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Learning with Mr. Dang | Common Patterns

I am starting a blog series, which I’ve titled “Learning with Mr. Dang.” In the beginning, I’ll be walking through my methods for learning: what do I already know that I don’t need to re-learn? What do I do when I don’t know something? And as the name of this series suggests, over time, I will be writing about how I am exploring other capabilities in PowerApps so that you can learn at the same time as I am.

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Comment your PowerApps code!

We are happy to announce the formula commenting feature for PowerApps. Have you ever inspected a PowerApps formula and wondered just what the author was trying to accomplish? Or, maybe you’ve…

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Building Power BI reports for the Common Data Service for Apps

In the May update of Power BI desktop, we are excited to see the release of the new Power BI connector for the Common Data Service for Apps. The CDS for Apps Power BI connector allows you to connect directly to your entities and build compelling reports and dashboards, and share them with users on Power BI online and mobile apps.

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Return an Array from Flow to PowerApps (Response Method)

This blog post is a second part in a series on how to “Return an array from Flow to PowerApps.” It will cover a much more efficient solution: the “Request – Response” method. Inside flow, using the action of the same name, you will be able to return arrays of any shape and size to PowerApps. To make the most use of this capability, we will be applying the solution to executing a SQL query.

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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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