Cards for Power Apps overview

Power Apps cards are micro-apps with enterprise data, workflows, and interactive, lightweight UI elements that other applications can use as content. Because cards are part of the Power Apps ecosystem, they can add business logic through Power Fx and integration with business data through Power Platform connectors. Using cards, you can quickly build and share rich, actionable apps without any coding or IT expertise.

Get started with cards

You can create cards with just a few steps. There are no complex systems or services to deploy and maintain.

  1. Sign in to Power Apps.
  2. Select ... More in the navigation menu.
  3. Select Cards. You see Cards added to your navigation menu. You can pin Cards to leave it in your navigation menu permanently.
  4. Select New card, then add a Card name and Card description.

Drag and drop UI elements in the card designer

With the drag-and-drop card designer, you can add buttons, tables, labels, images, check boxes, text boxes, and many other controls to your cards. You don't need to write a single line of code.

Use the Input dropdown menu to add elements to your card. In this example, you see a text input, date picker, and button added.

Screenshot of the card designer in Power Apps, with two buttons added to a card.

Add data and services with connectors

Power Platform connectors incorporate enterprise data and cloud-based services in your cards safely and securely.

Screenshot of the card designer, showing Dataverse connectors.

Build business logic with actions and calculations

Use Power Fx to add inline calculations, dynamic actions, and data operations and assign them to interactive UI elements in your cards.

For example, you can type your name into a text input control, then press a button to add (with the Set function) that name to a text label, saying "Hello, My Name".

Screenshot of the card designer, showing Power Fx logic.

Share cards in Teams

To share your cards with others, send cards from the card designer to a Microsoft Teams chat or channel. These sharing options are found when you play the app.

Screenshot of the card designer Play page, showing the Send button.

Next steps

Learn more about the card designer and start making your own cards.