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How to build a variable gallery?

I'm creating a debugging menu for my app and want to create a Gallery to view and toggle variable statuses.


Is there a way to create a variable from the text entered in a Text box? Using @CarlosFigueira's method of sharing an app to convey the idea! 🙂


Please see attached.



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Re: How to build a variable gallery?

Hi @ericonline, I like the way you think with having a debugging panel.

You can create a gallery with toggles, but referencing the specific toggle will be a lengthy lookup:



This means, "Look up the value of the toggle in Gallery1 where the var column matches the name of your "variable". Alternatively, you could lookup the value in the collection, but you get the same result.


It may be easier to place the toggles individually in a container like a canvas:


You can show and hide the canvas with one click of an icon for debugging purposes.


When you reference the state of this variable, you can reference the value of the toggle itself.


I'm not able to import your app 😞



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Re: How to build a variable gallery?

I'll look through the resources you provide and see if I can make it work. Still unsure whether I can store a variable in a Gallery then toggle it using the Lookup function. Can't wait to play with that one. 


RE: Importing the app: Its not really an import, but rather an extract and open. 

  • Unzip it
  • Open PowerApps web studio
  • Under "Open" there is a "Browse" option to browse your local filesystem
  • Open the unzipped .msapp file
  • (Should work) 🙂

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