Cards for Power Apps overview (preview)

[This article is pre-release documentation and is subject to change.]

Power Apps cards are micro-apps with enterprise data and workflows and interactive, lightweight UI elements that other applications can use as content. Because they're part of the Power Apps ecosystem, cards 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.

Important

  • This is a preview feature.
  • Preview features aren’t meant for production use and may have restricted functionality. These features are available before an official release so that customers can get early access and provide feedback.

Get started with cards

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

To get started, sign in to Power Apps. Select Cards (preview), and then select + Create a card.

Screenshot of the card create page in Power Apps.

There are two key components of a card:

  • Card designer: The interface in which you create cards using drag-and-drop controls, Power Fx logic, and data from Power Platform connectors

  • Power Apps data and resource management: The services that manage sending and receiving cards with embedded data and workflows

Drag and drop UI elements in the card designer

With the drag-and-drop card designer, add buttons, tables, labels, images, check boxes, text boxes, and many other controls to your cards, all without writing a single line of code.

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.

Screenshot of the card designer, showing Power Fx logic.

Share cards in Teams

Send cards from the card designer to a Microsoft Teams chat or channel to share your cards with others.

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.