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winwell
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How to get the name of active screen

I want to show the active screen name in a label.

 

Is there a way to get the name of the active screen? I can't see any obvious 'non manual' way to do it.

 

Thanks

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dimi Impactful Individual
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Re: How to get the name of active screen

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dimi Impactful Individual
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Re: How to get the name of active screen

Hi @winwell

 

I don't know of any pre built function that would do that but you could try this out: https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/General-Discussion/Navigate-to-a-screen-by-it-s-name/m-p/2454#M1...

 

Let me know if that helped you or not.

winwell
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Re: How to get the name of active screen

Thanks but that doesn't really do what I wanted and after reading that post, looks like the functionality doesn't exist anyway. I'll just have to enter the screen name manually. Thanks anyway.
dimi Impactful Individual
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Re: How to get the name of active screen

Hi @winwell ,

 

What do you mean get the active way of the screen?

Do you mean you have many screens and the label shows the screen which is used?

I am afraid there is no the relate function to show the active screen in PowerApps currently, if

you would like this feature to be added in PowerApps, please submit an idea to PowerApps Ideas Forum:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/PowerApps-Ideas/idb-p/PowerAppsIdeas

 

Best Regards.

Yumia

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Re: How to get the name of active screen

Hi @winwell @dimi ,

 

Thanks for your posts and votes.

 

Best Regards.

Yumia

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Re: How to get the name of active screen

App.ActiveScreen.Name

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This is great for building navigation components:

1. App Settings > Advanced Settings > Experimental Features > Components > On

2. In the Tree view, select the Components tab.

3. Press New component and rename it. Try this naming style: cmpTitleBar

4. Change your component size. Try a height of 40 or 50.

5. Press New custom property and name it. Try this for Name: inpTitleBar

6. With Property type: Input and Data typeText, complete the dialog by pressing Save.

7. Now that your component is listening for that input, Insert a Label.

8. Connect by changing the label's Text property from "Text" to cmpTitleBar.inpTitleBar.

9. Lastly, change the component's input (inpTitleBar) to App.ActiveScreen.Name as a default value.

10. Name a screen and Insert Component to see the result.

What else can you add to your navigation component?

Rafyelzz
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Re: How to get the name of active screen

THIS is the solution

AndreSchlender
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Re: How to get the name of active screen

The example with using a "Component" is nice and useful in many ways.   Before components I have simply set a variable (varScreenTitle) and had a label in the header referencing the variable.  In the App OnLoad event I set the variable to for my start up screen.  In most cases the user will have to click a button or perform an action to navigate to a different screen. At this points you then reset the variable to a different name that matches the new screen prior to calling Navigate().  Simple but worked for me.

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