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issues with resizing the data cards



I want to change the layout of a form. switched the Layout column to 12 to fit to grid.


It happens very often, that I take the mouse and klick a dot just to expand or to shrink the data card and suddenly it is shrinked to zero width. That happening 8 of 10 times and it makes it almost impossible to make progress.


Sadly I got no Win10 machine so I cannot install the PowerApp Client for now. I am working with Chrome which works much better than IE.


Any hint how to avoid this??




I found my x and Y values (shown in the advanced tab/pane) where off so this may be related to why I am seeing this strange behaviour. I would be curious to know if others who see their width go to zero if the X and Y data card postions where a factor in this problem.



I was having this happen to me as well (but not every time).  What I've found is if I rename the Form after I've connected the form to a data source, the issue will occur where trying to resize the data cards with the mouse will set the width to zero.  If I rename the form first or not rename it all, the resizing works fine.




That's ridiculous...


I am also experiencing that data cards randomly change position in forms, especially horizontal forms. I am using both relative positioning with formulas in the X,Y, W and H fields as well as hard coding the positions.

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You described the bug exactly

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This is a bug. Here is a workaround:  Save the app, publish it, close it and then reopen in Edit.  Then I was able to resize.  Seems to happen after you rename the form.  Get it saved then reopen and you're good.

Unfortunately this isn't reliable. I have an app that I've saved, published, and edited many times, and still the issue occurs.

It's seriously frustrating, what's equally as frustrating is setting a datacard to a height of 60, for it to revert to 80. Somewhat inexplicably

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I was having a similar issue just now and found that one of the cards had a hidden error message lingering at the bottom of the card. Because it is not visible, I didn't realize this, and this alone was not allowing me to change any of the field sizes in that row. Once I moved the field up, all was well with the world 🙂 

that didn't work for me. My data card doesn't have any error boxes and it stills snaps right back to 80 whenever I try to set it to 50.

there are two reasons a data card snaps to a larger size, in your case 80 pixels

  1. there is something in the data card that ends (Y+Height) at 80 pixels
  2. another data card in the same row has a height of 80 pixels

Either of those cases will cause your card to snap back to 80. Look closely at the datacards in your row. You'll find one of the two situations mentioned above.

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