Exploring Vertical Gallery in Power Apps


Power Apps, a Microsoft Power Platform tool, empowers users to create custom applications without extensive coding knowledge. One of its fundamental components is the Vertical Gallery, which provides a versatile way to display and interact with data. In this article, we delve into the Vertical Gallery feature of Power Apps, exploring its benefits, features, limitations, and a step-by-step guide to creating one using SharePoint list data.

Benefits of Vertical Gallery in Power Apps

  1. Efficient Data Presentation: Vertical Gallery allows for efficient presentation of data in a vertical scrollable format, maximizing screen real estate and improving user experience.
  2. Customization: Users can customize the appearance and behavior of the gallery to suit their specific application needs, including layout, styling, and interaction.
  3. Data Interaction: The gallery facilitates seamless interaction with data, such as viewing details, editing records, and navigating through datasets with ease.
  4. Integration Capabilities: Vertical Gallery seamlessly integrates with various data sources, including SharePoint lists, SQL databases, and external APIs, enhancing its versatility and applicability.

Features of Vertical Gallery

  1. Dynamic Data Binding: Vertical Gallery dynamically binds to data sources, automatically updating as data changes, ensuring real-time display of information.
  2. Item Templates: Users can define custom item templates to display each record in the gallery, enabling rich and personalized data representation.
  3. Interaction Controls: Vertical Gallery supports interactive controls such as buttons, text inputs, and checkboxes within each item, enabling actions like editing and deleting records directly from the gallery.
  4. Sorting and Filtering: Users can implement sorting and filtering functionalities within the gallery, allowing for better data organization and navigation.

Creating a Vertical Gallery with SharePoint List Data

  1. Open Power Apps.
    Power Apps
  2. Click on the "Create" button.
  3. Click on "Blank app".
    Blank app
  4. Select "Blank tablet app" as we are creating an app for tablet devices.
    Blank tablet app
  5. Provide a name for your app.
  6. Select "Create" to proceed.
  7. Once the app is created, navigate to the "Data" tab.
  8. Select "Connect to data" to add a new data source.
    Connect to data
  9. Choose "SharePoint" from the list of data sources.
  10. Enter the URL of your SharePoint site and click "Go".
     SharePoint site
  11. Select the SharePoint list you want to connect to and click "Connect".
  12. Insert Vertical Gallery: From the Insert menu, select Vertical Gallery and choose the SharePoint list as the data source.
    Insert Vertical Gallery
    Add data
    Data source
  13. Customize Item Template: Customize the item template to display desired fields from the SharePoint list. You can add controls like labels and buttons for interaction.
    Customize Item Template
    Open sans
    Employee data
    Adding data
    Employee detail
  14. Configure Interactivity: Configure interactivity within the gallery, such as on-select actions for navigating to detail screens or editing records.
  15. Test and Publish: Test the app to ensure the gallery functions as expected. Once satisfied, publish the app for end-users to access.

Limitations of Vertical Gallery

  1. Performance Issues with Large Datasets: Vertical Gallery may experience performance issues when handling large datasets, leading to slower load times and decreased responsiveness.
  2. Limited Layout Options: While customizable, the layout options for Vertical Gallery are somewhat limited compared to other layout controls in Power Apps.
  3. Complexity in Design: Building complex galleries with intricate interactions and designs may require advanced knowledge of Power Apps and additional effort.
    Complexity in Design


The Vertical Gallery in Power Apps offers a powerful solution for displaying and interacting with data in a customizable and efficient manner. By leveraging its benefits, features, and integration capabilities, users can create robust applications tailored to their unique requirements. However, it's essential to be mindful of its limitations and design considerations to optimize the user experience effectively. With this guide, you're equipped to harness the potential of Vertical Gallery in your Power Apps projects, streamlining data presentation and enhancing user engagement.

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