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lesotho_kid
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How to make phone app/layout appear in middle of screen when running from desktop?

Hello,

 

We designed a PowerApps app using the default phone layout- a few data entry forms which was mainly used when employees were traveling.  Due to the current situation - people are not traveling and are using the app on their laptops.  On the laptop - all of the forms appear way to the left of the screen.  Any way to make these appear in the center of the desktop screen?  Or is there a way to convert  phone app layouts to tablet?

Appreciate any help you can provide.

 

Thanks,

Dan

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WarrenBelz
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Hi @lesotho_kid ,

Have a look in your settings under Experimental Features and see if this is turned on - if so, turn it offOptimizeEmbedding.png

 

 

 

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WarrenBelz
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Super User

Hi @lesotho_kid ,

Have a look in your settings under Experimental Features and see if this is turned on - if so, turn it offOptimizeEmbedding.png

 

 

 

Please click Accept as solution if my post helped you solve your issue. This will help others find it more readily. It also closes the item. If the content was useful in other ways, please consider giving it Thumbs Up.

I would like to add more comment on @WarrenBelz 's reply.

 

Here is an official document:

 

Create responsive layouts in canvas apps

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/canvas-apps/create-responsive-layout

 

Width = "Max(App.Width, If(App.Width < App.Height, App.DesignWidth, App.DesignHeight))"

Height = "Max(App.Height, If(App.Width < App.Height, App.DesignHeight, App.DesignWidth))"


The following formula is the one I made to keep components such as labels and buttons center X-position:

(Max(App.Width, If(App.Width < App.Height, App.DesignWidth, App.DesignHeight)))/2 - (SubmitTicketLabel.Width/2)

Summary: ((Total Width) / 2) - (Width of Current Component/2)

 

Y-position would be as below: (Haven't tested)

 

(Max(App.Height, If(App.Width < App.Height, App.DesignHeight, App.DesignWidth)))/2 - (SubmitTicketLabel.Height/2)

 

Hope this helps.

Thanks @WarrenBelz  and @JisungHan 

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