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TheTruePowerDev
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Power App Components for Microsoft Dynamics 365 - Model driven or Canvas driven?

Hello,

are code components for Microsoft Dynamics 365 considered Model oder Canvas driven?
I always assumed that since Microsoft Dynamics 365 first party Apps (wether its sales, customer service or field service) are Model driven Apps, that the code components for I create for Microsoft Dynamics 365 are also code component for an model driven app (Microsoft Dynamics 365).

best regards!


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DianaBirkelbach
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Hi @TheTruePowerDev ,

 

Dynamics 365 are solutions on top of model-driven apps, so yes, the PCFs used on forms or views are for model-driven apps.

 

But the Power Platform is driving towards Converged Apps, where we don't have to decide if we want a Model-Driven or a Canvas App. A step in this direction are already the CustomPages for Model-Driven Apps. The PCFs used there are similar with the ones for Canvas Apps, but have a little more features. But that's the future. 

 

Was this the info you were looking for?

 

 

 

Kind regards,
Diana
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DianaBirkelbach
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Hi @TheTruePowerDev ,

 

Dynamics 365 are solutions on top of model-driven apps, so yes, the PCFs used on forms or views are for model-driven apps.

 

But the Power Platform is driving towards Converged Apps, where we don't have to decide if we want a Model-Driven or a Canvas App. A step in this direction are already the CustomPages for Model-Driven Apps. The PCFs used there are similar with the ones for Canvas Apps, but have a little more features. But that's the future. 

 

Was this the info you were looking for?

 

 

 

Kind regards,
Diana
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OK I see..., thank you very much for the fast response!
Is there any way to import Canvas Apps into Dynamics 365?

kind regards


DianaBirkelbach
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Hi @TheTruePowerDev , 

 

Besides Custom Pages (which are in preview for now), you can still use Embeeded Canvas Apps.

The PCFs have the advantage that can be used both in CansvasApps and Model-Driven Apps. It depends on your use case.

 

Kind regards,
Diana
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