Customize app commands πŸ‘Œ Part 1: Introduction & simple command

There is a new preview feature for Model-Driven Apps available: Customize app commands (preview) πŸŽ‰ If you are familiar with Scott Durow’s Ribbon Workbench then you will be familiar with the concept of modifying your apps ribbon menu or how Microsoft calls it nowadays - the command bar: Command bars are at the core of every model-driven app and appear in many different locations. Commands are arranged in relation to other commands and are associated with a command bar location....

October 6, 2021 Β· 6 min Β· Mats Necker

FetchXML Magic πŸ”₯ Aggregations - Basics

Recently I had a few cases in working with Power Automate and Dataverse Plugins where I had do stuff like sums and other things related to many records. Until I mostly gone the probably β€œmost simple” way: Fetching all relevant records and iterate through them and do the calculation that was needed. Works okay but always felt a bit cumbersome πŸ€” This time I wanted to try something new I always was there but until now had never tried: FetchXML aggregates....

June 23, 2021 Β· 5 min Β· Mats Necker

Quick Tip πŸ’‘ 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 πŸ’‘ ❓ 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 Β· 3 min Β· Mats Necker

EDD - Emoji Driven Design 😎

You might have heard of Domain Driven Design (DDD), or in case of Power Platform of License Driven Design but do you know there is a new kid on block? Today we are going to introduce Emoji Driven Design (EDD) πŸ₯³ In my last post I was exploring how you can utilize Emojis as table and app icons. People seemed to like it so in this post I wanted to explore where else we can use Emojis in Model-Driven apps to quickly enhance their user experience and looks....

April 29, 2021 Β· 4 min Β· Mats Necker

Use emojis as table & app icons 😍

When you take a look around this blog you might notice that I’m a huge of using emojis. They offer a lot advantages and make texts easier to read by supplying visual emphasis. Thanks to the power of Unicode we can use almost everywhere. That includes the Power Platform. I probably first saw this applied by Megan Walker in her famous post Using Emojis in Option Sets. After seeing that you can put them in option sets and charts, my apps started to look a lot more colorful ✌...

March 27, 2021 Β· 3 min Β· Mats Necker