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Launching App/Web Page in same tab/page of browser.

Currently, PowerApps Launching Function is redirecting another app/page to different tab instead of same page. This feature is good for few schenarios but also we should have capabilities to launch in same page with using specific parameter value like (True/False).

 

Tipical observation on Launching function::

When I am loading page and clcking button where Launch Function is specified to load another app, it is loading successfully in different tab. But while I am reverting back from 2nd app to parent app with same Launch function with passing parent page web link url then it is loading in Same Tab. When I reach parent page and repeat the same steps, it is working in same tab.

 

Note: in my observation, Launching different tab only in first time execution of each session. Not sure the reason but observed.

Status: Completed

I'm pleased to announce that screen targeting support (including "self") is now available in the Preview region and those on the Frequent refresh cadence in some regions.   It is rolling out further over the next few days.  You can tell if you have it if LaunchTarget is an available enumeration in your app:

 

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The documentation has been updated with the details: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/canvas-apps/functions/function-param.   To target a window, you will need to use a new record format for the Launch function which is explained in the docs.

 

I will also be doing a blog post shortly.

 

Your feedback is most welcome!

Comments
Regular Visitor

Would love to be able to specify this to avoid the end user having a tonne of tabs open. I even tried it in an HTML Text Control but it ignores the target attribute.

Kudo Kingpin

Is there any update on this?

 

Regular Visitor

Is this thread being reviewed? I really need this functionality

Helper I

Also waiting on this functionality... this is something that is much needed if you are doing a scenario which you bounce between sharepoint and powerapps

Frequent Visitor

This changed to "under review" a year ago - is there an update or an ETA? Could we all at least know whether this is going to happen or not? I'm trying to pitch using PowerApps to my superiors for a number of solutions, but this has been a dealbreaker for them!

 

@rc - can you give us an update please?

Advocate I

I agree with this request. I use a PowerApp for my SharePoint navigation and it would be nice if links opened in the same window

Frequent Visitor

I think that this could have have bigger priority. It is little change but with big influence by my opinion. Please implement it.

Frequent Visitor

We also need to open in the same page, Currently the user is faced with multiple tabs / pages. Also, if you are running the PowrApp from the PowerApp application you can download on a surface pro or similar machines, the application opens a Browser tab, which requests log in and then another tab...etc. The user is now can't find their way back to the main application!

Fadi@3Ation.com

Frequent Visitor

Come on Microsoft team.  Let's get this in motion.  There are already a lot of business reasons above as to why this is needed. 

 

We have an application that opens a Maintenance App directly from a BI Service report based on the record selected in the report.  My users look at this issue as a big nuisance for them to have to manage multiple tabs. Especially annoying that it takes the app out of Full Screen mode each time it creates a new tab as well. 

 

It should not be that difficult to implement.  Is it?

Regular Visitor

Has there been any update on this function update this is something truly needed and would be very beneficial.