Power Apps PathFinder Challenge: Component Mastery

Unlock the full potential of component design in Power Apps. This challenge offers the key to building dynamic, responsive components, enhancing your Power Apps expertise in the Microsoft 365 ecosystem..

Collab365 Challenge

Presenter

Connor Deasey, Coach

Suitable For

Intermediate

Study Duration

2 Hours

What you'll gain by completing this Challenge:

  • Responsive Design Strategies: Acquire the skills to create components that adapt seamlessly to various devices and screen sizes.
  • Utilizing Output Custom Properties: Discover advanced techniques for leveraging output custom properties in real-world scenarios.
  • Effective Integration Techniques: Learn to integrate your Power Apps components with Power BI, Power Automate, SharePoint, and Teams.
  • Enhancing Power Apps with Advanced Features: Delve into advanced functionalities, including conditional formulas and interactive designs, to elevate your Power Apps development.
  • Fundamentals of Component Design in Power Apps: Grasp the core principles of building effective components in Power Apps.
  • Exploring Local vs. Library Components: Understand the distinct roles and applications of local and library components.
  • Dynamic Component Properties Mastery: Learn to proficiently manage and assign dynamic properties to your components.
  • Hands-On Design of Key Components: Gain practical experience with guided creation of Header, Navigation, and Color Picker components.

Note: This Challenge is included with the Power Apps Success Path.

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Description:

Embark on an engaging journey with the Power Apps Pathfinder Challenge, designed to take your app-building skills to the next level. This Challenge is a natural progression from the popular Power Apps StepUp Challenge, but don't worry if you haven't completed it - you can still dive right in!

Focused exclusively on Power Apps components within Microsoft 365, this workshop is tailored for those aiming to excel in component design and integration. It provides an in-depth understanding of building and managing both local and library components, setting dynamic properties, and ensuring responsive design. The course also covers the integration of these components with other Microsoft 365 tools, offering a comprehensive skill set for developing advanced Power Apps solutions.

Here are the components you will build:

Multi-purpose generic App Header for Power Apps with dynamic themes and logos for every app need.

Fully customizable App Navigation Bar with icons, and theming options. This App Navigation bar will dynamically show the active screen. App designers will have control over which screens are showed in the navigation menu.

Interactive Color Picker that allows users of your apps to dynamically change the color scheme of the app interface. Red, Green & Blue sliders to fine tune the color they want that can be used in many scenarios.

A beautiful example of this Component Library

Challenge Learning Modules:

Power Apps Component Basics

  • Introduction to component types
  • Principles of effective component design
  • Local and Library Components

  • Differences and applications
  • Strategies for optimal use
  • Component Properties In-Depth

  • Static vs. dynamic properties
  • Real-world application examples
  • Building Essential Components

  • Step-by-step construction of Header, Navigation, and Color Picker components
  • Design best practices
  • Responsive and Dynamic Design

  • Responsive design strategies
  • Using output custom properties effectively
  • Integrating with Microsoft 365 Tools

  • Power BI, Power Automate, SharePoint, and Teams integration
  • Enhancing functionality through integration
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    Learners conceptualise and start creating the app during the ‘Build It’ phase. They tap into the Power Platform’s capabilities to design an intuitive and user-friendly interface while meeting the task’s business requirements. This hands-on experience, right from the start, deepens their understanding of the platform and its functionalities.

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    I wanted to know where to start with building power apps, I have a couple of examples I'd like to attempt to build at work and this has really helped to get me started. I could easily recreate the examples included in the challenge. Really enjoyed it, thank you.

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    What do I need to take the challenge?

    No Previous skills necessary

    We've built the Challenge for anyone to follow along with, so you don't need any previous skills. Knowing a bit about Excel or being a bit 'technically minded' is really helpful but we'll give you what you need along the way.

    A PC and Mobile device

    To follow along with the building aspects, you will need access to a browser, and the ability to download the Power App app from either the Microsoft, iOS or Google Play stores on your mobile device. It's very easy to install and 100% free. We also show you how, just in case you're unsure. 

    Microsoft 365 Tenant (Optional)

    To get the most out of the Challenge, you'll want to practice building, sharing and using applications. You'll do this via the Power Platform. You can get access to Microsoft 365 including the relevant Power Platform licenses as part of a free M365 Developer Licence. There's also a very cheap paid alternative called a Microsoft Business Basics licence (around USD $5pcm). Or, you can use your own Microsoft 365 Tenant. 

    This training includes:

    • 2 hours of study
    • Access to the Collab365 Academy
    • Component Library Download
    • Watch on Desktop or Mobile

    Meet your Trainer:

    Connor Deasey, Trainer

    Connor Deasey, Collab365 Coach

    After starting my career in the Microsoft 365 space as Power Apps and the Power Platform really started taking off. It became a fantastic opportunity to build a new skill set. I quickly found my love for the tech and since joining the Collab365 Team over 3 years ago - I've built countless apps and solutions to solve pressing business problems. 

    As a Collab365 Coach, building solutions and sharing training content via our Academy events has become the career I never expected and I'm enthusiastic to share my processes, builds and more importantly my journey as a Power Apps developer with you!

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