

 

Currently, you could activate controls within your app screen while holding "Alt" key within your keyboard. Please check the following blog for more details:

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/say-goodbye-to-miss-clicks-on-the-canvas/

 

In addition, you could also take a try to clear cache of your browser, and then try it again within PowerApps Studio (for web) In preview mode, check if the issue is solved on your side.

 

Best regards,

Kris

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Super User
Super User

Re: BUG: Unable to select Controls (stuck in preview mode?)

Hi @v-xida-msft. Thank you for taking the time to test. 

 

  • ALT was not being held down
  • I cleared my browser cache. Issue did not clear up. 

When the app is first loaded, Controls are selectable. After I use ALT OR Preview-mode to select a Control, all Controls REMAIN UNSELECTABLE when ALT OR Preview-mode is closed. 

 

This is very disconcerting now because I need to edit this app. What should I do here? 

Andy77-2
Level: Powered On

Re: BUG: Unable to select Controls (stuck in preview mode?)

Yep I am having problems selecting controls on the canvas in web editor. Driving me nuts. I can select them in the left menu though. 

Super User
Super User

Re: BUG: Unable to select Controls (stuck in preview mode?)

Some more symptoms my app is having: 

  • Only happening in one app out of 3 I am working on
  • This is a single-screen app so lots of UpdateContext
  • Happens after I click ALT to execute a control OR
  • After I enter then exit Preview-mode OR
  • After I execute some UpdateContext variables to show / hide Visibily on a bunch of controls
  • After it happens, there is not way to get back to editing the app except to close and reopon the editor
  • As soon as I do one of the things listed above, starts all over again. 

 

Lucky this app isn't in production yet or I couldn't edit it. Would really like the PA team to look further into this. . 

Pat_Wickramage
Level: Powered On

Re: BUG: Unable to select Controls (stuck in preview mode?)

I also had the same issue with Chrome.

So i checked it with Edge & it works fine.

There was a recent update with Chrome, think it has something to do with it, not Powerapps.

Andy77-2
Level: Powered On

Re: BUG: Unable to select Controls (stuck in preview mode?)

I have also been using Chrome. WIll try in Edge. Thanks for the tip. 🙂

T-Rex
Level: Powered On

Re: BUG: Unable to select Controls (stuck in preview mode?)

Seeing a similar issue.  I determined in my case that if I had both Improved App Rendering and Formula Level error Management turned on, after putting an app in development into Preview mode in the browser client, the client starts to act up and become unresponsive after exiting playback mode. These settings are in App Settings, Advanced Settings.

 

If you have both active, try disabling one or both, save your app, exit and reload the app, and see if things play nicely after entering and exiting preview mode.

 

YMMV.  Good luck!

 

Rex

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