Nav control

A control used to provide navigation.


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

Nav control.


A navigation pane (Nav) provides links to the main areas of an app or site.

The Nav code component allows using the Fluent UI Nav menu component from inside canvas apps and custom pages.


Component source code and more information in the GitHub code components repository.


Key properties

Property Description
Selected key The key to select. This will be updated via the OnChange event when the user interacts with the control.
Items Required. The data source items table to render.
Fields Required. The fields that are included from the data set.

Items properties

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

Name Description
ItemDisplayName The Display Name of the command/tab/menu 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
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
ItemParentKey Render the option as child item of another option
ItemExpanded Set to false or true if the group should remain collapsed or expanded respectively.


      ItemKey: "1",
      ItemDisplayName: "Home with Icon & Custom color",
      ItemIconName: "Home",
      ItemIconColor: "Green"
      ItemKey: "2",
      ItemDisplayName: "Documents",
      ItemExpanded: true
      ItemKey: "3",
      ItemDisplayName: "Contents"
      ItemKey: "4",
      ItemDisplayName: "Item Invisible",
      ItemVisible: false
      ItemKey: "5",
      ItemDisplayName: "Quick Reference Guide",
      ItemParentKey: "3",
      ItemIconName: "Document"

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
CollapseByDefault Set to True or False(On or Off) for all the group of Nav remain collapsed or expanded respectively. Individual Item level expand property is respected.

Event properties

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


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 1 */
    "1", false,

    /* Action for ItemKey 2 */
    "2", false,

    /* Action for ItemKey 3 */
    "3", false,

    /* Action for ItemKey 4 */
    "4", false,

    /* Action for ItemKey 5 */
    "5", 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.


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.