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Generate app using the tablet layout

Currently you can only use the Tablet Layout when creating a blank app.  Can you please include this layout when generating an app from a data source?  I really think this should be a high priority.  The option to switch between layouts would be nice too.

 

It takes a long time to build an app from scratch, particularly as the gallery control in a blank app does not seem to find fields/columns in the data source (I've updated the Items formula, but it cannot find the columns, despite having used them successfully in the same app generated using Phone Layout).

Status: Planned

This feature idea is actively being discussed and we see the value it will bring.  If as part of it we were to support incrementally adding entities to an existing app with the predefined templating of the current App from Data, would that be useful?

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Level 8

@aorth If I understand you correctly, yes, that is the whole point that I personally want the tablet layout opiton when creating a PowerApp directly from the SharePoint list. I want all the "autmatic" mapping to the columns as opposed to creating them from scratch when creating an app from a blank template and then connecting to the list. This will save a TON of time when turning out quick, custom applicaitons where all the focus can be on tuning the user experience vs. all the background, technical crap. LOL

Level 8

hi

 

My original reason for supporting this was to be able to create an APP using a Tablet Layout and then be able to switch to a Phone layout without having to rewrite all of the code as the functionality needed to be the same.

 

REgards

 

Nigel