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PowerApps Debugger Needed

It would be great (for all level of developers) to have a debugger within PowerApps to show (to a meaningful extent) steps behind the sense of an action a PowerApp (user) makes, whether there is an error or no. in case of an error, we will get to know what / where exactly the error, hence debugger (hopefully) proposes the right help, while in case of no error, we will get to know how things works hence better understand the logic and get to design better codes/formulas etc

Status: Under Review

Updating status and adding @GregLi

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Level: Powered On

Robot Happy PowerApps Survival Tip 

The "poor man's" debugger workaround I use is to create a label with debug information for every screen I create. 

 

Screen Shot 2017-08-01 at 14.02.28.png

I set

  • the "Text" attribute = whatever variable information I need to dump 
  • the "Visible" attribute = true

    e.g.  This will dump the value of a Toggle control 

    Screen Shot 2017-08-01 at 14.08.09.png
    Screen Shot 2017-08-01 at 14.10.50.png

 

And this is what appears on the screen in the app:

 

Screen Shot 2017-08-01 at 14.14.02.pngDebugging label as it appears in the App

When I'm done debugging, I set

  • the "Visible" attribute = false 

I leave it invisible in case I need to use it again.

I do hope that an integrated debugger is on the horizon for the PowerApps Team.

 

Level: Power Up

The debugging experience also needs to be able to log and stop on events. E.g. I have some sort of race condition on iOS causing a powerapps form to update with the wrong data 1 second after it initially loads with the correct data. 

Level 10

I have inidtaed this idea and is no more supporting it. The Appchecker is okay.

PowerApps Staff
Status changed to: Under Review

Updating status and adding @GregLi