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Best practices for creating canvas app

Hello Everyone,

I searched over topics there but i didn't really find what i was looking for so i try that way to ask for help (I hope i'm not creating duplicate question)


Imagine story where you have a lot of users that will create hundreds/thousands of Canvas apps

What should be good practices to:


1. Ensure that in Canvas app will always be visible author + some description of application (probably also some image or styling)?

2. How to force author to always fill these values, so for example author will not be able to publish Canvas app without filling these informations?

3. How to prohibit author to remove that lets say "component", so Canvas app will always must have these informations

4. Is there some possibility to do some action when Canvas app is published? (some onPublished event or something)



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While it doesn't directly address most of your questions, check out some of the resources available under the PowerApps Center of Excellence. It helps you craft some governance and automation around apps so you can let people be creative, but keep things organized.


One of the single best practices: a flow that automatically add a second (usually IT dept) owner to all apps. This gives immediate visibility to the app and helps you get resources to new app makers as they adopt.


Some of your other questions may make good suggestions for future functionality - consider nominating those on the Community page.


Hope that helps,


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