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Copy and paste between open apps

This may already be on the horizon but I would love to see the ability to copy and paste controls and layouts between apps.

 

For example:

 

If I build a screen with all of it's layout, buttons, fields, etc. I'd like to be able to easily copy it from 1 app into another.

 

This would allow for multiple people working on a project but not in the same live file at the same time.

 

 

Status: Completed

Excited that this feature is now complete! You can now copy and paste across apps using Ctrl+C to copy and Ctrl+V to paste. Smiley Very Happy

Read more here:

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/blog/copy-and-paste-controls-across-canvas-apps-available/  

Comments
seth_ricard
Frequent Visitor

Any talk of making it more of a collaborative development environment like the MS Office Applications are now so we don't have to do copy and paste / import / export.  Maybe more of a TFS like functionality and allow users to lock or check out resources while they work on different parts of an app?

emmac
Power Apps

Hey @seth_ricard - That is a separate idea that we are looking into. Copy and paste is still a feature that we would want to include in addition to any collaborative functionalities. Probably best to vote and receive updates for collaborative devlopment on another idea specifically for it.  https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/PowerApps-Ideas/Collaboration-more-than-one-user-developing-an-a...

emmac
Power Apps
Status changed to: Completed

Excited that this feature is now complete! You can now copy and paste across apps using Ctrl+C to copy and Ctrl+V to paste. Smiley Very Happy

Read more here:

https://powerapps.microsoft.com/blog/copy-and-paste-controls-across-canvas-apps-available/  

Anonymous
Not applicable

That article goes to a 404 error. Im also not able to copy & paste across apps

JRaasumaa
Memorable Member
Anonymous
Not applicable

I must either be hitting a bug or this doesnt work with objects that are in a group. I am unable to copy/paste anything between apps

emmac
Power Apps

Hey @Anonymous - I'll follow up on private message. Let's see what issue this is and get it fixed. 

-Emma

JRaasumaa
Memorable Member

I just tested and confirmed it does work with two very simplistic apps and copying a single control.

 

 

LasaBlog
New Member

Why two developers can't do changes on two different pages of the same app?

I know that, in powerapps, source codes are not saved as separate files under the project.

Is that the reason?

Is there a posibility to control the powerapps project sources in TFS as separate files and under the project?

martinav
Community Champion

Copy/paste of control is one thing... but I want to copy past an entire screen!  Can do?