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Copy and paste between open apps

This may already be on the horizon but I would love to see the ability to copy and paste controls and layouts between apps.


For example:


If I build a screen with all of it's layout, buttons, fields, etc. I'd like to be able to easily copy it from 1 app into another.


This would allow for multiple people working on a project but not in the same live file at the same time.



Status: Completed

Excited that this feature is now complete! You can now copy and paste across apps using Ctrl+C to copy and Ctrl+V to paste. Smiley Very Happy

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Kudo Kingpin
Kudo Kingpin

I was just thinking the same thing, JRaasumaa thank you for posting this idea.

We also need the ability to import our own custom control / component libraries.


Having to recreate the same custom control for every single app is very time consuming, repetitive and counter productive.





Power Apps
Status changed to: Planned
Advocate II
Advocate II
100% agree. I have only just started to get my head around this software and I had kind of assumed this feature was here already tbh.
Memorable Member

It would be very helpful


Currently if the app is open in two diferrent browsers it is not happening but if you are toggling the app in the same instance you can copy paste, as in you copy from one app, close it and open in the same window the other app you want to copy the controls and just paste there. I know it is bit of long procedure and it would be helpful to do without closing the apps.

Community Champion


I did not know that you could copy paste by opening closing in the web browser! I had been doing that in desktop, but desktop takes a while to open files nowadays 😕

Power Apps
Status changed to: Started

This feature is being worked on - thanks everyone for your patience. Will update when it becomes available!

Frequent Visitor

 Hello Guys, any update about this feature? we are working on large PowerApp projects and this is a must in order to bring to our clients fast solutions. 

Power Apps

Hey @JavoMejia, I can tell you that we are actively working on this feature. We hear you that it's a big need, and hope to deliver soon for you! Stay tuned. 🙂 

Frequent Visitor

@emmacMany thanks guys!. We appreciate your effort on this. Looking for testers? please let me know. 


PowerApps Team Smiley HappyHeart