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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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@aorth If I understand you correctly, yes, that is the whole point that I personally want the tablet layout opiton when creating a PowerApp directly from the SharePoint list. I want all the "autmatic" mapping to the columns as opposed to creating them from scratch when creating an app from a blank template and then connecting to the list. This will save a TON of time when turning out quick, custom applicaitons where all the focus can be on tuning the user experience vs. all the background, technical crap. LOL

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My original reason for supporting this was to be able to create an APP using a Tablet Layout and then be able to switch to a Phone layout without having to rewrite all of the code as the functionality needed to be the same.





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Is there any status update? It is almost one year from "Status changed to: PLANNED".

This functionality can save a lot of effort.

Best regards,


Regular Visitor

Please implement this!

New Member

Please provide status update. As mentioned above, has been in planning stage for nearly a year with no updates.

Frequent Visitor

One more voice here requesting an update. This would be a very useful feature.

Regular Visitor

Please get this done MS! Can't make apps beyond 640 mobile width when integrating in power bi making for very small apps!

Regular Visitor

This would be really great to have....

Frequent Visitor

Soooo Microsoft stopped development on InfoPath to push PowerApps on us and can't even allow the user to change the screen size of the form? 

I mean, I can't even .... This is beyond frustrating.

Businesses use InfoPath to create advanced forms with 50 fields that can fit very nicely on a desktop page. I can't do anything with a mobile version. This is extremely limiting. No one uses a mobile phone for serious daily data entry. Whoever is making these decisions at Microsoft is out of their mind.

Regular Visitor

This feature is really important. Please make a tablet mode power app from sharepoint lists.