Quick Tip ๐Ÿ’ก Embedded Canvas app - Data load problems in OnStart

Ever encountered problems with loading data in your Canvas app OnStart property when embedding it in a Model-Driven-App? While it usually works great, I found one situation where you have to put in some additional steps to ensure everything is loaded correctly. Time for a Quick Tip ๐Ÿ’ก โ“ Using ModelDrivenFormIntegration.Item as filter In my app I want to embed a Canvas app on the main form of my entity Budget....

May 26, 2021 ยท 3 min ยท Mats Necker

Canvas in Outlook ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ“ซ Overview

Canvas Apps provide an awesome way of presenting tailored UIs to customers in order to enable them to solve their problems in the best possible way. However, a lot of users still love their Outlook client and seem to spend most of their time writing mails in it. Power Apps already provides a built-in Outlook Add-in to get Model-Driven Apps running in Outlook, but there is no such way for Canvas Apps....

March 19, 2021 ยท 1 min ยท Mats Necker

Canvas in Outlook ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ“ซ Part 3 - Use mail properties

In the first and second part of our series we learned what we want to achieve and created our first Outlook Add-in which displays our own custom canvas app. Yay! ๐ŸŽ‰ Now we are going to make the whole experience dynamic. Until now the displayed canvas is static in a way, that it is not aware on which mail it is displayed. For that reason, we are going to transfer parameters from the Outlook to the canvas app....

March 11, 2021 ยท 5 min ยท Mats Necker

Canvas in Outlook ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ“ซ Part 2 - Set up Office Add-in

Embed Canvas apps in Outlook In the first part of our series we looked into what we want to achieve and what the requirements are. So make sure to check out the requirements and set yourself up for this part. Because now we want to actually create a very simple Outlook add-in ๐Ÿš€ While Outlook Add-ins uses technology that the average Power Platform maker does not necessarily posses, following this introduction is doable even if your not a developer!...

February 25, 2021 ยท 4 min ยท Mats Necker

Canvas in Outlook ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ“ซ Part 1 - Introduction

Embed Canvas apps in Outlook Canvas Apps provide an awesome way of presenting tailored UIs to customers in order to enable them to solve their problems in the best possible way. However, a lot of users still love their Outlook client and seem to spend most of their time writing mails in it. Power Apps already provides a built-in Outlook Add-in to get Model-Driven Apps running in Outlook, but there is no such way for Canvas Apps....

February 18, 2021 ยท 3 min ยท Mats Necker