CommandBar control (preview)

A control used to input commands.


Full documentation and source code found in the GitHub code components repository.

CommandBar control.


CommandBar is a surface that houses commands that operate on the content of the window, panel, or parent region it resides above.

This code component provides a wrapper around the Fluent UI CommandBar control for use in canvas apps and custom pages.


Key properties

Property Description
Items The action items to render

Items structure

Each item uses the following schema to visualize data in the component.

Name Description
ItemDisplayName The Display Name of the command bar item.
ItemKey The key to use to indicate which item is selected, and when adding sub items. The keys must be unique.
ItemEnabled Set to false if the option is disabled.
ItemVisible Set to false if the option is not visible.
ItemChecked Set to true if the option is checked (e.g. split buttons in a command bar).
ItemSplit Set to true if the option can be clicked and used as a drop down flyout menu.
ItemIconName The Fluent UI icon to use (see Fluent UI Icons)
ItemIconColor The color to render the icon as (e.g. named, rgb or hex value).
ItemIconOnly Do not show the text label - only the icon.
ItemOverflow Set to true for overflow behavior
ItemOverflow Render the option in the overflow items.
ItemFarItem Render the option in the far items group of a command bar.
ItemHeader Render the item as a section header. If there are items that have their ItemParentKey set to the key of this item, then they are added as semantically grouped items under this section.
ItemTopDivider Render a divider at the top of the section.
ItemDivider Render the item as a section divider - or if the item is a header (ItemHeader = true), then controls whether to render a divider at the bottom of the section.
ItemParentKey Render the option as child item of another option.


  • ItemIconColor will override the component's Theme value and ignore other state colors (e.g., disabled).
  • ItemHeader and ItemDivider must be set to true to render as a divider. If set to false, it expects other values and will render blank.


Example Power Fx formula for basic Items:

        ItemKey: "new",
        ItemDisplayName: "New",
        ItemIconName: "Add"
        ItemKey: "edit",
        ItemDisplayName: "Edit",
        ItemIconName: "Edit"
        ItemKey: "delete",
        ItemDisplayName: "Delete",
        ItemIconName: "Delete"
        ItemKey: "refresh",
        ItemDisplayName: "Refresh",
        ItemIconName: "refresh"
        ItemKey: "help",
        ItemDisplayName: "Help",
        ItemIconName: "help"

Style properties

Property Description
Theme Accepts a JSON string that is generated using Fluent UI Theme Designer ( Leaving this blank will use the default theme defined by Power Apps. See theming for guidance on how to configure.
AccessibilityLabel Screen reader aria-label

Event properties

Property Description
InputEvent An event to send to the control. E.g. SetFocus.


Supports SetFocus as an InputEvent.

Configure 'On Select' behavior

Use the Switch() formula in the component's OnSelect property to configure specific actions for each item by referring to the control's selected ItemKey as the switch value.

Replace the false values with appropriate expressions in the Power Fx language.

  Switch( Self.Selected.ItemKey,
    /* Action for ItemKey 'new' (e.g., Patch function) */
    "new", false,
    /* Action for 'edit' (e.g., Patch function) */
    "edit", false,
    /* Action for 'delete' (e.g., Remove function ) */
    "delete", false,
    /* Action for 'refresh' (e.g., Refresh function) */
    "refresh", false,
    /* Action for 'help' (e.g., email support with the Office 365 connector ) */
    "help", false,
    /* Default action */

Setting focus on the control

When a new dialog is shown, and the default focus should be on the control, an explicit set focus will be needed.

To make calls to the input event, you can set a context variable that is bound to the Input Event property to a string that starts with SetFocus and followed by a random element to ensure that the app detects it as a change.

Example Power Fx formula:

UpdateContext({ ctxResizableTextareaEvent:"SetFocus" & Text(Rand()) }));

The context variable ctxResizableTextareaEvent would then be bound to the property Input Event property.


This code component can only be used in canvas apps and custom pages.

See more limitation notes in the component design challenges.