PowerApps - How To Create A Canvas App From An Image (Preview)

Introduction

In this article, we are going to see about Creating a canvas app from an image and how it is useful to develop Power Platform Applications.

PowerApps is a service-oriented application used for developing custom apps for your organization.

Easily develop mobile and web apps for any business need even if you have no technical or development experience with Power Apps. 

PowerApps is truly the future of building custom forms and then making them available on mobile devices for your organization.

PowerApps helps us create simple apps quickly. Through PowerApps templates, we can customize our applications. With PowerApps, we can connect to our company data coming from

  • Oracle
  • SAP
  • Salesforce
  • Office365
  • Azure
  • Excel/CSV Files

It simplifies the development cycle of the business apps and equips the business users and developers to build custom native, mobile, and web applications.

Launch Canvas App

The steps are given below to create a Power App based on On-Premises data.

  • Login to Office 365 SharePoint site and click the list, where you want to add PowerApps.
  • Click PowerApps link in the list ribbon given below.
  • Enter the PowerApps name and it will redirect to the PowerApps Studio.

How to Create a canvas app from an image

Click Image preview App.

How to Create a canvas app from an image

We are going to use some sample drawing with label and textbox I have created in paint.

Create a canvas app from an image

We will upload this image in canvas App, For that Click Next button on our Previous screen

How to Create a canvas app from an image

Upload a File,

How to Create a canvas app from an image

Click Next then you will see the magic

How to Create a canvas app from an image

Click Next

How to Create a canvas app from an image

You can choose Data source or maybe you can skip this for now,

That’s it you have created app with simple paper design and controls were placed as expected,

How to Create a canvas app from an image

Conclusion

This image to app feature is a preview feature and isn’t meant for production use and may have restricted functionality. After introducing this feature from Microsoft now create an app from a visual design and connect it to data through a few simple steps in the guided interface.

This feature makes it easy for makers of all skill levels to jumpstart the app development process.

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