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Galleries and Parent.X/Y

Moving further along with Components and ran across something weird in regards to Gallerys and using Parent.X or Parent.Y.

The Microsoft Responsive Docs states that Galleries are a type of container that can handle Parent.values

"Later in this topic, you'll apply these principles (and the Parent operator) to position controls inside other containers, such as galleries, group controls, and components."

It goes on to warn against Parent.Height/Width and use Parent.TemplateHeight/Width respectively.

I'm trying to use Parent.X/Y and getting weird results.


- Gallery with a lone image control

- Setting the image control to Parent.X results in "32", the X value of the Gallery rather than the template.

- I wonder if a ".TemplateX" property is warranted?


- If I set the Image Y control to Parent.Y, the Image Y is set to 784 which puts it off the screen.

- I wonder if a ".TemplateY" Property is warranted here?

Just some observations 🙂

Dual Super User
Dual Super User

Re: Galleries and Parent.X/Y

Hi @seadude 


The issue you are seeing might be because of the X,Y coordinates that you are using in the image control. 
Here, Parent.X/Parent.Y refers to X/Y coordinate of gallery with respect to the whole Screen, if you put it as is in the image control, it binds the coordinates to the Gallery outline and not the whole screen.
ex. Gallery Coordinates: X:10,Y:235 with respect to whole screen and now if the height of your gallery is 150, and if the image Y coordinate is set to 235, it will definitely not be displayed as it does not exist in the current gallery bound limits, if you will increase the length of gallery, lets say to 300, then it will be visible. Its all about the relative coordinates on the control.
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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: Galleries and Parent.X/Y

Hi @seadude ,

Actually, the Parent.X and Parent.Y formula in the Image control within Gallery would return the X /Y coordinate value of Gallery with respect to the current Screen. But the X/Y property of the Image control is respect to the Gallery control rather than the screen.


In addition, the .TemplateX proeprty and .TemplateY property is not supported within Gallery control. If you would like this feature to be added in PowerApps, please submit an idea to PowerApps Ideas Forum:


Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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