Make your Power Apps less formal with Emojis 😀

Emojis are nice, they can be treated as text in many apps these days and you can easily copy-paste them around. And Power Apps canvas app is not an exception! I created an Emoji Picker component that can be used to allow the user to choose an emoji. The chosen emoji can then be used…More

Simple Power Apps month range selector

While working on a Power Apps canvas app for another blog post, I implemented a simple easy-to-use year and month selector component that can be used to select desired year and month range for that year. Without further ado, here is how the component behaves in action: On the screen I have two horizontal galleries…More

Using Desktop flows to UI test your Power Apps

The challenge Let’s face it: unit testing Power Apps is not possible. Surely, you can add some custom Power Fx code here and there to validate that elements are where they are supposed to be and to check that galleries contain correct data. But by doing this, you will make your solution much more complex,…More

Apply some DevOps to your Power Platform solutions!

Recently I’ve been working with a Dynamics 365 Sales Pro project. In addition to some Azure artifacts (e.g. Logic Apps) for integration and migration purposes, our delivery contained plenty of customizations in a Power Platform solution package. In the project we are using three Power Platform Environments: one for development, one for testing and one…More

RPA with Power Automate Desktop – setup and test drive

My colleague is currently working on a project where he needs to report working hours into two different systems. So, basically he needs to enter hours into our company’s own project management system, as well as into customer’s hour reporting system. At Cloudriven, we are using custom solution that basically consists of Azure SQL Database…More

Using Environment variables in your Power Apps solution

Quite often you need to have your app look and behave a bit differently depending on the current Environment context. I recently had to implement simple functionality where the user is directed to a Power BI report page on a click of a button. That’s simple enough using the Launch function in Power Apps, but…More

Power Platform DevOps: automating deployments

Power Platform is great! You can easily create compelling apps and automation flows to supercharge your daily routines and you can even share the apps with your co-workers. But what happens when some applications get more and more popular, and eventually employees start getting dependent on them to accomplish their tasks smoothly? Well, that depends…More