cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
Pstork1
Dual Super User
Dual Super User

New Blog Post: Canvas Rules feature deprecation

There have been several posts recently from people saying that the Rules tab in their designer disapeared.  This was a problem caused by a piece of code that got released to early.  There is now an official Blog post that discusses the future roadmap for the Rules Tab.  Starting today it should be an optional feature that will only appear in new apps if you enable it.  It will continue to appear in existing apps.  But the key in the article is that in addition to being optional going forward it has also been deprecated.  There are other ways to accomplish what Rules do and you should explore those in the future.  Here's the official Blog post:

 

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/canvas-rules-feature-deprecation/

 



-------------------------------------------------------------------------
If I have answered your question, please mark your post as Solved.
If you like my response, please give it a Thumbs Up.

Join me at 365EduCon in Chicago on Sept. 26-30 where I'll be presenting on the Power Platform!
1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
mdevaney
Super User
Super User

Thank you for the heads up @Pstork1.

View solution in original post

5 REPLIES 5
mdevaney
Super User
Super User

Thank you for the heads up @Pstork1.

Thanks @Pstork1 

Anonymous
Not applicable

Thank you for the helpful post @Pstork1 

 

@Anonymous 

PeterH1
Frequent Visitor

Hi @Pstork1, thank you for the notification.

Can you please advise how "expressions" can replace the rules feature? In my app I used rules for two things:

  • to store logic, e.g. disabling the "Next" button unless the user had filled in fields correctly
  • to communicate the logic, e.g. highlighting the fields that were not filtered correctly.

Is my only alternative to duplicate that logic in two places? E.g. keep one copy of the logic in the button's DisplayMode property, and another copy in the field's Fill property?

The logic is normally stored somewhere else and is used to set a variable value.  Then If statements in the DisplayMode, Fill, and perhaps visibility of a label with handle the error checking.  That's essentially what the rules were doing.  They were just packaged differently.



-------------------------------------------------------------------------
If I have answered your question, please mark your post as Solved.
If you like my response, please give it a Thumbs Up.

Join me at 365EduCon in Chicago on Sept. 26-30 where I'll be presenting on the Power Platform!

Helpful resources

Announcements
Power Platform Conf 2022 768x460.jpg

Join us for Microsoft Power Platform Conference

The first Microsoft-sponsored Power Platform Conference is coming in September. 100+ speakers, 150+ sessions, and what's new and next for Power Platform.

Users online (4,669)