Swap Controls in PowerApps

I really enjoy working with PowerApps but I cannot say the same about the default form controls. I suppose my SharePoint list datasource is to blame but I prefer to keep the SharePoint columns as simple as possible. Unless my SharePoint list columns contain dates, people’s names, numbers or many lines of text, I rarely use any column other than Single line of text. Why? I don’t feel like dealing Read More…

More ways to work with errors in PowerApps

In the last post, Handling Errors in PowerApps, I discussed a way to prevent errors by disabling submit buttons until all required fields are completed and how to display custom error text for a data card based upon another data card’s value. That post spawned some questions which are the focus of this post. In the last post, I mentioned that the built-in error contains a not-so-friendly messaRead More…

Customize Your PowerApps Browse Screen with Multiple Galleries

I like to make each PowerApps app look like an app. A colleague of mine noticed this about apps I develop and told me that’s what I did. It had not really dawned on me. It is not enough for me to simply make the app function, I must design the app. I must think about how the user will interact with it and how they will want to interact with it. What will the user want to see and how will they wanRead More…

Handling Errors in PowerApps

One of the easiest ways to deal with errors in a PowerApps form is to prevent them and stopping end-users from submitting incomplete forms is the quickest way to getting good data. Required Fields Disable Form Submit Buttons in One Step The Error property of PowerApps forms contain a built-in not-so-friendly message that is invoked when form errors exist. This property is able to be explRead More…