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Browser or Desktop View

I know that Microsoft is in the mode of mobile first, but when will browser / desktop views be available? We have built some complex forms and views using InfoPath and PowerApps is a bit limiting in this regard.

Status: Completed

When building apps to be run in the browser exclusively, I would recommend that you select the "Tablet Format". This format is designed to work well on desktops, tablets, and even large phone screens. It is on our roadmap to further enhance this experience so that you may create apps from data using the Tablet format, however I don't have any specific dates to share yet.

 

Please feel confident that any app you build in tablet mode will work well in a browser / desktop view in the meanwhile. We have a great selection of templates you can use to get started building beatiful apps for destop and browser. You can locate these at web.powerapps.com on the Home page. Click on the Office filter in the templates section to see some of my favorites.

 

Please review these articles for additional guidance:

https://docs.microsoft.com/powerapps/maker/canvas-apps/set-aspect-ratio-portrait-landscape

https://docs.microsoft.com/powerapps/maker/canvas-apps/get-started-test-drive

 

We will continue to enhance formatting options, and have fully responsive design available now in Model Driven Apps, with roadmap plans to include fully responsive app design in canvas as well.

More on Model Driven Apps:

https://docs.microsoft.com/powerapps/maker/model-driven-apps/model-driven-app-overview

 

Thank you for your patience and continued feedback,

Audrie

 

 

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Level: Powered On

Ideally I would like to see a responsive view that we can control - simple forms for phones, slightly more info for tablets and an much larger, detailed version for desktops.

While everyone is using the "Mobile First" buzz word the reality is many of my business processes involve someone infront of a desktop or laptop completeing their work. If I roll out a PowerApp the first question they are going to ask is why is so much of the screen blank.

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Another issue is with the buttons and toggles. They look fine one the phone or tablet but they are enormous on the desktop. I'm having to scale them back so they they look ok on the desktop but still useable on the mobile device.

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There is supposed to be a display mode for embedding the PowerApp within a sharepoint page. see the image on this blog post https://blogs.office.com/2016/10/31/sharepoint-welcomes-powerapps-and-microsoft-flow/

 

Power Automate Staff
Status changed to: Planned

When building apps to be run in the browser exclusively, I would recommend that you select the "Tablet Format". This format is designed to work well on desktops, tablets, and even large phone screens. It is on our roadmap to further enhance this experience, however I don't have any specific dates to share yet.

 

Please feel confident that any app you build in tablet mode will work well in a browser / desktop view in the meanwhile. There are a few best practices to keep in mind, and I will be blogging on those early March, 2017 on the Product Team blog here:

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/

 

Feel free to reach out to direct message me for assistance if you are running into issues in this area.

 

Thank you again for your feedback,

 

Audrie

Level: Powered On

Audrie, Developing in Tablet mode really is not an option for those of use who need this to be available ont he desktop as well. As Eyerise indicated above there is too much wasted space. Here is a screen shot of a form created in Tablet mode on my laptop (see image below) - It just doens't work for my needs. I am amazed that Microsoft has not initiated a Responsive Design option for these apps. That is the path that you should be going down.

 

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Level: Power Up

I agree with mahonebn. Powerapps should have integrated responsive design on all apps. 

Level: Powered On

Just starting to use Powerapps.  This is a huge drawback.  Responsive design should be a top priorty. 

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@mahonebn @koreytm @jmyers

 

Thank you all for your comments on this topic. This remains in "planned" status at this time. However, I don't have a release date to share yet. As soon as it has been aligned with one of our release cycles, I'll change the status to 'started' so you'll know.

 

@mahonebn - it may help to set the orientation of the app to landscape so you don't see as much wasted space. See how here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGhiNakRx6Q

 

Appreciate your feedback and patience,

Audrie

Level: Power Up

Any update on a potential release date for adaptive/responsive design elements?

Level: Powered On

Looking for updates on this as well.