I hope everyone in the community is staying safe and their families are well. 2021 has been a year of many stops and starts, but one thing that keeps moving forward is the evolution of the Microsoft Power Platform. As we approach the midpoint of the year, I feel as though now is a good time to reflect upon the announcements made at both the Microsoft Business Applications Summit (MBAS) and Microsoft Build.
In this blog, I will quickly cover the top 6 features announced so far this year that will change the way you implement and use the Power Platform.
Over the past year we have seen the Power Apps Component Framework (PCF) evolve into a robust development framework for end user experiences.
Today the evolution continues with the official PCF support on Microsoft Portals with the Public Preview. I will be providing a first look at the upcoming PCF on Portals in this article and showing how you can get started with a quick start tutorial.
Swiping is an integral part of the mobile experience, and the PCF Swipe control enables swipe detection on Power Apps Canvas apps. In this article, I will step you through how you can build, deploy/test the Swipe detection PCF control.
Icons with Notifications are used heavily in app development to provide navigation and context within the same screen. In this PCF article, I will provide a walkthrough on how you can implement a PCF control for both Canvas and Model that enable you to build a navigation bar with icons.
Today the NDA is lifted on 2020 Release Wave 1 for Dynamics
365 and Power Platform.
In this blog I will be covering the User Experience (UX) enhancements within this release focusing particularly on the new visualisations, user interface improvements, and extensibility of controls across Model-Driven, Canvas, Mixed Reality, and Portals.
I’ve noticed that people in the PowerApps community have been having trouble using image resources within their custom PCF controls, so I thought I would look at a simple but novel approach for customizing your buttons and icons.
If you aren’t familiar with font-awesome they let you search from a catalog of great looking icons that you embed within your web apps.
In the following example, I created three buttons which have their own font-awesome icons. This was achieved by doing two things
Here’s an early look at a Keybinding #PowerAppsComponentFramework control. This component was written to enable actions to be assigned to keyboard shortcuts. It uses MouseTrap.js library to perform this.
Batch file that creates a skeleton PCF Control with a single line. I had trouble remembering all the commands so created a simple batch file that takes just one parameter (ControlName). It creates the project, installs dependencies and creates empty css and image preview files.