Extend Dynamics 365 entity forms with embedded canvas apps (Public Preview)


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Canvas apps enable app makers to deliver a rich, pixel-perfect user experience via low-code customization capabilities. They also support connecting to more than 200 data sources including a range of cloud services (such as Office 365 and SharePoint) as well as on-premises data sources (via a gateway). Now app makers can bring these capabilities directly into their model-driven apps by embedding canvas apps in their model-driven forms.

App makers can embed canvas apps in their model-driven forms just like they add custom controls. Model-driven forms can also pass data context of the current record, a related record, or a set of related records to an embedded canvas app. This functionality empowers app makers to create rich, contextual sections, grids, and other components, as well as visualizations that display data from Common Data Service for Apps and a wide array of external data sources.

This feature will be available on Unified Interface only. The preview release will enable browser-based, read-only support for the embedded canvas apps. A future release will enable support for mobile devices and edit support for the embedded canvas apps.