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Tablet App converted to Phone - Date Picker now too small to use

I have inherited a canvas app which I believe started life as tablet form factor but was then set to Portrait and 16x10 to suit a phone.

All the Date Pickers (the calendar that appears when a Date control is tapped) now come up comically small on a phone (though OK in web player).

Anyone know of a resolution for this (short of creating a new phone app and copying all the controls over?).

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Hi @PaulD1 ,

Could you please share a screenshot about this issue within your Phone layout app?

Do you mean that the DatePicker control is not responsible for Mobile layout when you convert it from a Tablet layout?

 

Based on the issue that you mentioned, I have made a test on my side, and don't have the issue that you mentioned. Please consider take a try to turn off the "Scale to fit" option and "Lock orientation" option within Screen size + orientation setting of App settings of your app, then re-publish your app, check if the issue is fixed.

 

Please also check and see if the following blog would help in your scenario:

http://toddbaginski.com/blog/how-to-convert-a-powerapp-from-one-layout-to-another/

 

In addition, please consider edit your app, and configure it as a Responsible layout app. Please check and see if the following article would help in your scenario:

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

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
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Hi @PaulD1 ,

Could you please share a screenshot about this issue within your Phone layout app?

Do you mean that the DatePicker control is not responsible for Mobile layout when you convert it from a Tablet layout?

 

Based on the issue that you mentioned, I have made a test on my side, and don't have the issue that you mentioned. Please consider take a try to turn off the "Scale to fit" option and "Lock orientation" option within Screen size + orientation setting of App settings of your app, then re-publish your app, check if the issue is fixed.

 

Please also check and see if the following blog would help in your scenario:

http://toddbaginski.com/blog/how-to-convert-a-powerapp-from-one-layout-to-another/

 

In addition, please consider edit your app, and configure it as a Responsible layout app. Please check and see if the following article would help in your scenario:

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

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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Thanks for response.

Steps to reproduce:

Create a blank tablet app

In the settings, set to portrait 16:10 (suitable for a phone)

Add a date picker control

Run on a mobile device (through the PowerApps Player)

Click the date picker control and observe the size of the calendar pop-up that appears - it is very small (much smaller than if you create a new phone layout app and add a date picker.

Thanks,

Paul

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The steps from Todd Bakinski worked for me thanks. 

http://toddbaginski.com/blog/how-to-convert-a-powerapp-from-one-layout-to-another/

Something of a faff - would be nice if there was an easier way to specify that the date picker shoud be larger. See below the difference in date picker size between phone app (left) and tablet app (right) even though the height/width of the App is set similarly for both.

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