List of controls available for model-driven apps

Controls allow app users to visualize data within table columns in addition to enabling interaction with them.

Controls exist to provide a more touch-friendly experience with model-driven apps. These include toggle, star rating, calendar, number input, and other controls.

Most controls are configured for a table column, but some controls, like the grid controls can be configured for the table.

Using controls in the form designer

To use these controls in the form designer:

  1. Sign in to Power Apps.

  2. Expand Dataverse in the left hand menu, and then select Tables.

  3. Select the required table and then select the Forms area.

  4. Select the main form to be edited.

  5. Select the column or section where you want to add the control.

  6. In the right properties pane, select + Component to display the available controls, and then select the control you want.

    Note

    Different controls are available depending on the column or grid type. For example, star rating controls are only available for whole number columns.

  7. Select the devices (web, tablet, and phone) you want the control to appear on.

  8. Configure the values for each property.

  9. Select Done when you’re done configuring the control.

Following are descriptions for each control you can use on forms.

Grid controls

Grid controls can be configured at the following levels:

  • Table. When a grid control is configured for a table, all views for the table will use the grid control. More information: Configure a grid control for a table
  • Form. Subgrids added to a form use a grid control to control the behavior of the subgrid.

Subgrid

The read-only subgrid allows you to present a view of data related to the current record where users can view and open the record from within the grid. More information: Add and configure a subgrid component on a form

Editable grid

With editable grids, users can do rich in-line editing of records directly from views and subgrids whether they're using a web app, tablet, or phone. More information: Make model-driven app grids (lists) editable using the editable grid control

Power Apps grid control (preview)

The Power Apps grid control represents the next evolution of the Power Apps grid control, allowing users to view, open, and edit records from views and subgrids. By default, the Power Apps grid control is read-only but you can configure it to be editable.

Important

  • This is a preview feature.

  • The Power Apps grid control currently can only be configured for a table.

More information: Power Apps grid control

Configure a grid control for a table

  1. Sign in to Power Apps.
  2. Open solution explorer, expand Entities, and then select the table you want, such as the account table.
  3. Select the Controls tab, and then select the grid you want for the table.
  4. Depending on the grid control, specify the values you want, Save and then Publish the customization.

Display controls

Calendar

The Calendar control control displays scheduled activities and their associated details in a calendar. You can view, create, and delete your activities in a day, week, or month view. More information: Add the calendar control to tables

Example of the version 2 calendar control in a model-driven app.

Canvas app

An embedded canvas app includes rich data integration capabilities that bring in contextual data from the host model-driven form to the embedded canvas app. Display the data you want from a variety of sources right next to data from Microsoft Dataverse. More information: Add an embedded canvas app on a model-driven form

External website

Add inline frames (iframes) to a form to integrate content from another website within the form. More information: Add an iframe to a model-driven app main form

HTML and image web resource

Display an HTML page or image file on a form via a web resource. More information: View and edit a web resource on a form

Requires Dynamics 365 Customer Service app. Add a Knowledge Base Search control to a form to make it easy for users in your organization to find knowledge articles so they can answer common customer questions and resolve their issues right from the records, without having to switch to a different application. More information: Add the Knowledge Base Search control to forms

Quick view

The quick view control displays data from a row that is selected in a lookup on the form. The data displayed in the control is defined using a quick view form. The data displayed is not editable, but when the primary column is included in the quick view form, it becomes a link to open the related row. More information: Model-driven app quick view control properties

Timeline control

Provide a timeline of recent, relevant news articles and Twitter tweets for an account. More information: Set up the timeline control

Example of the timeline control in a model-driven app.

Property Description
CC_Timeline_Title Property to map for the title of each timeline item.
CC_Timeline_Title_Desc Description for Title.
CC_Timeline_Label1 Column to be displayed below the title of timeline item.
CC_Timeline_Label1_Desc Description for Label 1.
CC_Timeline_Label2 Column to be displayed after Label 1.
CC_Timeline_Label2_Desc Description for Label 2.
CC_Timeline_Label3 Column to be displayed after Label 2.
CC_Timeline_Label3_Desc Description for Label 3.
CC_Timeline_Label4 Column to be displayed after Label 3.
CC_Timeline_Label4_Desc Description for Label 4.
CC_Timeline_Label5 Column to be displayed after Label 4.
CC_Timeline_Label5_Desc Description for Label 5.
CC_Timeline_Timestamp Column to use for sorting timeline in reverse chronological order.
CC_Timeline_Timestamp_Desc Description for Timestamp.
CC_Timeline_Group Column to map for grouping timeline.
CC_Timeline_Group_Desc Description for Group column.
CC_Timeline_GroupOrder Order of the group the item belongs to relative to other groups (assign values 1, 2, 3, and so on for groups to be displayed). The group will be displayed in ascending value of group values assigned.
CC_Timeline_GroupOrder_Desc Description for Group Order column.
CC_Timeline_URL URL column to map for displaying the URL of each timeline item.
CC_Timeline_URL_Desc Description for URL column.
CC_Timeline_ThumbnailURL Column to map for thumbnail of image/icon to display for each item.
CC_Timeline_ThumbnailURL_Desc Description for the ThumbnailURL column.
CC_Timeline_Filter Column to map for timeline filter.
CC_Timeline_Filter_Desc Description for Filter.
CC_Timeline_Footer Web resource to display as the footer of the timeline.
CC_Timeline_Footer_Desc Description for Footer column.

Input controls

Checkbox

Let's the user to choose between binary values by checking or clearing a check box. It can be configured with yes/no choice columns. Checkbox control at runtime on a main form.

Number input

Use the number input control to help users enter data quickly. Users only have to tap the plus and minus buttons to change a numeric value in increments you set. Use this control for any numerical or money column. Users can also type a number directly into the column. This column is only supported in edit mode.

Example of the number input control in a model-driven app.

Property Description
Step Set the amount to add or subtract from the current value when entering data with this control.
Column Shows the column the control is mapped to.

Option set

The option set control presents a set of choices for your users to choose from when entering data. It is made available by default when introducing a choice column into a form. More information: Choices

Pen input

Use the pen input control to capture written input such as signatures. The pen input control can be configured for multiline text columns for use with web, tablet, and phone clients.

Pen control in a model-driven app.

Important

The minimum recommended Maximum Length specified for the column this control maps to is 15000.

Property Description
PenMode Specify PenMode!Draw, PenMode!Erase, or PenMode!Select to determine what happens when a user drags a pointing device in a pen control.

Rich text editor

The rich text editor control provides the app user a WYSIWYG editing area for formatting text. The control's input and output format is HTML. The control allows copied rich text, such as from a web browser or Word, to be pasted into the control. It can be configured with text columns. More information: Add the rich text editor control to a model-driven app

Star rating

Use the star rating to provide a visual representation of a rating. The maximum number of stars you can set is five. You can use this control with whole number columns. It can’t be used with decimal columns.

Example of the star rating control in a model-driven app.

Note

Be sure to select the Hide on web option for this control.

Property Description
Max Select the maximum number of stars for the control from the dropdown list.

Toggle

The toggle control allows users to choose between binary values, such as on/off and yes/no, by toggling the button. It can be configured with yes/no choice columns.

Example toggle control in a model-driven app.

AI Builder

Business card reader

Use the AI Builder business card reader control to detect business cards and extract their information. You can take photos directly in the component or load images that you've taken. More information: Use the business card reader component in model-driven apps

Power BI

Power BI report

Use the Power BI report control to add a Power BI report on the form. More information: Use the Power BI report control to add a report

More components controls

Some components aren't displayed in the default Components list in the form designer but can be added to the list by selecting Get more components.

Input mask

With the input mask control, you set the formatting for a column like phone number or credit card to prevent entering invalid data. For example, if you want users to enter a United States phone number in the format +1-222-555-1011, use the input mask +1-000-000-0000.

Note

This only sets formatting to a single line text column. It does not contain virtual actions like phone calling. If these actions are required, continue to use the default control.

Property Description
Mask Enter the mask to use for validating data as users enter it. You can use a combination of the following characters for the mask:

0 – Digit

9 – Digit or space

# – Digit, sign, or space

L – Letter

I – Letter or space

A – Alphanumeric

A – Alphanumeric or space

< – Converts characters that follow to lower case

> – Converts characters that follow to upper case

| – Disables case conversion

\ – Escapes any character, turning it into a literal

All others – Literals
Column Shows the column the control is mapped to.

Form component

The form component control lets users edit information of a related table record directly from another table’s form. For example, here's the form component on a separate tab on the main account form, which lets the user edit a contact record without leaving the account form. More information: Edit related table records directly from another table’s main form

Collaboration controls

Collaboration controls give you the power to simplify your user’s workflow collaboration. Build model-driven apps that allow users to work with approvals, files, meetings, notes, and tasks from Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams without switching the context from app to app. More information: Collaboration controls

Legacy controls

Auto-complete

Only available in classic.

The auto-complete control filters an item list as you type and lets you select a value from the drop-down list. For example, you can use this control to let users choose from a dropdown list of states or countries/regions. This control maps to a Single Line of Text type column.

Property Description
Column Shows the column the control is mapped to.
Source Set the source for the data (Grouped Options, Choice, or View).
Choice Select the option set for this column.
View Select the table and view for this column.
Column Select the column of the view’s primary table to use as the data source.

Flip

The flip switch is like an on/off switch, providing a choice between two values.

Multimedia

Only available in classic.

You can embed videos to provide a richer customer experience for sales and people on the go. Use this control to map to a URL column that contains the audio or video link to play in the control.

Note

This control is supported on Android versions 4.4 and later.

YouTube videos aren’t currently supported on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 tablets and phones. On Windows 10, only HTTPS videos (including YouTube) are supported.

Supported media types include:

  • Streaming MP4 files

  • YouTube videos

  • Azure media

  • Audio streams

Privacy notice

Property Description
Media Enter the URL of the media to play in this control.

Linear gauge

Only available in classic.

The linear gauge lets your users input numerical values by dragging a slider instead of typing in the exact quantity. The slider provides whole number input and display only. Use this control for any numerical and money columns.

Important

This control will be deprecated in April 2021. More information: Model-driven app controls deprecation

Property Description
Max Set the maximum value to display on the gauge.
Min Set the minimum value to display on the gauge.
Value Get or set the value to display on the gauge.
Step Set the amount to add or subtract from the current value when entering data with this control.

Arc knob

Only available in classic.

The arc knob provides a way for users to enter data by sliding the knob, and shows up on the screen as an arc. The arc knob control provides whole number input and display only. Use this control for any numerical and money columns. You can use touch to change the value, you can also focus on the number and edit it using the keypad.

Important

  • This control will be deprecated in April 2021. More information: Model-driven app controls deprecation
  • This control isn’t supported on Android 4.2 and 4.3 devices. It impacts the scrolling experience on those versions.
Property Description
Max Set the maximum value to display on the gauge.
Min Set the minimum value to display on the gauge.
Value Get or set the value to display on the gauge.
Step Set the amount to add or subtract from the current value when entering data with this control.

Timer control

The timer control shows your users how much time is available to complete an action in the resolution of an active row or how much time has passed since the time to complete the action has passed. More information: Model-driven app timer control overview

News control

Only available in classic.

Gain valuable insights from the latest news about your customers, competitors, and contacts. The news control delivers relevant news from Bing News. More information: Set up and use the news control

Next steps

Tutorial: Use custom controls for data visualizations