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_benatherton
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Enhanced Component Properties - Can't call Action property from one component with event property from another component

Hi everyone,

 

I am having an issue where I have two components from the same component library in my application. One component (component A) has an action property which I would like to call using an event property in another component (component B). This doesn't work - there are no error messages and the code defined in the component library for the action property is not executed. If I try to use a generic button control to trigger the action property, it does work. So one workaround which does work is to put the code I intended to put in component B into the OnSelect of the button, and then the event property in component B will use Select() to execute the action property in component A. 

 

I just wanted to know if what I have experienced is the expected behaviour going forward, or if this is indeed and issue which will be resolved.

 

Many thanks

 

Ben

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ShantanuP
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Power Apps

Hi Ben,

I am trying to understand how are you setting this up. It's not possible from call another component action property as those are in different scopes. For example, I get an error if I try the above scenario that you are describing.

 

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Hi @ShantanuP ,

 

Thank you for your reply. So I have two components in a component library. Component A has an action property which is defined in the component library, and component B has an event property which is defined in the app. So when I bring the components into the app, I am populating the event property in component B with the action property from component A. The event property in component B would look something like:

 

ComponentA_1.ActionProperty()

 

Then this event property is triggered by clicking a button within component B. But when I click this button with the components set up as described, the action property is not triggered. 

 

I hope this makes more sense

ShantanuP
Power Apps
Power Apps

Thanks Ben for clear steps to repro. I was able to repro the issue on my end.

hi @_benatherton , do you happen to have the in-app components first and then create and import the library components with the same name after? There might be a naming conflict if you import the same name library components after you already create the in-app components. If that's the case, a quick mitigation is to delete both the in-app and library components and re-import the library components once everything is gone.

 

Please let me know if this applies to your scenario.

Hi @anhtruongMSFT ,

 

Thank you for your response. Sorry for any confusion. When I say in app component, I just mean the component imported from the component library which I am using in the app, not a component which I am editing in the app directly. 

So those imported library components or the names didn't exist anywhere in the app before? I was only able to repro the same behavior when I create the in-app components first and use the same name to create and import the library components.

Would it be possible for you to share both your app and component library that experience the behavior?

Hi @anhtruongMSFT ,

 

I don't think I am allowed to share it unfortunately, but I can give you a step by step to replicate in a similar scenario:

 

  1. Create component library with 2 components, A and B
  2. In component A create an action property with the formula: Set(backgroundColor, Color.Blue)
  3. Insert a rectangle and set the fill to backgroundColor
  4. Set the OnReset for component A to : Set(backgroundColor, Color.White)
  5. In component B, create an event property and add a button with the OnSelect being the event property
  6. Create a canvas app and import components A and B in from the library. Put both components on a screen.
  7. In the event property for component B, type in the action property from component A 
  8. Click the button in component B

This is where the issue is - when clicking the button, the color doesn't change in component A as it is supposed to. Please let me know how this works for you

I was able to repro the bug following your instructions. This is a scoping issue and I need to discuss with the team about the fix.

I assume the reason it's working for you with in-app components is because you have turned on "Access app scope" on the component that has the Action property. Please confirm that when you can.

anhtruongMSFT_0-1694461860097.png

 

I will provide further update when I have the details. Thank you for your discovery.

anhtruongMSFT
Employee
Employee

A fix for this has been submitted and will be available as version 10.1 rolls out to all stations.

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