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Stop making useless Groups in Power Apps! Containers for the win

Power Apps Groups in Canvas Apps have a lot of flaws, one of them being they aren't actually a control, just a magical logical something or another.

In this video, you will learn how to build Pop-Ups in PowerApps using Containers instead. Much better, much more flexible, and more accessible.

Click the video below to get started!

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Key Timestamps:

0:00 Stop making groups in PowerApps, use Containers

  • In this video Shane will be covering:

  • Power Apps Containers vs. Groups

  • Learning to build a pop-up the most efficient way.

  • Reasons to not use Groups

  • Turning Groups into Containers

  • Getting rid of Containers

1:39 Demo of the Power Apps Pop Up or modal

  • Shane shows a demo of the Pop Up he has created

1:59 Create a pop up

  • Begin building your Pop Up

  • Start with adding an Image control then a button to your Pop Up

  • Adjust filled backgrounds and text to your Pop Up

3:55 What is a Power Apps group

6:11 Groups don't work for screen readers accessibility

  • Screen readers do not honor Groups because Groups do not "exist"

  • Groups also can not be nested within each other. If you wanted to have two Groups, they would have to be independent.

7:44 Using a Power Apps Container control

  • Different from Horizontal Container and Vertical Container, Container is a blank workspace that allows you to put items where you want

  • Add Container to your Pop Up

9:30 Create a container inside of a container aka nested containers

  • Unlike Groups, you can nest a Container in a Container

  • Insert your Container, text field, and button to your Pop Up

15:22 Turning a Group into a Container

  • Shane explains a function that allows your Group to turn into a Container with a click of a button

17:55 Remove container

  • The same way you performed the last function, you are able to click a button and Remove Container

  • All the controls will be added but this will break functionality, therefore you will have to adjust your controls

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