Showing posts from June, 2020

Rotational Image PCF Component for Canvas Apps

This image component allows you to rotate an image to any degree unlike the Canvas image component which only allows 90, 180, or 270 degrees. Having full rotation of the image can allow you to build things such a compass or custom gauges/indicators for your application. Installation/Usage Instructions Download

Launch A Canvas App In Model App From SiteMap

Canvas PowerApps provide a great amount of functionality with little or no code. Many examples demonstrate how to open a Canvas App within a Model App on a specific record and pass the context of that record. What if you don’t want to open a Canvas App for a specific record? Let’s say you want to create a menu functionality for user to allow them to open other Canvas apps, or maybe you have developed a Canvas app which provides a file conversion function which doesn’t relate to records at all. It would be nice if we could easily load these types of Canvas Apps from the SiteMap. Here is how to get this done. This solution is based off the solution from Dynamict but I have made some improvement that allow you to utilize the same WebResource over and over again and also provides information from the originating Model App. Here is an example of a Canvas app I have created which will display a menu of items which the user can launch. The Canvas App is being called from the SiteMap

Pass Custom Parameters To WebResource From UIC SiteMap in Dynamics

While working on creating a page to open a Canvas app full screen inside of a Model app I wanted to create a WebResource I could use over and over again. Most of the references I found showed the Canvas app name in the code which wouldn’t allow for code re-use. Instead I wanted to pass query string parameters to the WebResource so that it could get the name from the URL. The problem I ran into was with the new UCI interface and how it handles WebResources. After a bit of trial and error I found the trick was not using the WebResource type in the SiteMap editor but instead using a URL in the correct format and passing the parameters I needed within the Data parameters. Update- After working with the Maker Portal SiteMap editor I have realized that it will auto decode all of your Data parameters. Instead of using the Maker portal you will need to update the SiteMap using [XrmToolbox] or another XML Editor. Use XRMToolbox SiteMap editor to create your sub area. Do not use the Ma