Changing a form’s default data card control
Jun28

Changing a form’s default data card control

A guide to replacing the default control in a form’s data card Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Changing a form’s default data card control When you add a form to your canvas app, data cards get created for a few fields. You can select more fields for additional data cards. Blog Syndicated with Hardit Bhatia’s...

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Power Apps Monitoring
Jun25

Power Apps Monitoring

An illustration of the ability to monitor Power Apps and an introduction to new features Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Power Apps Monitoring Power Apps Monitor was a tool that was introduced as an experimental feature back in October 2019. This is now in preview and has been revamped with significant updates that were introduced on June 24th 2020. Before we discuss these new features, I thought it would...

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Global vs Local variables with the same name
Jun22

Global vs Local variables with the same name

An illustration to show the behavior when a global variable has the same name as a local variable Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Global vs Local variables with the same name Helping resolve an issue for a colleague, I ran into a behavior which I had not encountered before. There was a global variable in the app but accessing that variable in one of the screen of the apps was resulting in a completely...

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Revamping the Date Picker Control – v3
Jun07

Revamping the Date Picker Control – v3

A yet another version of my date picker control with predefined values allowing usage of the component with no configuration Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Revamping the Date Picker Control – v3 After a couple of versions of the date picker control, here is another one. Previous versions can be found here ( v2 and v1) although I would strongly encourage to use v3 since it comes with several fixes...

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Enhanced performance for hidden controls
May28

Enhanced performance for hidden controls

A detailed description of a new Power Apps setting that can help improve performance but surprise you at the same time Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Enhanced performance for hidden controls ALERT: If you are not interested in my story behind this post, jump straight to the Super Mario Story! (yes, you will have to read at least one of the two stories, both would be ideal!) Blog Syndicated with Hardit...

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Setting a lookup field to blank
May22

Setting a lookup field to blank

A hack to set lookup fields in CDS to blank Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Setting a lookup field to blank After spending close to 2 hours (starting midnight!) trying to figure out why my code wasn’t setting a lookup field in CDS to blank, I finally figured out who the culprit was! I felt relieved but at the same time wanted to share this with the community before I went to bed! Blog Syndicated with...

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Upgrading to the new CDS connector
May11

Upgrading to the new CDS connector

A quick guide to overcome challenges while upgrading to the new CDS connector Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Upgrading to the new CDS connector The new CDS connector offers several benefits like: Significant speed gains Increased reliability Access to Common Data Service views and File and Image field attributes Entities suggestion for CDS Enhanced data source selection Apps created prior to November 2019...

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Converting a date time from 24 hour to 12 hour format
Apr20

Converting a date time from 24 hour to 12 hour format

A guide to convert a date time field from 24 hour format to 12 hour format Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Converting a date time from 24 hour to 12 hour format Date time fields in Power Apps are displayed, by default, in a 24 hour format. I was working on a project a few days ago where the customer wanted the time displayed in 12 hour format both while creating a new record and updating/viewing an...

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Excel-like filtering for text fields
Apr19

Excel-like filtering for text fields

A guide to implement excel-like filtering for text fields Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Excel-like filtering for text fields As has happened multiple times in the past, this was another question that was asked on the Power Apps community. The question was if it was possible to implement excel-like filtering capabilities in Power Apps. I opened excel and looked at all the filtering capabilities for text...

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Case sensitivity of string comparisons
Apr18

Case sensitivity of string comparisons

A quick guide to case sensitive and case insensitive string comparisons in Power Apps Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Case sensitivity of string comparisons Different types of string comparisons work differently – some are case sensitive while some are case insensitive. A question came up on the Power Apps community (yes, almost all of them start there!) where someone wanted to implement a login...

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Google Material Design Text Input Component
Apr17

Google Material Design Text Input Component

A component version of text input control inspired by Google’s Material Design Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Google Material Design Text Input Component A few months ago, I had shared a revamped text input control inspired by Google’s Material Design. I presented this, for the first time, to an audience on April’s session (recording can be found here) for the Houston Power Apps and...

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iPhone style slide gesture for navigation
Apr17

iPhone style slide gesture for navigation

A step-by-step guide to implement an iPhone style slide gestures that can be used from navigating from one screen to another Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog iPhone style slide gesture for navigation A user on the community had added a slider control at the bottom of the screen to navigate from one screen to another and back. Because more often than not, we use the OnSelect of a button/label or use the...

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Choosing default keyboard for text input fields
Apr16

Choosing default keyboard for text input fields

A guide to add visibility into a property that allows different keyboards to show up for text input fields Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog https://thepoweraddict.com/choosing-default-keyboard-for-text-input-fields/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=choosing-default-keyboard-for-text-input-fields Blog Syndicated with Hardit Bhatia’s Permission

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