I love the questions that challenges me. One of the latest ones, was about drag&drop inside a Custom Page or a Canvas App. I know about the Power Drag Drop PCF created by Scott Durow, which created a great way to easily drag and drop between collections. But I needed a little more like a... Continue Reading →
Optimized Fetching of Related Records inside Power Apps Grid Customizer PCF
I've wrote a few blogs about the (Preview) Power Apps Grid customized control: a way to host PCFs right inside the grid. The last one in that direction was about fetching related records. It's amazing that we are able to work with child records right inside the Power Apps Grid, but the way shown in... Continue Reading →
PCF: Dataset Relationships (Linking) in Model-Driven Apps
What do you do when it doesn't seem to be possible to provide the needed data to a dataset PCF? We can bind a dataset PCF to a table, a view or to a subgrid. But maybe you need to consider a table linked to another one-to-many relationship. For instance think to a subgrid, where... Continue Reading →
Async requests inside PCF init and updateView
In quite a few cases, when we develop PCFs we need to make external requests. Even if the runtime provides metadata for the properties we define, sometimes we need some more. Or maybe we need to grab some more data from Dataverse or an external service. One easy way would be to make this requests... Continue Reading →
Lookup PCF – let’s dive deeper
Lookup PCF ...the second.. this time for real! I had a look how a Lookup PCF works, what I can do with it and what not, how to detect the settings made by the maker, and more.... Even if the most of it is not supported for now, it helps me understand the Lookup role in the PCF-puzzle.
All about PCF-Versioning
One of the most common question asked in the Power Apps Pro Dev Community Forum is about the PCF version. In some cases, the PCF doesn't seem to get updated, which creates a lot of frustration. So here is everything I know (until now) about this. PCF Version First things first. What is the PCF... Continue Reading →
Let's suppose you have the debug version of your PCF uploaded in your environment. How do you debug? Of course we don't want to use minimized code. To get the debug version of the code we have a few ways Use the debug Harness by using "npm start watch"Using Fiddler AutoResponder, as shown in my... Continue Reading →
Style a PCF using FluentUI – when a Theme is not enough
When the FluentUI Theme is not enough, we can generate CSS classes using merge-styles.
Debug your PCFs during development using Fiddler AutoResponder
Fiddler AutoResponder is a great way to debug the PCF Components. If you don't use it already, let me tell you why you should. If you use it already, what's your recipe?
Dataset PCF using FluentUI: open record
This is a part of my blog “My Checklist for a Dataset PCF using FluentUI“. What possibilities do we have to open a record and navigate to the form? I can think of three methods: using Navigation.openFormusing Navigation.navigateTo - unsupported (for now?)using dataset.openDatasetItem All of them will work only for the ModelDriven Apps. My favorite... Continue Reading →