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In this article I will highlight 10 interesting PowerApps hacks/ workarounds/ troubleshoots that might help you in building canvas apps. This article is inspired by a couple of questions that I have been repetitively seeing on the community forums. Being documented at one place, it could be a good cheat sheet for all level of users (beginners/ mid/ pros) while building apps.
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This vBlog is part of my Hidden Gems series. This video primarily focuses on functions that can enhance your app's UI and UX functionality. Also attached to this blog is a copy of my MSAPP file that I built in the blog.
The PowerApps built, internal Microsoft tool called, Thrive, and is how Microsoft employees keeps up with company news, gets important alerts, see tasks at a glance, or see employee profiles, find and launch other Thrive apps. In addition to being one of the widest used PowerApps at Microsoft it also has the distinction of having one of one of the highest NPS ratings!
In this article I will show you how to create an alphabet based custom control in PowerApps. We will use the gallery control, the slider control (numeric based) and text label controls to create an alphabet-based slider as a custom component.
In this lab you are building a conference management application and need to display registered attendees and be able to cycle through them. Each conference has different information that is important to see about the attendee. For example, virtual conferences show different data than in-person conferences. Therefore, you want to use a template associated with each conference to display the information and build a reusable component that will allow viewing of the records in a carousel that can cycle through the records.
Application lifecycle management (ALM) is a vital part of a successful strategy for Power Platform projects. Contoso has provisioned a new development instance and would like to set up a build and deploy process where modifications of any of the components are only performed in the development environment and then deployed as a managed solution to the production environment. Components required to be deployed include a model-driven app and a canvas app. They also would like to take advantage of new tools like Solution Checker to monitor the health of what they are building.
You will be packaging components as a new unmanaged solution in the development environment and deploy, patch, and upgrade this solution in the production environment as managed.
Sometimes, when we add data cards columns in form, then for better user interface we need to adjust its X and Y position which is very tedious task. Or, we can used snap column feature. but that didn`t so much helpful.
So, to solve this type of issue, there is a way.
Create a blank custom data card.
Create text input field within the new custom data card, you can create multiple fields based on your requirement and puts all in the same custom data card (you can set its width and height accordingly, as per your design). You can drag and set your UI on within that custom data card.
Now, on the field data card sets its 'Update' setting to textinput.text and the hide this field data card.
That is the simplest and best way to adjust your UI of the form.
The App in an Hour Lab is a beginner level lab for you to get hands-on experience with PowerApps, and the Common Data Service. The lab includes step-by-step instructions for someone new to these technologies to build a conference/event solution.
In this article I will show you how to shoot a video in PowerApps. I will pass the data collected in a collection from a Camera control and a Microphone control from the canvas app to an Azure Storage blob via Flow. I will then use those to reference to an external API and finally create the video.