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Generate app using the tablet layout

Currently you can only use the Tablet Layout when creating a blank app.  Can you please include this layout when generating an app from a data source?  I really think this should be a high priority.  The option to switch between layouts would be nice too.

 

It takes a long time to build an app from scratch, particularly as the gallery control in a blank app does not seem to find fields/columns in the data source (I've updated the Items formula, but it cannot find the columns, despite having used them successfully in the same app generated using Phone Layout).

Status: Planned

This feature idea is actively being discussed and we see the value it will bring.  If as part of it we were to support incrementally adding entities to an existing app with the predefined templating of the current App from Data, would that be useful?

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JosephShum
Microsoft

Hi everyone, this is something we have been wanting to add to Power Apps for some time. It is very encouraging to see the support from the community for this feature. I am optimistic that you will hear more about this in a few months. Please stay tuned!

aperea2539
Advocate I

Oh my gosh!

I can't believe that this is not supported. I'm really new to PowerApps and just assumed that I just wasn't finding this feature.

But apparently it doesn't exist. How is that possible? Like other have mentioned, if we want to use this for internal purposes, it will be viewed on a screen and not on a phone. 

Why not allow all that nice functionality for tablet layout as well? Or allow you to change it later on?

 

This is frustrating.

thomas_praxis
Frequent Visitor

@WorkHard  Ditto!  It is a year since your comment and I still can't agree more!

 

If Power Apps is the InfoPath replacement, we need to at least have the tablet option available for creating SharePoint connected app.

 

Realistically, if you are creating an app for your company, what percentage of your employees will be using it on their phone?  Maybe after hours or in transit?  But the majority of the time it would be used on desktop.

mkoscielski
New Member

Just adding to this so that it is clear that people really do want this feature. 

AVPV
Regular Visitor

Just adding to this so that it is clear that people really do want this feature.