Make your Power Apps sessions persistent when switching Teams tab!
Oct23

Make your Power Apps sessions persistent when switching Teams tab!

Do your Power Apps restart after switching tabs in Teams losing all unsaved changes? Learn how to make your app sessions persistent! The post Make your Power Apps sessions persistent when switching Teams tab! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog...

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How to display related records in a 1:N CDS relationship!
Oct14

How to display related records in a 1:N CDS relationship!

Learn how to display related records in a 1:N CDS relationship using two methods – one easy and one not-so-easy! The post How to display related records in a 1:N CDS relationship! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog How to display related records in a 1:N CDS relationship! | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict Working at Hitachi Solutions is a lot of fun for...

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Responsiveness – how to test in the studio!
Sep28

Responsiveness – how to test in the studio!

Responsive apps provide a much better user experience. Learn how you can test the responsiveness of your apps from within the studio! The post Responsiveness – how to test in the studio! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog...

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Power Apps Buttons – know when to use AutoDisableOnSelect
Sep11

Power Apps Buttons – know when to use AutoDisableOnSelect

A quick overview of the AutoDisableOnSelect property of buttons in Power Apps – when to set it to true and when to false The post Power Apps Buttons – know when to use AutoDisableOnSelect appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog...

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Data tables – New vs Old
Aug17

Data tables – New vs Old

Power Apps data tables are very powerful but have traditionally had a big limitation. Learn how the newer version overcomes this limitation! The post Data tables – New vs Old appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog https://thepoweraddict.com/data-tables-new-vs-old/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=data-tables-new-vs-old Blog Syndicated...

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Changes to the Launch function
Aug14

Changes to the Launch function

A quick walkthrough of the recent changes to the Launch function in Power Apps – a function used to launch a webpage or another app from within an app! The post Changes to the Launch function appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog...

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MSAPP files – Learn how to import them!
Aug11

MSAPP files – Learn how to import them!

Learn how to generate and import MSAPP Power Apps files & the differences in the import process compared to a canvas app package The post MSAPP files – Learn how to import them! appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog MSAPP files – Learn how to import them! | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict MSAPP files, in simple words, are files that contain the...

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Power Apps Formula Reference
Aug06

Power Apps Formula Reference

A complete reference of all Power Apps formulas with over 150 illustrations and interactive examples The post Power Apps Formula Reference appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Power Apps Formula Reference | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict I am very excited to announce the release of an app that I have been working on for a few months now! Use it if you are...

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Controls reuse to improve performance
Jul27

Controls reuse to improve performance

A performance improvement suggestion by reducing the number of controls on a screen The post Controls reuse to improve performance appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog https://thepoweraddict.com/controls-reuse-to-improve-performance/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=controls-reuse-to-improve-performance Blog Syndicated with Hardit...

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New Image field in CDS
Jul21

New Image field in CDS

Storing and accessing full resolution images in CDS The post New Image field in CDS appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog New Image field in CDS | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict Image fields in CDS entities have been traditionally used for thumbnails, e.g. to display a contact’s image in a gallery. There were a couple of problems with this image field:...

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Changes in Power BI data & Power Apps
Jul13

Changes in Power BI data & Power Apps

A guide to trigger actions in Power Apps when data in a Power BI report changes The post Changes in Power BI data & Power Apps appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog https://thepoweraddict.com/changes-in-power-bi-data-power-apps/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=changes-in-power-bi-data-power-apps Blog Syndicated with Hardit...

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Number vs Text in If function
Jul06

Number vs Text in If function

A weird behavior in Power Apps when number and text are the outputs of the same If function The post Number vs Text in If function appeared first on Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict. Continue Reading Hardit Bhatia’s Article on their blog Number vs Text in If function | Hardit Bhatia: The Power Addict This is another one of those weird behaviors that I ran into when I was working on a Power Apps project. It might be a known...

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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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SCOTtish summit 2021

On February the 27th Scottish Summit 2021 will come to you as a virtual event. With over 250 sessions from all Microsoft technologies. You need to register for your FREE ticket and download the Scottish Summit App to see all the great sessions.