Reusable PowerApps Control Templates

Does PowerApps support control templates? For example, imagine I am a company and I want a standard header or footer in all PowerApps that my employees make. Or perhaps I built some non-trivial piece of functionality like a calendar view that I want to use in many apps. Can I avoid duplicated effort? So far…

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Building a calculator in PowerApps (that can do 1 + 2 + 3)

Given the recent news coverage of a remarkable bug in a very popular calculator app on a very popular mobile device ([1], [2], [3]), the question came up of how hard would it be to build a simple calculator using PowerApps. This article presents what I came up with. Obviously this is a gimmick more…

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Scatter plots in PowerApps using a Gallery control

This article will show you how you can build custom data visualizations in PowerApps using only two controls: a Gallery, and a Circle. While PowerApps already supports Column charts, Line charts and Pie charts out of the box, there is currently no built-in way to render scatter plots. Note that the idea presented here is…

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Advanced PowerApps visualizations with dynamic SVG’s

PowerApps brings you lots of built-in controls and ways to visualize your data with just a few clicks. Sometimes, however, you might want to build custom visualizations that are not quite achievable with only those controls. This article shows one way in which you can create your own custom visualizations. In particular, we will create…

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Building an interactive calendar view with PowerApps

PowerApps has many built-in facilities to help you work with dates and calendars (click these links to learn more about the DatePicker control and the Date and DateTime functions 1, 2, 3). For some scenarios, however, you might want to customize the look and feel of those experiences beyond what is available out of the…

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