{Power 2020–Tip #4 } Experimental features in PowerApps

In this post of Power 2020 blog series blog 4, we will go through the Experimental features in PowerApps

Experimental Features:

Optimize embedding appearance

By using this feature, you will align your app to the top left and will change the embedded background colour to white. clip_image002

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Container Control

Once you enable this feature, you can insert a Container control into your app.

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Web barcode scanner

Once you enable this feature, you can insert a Web barcode scanner into your app from the Media menu.

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Components

After turning on this feature, you can create and add components to your app. This means you can create a group of controls like “Header” and use it in multiple screens or multiple places in your app.

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Enhanced formula bar

The enhanced formula bar provides you a new formula bar experience with speed and usability improvements. This feature gives suggestions to appear in the text area while you type in the formula bar. Also, the property drop-down has now been discoverable category into Action, Data, and Design.

You need to save and refresh your app to see the changes.

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Deprecated Features:

Enable rules

By using this feature, you can create condition and record action in your app. But the “Rule” feature in the canvas app in PowerApps is deprecated now.

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{Power 2020–Tip #3} Overview of Preview features in PowerApps

In this post of Power 2020 blog series blog 3, we will go through the Preview features in PowerApps

Preview Features:

These features are turned on by default.

Delayed Load

By enabling this feature, we can improve our app performance. This means if your app has multiple screens and multiple data sources, your app performance may suffer. So by enabling this feature, you can prevent this issue.

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Common Data Service new file and image data types

Once you enable this feature, your app will support image and file datatype from Common Data Service. For this feature work, “Improve data source experience and Common Data Service views” feature must be “On” in your app.

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Enable improved data table control selection and Value property

Using this feature, you can improve updated field selection on Data table control in Canvas. By turning on or turning off this feature will not affect your existing data table controls. You can find this setting under the Preview feature section.

When turning on this feature, your Edit fields pane will look like this.

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Enable enhanced Microsoft SQL Server connector

This feature added to Active Directory authentication in the SQL Server connector. If you turn on this feature, you will promote to select Authentication type in your app. Then you can choose “Azure AD Integrated” from the drop-down.

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{Power 2020–Tip #2} Overview of Advanced Settings in PowerApps

Advanced Settings in PowerApps helps you to control Preview Features, Experimental Features, and Deprecated Features. By navigating File > Settings > Advanced Settings you can find all these features in PowerApps.clip_image002

In today’s article, we will discuss few Advanced settings in Power platform.

Advanced Settings:

Data row limit for non-delegable queries

Using this feature, we can set the size of records to be retrieved from server-based connectors. The default number of records is 500. We can store up to a maximum of 2000 records. But only certain connectors will support delegation.clip_image004clip_image006

Improve data source experience and Common Data Service Views

With this feature, the app designer can improve data source and Common Data Source Views in PowerApps studio and can filter data sets as well.clip_image008

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{Power 2020–Tip #1} Overview of Screen Settings in Canvas Apps

In case you are trying to build Canvas Apps to manage some part of your business – one key ask is to look for Screen settings for different orientation and size based on the needs of your organisation. Here is a quick Power tip to change it as per your needs:

You can choose portrait or landscape orientation and screen size (tablet only) by navigating File > App settings > Screen size + orientation.

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There are some other settings worth the mention:

Scale to fit

By turning on this setting, your app screens resize to fit the available space on the device.

Lock aspect ratio

When Scale to fit setting is turned off, the Lock aspect ratio is automatically disabled. Also, the Width property of all screens is set to Max (App.Width, App.DesignWidth), and their Height property is set to Max (App.Height, App.DesignHeight).

Lock orientation

When you lock the app’s orientation, the app recalls the orientation that you define. Once the app is running on a device for which the screen is in a different orientation, the app displays inaccurately and may show unwanted issues. When you unlock the app’s orientation, it fits the screen orientation of the device on which it’s running.

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Thanks to the 200+ subscribers on YouTube channel PowerOfD365

I am writing this short note to thank all the wonderful readers of my blog and subscribers to my new YouTube channel.

Few months back, I had started video blogging on YouTube with my channel PowerOfD365.

Currently there is a series running on it called D365 Power Mantra which includes interviews, demos, presentation and trainings.

Thanks to all of you that I touched 200+ subscribers on YouTube today.

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{Thursday Update}Dynamics Power Mantra on Upskilling

This is part of the series to share a Dynamics Power Mantra every Thursday.

This one is about Upskilling and have chosen an outdoor location for the video.

Apologies if it is a bit raw in nature. The next set of videos will be more technical and indoors.

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{Happy News} D365 champs hit 1000 LinkedIn followers

Hello everyone in the wonderful Microsoft community. D365 champs – Power platform and Dynamics 365 community hit 1000 followers on LinkedIn.

This is a great appreciation for all the folks who have endlessly supported champs. Thanks to everyone and champ leads.

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