Useful Tips and Tricks to get the Best of Canvas Power Apps

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With the success of our last guides on ‘Tips on PCF Control’ and ‘Custom APIs’, we have created yet another compilation blog for you and this time on Canvas Power Apps.

Microsoft with the help of Power Apps has been trying to reduce the complexity of creating business apps using low code/no code approach. Even if you are not a traditional coder, you can build custom applications for your business using drag and drop features. Using Microsoft Power Apps platform, you can create two different types of apps viz Canvas Apps and Model-driven apps. In this blog, we will talk about canvas apps and different scenarios in canvas apps that can help you getting a more enhanced app experience.

As the name suggests, Canvas Power apps is like a blank page i.e., canvas where you can design an app using drag and drop interface. It is used to build mobile and tablet apps along with many functionalities.

So, lets dive in and learn some amazing tips and tricks on Canvas Power Apps which we have shared on our Inogic Blog!

How to Build Responsive Canvas Apps

To improve the creation of responsive apps without any complexity, Microsoft recently made new horizontal container and vertical container in Canvas apps layout generally available which previously was in preview. This container will improve the app experience and will make apps uniform and responsive regardless of devices and screen sizes. In this blog, we will show you how to use this container in your apps and create an optimized user experience.

How to Debug an App using Canvas App Monitor

Custom business apps created using Power Apps platform are able to connect to data and work on web as well as on mobile. But what about the performance of these business applications? How can a user check the performance of these applications or identity any error if they find one? To help here, Canvas App has introduced the Monitor tool which provides a way to view the stream of events from the user sessions and help diagnose any issues found. In this blog, we have explained the same in detail.

Error Handling in Canvas Power Apps using IfError

Suppose you have a created a Canvas App for your client. The chances that the client might make some mistakes are probable because to err is human. But Canvas App has recently introduced ‘IfError’ and ‘isError’ functions in Experimental features section. These functions will help in catching these mistakes and will provide an appropriate message to the client. This will further help in understanding what went wrong and give opportunity to handle it more efficiently. In this blog, we have explained the step-by-step procedure to use these Formula Level Error functions.

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