Overview of Canvas Apps, Model-Driven Apps & Portals
Building your First Canvas App
Building Your First Model-Driven App
Building your First Portal App
Other Power Apps Components
Microsoft Power Apps is a low-code/no-code solution that allows professional developers and non-IT professionals to create powerful applications much faster than with regularly developed applications. In this course, we will look at the core capabilities of Power Apps and how they help businesses automate and enhance repetitive, mundane, and time-consuming tasks.
We will cover canvas apps, model-driven apps, and portals, as well as their use cases and the differences between them. We'll also walk you through how to build each one. Finally, we'll take a look at the Power Apps Component Framework and how this allows developers to add even more functionality to standard Power Apps.
- Get a foundational understanding of canvas apps, model-driven apps, and portals, including their use cases and features
- Use data sources, controls, and formulas to build, share, and publish your own canvas apps
- Plan, build, share, and publish model-driven apps
- Create and customize your own portal and monitor user behavior on your portal
- Learn about the Power Apps Framework and how it can enhance the user experience of your apps
This course is intended for both IT professionals and non-technical professionals looking to automate and enhance business processes for mobile and desktop users.
There are no prerequisites for this course but any computer coding knowledge and even basic Excel knowledge would be beneficial when learning about Power Apps.
For our account entity, let's first start by modifying a form. I'll select form and then I'll select the form that I'd like to modify. I'll choose the main form account. A separate window will pop up and now, I can begin to modify the form. I'll start by adding an extra field. I'll click on add form field and then let's see, I want to have the email field be one of the main account information fields. Now let's move it right below account name. There we go.
Next, let's go to the details tab and remove the mail, bulk email and follow email from this section. As you can see, I can do a lot more with form customization. I can change field labels, hide them, lock the field down or make it read-only for example. Other courses will go even further into form customization. So for now, we'll move on to views. Back in our app designer, let's now select a view. I'll select active accounts. In our view editor, we have a simple example of what our view is going to look like and what fields will be displaying. To add a new column, I'll select add view column. Let's add the account number to our view. Also, let's sort this view by both account name and our newly added column, account number. If I wanted to modify the filter of our view, I could do it here. Lastly, I'll save and publish my view. To end this lecture, let's take a look at our app.
In the next lecture, we'll go over sharing and publishing your model-driven apps.
Ben is a Power Apps and Power Automate Specialist for Sovereign SP and has been using Power Apps, Power Automate, and SharePoint since 2017. Since then, he has built 100+ solutions using these amazing Microsoft tools. He loves helping others realize what technology can do and how it helps automate and enhance business processes. Most of all, though, he loves how these tools help make people’s jobs easier. The phrase, “This will make things so much easier!” is why he's in the IT business.
Ben Fetters lives in South Ogden, Utah, with his amazing wife and brand-new baby girl. A Weber State University Business Administration graduate, he loves to create businesses and help current businesses improve.