Model-driven Apps in PowerApps: Managing Properties

Model-driven Apps in PowerApps: Managing Properties

Welcome to the fifth and penultimate article in the model-driven app series! Today we will look at managing properties in a model-driven app. This series includes six articles that will help you to get to know and use model-driven apps and PowerApps:

Managing Properties

Now that we have reviewed security considerations, understood how to use the App Designer, learned about the controls and power of the Site Map and added components to the app, we can move on to reviewing some of the properties available.

In the App Designer, we have been working in the Components tab. If you click on the Properties tab, shown in the screen shot below, you have access to a number of areas to update and customize.

Click the properties tab in the App Designer.

You can edit the following areas:

  • Name: The name of the App that displays to users.
  • Description: Description of the App that will appear to users.
  • Icon: By default, it will use the Default image. Follow the steps below to update icon image.
  • Advanced: Modify unique name, unified interface URL, add a welcome page and enable Mobile Offline in this area.
Adding a logo (or other Image) to your App!

If you want to use an image apart from the default Microsoft image (below), you can follow these three simple steps:

Default image
  • Add New Web Resource to your solution
Add a new web resource & select image/logo.
  • In App Properties, uncheck the box “Use Default Image”
Uncheck this box!
  • Select the logo/image you added in step 1 and view a preview of the updated App image. When complete, click Save at the bottom of the Properties tab.
Preview your updated App image
Building a Model-Driven App in Dynamics 365 Using PowerApps & Out-of-the-box Functionality Series Almost Complete!

There is only one article left in our series: focused on the Users. Stay tuned for the exciting conclusion!

Heidi Neuhauser
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Heidi is Director of CRM Projects at Reenhanced. With more than a decade of experience in CRM, she has a wide variety of industry and product knowledge working with organizations of all sizes (from small non-profit organizations to Fortune 100 companies) to implement and rescue CRM and train end users. Heidi is a Microsoft Certified Professional with numerous Microsoft CRM Certificates and a CRMUG All-Star.
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