Learn Power Apps Canvas Components By Making 5 Components

Learn Power Apps Canvas Components By Making 5 Components

With Power Apps Canvas Components you can create a feature once and save time by re-using it again-and-again across multiple apps. I’ve personally saved myself hundreds of hours of coding with Power Apps components. Now, I want to teach you to do the same with my FREE course Learn Power Apps Canvas Components By Making 5 Components.

The best way to learn how-to-code components isn’t just by reading about them or by watching videos. That alone won’t work. You need to build components to master them. So that’s what we’re going to do. Together, we’ll make 5 real-world components that you can re-use in your own awesome apps. And spoiler alert! I’ll also share a few of my favorite pre-built components with you so you can steal them for yourself.

I’m Matthew Devaney, and I’m a Power Apps developer from Winnipeg, Canada. I work with my clients in the United States and Canada to build awesome Power Apps. I’m a self-taught programmer who got bored of working as a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) and decided to switch careers. Now I’m a Microsoft MVP who helps others learn to code.

It’s time to level-up. Go ahead and get started on the first lesson below. If you have questions or get stuck leave me a message in the comments section. I want to make YOU successful at building Power Apps Canvas Components and I know you’re going to get alot out of this free course.


Table Of Contents:
1. Make Your First Power Apps Component (Temperature Conversion)
2. Make A Power Apps Navigation Menu Component
3. Make A Power Apps Pop-Up Menu Component
4. Make A Custom Function With Power Apps Canvas Components
5. Make A Power Apps Component Library

Bonus Content
• Progress Indicator ComponentPhone Number Input Mask Component




1. Make Your First Power Apps Component (Temperature Conversion)

What you’ll make:

A simple temperature conversion component to change temperatures recorded in fahrenheit to celsius. This is an excellent first project to learn the basics of Power Apps canvas components.


What you’ll learn:

  • Create a new Power Apps canvas component
  • Input and output properties
  • Insert a custom component into a canvas app




power apps canvas components temperature conversion




2. Make A Power Apps Navigation Menu Component

What you’ll make:

A stylish sidebar menu component that lets the user navigate from screen-to-screen. We’ll make it look just like the sidebar menu from Microsoft Teams!

What you’ll learn:

  • Navigate using a Power Apps canvas component
  • Table and Screen input property data types







3. Make A Power Apps Pop-Up Menu Component

What we’ll make:

A pop-up menu with a message that asks the user to choose OK or Cancel. When the user presses OK they will go to the next screen. Or if the user presses Cancel they will remain on the current screen.



What you’ll learn:

  • Add behaviour properties to a Power Apps canvas component (OnSelect, OnChange, OnVisible)
  • Link a behaviour property to a button in a component
  • Enable enhanced component properties in Advanced Settings







4. Make A Custom Function With Power Apps Canvas Components

What we’ll make:

A custom Power Apps function called EOMonth that will calculate the last day of a given month. We will be able to re-use this custom function in other apps and screens just like the standard Power Fx functions that already come with Power Apps.



What you’ll learn:

  • Build a custom Power Apps function
  • Required and optional Power Apps function inputs







5. Make A Power Apps Component Library

What we’ll make:

A components library to store all of our components we’ve made together.



What you’ll learn:

  • Add a component to a Power Apps component library
  • Import a component from a component library into an app
  • Update a component in a library and refresh the changes across all Power Apps apps







Bonus Content: Free Power Apps Components

Now that you’ve made 5 Power Apps Components check out these other beauties I put together and download them for free.




Progress Indicator Component

A progress bar can help user’s to understand the current status of a lengthy business process. I like to use this progress indicator component when working with approvals that involve multiple people. But it can also be used to show a single user’s progress towards completing a form.







Phone Number Input Mask

An input mask applies formatting to a text input after each keystroke. My phone number input mask component ensures phone numbers are always in the correct format. The user is restricted to only typing numbers and as they the formatting gets applied automatically. It’s my favorite Power Apps component I’ve ever made because it required very creative thinking and I haven’t seen another solution published that fully works.









Questions?

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Matthew Devaney

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