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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:

 

2020-05-11_11h10_09.png

 

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
Power Apps
Status changed to: Started

We've taken a look at the work needed and believe we can fit it in even with competing priorities.  We hope to have this out within the next three months and I'll report back here if we encounter a delay.

Anonymous
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Amazing!!!! I cannot wait for this! Thanks guys 😀

Frequent Visitor

Lovely! Great work!

Frequent Visitor

Hi GregLi

 

Really appreciate that you guys doing this, One thing I noticed, and is causing issues with opening multiple screens is:

If you have multiple domain accounts, A@3Ation.com and B@3Ation.com (Both logged in in IE) , When we call a powerApp while A is logged in, the new app starts in a new screen but with B logged in.  I think the launching should respect the launcher credentials? 

Happy to share a video of this scenario with you. 

 

fadi@3ation.com

 

Power Apps

Thanks for the comment @FadiF.  I think I understand what you are describing, I just tried to use IE with multiple accounts and it is a bit of a mess, multiple authentication requests, windows popping up, etc.  Chrome and Edge (new) seemed more consistent.  Can you replicate the problem on one of the more modern browsers?  We aren't doing much work these days to improve the IE experience.

Frequent Visitor

Hi @GregLi 

 

This is using the latest Version of Edge! 

I have one personal account and Three Accounts on two different Domains on test my machine... 

I launched app.PowerApps.com, and there it asked me to log in, I did using A@3Ation.com

When launching an application, it auto logged me as X@AnotherDomain.com! for the application.

The issue with multiple screens...etc. is what we have been asking for few months, especially that the PowerApp  (Windows store) is depreciated. This issue is about Authentication, and which credentials we are running the apps with. (and happens on the latest Edge / Chrome).   It is nightmare, as running an app with one credentials, and opening another with another, is causing us major issue in our logging / and storing files in the OneDrive....etc.). 

 

More than happy to give you a full demo of the issue. (Can demo using Teams). 

Thanks

FadiF 

 

 

Regular Visitor

When can we expect this feature. Really frustrating

Regular Visitor

Any update or progress on adding this capability to powerapps? 

 

I have multiple applications for which this is needed. 

Regular Visitor

I would also like to know if there are any updates regarding this improvement.

 

It is really something very important, as it directly impacts the user experience. And, as colleagues will already comment, I also have some apps that urgently need this option.

Power Apps
Status changed to: 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:

 

2020-05-11_11h10_09.png

 

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!