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Help icon next to form field

Provide an option to turn on or off a help icon (question mark in a circle) next to a form field. Also, a field property that allows you to enter some help text. When a SharePoint list is used as a data source, default the help text to the associated column settings description field value and turn the help text icon on for that field. Keep the help text and column description text in sync if changes are made in either location. This will allow the form to still remain clean, while offering a way to provide expanded help text for certain fields to guide users on what to enter. There is an existing option for tip text, but that disappears when a user starts entering a value in the field. The tip text also only has so much room before it's trimmed by the form field control. This method of a help icon is already being used in the PowerApps designer. Look at the help icon next to the "Snap to Column" option for a form as an example. Thanks for considering this enhancement request!

 

PS (SharePoint and PowerApps should be in the spell check dictionary for this rich text editor on the powerusers.microsoft.com site 😉

Status: New
Comments
SJNBham
Advocate II

The icon would be placed at the right end of the field label. 

Anonymous
Not applicable

Please add the help icon to the set of ICONS available to add to an app.  It would be helpful to be able to add the Help icon (question mark in a circle) to the Quick Action Bar, where we can edit the behavior.

amjadhav
Regular Visitor

+1 vote for an option to edit the behaviour of help icon.

Heli2911
Frequent Visitor

+1 Vote

RyanXExner
Advocate II

Yes, we need this!

citykidz
Frequent Visitor

 I needed a help icon in my top menu.  I created it with the following settings:

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Hitay
Frequent Visitor

Great idea. This is much needed to be more transparent with the users!