Power Apps Button With Icon And Text
Icons can easily be added to Power Apps buttons with a little bit of creative coding. The trick is to place an icon on top of the button. Then trigger both the icon and button to change color when an invisible overlay above them is pressed. We can add a subtle hover effect on the button too. In the Power Apps article, I will teach you how to make a button with an icon and text.
Table of Contents: • Introduction: The Save Button • Add A Container To Hold The Button & Icon • Create A Power Apps Button Inside The Container • Insert An Icon Into The Container • Position An Overlay Button Above The Icon & Save Button • Change Icon & Save Button Color When Pressed
Introduction: The Save Button
The Save button can be clicked while filling out a form to save the user’s progress. This Power Apps button has an icon and words Save. When a user presses the button both the icon and text change color at the same time.
Add A Container To Hold The Button & Icon
Open Power Apps Studio and start a new app from blank. Add a container control to the app. The Power Apps button with an icon will be built inside of the container to make it easier to maintain.
Change the height and width properties of the container to the values below.
Height: 80 Width: 240
Create A Power Apps Button Inside The Container
Insert a new button named btn_Save into the container.
Make the button fill the entire space inside the container by updating its properties with the values below. It the container is re-sized, the button will re-size itself too. This makes our button with an icon re-usable in other places.
Height: con_SaveButton.Height-Self.BorderThickness Width: con_SaveButton.Width-Self.BorderThickness X: Self.BorderThickness/2 Y: Self.BorderThickness/2
Update the button’s text to the word Save. Position the text on the right side of the button. Leave a blank space for a button on the left-side.
Change the button properties to this code to re-position the text.
Align: Center PaddingLeft 80 PaddingRight: 0 PaddingTop: 0 PaddingBottom: 0
We want the button background to be green to indicate that saving is a positive action.
Use these values to update the button’s style.
BorderColor: RGBA(40,167,69,1) Color: White Fill: RGBA(40,167,69,1)
Insert An Icon Into The Container
Create a Save icon named ico_Save and place it in the container. Position the icon to the left of the Save text.
Give the icon these color and fill property values.
Color: White Fill: Transparent
Position An Overlay Button Above The Icon & Save Button
To make the icon and the save button’s color change at the same time they need to be triggered by common event. We will place a transparent button on top of the other controls. Then, when the transparent button’s pressed output property changes to true the icon and button will change color.
Insert a new button called btn_Overlay into the container.
Position the new overlay button directly over top of btn_Save.
Height: btn_Save.Height Width: btn_Save.Width X: btn_Save.X Y: btn_Save.Y
Remove any text from the overlay button and make it transparent.
Use this code to make the button see-through. Notice the HoverFill property is not fully transparent. This gives the button a subtle hover effect.
BorderStyle: BorderStyle.None Color: Transparent Fill: Transparent DisabledColor: Transparent DisabledFill: Transparent HoverColor: Transparent HoverFill: RGBA(0,0,0,0.05) PressedColor: Transparent PressedFill: Transparent
Change Icon & Save Button Color When Pressed
The icon and save button must change color at the same time when pressed. Initially the button is green and the text is white.
When the button is pressed its colors become inverted. The button is white with a green border and the icon turns green.
Use this code in btn_Save to change its Color property and Fill property when btn_Overlay is pressed.
Color: If( btn_Overlay.Pressed, RGBA(40,167,69,1), White ) Fill: If( btn_Overlay.Pressed, White, RGBA(40,167,69,1) )
And use this code in ico_Save to change its Color when btn_Overlay is pressed.
Color: If( btn_Overlay.Pressed, RGBA(40,167,69,1), White )
Test the button to make sure its style properties behave as expected. Add any code that should be executed when the button is pressed in its OnSelect property.
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