Use Timers to Automate Success Screens in PowerApps

I am not the biggest fan of Success screens but I have started adding them to a few apps I developed. Why? In the right app, a Success screen can add value. For example, if I am developing an app where the end user will not receive any other confirmation of their interaction with the app? If so, a Success screen is great for letting the user know that a completed form was submitted and there iRead More…

Display an Image in a PowerApps Gallery, Conditionally

As I develop apps, I am constantly looking for ways to enhance the data that’s there. I enjoy using images as a way to draw attention to specific records and provide more detail, at-a-glance, In this sample app, I use a simple image (the red exclamation mark) to signify a high priority incident record. Gallery with circled image signifying a priority record Gather and Upload the Image
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Automatic Refresh in PowerApps

I prefer to remove the standard refresh buttons from my PowerApps screens. Instead, I build automatic refresh into action states like OnVisible for screens. When a screen becomes visible, data is refreshed and my app’s users see the latest data. Here are my two favorite methods for automatically refreshing data: OnVisible Property Adding a Refresh() function to a screen’s OnVisible propeRead More…

Create a Customized Welcome Screen in PowerApps

Give your PowerApps app a bespoke feel with a customized Welcome Screen. Don’t let this concept fool you. The Welcome Screen can do a lot more than say “hello”! Consider adding in some information about the current user for more thoughtful functionality.
Add a New Screen On the Home tab, click New Screen. Select a blank or scrollable screen. This example uses a scrollable screen. Move tRead More…

3 Steps to Filter a PowerApps Gallery for the Current User's Records

If you have recently generated a PowerApps app from data, you probably ended up with a 3 screen app. The first page of that app probably has a gallery. Basic default gallery By default, anyone using the app sees all records. This gallery can be customized to only show the records of the user that is currently signed into Office 365. Add a filter to restrict the gallery records In the Read More…

PowerApps Galleries Part 2

Use functions in a gallery In a previous post, a gallery was customized by adding a new label. The label displays the data from a field in the data source. Emphasis was added to the label by changing some of the label’s color properties. Unfortunately, there isn’t always data in the field for the label, as shown below. The label appears as empty rectangle. Use a function, to resolve Read More…

Go Dark with PowerApps

Go Dark with PowerApps

Give your PowerApps app a sleek and polished look by changing the background colors. Basic app with minimal customizations In the example below, the background colors have been changed to black giving the app a ‘dark mode’ feel. Basic app with black background The key to this look is the high contrast between the background and the white text and accents. Though other colors may beRead More…

Get more bang for your PowerApps Gallery

PowerApps Galleries Part 1

Get More Bang for the Gallery PowerApps has the ability to place app development in the hands of workers that are closest to the problems at hand. This is an exciting opportunity for any organization. Unfortunately, this opportunity does have a few limitations. Citizen apps tend to lack functionality and polish or as some clients put it, “…[their citizen apps] just aren’t ready for prime Read More…