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Add new fields while creating your canvas app

While creating apps using the Common Data Service, makers select an entity as the data source and bind it with data controls. This allows them to add fields in the selected data source to a gallery, data table, or form. This is good for fields that are already present in the data source. However, if … Continue reading “Add new fields while creating your canvas app”

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Extend the power of WYSIWYG form authoring to quick create and quick view forms

The new form designer now supports authoring quick create and quick view forms. All the beneficial features of the new form designer such as WYSIWYG preview, enhanced fields pane, quick-access property pane, tree view and more now extend to quick create and quick view form authoring to help enable a rich and productive experience.

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Easily add and move fields and controls on a form using drag-drop and cut-paste

Makers can now easily add and move fields and controls, to the exact location they want, directly on the form preview, and instantly see how the form will appear to end-users. Two new features added to the new form designer: drag-drop and cut-paste are making this possible. Combined with the live WYSIWYG preview of the form, these new features provide a big productivity boost when authoring forms.

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The PowerApps component framework and the PowerApps CLI is now available for public preview

Today we have reached an important milestone for Microsoft PowerApps: we are announcing public preview for PowerApps component framework for model-driven apps. This is a significant step towards empowering 3rd party developers to build compelling visual components in PowerApps and Dynamics 365 using the same framework which the Microsoft team uses. Professional developers can now … Continue reading “The PowerApps component framework and the PowerApps CLI is now available for public preview”

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Embedded canvas apps can now Navigate, Refresh and Save the host form

Embedded canvas apps now provide the ability to perform actions to navigate, refresh and save the host form. With these capabilities makers can now achieve even richer integration between the embedded canvas app, the host form and other assets in the model-driven app, unlocking an entire new set of scenarios to help meet business needs.

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Delegation enhancements for lookups, Today/Now, and AddColumns

I’m happy to announce we’ve made another batch of delegation enhancements for Canvas apps. Delegation refers to an app’s ability to “delegate” work to the data source instead of doing it locally, resulting in more scalable and higher performance apps.  In short, Delegation = Good.  For more details see Understand delegation in a canvas app. We … Continue reading “Delegation enhancements for lookups, Today/Now, and AddColumns”

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Display names and GUIDs for Canvas apps graduate

Last fall we introduced display names and GUIDs for Canvas apps as Preview features.  Both have been well received with very few issues and very few authors turning these features off.  With our latest release (3.19032) these features are now permanent. To refresh your memory, display names allow the use of friendly names such as … Continue reading “Display names and GUIDs for Canvas apps graduate”

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Remember to upgrade your previous version CDS database to preserve Flow Approvals history or entity data

In January this year, Jim Daly provided a detailed announcement on the previous version CDS to the CDS for Apps migration experience that is available for self service. As the deadline to initiate the database migration is coming up, we want to help ensure everyone has considered if a CDS migration is required for their … Continue reading “Remember to upgrade your previous version CDS database to preserve Flow Approvals history or entity data”

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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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