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Template Form?

Can I create a template form with preformatted sizing and fonts? I'm going crazy with the repeated manual editing of forms hehe.

Thank you in advance!!

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RandyHayes
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Don't give up on Forms!  They are the best tool in PowerApps and provide so much functionality that you would have to do on your own.

They look ugly though!  And there is no current way to style the whole form or apply changes to all datacards.

 

But, if you really want to get a customized look for your Form, you can abandon the Form interface but still use the form as the data manager.

Take a look at this video and specifically this Part 3 on separating the interface from the form and not breaking the functionality.

 

I hope this is helpful for you.

 

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AmDev
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Hi @PowerAppsRookie 

 

Please see tip #7 in the following article by Power Apps master blogger,  @mdevaney  which enables bulk format edits to controls within forms.

 

10 Things You Should Know About Power Apps Forms (matthewdevaney.com) 

 

Hope this helps

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AJ_Z
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Yes and No. In relation to your question specifically the answer is no. Currently Edit Forms come into the app in a standardised theme / look. New Datacards added to the Edit Form requires adjustments to match your theme. This can be tedious.  

Yes there is a potential work around. By adding individual components to containers and galleries (depending on you scenario) you can create a theme that is scalable and fairly bespoke to your needs. you can then use Patch() -to write new and edit existing data, Reset() - to reset the individual components (wrapping this in Concurrent() helps). To make this look even better you can use HTML text / HTML to add shadows and design enhancements. Is this an edit form? - no but it can be reused and made into a standard theme and write data. 

I hope this helps answer your question. 


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@PowerAppsRookie 

Don't give up on Forms!  They are the best tool in PowerApps and provide so much functionality that you would have to do on your own.

They look ugly though!  And there is no current way to style the whole form or apply changes to all datacards.

 

But, if you really want to get a customized look for your Form, you can abandon the Form interface but still use the form as the data manager.

Take a look at this video and specifically this Part 3 on separating the interface from the form and not breaking the functionality.

 

I hope this is helpful for you.

 

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@RandyHayes Mentiones some good points one thing that is really good about that approach is that you can maintain useful features e.g OnSuccess/OnFailure these can be very useful. also the simplicity of SubmitForm Vs Patch is another good point in favour of Forms. 



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AmDev
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Hi @PowerAppsRookie 

 

Please see tip #7 in the following article by Power Apps master blogger,  @mdevaney  which enables bulk format edits to controls within forms.

 

10 Things You Should Know About Power Apps Forms (matthewdevaney.com) 

 

Hope this helps

RandyHayes
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@AmDev 

Partially!!  It does not select all of the controls in the form.  Only the Value and Key.  Gets you a little closer, but not real control over all of the controls.

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@RandyHayes  that's true, though I would say it gets you most of the way there given the Value and Key are the main visible controls that most users would want to format in bulk.

RandyHayes
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Yep...that's what I was saying...gets you close!  It would REALLY be nice to be able to select controls at will.  To be able to select a control in one datacard and another in another datacard.  Dare to dream!!

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@RandyHayes  - For sure, 'will' (👀) be great to have that functionality... 🤞

That would be a great feature is there an existing idea raised for this? 🙂



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