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davidstone
Level 8

Within our organisation we have a number of Power Apps developers who have learned their trade by working on voluntary projects that solve different business and social challenges. It's always great to learn by applying yourself to a specific goal, and it's even better to be able to give something back in the process.

The advantage with Power Apps is that you can produce solutions so quickly that it's worthwhile even if it only solves a niche problem.

In this post I'm going to describe one of those niche solutions, the problem it solves, and the decisions that went into designing it. Design is important to us both technically and visually – we want our user experience to be great, and as a result our solutions often don't look like PowerApps.

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Dual Super User
Dual Super User

In this article I will show you how to create a re-usable calculator control component in PowerApps. We will use buttons and text label controls to create a responsive calculator as a custom component with low code no code.

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Dual Super User
Dual Super User

In this article I will highlight 10 interesting PowerApps hacks/ workarounds/ troubleshoots that might help you in building canvas apps. This article is inspired by a couple of questions that I have been repetitively seeing on the community forums. Being documented at one place, it could be a good cheat sheet for all level of users (beginners/ mid/ pros) while building apps.

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panand99
Level 10

Sometimes, when we add data cards columns in form, then for better user interface we need to adjust its X and Y position which is very tedious task. Or, we can used snap column feature. but that didn`t so much helpful.

 

So, to solve this type of issue, there is a way. 

  1. Create a blank custom data card.
  2. Create text input field within the new custom data card, you can create multiple fields based on your requirement and puts all in the same custom data card (you can set its width and height accordingly, as per your design). You can drag and set your UI on within that custom data card.
  3. Now, on the field data card sets its 'Update' setting to textinput.text and the hide this field data card.

 

That is the simplest and best way to adjust your UI of the form.

 

Thanks,

Prashant

  

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Dual Super User
Dual Super User

In this article I will show you how to shoot a video in PowerApps. I will pass the data collected in a collection from a Camera control and a Microphone control from the canvas app to an Azure Storage blob via Flow. I will then use those to reference to an external API and finally create the video.

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Rick72
Level 10

A button in PowerApps has a "OnSelect" property but no "OnDoubleSelect" property. So is it not possible to have a double-click event in PowerApps then? But it is possible, with a little bit of extra effort. This blog post shows you how to add double-click functionality to a button in PowerApps. At the end, a video is shown for a more visual explanation.

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Dual Super User
Dual Super User

This is a continuation of the Business Card Scanner using Microsoft PowerApps vBlog I had recorded back in August, 2018. This blog walks you through step-by-step to build the key features you need. Majority of the explanation is done in the video, this blog provides formulas and links to helpful articles.

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Rick72
Level 10

Not to long ago, Microsoft introduced the column type “Location” in SharePoint Online. This is a great addition for business solutions. From a PowerApps perspective, the usefulness is limited to showing data (Country/Region, State, City, Postal Code and Street).

 

So is it not possible at all to update a location field from PowerApps?

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Dual Super User
Dual Super User

This blogs focuses on how to add defaults to a SharePoint Customized (or PowerApps) form. The list in this demo includes all the column types including managed metadata. The video walks you through the steps in detail, however, this blog contains all the functions incase you want to copy and paste

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Dual Super User
Dual Super User

This blog focuses on the on offline capability of PowerApps. Here you'll see the key features you need to add to your PowerApp in order to take input when there is no internet connection available and automatically upload it to your data connection. This written blog explains the features and the formulas/expressions used. The video deep-dives in the entire process. A copy of this app is attached to this blog.

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Dual Super User
Dual Super User

This blog walks you through how you can use PowerApps in Power BI to save a snapshot of data available in a Power BI Report. In addition, we will add the option to add a comment.

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Rick72
Level 10

It is recommended to update or (re)publish your app every six month. Click here to go to the related webpage. To be honest, I do not know if this it true for SharePoint forms (I assume it is), but for apps it is recommended.

 

So how does one know which apps are not updated or (re)published in six months? Well, PowerShell to the rescue!

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Dawidvh
Level 10

See PowerApps in action on multi-step Business Workflow Processes, that isn't hard-coded.

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paul_culmsee
Level 8

This article and accompanying video shows how with a little imagination, you can leverage recent managed metadata support in PowerApps in new and interesting ways for tagging content. Also learn some nice tricks around the use of canvas controls and relative positioning of controls

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Dual Super User
Dual Super User

This blog briefly talks about the main features used to build the vertical menu which will horizontal expand and collapse. A copy of the MSAPP has been attached for you to download and explorer.

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Dawidvh
Level 10

Easily create multiple column based filters on any gallery or data table, while adding additional choices for items like "-All-", "-Me-", "-Today-" without having additional checkboxes, logic or if statements to get lost in.

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Dual Super User
Dual Super User

4 years ago I had written a TechNet Guru Award in the SharePoint category for writing an article on 'SharePoint Online: A no-code Solution to Create and Customize Access Service app using Access 2013'. Now I am going to migrate this Access App to PowerApps.  There is some urgency when it comes to migrating Access Apps because Microsoft has already stopped creation of new Access-based apps in SharePoint Online one June 2017 and will shut down any remaining apps by April 2018. For more information you can refer to the 'Updating the Access Services in SharePoint Roadmap'. You can also refer to the 'Introduction to PowerApps for Access Web Apps' developers document.

 

In this section I will focus on building the core design of the PowerApp and build the View Forms.

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Dual Super User
Dual Super User

4 years ago I had written a TechNet Guru Award in the SharePoint category for writing an article on 'SharePoint Online: A no-code Solution to Create and Customize Access Service app using Access 2013'. Now I am going to migrate this Access App to PowerApps.  There is some urgency when it comes to migrating Access Apps because Microsoft has already stopped creation of new Access-based apps in SharePoint Online one June 2017 and will shut down any remaining apps by April 2018. For more information you can refer to the 'Updating the Access Services in SharePoint Roadmap'. You can also refer to the 'Introduction to PowerApps for Access Web Apps' developers document.

 

This will be a multiple-part series on how the migration occurred. In this section I will demonstrate the Access App and then migrate it to SharePoint Online.

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Dual Super User
Dual Super User

This blog shows how PowerApps can be used to lookup values from an Excel spreadsheet stored on OneDrive, make multiple selections and then save it back to the Excel. 

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Dual Super User
Dual Super User

PowerApps is so much more than just a web based form and this blog will demonstrate that first hand. Here we are building a powerful tablet app where users can watch the planets of our Solar System revolve around the Sun. The app gives the users the option to filter out any of the planets they don't wish to see while they are still revolving.

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Dual Super User
Dual Super User

This article walks you through how to build a message or dialgue box

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Dual Super User
Dual Super User

What this 4 minute video to demo what the blog has to offer!

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