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Is there a way I can see all the controls in Power apps form irrespective of the rules ?

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Hi,

 Whenever, I add some rules to Powerapps forms to hide the controls they will be hidden. 

 

 Is there a way i can see all the controls irrespective of the rules on the form?(Tried press and holding alt key)

 

Thanks,

Sadhana

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If you look on the left side the control will always be listed in the tree view. You can click on it and interact with it even though it is hidden. 

 

Some people will add code for "debugging" that they can toggle to make everything visible but, that can be a lot of effort. So I just use the tree view to get to the hidden pieces. 

Shane - Microsoft MVP, YouTube, and PowerApps Consulting for when you are in a bind to get this fixed quickly. And finally we now have PowerApps Training

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Yeah, there is, but as Shane said, it's a bit convoluted...

 

 

What I do is have anything with admin/hidden requirements set to:

Visible = DevHidden

 

and on your App's OnStart you have it set all of those to hidden:

Set(DevHidden, false)

 

Then on a separate screen I have my Dev controls, with a toggle to simulate admin users and a toggle to set management users and any other specific requirements.

For admin/hidden fields I have a toggle that sets:

OnCheck = Set(DevHidden, true)

OnUnCheck = Set(DevHidden, false)

 

This way you are able to instantly turn on/off the visibility of these items.

 

Cheers,

ManCat

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Sancho Harker, MVP


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If you look on the left side the control will always be listed in the tree view. You can click on it and interact with it even though it is hidden. 

 

Some people will add code for "debugging" that they can toggle to make everything visible but, that can be a lot of effort. So I just use the tree view to get to the hidden pieces. 

Shane - Microsoft MVP, YouTube, and PowerApps Consulting for when you are in a bind to get this fixed quickly. And finally we now have PowerApps Training

Thanks for the response. I am aware of the controls listed on the left side. But Is there a way the controls should appear on the form. If the form is so big, every time its not possible to go through the controls to see which are hidden.

 

 

Yeah, there is, but as Shane said, it's a bit convoluted...

 

 

What I do is have anything with admin/hidden requirements set to:

Visible = DevHidden

 

and on your App's OnStart you have it set all of those to hidden:

Set(DevHidden, false)

 

Then on a separate screen I have my Dev controls, with a toggle to simulate admin users and a toggle to set management users and any other specific requirements.

For admin/hidden fields I have a toggle that sets:

OnCheck = Set(DevHidden, true)

OnUnCheck = Set(DevHidden, false)

 

This way you are able to instantly turn on/off the visibility of these items.

 

Cheers,

ManCat

@iAm_ManCat


Please 'Mark as Solution' if someone's post answered your question and always 'Thumbs Up' the posts you like or that helped you!


Thanks!
You and everyone else in the community make it the awesome and welcoming place it is, keep your questions coming and make sure to 'like' anything that makes you 'Appy
Sancho Harker, MVP


Thanks for the clear explanation. I will try to implement in my app.

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