This bug affects the latest version of PA 2.0.660.
Normally you can edit a Textbox in two ways:
If you place a formula in the textbox (method1), then later decide to use method 2, then you will overwrite the formula. That's expected. Since it's expected, you know to avoid it by not clicking twice.
But in the new version of PA, a single click on a textbox seems to be changing formulas in textboxes to basic text. Either a direct click on the textbox or clicking on it in the lefthand panel is messing things up. Something about the click has gotten very sensitive. I'm losing text and tooltips left and right!
Here's a video that replicates it:
Pretty much as soon as you click any textbox, it will convert to text later. It's doomed.
Can you issue a hotfix? This makes apps unsafe for editing.
Note: in the video, I originally thought clicking on an object nearby is what messed up the text. It turns out as soon as you click the textbox, it will later convert so it doesn't seem related to clicking objects nearby.
I also noticed that! It's annoying, for now, what i do is, change the text, and save imidiatly! It's not the best approach, but it helps! I hope they fix this issue!
They should do another forum, for bugs only! Until now, you have a +1 from me!
I am leaning back towards my first hypothesis that the bug may be related to clicking nearby objects.
I have timers and buttons layered in the back of some other things I've been editing. I noticed that the timers weren't counting but that was incorrect. It seemed that way because their text property had been changed to static text--"00:00:00" instead of Text(Timer1.Value,"hh:mm:ss"). And I know I didn't edit that control nor its property--it's not too often that you decide to change the text of a timer.
Here's a list of things that have encountered the bug so far:
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We are looking into this issue. Meanwhile can you provide what version of Windows you are using (Windows 8.1 or Windows 10)? Have you tried using the authoring experience on the web (you can access this the PowerApps portal at https://web.powerapps.com and click edit on your app). If you have tried the web experience can you reproduce the issue there?
In addition, if you have a smaller set of steps that you've found that consistenly reproduces this issue we would be very interested.
It took a while, but I got it consistently in a blank app:
Here's steps on how to use the msapp file to get the bug
This is my thinking:
Note: it is interesting that the bug can be undone using Ctrl+Z. There must be an action activating somewhere
I forgot to mention, I am on Windows 10 Creators Update (not insider). The bug was reproducible on the web editor as well.