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Impactful Individual
Impactful Individual

DropDown/ComboBox/DatePicker Chevron/Icon Color/Fill/Background property name inconsistency

Please be so kind as to read my full post before responding.
Thank you for your consideration.

As far as I know, practically everything in PowerApps uses Color for the Foreground Color (e.g. Text, Icon Shape) and Fill for the Background Color (e.g. actual Background, empty space up to the border of a control/icon/label...).
Icons also use this same logic/scheme.



In my mind, to my own logic, the Chevron used in Combo box/Drop down controls is just and embedded icon and should use the same logic.

But, in PowerApps, these Chevrons use a different logic, and Fill is used for the Foreground color (icon shape), and Background for the Background Color



This inconsistency is confusing and annoying me.


Is there an actual logic behind Chevrons using a different scheme of property naming than, as far as I know, everything else?

I am guessing that I will have to submit an Idea for this.

Session ID: efbb1bbd-36dc-49ca-a0f5-293a28367ada
PowerApps 3.19052.19

Edit: same thing for DatePicker with IconFill and IconBackground


I changed the title to reflect this as well.

Community Support
Community Support

Hi @SaWu ,


I just tested and got the same result. It seems that this is by design behavior and you might need to add a new idea in PowerApps idea forum here:




Community Support Team _ Mona Li
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Impactful Individual
Impactful Individual

Thanks Mona (@v-monli-msft),
I submitted an idea
If you happen to get to know how or why someone "design"ed the property names in this particular deviating way: I would like to know.

Impactful Individual
Impactful Individual

Same thing for the DatePicker with IconFill and IconBackground



Super User III
Super User III

Hi @SaWu ,


See this below video he made a solution which can change the theme of any control in PowerApps:

I hope this resolved your issue if you see any challenge/need further help please let me know I am always happy to do it for my community.

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