Please add the ability to add comments to code by // or whatever other convention, please.
This is essential and should not be difficult.
@ManishM and @CarlosFigueira should be interested in this following this post.
See the blog post here: https://powerapps.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/comment-your-powerapps-code/ for details on how to use this.
+1 Also, since PowerApps can handle SVG images which involve dense encoded formulas, commenting on each part can help PowerApps developers implement them more easily.
I'd love to be able to comment within a formula. Not just to write a comment, but to be able to disable a part or a line of code.
When I want to edit complex formulas, I take screenshots or copy the original to Notepad before I start editing.
With comments I could leave a duplicate as a comment next to the formula before editing.
If not to comment inside item boxes maybe a notes box similar to what powerpoint has with a notes section at the bottom of each slide/screen.
Code need to open a new Editor Window anyhow. The Excel-like toolbar is not helpful.
Maybe a new function--think Excel already has an N function that does this? This approach would be perfectly consistent with the function-based paradigm of PowerApps.
And I agree that the new Editor Window would be VERY appreciated--so many powerusers have very complex formulas now, and both the Excel-like toolbar AND the Advanced property textbox no longer satisfy our needs.
This is a must have feature! I have been working with PowerApps for about 2 months and have some very long, complicated code that I can barely read a week after I wrote it. I need to be able to comment and tell the future app maintainer what I am thinking as I write this code.
Is this really not being considered?
Code comments are a must have when it comes to more complicated app that do a lot of routing and checks leading to complicated formulas....yes everything makes sense when you first build the app, but coming back to it after months - nothing makes sense anymore.It's somewhat a shame that other things like adding icons took priority in front of other pieces of functionalities requested here...
I am working on apps to teach others how to build apps and commenting code would greatly help me achieve this.
This is a great idea, though I think it challenges the "no code" fallicy of Powerapps, as anyone who has made a Powerapp that is more than a toy knows you pretty much need to write heaps of code to get it to work.