PowerApps for Creators


I thought on sharing an early draft of some of the content I’ve been creating on my spare time over the weekends to get some feedback on the table of contents and get your ideas for content that you would like to see.

You can download an early draft here: https://www.carlosag.net/downloads/PowerApps.pdf

Here is a copy of the current table of contents, and would love to hear from you:

  • Contents
  • About the Author
  • Chapter 1 - Getting Started
    • What is PowerApps
    • Line of business mobile applications
    • Dataflow programming
    • Main components of PowerApps
    • Summary
  • Chapter 2 - Building Applications
    • Creating your first application
    • Running the Application
    • Summary
  • Chapter 3 – PowerApps Architecture
    • Architecture of an application
    • Packaging and running applications
    • Environments
    • Sharing applications
    • Summary
  • Chapter 4 – PowerApps Studio
    • Create New options
    • Opening Applications
    • Controls and Properties
    • Formula bar
    • Managing Screens
    • Designer
    • Options, Data Sources and Advanced Pane
    • Collections and Media
    • Summary
  • Chapter 5 – Formulas, screens, controls and navigation
    • Using Formulas
    • Screens
    • Controls
    • Navigation
    • Passing Context across Screens
    • Practical Navigation models
    • Summary
  • Chapter 6 – Working with Data
    • Context Variables
    • Connecting to Data
    • Different data sources
    • Initialize data
    • Collections
    • Querying your Data
    • Writing Data
    • Validating Data
    • Optimizing Data
    • Summary
  • Chapter 7 - Common Data Service
    • Standard Entities
    • Standard vs Custom Fields
    • Creating Custom Entities
    • Import and Export of data
    • Enumerations
    • Excel data
    • Managing Permissions
    • Summary
  • Chapter 8 - Microsoft Flow
    • Introducing Microsoft Flow
    • Automating your business process
    • Different type of flows
    • Creating and triggering a flow from PowerApps
    • Building an approval process
    • Summary
  • Chapter 9 – Deploying applications
    • Admin Center
    • Environments
    • Securing your application
    • Securing your data
    • Managing permissions and policies
    • Moving applications across environments
    • Summary
  • Chapter 10 - Extending PowerApps with Custom APIs
    • Custom APIs overview
    • Azure App Service and Azure Functions Overview
    • Swagger
    • Writing your first Custom API
    • Authentication options
    • Registering Custom APIs
    • Summary
  • Appendix A: Formula reference
  • Appendix B: Creating a Calendar App using PowerApps
Comments (3)

  1. Lorenzo says:

    I accidentally crashed your website a week ago.
    I pasted a long code in the converter and then the website crashed.
    I’m really sorry.

    1. CarlosAg says:

      Don’t worry I had some problems with the virtual machine I use to host the site that took the site offline but it is now back.

  2. Alex says:

    Hi CarlosAs. Thanks for useful guide – it’s only one of a kind :). I’ve noticed, that there are some issues with document formatting – in Content section I see ” Error! No bookmark defined”. Would you mind to have a look? Thanks!

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