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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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Craft App Height and Width expressions to create responsive canvas apps

If you’ve built canvas apps using PowerApps, you’ve noticed that one of the first decisions you need to make is whether you want a layout that is tailored for a phone or for a tablet. This choice will determine the size and shape of the canvas you will work with while building your app. If … Continue reading “Craft App Height and Width expressions to create responsive canvas apps”

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Configure easy dependent drop downs in PowerApps

Dependent drop downs, also known as “cascading drop downs” is the scenario where making one selection on a drop down filters the options available for selection on a following drop down. This is a common scenario across business forms in order to optimize the form filling out experience for the user. For example, filtering cities that … Continue reading “Configure easy dependent drop downs in PowerApps”

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Tree view has an “App” item to make app building easier

There’s a fancy new item in the tree view and its name is “App”.  This App item is not a control, but is permanently there and contains properties of your app such as OnStart. In previous versions, the OnStart property was included in the property list of the first screen of your app. The feedback … Continue reading “Tree view has an “App” item to make app building easier”

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Copy and Paste controls across Canvas Apps available

We are excited to announce that now you will be able to cut, copy and paste canvas app controls across different apps in PowerApps web studio. This capability allows you to reuse components and designs that you have made in other apps without rebuilding and restyling. Anyone can now copy controls with their formulas and properties from another app to their own. Want to reuse that specially styled dropdown you made in another one of your apps? Copy and paste it by selecting the desired control(s), use the keyboard command Ctrl/Cmd+C, navigate to another app in the web browser, and use the keyboard command Ctrl/Cmd+V.

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