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Application Fundamentals Overview

Microsoft Dynamics 365 and the Power Platform

In the previous step, we assessed your knowledge of Building Model-Driven Applications. In this step, we dive into a little bit more details about the Canvas Applications.

Canvas Apps Core Concepts

Screens are fundamental. You have to have at least one screen. This is what the user interacts with and contains the controls that you’re going to have the user do their work with.

Expressions are how you get things to happen. Controls are what you put on the screen surface that the user actually does the interaction with the live data on, things like buttons, dropdown lists, combo boxes. Galleries are lists of data.

Forms are very much for displaying fixed data almost similar to the model-driven concept of a view of a record, as well as an edit form.

And lastly, Connectors are the lifeblood of a Canvas application’s ability to reach out to external services.

Join the discussion

Now that you understand what goes into creating a canvas application, we will build on that further during the practice session. Often the canvas app goes through four stages on the PowerApp Visual Design which are – set it up, build the initial application, save and publish. From the four mentioned, which do you think is most crucial to the process and why?

Use the discussion area below to let us know your thoughts. Try to respond to at least one other post and once you’re happy with your contribution, click the Mark as complete button to check the Step off, then you can move to the next step which is Working with Data Sources.

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