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Better way to manage the design elements of a form

I'm finding I'm having to spend way more time tweaking the design/colors, etc of my app vs having to actually code & build it.  Especially in the Forms element.  I have to change like 6-7 properties of every single dropdown, to achieve the look we want.  And it doesn't look like I can select multiple data elements and do it once for the whole form.  There has to be a better way.... Does anyone have advice or know of a post or something that might help me save time?

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@andrewelypalmer 

The branding template by @iAm_ManCat is exactly what you need.  It’s a free template app and it works with SharePoint and other datasources with no additional licensing cost.

 

Link to app:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Community-App-Samples/Branding-Template-App-V2/td-p/363582

 

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To select multiple items, Press and hold control key whilst Selecting all the form elements you want

 

 

With regards to the format as colors .. it is better to create a variable for example;

Set(myfillcolor,Green)

 

Then you can use the variable myfillcolor whichever color you want to fill. Changing the color in the variable Automatically changes all. Do same for others as font size etc.

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@andrewelypalmer 

The branding template by @iAm_ManCat is exactly what you need.  It’s a free template app and it works with SharePoint and other datasources with no additional licensing cost.

 

Link to app:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Community-App-Samples/Branding-Template-App-V2/td-p/363582

 

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Thanks Eka24.  Though For whatever reason, when you create a form and tie it to a data entity, you can't select multiple form elements at the same time to do what you are suggesting. I don't know why it doesn't work in forms specifically, wish it did.  Everywhere else I can select multiple elements and edit them at the same time, which is certainly faster.  Thanks for the tip on the variable.

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