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Introducing the Modern App Designer (Preview)

We are excited to introduce the modern app designer, a new authoring experience now available in Preview worldwide. It is now easier and faster than ever to build model-driven apps. With just a few clicks, you can get robust, powerful grids and forms on top of Dataverse, and preview your app changes directly in the authoring experience.

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New Layout containers in canvas apps make responsive apps easier

We are excited to announce the preview of the horizontal container and vertical container layout controls that help automatically reflow and resize controls within them to enable easy, no expression responsive layouts in canvas apps. These are available in mainline and Teams authoring experiences.

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Canvas Rules feature deprecation

Rules in canvas apps is a feature that let you record actions to be performed under a condition which you can write an expression for. The current implementation of the Rules feature will be phased out.

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Achieve maximum canvas app productivity with right click and keyboard shortcuts

One of the most common things people do when they start editing a PowerApp is right click and be disappointed to only find the browser menu. Well, no longer! We have updated the canvas to respond to right clicks to perform key actions such as Copy, Paste, Reorder and Align.  Simply select a control, and right click using the mouse to open this menu.

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Effortlessly find and switch between icons in canvas apps

There is an icon in almost every app or website. A plus icon, a search icon, there’s even refresh icons on your browser you’re reading this blog in right now. The icon control in PowerApps allows you to include these graphical symbols for which you can configure properties such as their color, or their OnSelect property … Continue reading “Effortlessly find and switch between icons in canvas apps”

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Increase your canvas space by closing the tree view

As PowerApps grew to have more features, the amount of space in the interface needed for those tools, views, properties and more also exploded. A frequent lament we heard from several users was that there is not enough room to work on the canvas, especially when working with a larger app. The desire to see … Continue reading “Increase your canvas space by closing the tree view”

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