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darrenpanlaqui
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Create a custom template

Hi I was wondering if there's an option for PowerApps to create custom templates? The template will contain a standard look and feel for organizations users to use when creating an app.

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Microsoft RusselThomas
Microsoft

Re: Create a custom template

Hi darrenpanlaqui,

 

Not currently as far as I'm aware, although it would be super useful (#justsaying Smiley Very Happy).

 

What I do in the interim is build tablet and phone formatted pre-themed apps using layout, colours, fonts etc. and encourage users to start with these as templates and build from there. 

 

The templates also set up easy-to-reference colours and fonts, so for example you can "Set(myTemplateBGColour, Green)" up front and for new screens simply set the background colour to myTemplateBGColour.  This works for pretty much any element, including headings, body text, icons etc. and is especially handy for brand-based colours that are RGB or hex specific.

 

We also built some of these to use centralised theming and an app that allows us to set up the theme by selecting colours, fonts, etc. and save them - changes are automatic without the need to publish an update and it can be managed centrally - it helps if you're prepared to fetch the data up front and it depends how far down this particular rabbit hole you really want to go as it can get quite complex!  🙂

 

Kind regards,

 

RT

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Create a custom template

Hi @darrenpanlaqui,

Could you please share a bit more about your scenario?

Do you want to create a an app as a custom template using PowerApps for your Org users?

Creating custom app template (not built-in template app) is not supported within PowerApps currently, I afraid that there is no way to achieve your needs within PowerApps.

As an alternative solution, you could consider take a try to publish your canvas app to AppSource.com, then your customers could test drive your app there.

More details about publishing an canvas app to AppSource.com, please check the following article:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/canvas-apps/dev-appsource-test-drive

In addition, you could also consider take a try to create a security group on your side, then add all members of your Org into this group. After that, share your app to this security group with Can Edit permission, then all members within this security group could run and edit your app.

More details about sharing an app within PowerApps, please check the following article:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/canvas-apps/share-app

 

Best regards,

Kris

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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