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Advocate II

Image control referenced by text



I'm making an app that dynamically loads SPList-contenttypes (Laptop, Desktop, ...). I've also embedded a couple of images to the app that represent each contenttype (combination of PowerApps and Flow with the SharePoint REST API).
Now if I use an image control and statically set it to Laptop, the embedded image/icon is shown, no problem there.

But now I'd like to be able to dynamically select the correct icon in my app, based on the description of the contenttype (I've matched the description of the contenttypes to the name of the embedded icons).
So if the description of the contenttype is "Laptop", use the "Laptop" embedded icon.

This however doesn't work.


You can see the image control in the gallery is not being resolved. The description isn't empty as you can see on the label control right next to it:


Any ideas how I could get this to work?


I know there are a lot of alternatives, but I'm just curious if there's a clever way to do it like this?




I'm not sure about 'clever', but as the Image property is either an image library object or URL reference and I'm assuming the Description is a String, the only way I can see making this work is to create a manual lookup of contenttype string to image object in the image statement itself.


i.e. Image property:

        "Laptop", Laptop, 
        "Desktop", Desktop)



Assuming Laptop and Desktop are pre-loaded images, or replace them with urls to image.

Could be a long list.... 🙂



Hope this helps,


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