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Sharepoint Online document libraries now supported

SharePoint Online document libraries are now available in canvas apps. Document libraries show up from the data sources panel when you select a SharePoint Online list as a data source. You can create experiences for your end users to view a listing of files that come from a SharePoint document library. Document libraries have a unique icon … Continue reading “Sharepoint Online document libraries now supported”

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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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Autonumber fields are now supported by the modern entity designer

Makers can now create and edit Autonumber fields in the entity field designer UI. Previously this functionality was only exposed through the API, but we have now brought it to the UI for easier use. Autonumber fields are used to automatically generate unique alphanumeric identifiers for records. Makers can customize the format of these identifiers … Continue reading “Autonumber fields are now supported by the modern entity designer”

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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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Quickly edit the filters for views

Makers can now quickly and easily edit the filters for their model-driven views. The view designer displays filters in the Filter by … section in the property pane. Clicking on the individual filters in the property pane shows a dialog that allows makers to quickly update the operator and the value.

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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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January 2019 updates for Microsoft PowerApps

The team has been busy the last month shipping new features and fixes for you.  You can view the weekly release information here https://aka.ms/PAWeeklyReleaseNotes .  Check the release table, by region, to find out when these features and fixes will be available.   Canvas-app delegation of aggregate functions in Common Data Service for Apps In canvas apps, … Continue reading “January 2019 updates for Microsoft PowerApps”

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Introducing canvas components

I am very excited to announce that canvas components are now available in production as an experimental feature! Canvas components make it easier to build reusable controls, such as navigation menus and dialogs. The ‘master’ / ‘instance’ behavior makes it easy to reuse them as building blocks inside the app or shared between apps. Why components? … Continue reading “Introducing canvas components”

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More Regular Expressions for Canvas apps

For regular readers of this blog, you may recall a blog post by Carlos Figueira on working with SQL server time values.  In it, Carlos used the Mid, Find, Substitute, and other functions to parse an ISO 8601 duration string such as “PT2H1M39S” which represents 2 hours, 1 minute, and 39 seconds. Carlos’ solution works great … Continue reading “More Regular Expressions for Canvas apps”

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On-premises data gateway management in the Power platform admin center

We are excited to launch the public preview of the Data Gateway feature on the Power platform admin center; This feature provides tenant admins with visibility into all On-premises data gateways within their organization and also management capabilities. On-premises data gateway Once you log in as a tenant admin, click on Data Gateway on the … Continue reading “On-premises data gateway management in the Power platform admin center”

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