An introduction to Microsoft PowerApps UI Controls

Laura Rogers

In this episode, Laura Rogers demonstrates various types of controls in Microsoft PowerApps, and how the settings are used.

[00:00:01] More. [2.2]

[00:00:09] Hello everyone and welcome. I’m Laura Rogers and this is SharePoint power hour. This is a show that I do every Wednesday at 11:00 Central and I cover different topics with SharePoint and Office 365. Today I decided to talk a little bit more about PowerApps and talk about all the different types of controls that we can use in PowerApps like radio buttons and toggle switches and all those fun things which are especially useful when we start using our PowerApps on mobile devices. So if you’ve never been to SharePoint PowerHour before, welcome, and I have a slack channel which is the name of my SharePoint training company IWMentor, it’s and you can always look in the description of this YouTube video to be able to fill out the form to join the Slack channel if you’ve never joined it. And this is where we have our lively discussion and, hey everybody, hey Todd, and this is where we chat during Power Hour and where you guys ask questions and we can try different things. It’s very it’s a very informal demo. I do plan to create from my training company some PowerApps training some very you know polished more formal training. But as far as these PowerHour demos, they’re really just sort of on the fly, trying things, out demoing things having conversations about it and it’s fun and formal. So, hey, yeah it’s good to see some familiar faces in the chat window, people that I have known for years and it’s good to see you guys. [1:46.1]

[00:01:57] And Todd Klindt over here he’s got a netcast that he does as well as SharePoint admin netcast. So he’s (T-O-D-D-K-L-I-N-D-T). And he’s got a slack channel also so I join in there sometimes for his live show where we have lively conversations there too so I will go ahead and get started and what I’m going to do is just going straight into power amps and digging into all these different types of controls we have and play around with what kind of you know what we can do with them and what some maybe advanced settings are going to be with them and I encourage you if you have Office 365 if you have PowerApps to go ahead and try it along with me and figure out as well because this is a brand new product that I was telling at my arena, Birmingham Alabama SharePoint user group and I did a presentation on PowerApps there yesterday and that’s what I was telling these guys is that PowerApps is a new product. [1:10.3]

[00:03:07] I mean dig in there and figure it out it’s ripe for writing blog posts and finding little cool things you can do here and there and it’s just a whole world waiting to be explored. So that’s what we’re doing we’re exploring SharePoint explorers right. OK so we go ahead and share my screen. [20.2]

[00:03:28] There we go. [0.5]

[00:03:30] This is PowerApps and I’m going to start by creating a new PowerApp and I’m going to base it on just a big blank canvas just so we can have plenty of room to move around so I’m going to use this as the client software the PowerApps I installed it from the windows store and I’m going to just pick a blank tablet layout. So this gives me you know completely blank slate to start from starting from scratch. And I have the ability to just figure out what my data source is going to be and figure out what forms and controls and just you know whatever I want to do with my app. [44.9]

[00:04:16] So first of all I’m going to have a data source of SharePoint so I’m going to use a SharePoint list of already created in the list of all the connections you can use for flow and PowerApps. I’ve already created the connection to SharePoint so here’s my little one. That’s outlook we see SharePoint is right here. [25.4]

[00:04:42] So I’m connecting them authenticating to SharePoint and then I just need to pick which site. So sometimes it’s easier to just put the you are out of your sight in here. [10.1]

[00:04:52] So I’ll just type that the long way. Slash PowerApps. [9.9]

[00:05:03] I think that’s my little subsite demo subsite than I have. All right. It immediately gives you a list of your list noticed this is custom lists in your site. It’s not showing lists that are not just like other different types of lists like tasks and issues and things. And it’s not showing libraries. So just kind of that’s one of the little drawbacks as of as of now is just that custom lists are pretty much what you have to work with here. So what I’m going to do is I’m going to have this test list so we’re going to go ahead and go into this test list and create a few just different types of fields just in the SharePoint list to be able to. You know try them out and and use different types of controls with different types of fields and show how it works. So I’m going to flip over to my SharePoint site in the browser and go to the site. [1:00.6]

[00:06:06] Slash PowerApps and go to my test list and I’ll go ahead and go to start with my site contents. [11.1]

[00:06:20] And here’s my test list so what I’m going to quickly do is just create a bunch of different types of fields and here to just be able to represent what we can do with different types of controls. And the purpose of this is to be able to show you that behind the scenes in SharePoint it’s really just you know kind of we’re just going to be pulling the fields. [24.2]

[00:06:44] And so once we get over to PowerApps you can kind of see and understand where those fields are coming from. That’s why we’re creating them as different types of fields here. So when we reference them from within PowerApps you’ll be able to see what you’ll be able to you know have that frame of reference as to what they’re what they’re pointing to. So date do a date time field and do a I’ll do a couple do and another number right and then I’m going to create a person or group to just for fun. [45.4]

[00:07:30] I don’t think there are any special fun controls that necessarily have to do with people or groups but we’ll go ahead and try it out. How’s the volume sound guys. Because I was playing around my microphone settings. [11.0]

[00:07:41] I think it got it a little bit better. I’m trying to fine tune it. [5.7]

[00:07:51] I think as long as I just talk a little louder as I go than helps. [6.5]

[00:07:57] OK. [0.3]

[00:08:01] Is there a similar limitation on site columns as there is on the only custom list types you can use site columns but you there are some types of columns no this is just a little test that I did. There are some types of columns that aren’t necessarily going to show that are that are going to pull in to PowerApps or that you won’t see some columns like when you’re doing a gallery. Some types of columns just aren’t available to display in the gallery. And then when you’re doing a form you’re actually going to come across you’re going to have more compatibility with more types of form fields in there. So as far as my demo list I’ll go ahead and just create a few items in this list. [45.0]

[00:08:47] The title I guess I could have done this ahead of time right. [9.5]

[00:08:57] I guess so I spent more time playing with my microphone than I did just you know building some demo data but having a good January see Saini says I found a sort of workaround for the custom list limitation by using any event Content-Type for example in a custom list because you wanted to update a SharePoint calendar with a power app. Certainly not ideal yes. And I think I was actually trying that when I was doing my little issues list over here I created it as a custom list. And I was playing with that the other day as well Sandie and I added the issue content type to it just so I could see you know that way it pulls in all the fields that come out of the box with Issue lists. But you know you you work creating it as an issue. So yeah. And that also with the non-customer list that gives you with the non custom list you can’t you don’t get the modern view. So as long as they’re custom list you’re going to. Everything is going to be modern view in your luck and your site are ready so I’m going to refresh that actually and see probably it when I when I selected it will just start pulling in all the data. Ok so now I have my data source. So now all I wanted to do is start putting nice pretty things on my forms. So this is where we’re going to play around with the different controls I have. You can see it I have a lot of different things to pick from up here I’ve got just good old text boxes. [1:44.6]

[00:10:42] You can click on some of these and they’ll give you multiple other choices like pen input which maybe you could use for signatures right. And then when you go to this controls but button there actually a whole bunch of other really interesting looking controls. And then the gallery we talked we did a whole power hour last time about galleries and then forms are going to be what people are filling out media. This is where you can also this is another type of control where you can interact with your when you’re using your phone or your tablet interact with the camera or the video and audio microphone and things like that from your phone to be able to take pictures and have them be part of your app etcetera. [46.9]

[00:11:29] And then chart’s or another really fun part of PowerApps that you could use to display your daddy data and a nice pretty way. I don’t know if we’re going to necessarily get through every single one of these but we’re going to at least try some of them out and put them on the forms and you know kind of see what they do. So first of all I have to have something to put the controls on. So I’m just going to put in edit form here and then I have to I only have one data source in here. [29.9]

[00:12:00] I’m going to use the one that I have and I’m going to put I’m just going to type test and test is the name of my data source so that one’s kind of it’s a little misleading because when you start it prompts you to actually create the data source again. But I had already created it. So then you got to know just type test in there and then another little weird nuance in here is going to be you can’t really you’re not really instantly on the interface for adding your fields. But if I click to add a custom card that is what pulls up this other little window that lets me start choosing which fields that I want to show on this form. So just a couple of little tidbits. Oh go ahead and make this form bigger. Put it over here and then I don’t need this custom card so I click Custom card really just to make this window pull up over here. But what I wanted was just the ability to start putting these fields in that just exists in my list. So for example. So what. So there’s a title field so what I order I click them on and here is the order they’re going to start populating on my form. So you can see that these are all just pretty much standard. Field types in here. They’re not really you know fancy radio buttons or anything but this is kind of what you get just out of the box when you start adding fields. Now this state field it actually knew ahead of time to put it as a date picker. [1:34.3]

[00:13:34] And I can even pick for some of these I can pick whether I want it to be editing dates or viewing text so I can make you just be able to view the data if I wanted to. So that’s a quick little way to be able to do that. And then for the person I can view the look up or edit the look up. So this is actually it doesn’t look like a people picker and SharePoint does it. It looks like a drop down box but that is going to be my person K.A.. So from where we’re going from here it is. We’re going to start playing with inserting some different types of controls and then be able to tie them to our fields to make the controls do things in the fields. [39.7]

[00:14:15] So let’s go ahead and take something like a radio button. Now when you create a list in SharePoint you create a choice field and you give it some different choices and you pull it into PowerApps. That’s actually just going to create it as a drop down box by default. It’s not going to created as a choice feelies last time I checked if even if you have it set as a choice field in SharePoint and it was the same way that it worked that way and info path as well. But you could choose radio button as a type of control that you want to insert on here. So let me go ahead and take a few of these off just so that I have a little bit more sort of wiggle room down here. Just start playing with what I want. For example a radio button to do so as soon as I insert radio button it’s going to stick them on my form. Now it didn’t put them in my form so watch this let me try it again see if it makes a difference when I select my form and then insert a radio button. No it doesn’t make a difference so I can just put it wherever it doesn’t even have to be inside my form. All right. So it gives me items so you’ll notice I’ve noticed this before that whenever you pick. Like for example a gallery. It had that same little items option. So for the radio button it looks like it needs a list of items. [1:31.0]

[00:15:46] So for the items we’re going to need some sort of data source to be able to tell it what to pick from. So it’s not going to have like a nice little pretty picture. I don’t think safer options. It just it has nothing but it has to go to advanced. And then I have to basically have to really just give it a list of items. It’s not really going to have a nice little sort of pretty interface that you might be used to ensure a point where you say you know this is the list of items and you just start typing them in there. So I need to reference an actual list of things for this. We’ll go ahead and tap into another. We’ll go ahead and do another little data source so for in SharePoint I have a list of projects so I’ll just pull in the list of projects to be the things that you can pick from in the radio button. But then I still need to also attach it to what field the radio button needs to write to. Right. So this can get a little interesting right. OK so I’m going to go for items I need to be able to have the datasource so I have to go pick up my other data sources going to be. And I don’t need to create this again. I really just need to add a new list. So I just collect connect to the SharePoint site that I’ve already been authenticated to and then guess what. This could go across sites. So what do you guys think about. This is awesome that you can go across sites first of all on across web apps across farms across services. [1:42.6]

[00:17:29] So it’s kind of annoying that it prompts you to connect to your SharePoint site multiple times but that’s kind of good that you aren’t stuck doing everything within a site. Right. So I want to see what you guys think about that. And if you’ve tried any of these things I know Sandy has done some because she said she’s done some power ups presentations. Right. So I’ll go ahead and connect two projects and pull that in as well so I could pull and multiple other lists from my SharePoint site. I could pull in issues customers etc. all just pull in projects and customers just for fun just in case I need more of those. Maybe I’ll do a list box that’s got a customer that’s got you know projects or a list box that’s got customers and radio buttons that have projects and will kind of look at how those different ones work. And looking at the number of controls that exist on the Insert tab we’re definitely not going to be able to cover all of them but we’re going to. The important thing is that we’re going to cover the concepts and how to get around in here and be able to figure out sort of because there is there are going to be some standard settings that you’re going to be able to kind of dig into when you’re using your different data sources. So I’m still on my radio box I’ve got it selected. So for items I’m going to type I’m just going to start typing projects and I can see that it knows that I’ve got a data source called Project and look how cool. [1:30.2]

[00:19:01] So now it’s actually showing my projects here. And if I have a lot of them I could let it just have a scroll box that’s kind of awkward though because they have a scroll button but usually when you’re using a radio button kind of like the standard sort of best practice for radio boxes is for a short list of things when you have like two or three choices and dropdown boxes are usually when you have longer choice and the amount of choices but notice a really nice thing about this radio. This list of radio buttons. This is something you have never gotten in SharePoint and you’ve never gotten an info path. The list of radio button choices is actually dynamic. So even in SharePoint when you’re doing a look up to something that’s dynamic it’s always going to show as a dropdown it’s not radio buttons and even an info path when you’re putting radio buttons on on a form. You have to type in what the choices are. It’s like hardcoded onto the form. So this is unique. This is a dynamic list of radio button choices that you could be able to just change the SharePoint list and then it would update right there in the app. So now that I’ve got my nice little list though how do I tie this control to it showing the right items. Now I want it to actually be tied to the right field because I want it to write to. Maybe. Let’s just say text 2. So whatever I choose here I actually want to put that in my text field. [1:32.1]

[00:20:34] OK so let’s see how that works so we’ll go to we have no like little sort of easy options screen. Here we have nothing for the radio buttons. We have some radio button options in the contextual ribbon. You’ll notice the contextual ribbon everywhere in SharePoint. So when I pick a radio drop down box I can choose you know how much space is between all the text I can choose some padding visibility and borders and things like that like for my border I can say I want it to be navy blue and I want it to be maybe one pixel. So now I can see I’ve just created a nice little border around it and then. So let’s go look at what is. How do you connect it to what what data it’s going to go to. So let us instead of trying to dig through all these different properties over here. I’m going to be able to look at the same list of properties over in this advanced tab over here. So on select onchange so and here’s the data. OK so this is where it’s going to have a default value. So if I want the default value value to be like Can toso project or something like that that’s where I can actually just type that here. So let’s see if I do defaults. Default can toso project like that. And let’s see what it does when I don’t know if it’s even going to be able to do anything at all. Let me try and preview it. [1:40.8]

[00:22:16] No. [0.2]

[00:22:18] So I haven’t connected it to like what the back end data needs to be. So it’s not necessarily going to even know that that you know to be able to show that there’s a lot. I mean it’s really pretty when you connect it to the data and you’re only allowed to show what all the items are. But for it to set a feel like be connected to a field that’s actually pretty complicated. So let’s go look at for example my text to my little text box. And let’s go look at how it knows this is how we’re kind of working through this and and seeing how everything functions in here. We’re going to go see in this text box. How does it know what field. OK so it’s parent dot default. So this card that this control is in card text to this card is it’s got a value here. This is my field. It’s called Text 2. So when I click on the text box it’s actually just looking at the parent and the parent is the card that it’s in. So what happens if I take my radio buttons and it’s going to delete it just for fun and just recreate it. And what happens when I put it inside of a card does that automatically make it connect to the data. No. So what I’m going to do is I’m going to take this and cut it and paste it. Now I can’t it still won’t do it. So you can’t put parent basically. [1:39.2]

[00:23:57] So that concept that I did of having you know parent and just have it be inside of a card is not going to work for just having that list that I haven’t just been able to stick it in here. So that’s fine. OK. So for the card itself how do we know. OK. And I can unlock this. OK so by default when I insert all these cards they’re nice and neat. Just go the form and see how it’s got this little icon Wolf I want to do advanced things with my fields and here I can go to this advanced screen. And I have to actually go out of my way to click this unlock button. So once I do that it’s actually going to change it to a little x. So when I’m taking just a glance at this I’ll be able to tell that it’s been changed like I’ve done something custom to it. So and I just removed it completely from the thing. And so if I kind of wanted to start all over I could just add it back like that so I just added the card again. OK so for my card itself let’s go to the advanced screen and I’ve got my data field is text 2. So data field is in quotes text 2 and and I’m I’m going to see my data field is for here for this one. [1:20.2]

[00:25:18] So instead of putting default control so project I’m going to put text 2 and it doesn’t know it because it’s not inside of the card. [13.7]

[00:25:33] All right. So here’s my here’s my control that I put on here is a radio button. [4.5]

[00:25:39] Let’s go ahead and do insert another one so let’s go unlock this actually and go unlock this text 2 card. Unlock. And I’m going to try this one more time. Look. OK. That’s what it was. I just had to unlock it. See I had to unlock my card and then it let me put the radio button list inside my card son. All right. [30.5]

[00:26:11] Now let me go ahead and drag and make my card a little bigger. So now this way I’ll be able to have a text showing here and hopefully be able to make it so that it shows up at projects in here. It shows what value that I select and make it the radio button right to that field. So let me make this whole card bigger. OK. So unlocking the card that’s the key here. So when you unlock the card that’s what lets you actually put it control into the card. So for my data this text box says parent dot default is the default. So let’s go now. I put it in the same card with the same field. So I should be able to do parent default. Oh ok so I created it as a form but I created it as like a I didn’t say like whether it’s a new form or display form or what it’s supposed to do. So OK so at least I have this the ability to tie this to a specific list of projects and the ability to say which data it this radio button connects to. OK so we got that far. Yes. Unlocking is the key it’s tip of the day right. Perfect. OK so now let’s go and unlock. [1:29.3]

[00:27:41] This number control here and I’m just going to be able to scroll my form down. I’m going to go unlock my number control over here and then let’s try a toggle. So unlock that and I and I go insert a control called a toggle and the toggles just going to be one thing or another right. So let me expand this one down a little bit to expand my whole. Select the hole card here. OK. And then I can take my toggle and put it down here. Now what are my toggle options going to be. So when I’m dealing with a toggle so I have this little. Toggle tab up here and I’ve got value Phil. Which is blue. Can Change it to red and I’ve got a handle Phil.. So that’s going to be the little handle thingy that you drag back and forth and I can change that to maybe green let’s see how ugly we can make it. And then Rayle fill is the little rail that you’re dragging you see. So that’s what I kind of made it look really ugly on purpose. And then I can even have a border around my radio button and I can make a little bigger. That’s going to be really nice for mobile right. [1:11.3]

[00:28:54] All right then what is my data going to be so I’ll do this item that defaults parent. [10.9]

[00:29:05] That’s what I did instead of this item it’s supposed to be parent. [2.8]

[00:29:08] Sorry. [0.3]

[00:29:14] I like the way it pre-filled these in for me. OK so then I’ve got parent dot default. So now that I’ve got this form Let’s go ahead and make the form so that it is tied to a particular piece of data in my list so that maybe I can toggle between the items in my list and be able to even have those on the same screen and be able to you know make it show the right. Item in the list according to what I click on. So that way we can work with you know having data here and testing it out so Wisco inserted gallery. And we learned about Galeries last week or so ago and inserted gallery. [37.1]

[00:29:52] And then we’re just going to make it just plain old vertical text. [5.1]

[00:29:59] And then like we learned last week we have to point it to. We didn’t put anything pretty in a pretty little title or pretty branding on here yet we’re just going to say I want this to be my test list. So this is the whole list of things which is just one. And then we have to make this form so that it is going to show the item that I selected in here. So for the form itself I’ve got to go to Basically I have to select the form. So I had to just make sure that I see I’m not clicking on any of the specific controls. [37.8]

[00:30:37] I just have the whole form selected. [2.4]

[00:30:40] And then what I want to do is I’m going to have to make it say which specific item is going to it’s going to show. So they’re going to say oh I have to know the name of my gallery so I have to give my gallery a nice name so that when I am deciding what to to select from the gallery and I’m typing that and my other controls I’ll be able to give it a nice name. So what I’m doing right now is trying to select the whole gallery given a nice name so that it will make sense to me as I’m kind of navigating around in my app. So to give a new gallery I can go here and rename it I’m going to call it test list gallery because when I’m clicking on something and I want that thing to show in the form I have to know the name of the gallery and you know helps to have nice pretty names for them. OK so when I click on something in here whatever item I pick I want that item to be the one that this form is looking at. So again I have to go click select this whole form like that and then for the item I’m going to say. [1:13.0]

[00:31:54] Test list gallery got selected. I like that look how magic I did something right. [10.8]

[00:32:06] So let me go ahead and go create a couple more items over in SharePoint so we’ll go to my list. OK here’s my test list and I create the item. Couple more items in the test list and then I’m going to go ahead and just refresh the data source and it’ll just you know that we’ll just have more items in there to kind of click around in. [19.4]

[00:32:26] OK so new no not a new list. PowerApps. [4.6]

[00:32:31] This test again. [3.8]

[00:32:47] And then this can be a nice number field some text more stuff and this will have some values in here maybe that I can see as I’m going through you know trying out these different controls. Will do a slider control next and we’ll show how that can be used especially for numbers. So you can make the slider control default to a certain number and then as people slide it back and forth you have a minimum and a maximum. All right so we’ve got 15 minutes left so we’ll be able to demo that as well. OK so first of all the key was to unlocking a card so that you can insert items in it and then the key to making it show a certain item in the form is you have to say you know which gallery. And you know the thing that I’m selecting to make it show that. And then what I want to do now is just go refresh my list my test list just so that I’ll have that other item that I created in here. [59.9]

[00:33:50] OK. And I made this way too big. OK so there’s the second item. So now when I see you when I select the second item it shows the second item here. [11.2]

[00:34:03] OK so now I want to make this toggle button get put a certain value like have to do it related to this value so that maybe when I change it this way it shows a 1 in this way it shows a 2. And if you know you can do it like with a boolean field with a yes or no. Or with two different choices maybe that you have or even numbers. So we’re just going to keep it simple and just say when it’s unselected I want it to be a 1 and when it’s selected I want it to be a 2. And then that will right it. That will be related to that specific field in the same card. So once I get the toggle button working then I can just delete the text box. That’s the idea here is that I’m inserting the other control into the card just to get it functioning and make sure it’s working so I can see the value in the text box. And then I don’t need the text box I’ll go get rid of it later. She says How can you create an arc code to link to an item a QR code sorry. Most likely in the same manner that I’m doing the ease with. Putting the data. [1:08.1]

[00:35:12] Putting the QR code in the card so that it’s got that value that data that it’s connected to. [9.4]

[00:35:23] So I’m not sure how the QR code is going to store the data so it might depend on what kind of field it is. But yeah you’re right that we probably won’t be able to get into the nitty gritty of that yet. OK so here we go on check on uncheck and on select. So this is what I want to happen when this is selected basically versus on check is going to be basically at selected uncheck is going to be unselected. So on check I want it to be. [30.3]

[00:35:55] To see if it just takes that value and on uncheck I want it to be 1 and then on select. [13.1]

[00:36:09] I don’t know if I necessarily need to have anything in on select. So let’s try that out. Let’s see if it. OK. [8.4]

[00:36:18] Well it was basically the slider has some of the same options in here that it tells you what the values need to be and you know depending on where they slide the item. [11.4]

[00:36:29] Just let me go ahead and preview this. [2.7]

[00:36:33] Had a feeling that was going to be the case so we’re going to go ahead and again look at the slider and look at how it works because it has it’s it’s going to be really useful for mobile devices for when you were you know you want them to be able to quickly like use their thumb to do something as opposed to having to get down on the keyboard and start typing. So maybe if it’s just an easy rading or slider those are going to be nice for being able use them on the phones. [23.5]

[00:36:57] All right so I’ll go ahead and add another card here in my form for I think I have to have number and number two so of put number two on here and then number two I want to get got 10 in there that’s the actual value of it. I want to unlock that and then put a slider. [23.9]

[00:37:25] Right. And then so here it’s just kind of sticks my slider randomly in there. Go ahead expand this down and move the slider down here and I can make it bigger as well. [9.7]

[00:37:39] All right. So it’s got as far as it’s data. [5.5]

[00:37:45] It’s got a bunch of information filled in. So it’s got a hover fill. It’s got all these different ways that you can make it look pretty and it’s got when it’s active it’s got a fill color too so you can have different colors for all these different ways that people interact with all these different controls. Carlos as you talk about creating in power up studio versus creating without. [22.2]

[00:38:09] I there isn’t a huge difference. I just like I just like doing in the client software because you know like I can walk away and not worry about the browser logging the out or you know what and I can have them off line and it’s just I don’t know it’s just my preference but there isn’t any huge difference as far as what you can do. I mean you can I haven’t really seen anything drastic that exist in one versus the other. Now when that web version first came out it was a little buggy and it was actually sturdier more stable to be able to just do it in the client software. But they’ve you know they’ve improved dramatically. So it’s got data resets so it’s got minimum 10 and maximum 100. And the default is 50. So if I if I have 10 is my value it should be like somewhere over here right. If I’m now I don’t have to have a 100 range I could have you know a rating from 1 to 10 and 10 could be the maximum. But in here this is where you’re going to be able to say make it represent like this value that you’ve selected and have it be represented. You know compared to what. Right. OK so here’s my minimum Here’s my maximum. The default for this one could be 50. You know like when you’re filling out a new form and then you can even do tool tips et cetera. [1:22.3]

[00:39:31] So what you want to do is of course you can make it look very pretty by doing all these different types of fill and that it said or you could kind of go nuts with the whole branding aspects of it. [9.5]

[00:39:42] And then I wanted to put the right data in here though. [6.0]

[00:39:48] So let’s go look at I think this one had to get a text box first. I keep flipping back to the text box. So the data it says default parent dot default and that’s what makes it show the value from the card that I’m in. [14.4]

[00:40:03] And then this one uses say so this one says data default parent dot default. [5.9]

[00:40:10] And then let’s go down to the slider. It just has data reset. It’s really annoying. I’ll do this. Will do. [13.2]

[00:40:33] It. [0.1]

[00:40:38] OK. Look at that. Who will. Moment. OK so see the number is 10 and it’s showing it’s representing 10 now. So let’s go see the number in this other one. Go select this one versus That’s a 23. So look the number 23 the sliders over here and the number 10 it’s over here. So let me take this and actually interact with it. Let me go preview it. Oh that’s cool. So it’s not necessarily updating the number that it’s showing in the text box but it is showing me the number as I change the slider and it was showing the right value in there when I changed that setting. [41.6]

[00:41:20] All right. [0.3]

[00:41:22] So we’ve got basically I went in here and just changed it to default is parent dot default for this. And then that way it’ll just know if it’s a new form it will know that it doesn’t have the parent it’s just a new item. But if it’s an existing form it’ll know that that’s the field that it’s tied to. [19.1]

[00:41:42] The moment. [0.5]

[00:41:48] Get five minutes. All right. Next week I’m going to. Next week first of all Monday night I’ll be speaking at the Atlanta SharePoint user group. So if you live in Atlanta I’ll be there talking about PowerApps and then. So that’s almost being engagement’s page. And then on my power our schedule next week I’ve got SharePoint designer 2013 workflows and user info and that’s being able to tap into information about users that you used to be able to do a lot easier and SharePoint 2010 workflows. And then on the 25th I’m going to have a friend of mine come over here and be my guest speaker and they’ll be a lot of fun. Nick Brattoli from a user group and in the meantime we we did get sort of a primer on you know we kind of talked about. [57.6]

[00:42:46] What a lot of your controls are that are available to you. And you know the concepts of what they are and how easy they would be on mobile devices. But then we kind of delved into a little bit of first of all the fact that it’s a little tricky to get them to actually function. And second of all there are a ton of different settings and the settings are all different depending on which control you’re going to pick. I mean they’re even fancy things that you can do with maps showing an address from an address field and you can do things with your camera control make it capture a picture and make it save it to that item. And so there’s a lot that we could delve into in there having to do with all these different ways to be able to interact in your power app. It’s just you know we were just kind of touching the surface on sort of what the controls are. And then the fact that once you put the put the control on the page it is going to be you know a little bit getting used to as far as how to make it not only show what you want to see but make it right back to the right place and actually be you know interactive with whatever your data source is itself. So that part apparently is the trickiest part. A lot of the fields that exist in here were pretty. The names are all pretty self explored. [1:19.5]

[00:44:06] Slattery I can see how you could spend probably hours making these look very pretty and really getting to the nitty gritty of you know the visual part of the way all these function and make them do certain things when you slide them or press them or hover over them etc. So hopefully you guys got at least a little bit of a taste of how to use these how to put them in your forms and then how to start at least attempting to set them up. So you use in your apps and also starting I think in a few minutes is a free PowerApps web in our. [35.9]

[00:44:42] I just tweeted about it it’s Monday. Let me pull that up too. I got it off the power ups blog. [11.5]

[00:44:54] Basically you go there all sideways here. [7.6]

[00:45:05] All right. So we’ve got the power ups blog. And then here it is. So this one is in a few minutes. So I’ll put I’ll just put this blog post in the chat window here. And I did tweet about it as well. [17.8]

[00:45:25] There we go. So you all head on over to the PowerApps to learn from marijuana. He’s the one I think that he actually came to when we talked about PowerApps in power hour maybe maybe it was the flow one. I think he’s the one that came to it anyway. This is what you can learn today is the custom made pies gateways and data sources. Anyway I guess I better wrap it up and I’m going to head over to the PowerApps seminar and I will see you guys next time. Thank you so much for coming again Laura Rogers SharePoint power hour and thanks for figuring out and having fun just kind of on the fly digging into power ups with me. [39.2]

[00:46:05] Have a good day. [0.7]


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