08-08-2018 06:20 AM
This video starts a multi-part series that will help teach you EVERYTHING about Forms. This video starts with the basics:
Part 2 - PowerApps Form Modes
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Thanks for the 3 videos and the tens/hundreds others!
In this series, you present the best of Forms so thank you again, But I have to say that Forms are far from perfect and I even claim that they are far from being workable that they need tons of improvements: -
These are few notes: -
1. The Design: I hate the font, font size, color etc of forms, let me say i want to use my own template, I custom design one card and it takes me 5 or 10 minutes, then eventually, i cannot copy that field therefore imagine i need 5 to 10 may be 15 minutes customizing every field. unfair.
The design of form and card must be integrated in a Theme that when a developer sets that theme to his App, all properties must apply in every field of every form.
I know that cards are not similar, but eventually they are few so it is not a hard thing to include all these details in a theme. eventually, users, same as developers like that PowerApps they use/develop are attractive enough!
Eventually, themes are not about colors only, they are about color, font, spacing, border property, fill etc, you name it.
2. When working in the right hand pane want to select fields to show in a form, imagine a 100 fields, it takes you ages find the fields you want. The sort of that list does not make any logic, not sorted by any sense that I can understand so there must be a sort by name and search to quickly find the field I want to add to my form.
3. Speaking about Forms with CDS datasource, they do not map any field (in Canvas Apps) while they should depend on a view, something i have been calling for long, no one is hearing.
4. The custom card is a joke. Speaking about CDS again, If i add a field that is a look up field, and it works (sometimes), so imagine i want to add a custom card and inside i add a drop down list. There is no Default Property for the custom card haha so it will never work.
I recall that i have posted about these all in the forum, i wanted to share with you. But again, thanks for the great job you are doing.