Power Apps Component Framework

What is the Power Apps Component Framework?

John PhillipsProduct Updates

Whether in Dynamics 365 or Power Apps, the Power Apps Component Framework (PCF) improves the user experience with the use of intuitive visuals and controls. We take a look at how these simple controls can help to improve productivity and user engagement.

Many computer users will be familiar with the variety of form controls and visuals employed by web pages, including text boxes, dropdown lists and datepickers; however, as technology has evolved, particularly with the growing ubiquity of touchscreen devices, more intuitive methods of data capture and presentation have been introduced to improve the user experience. With the introduction of the Power Platform and the Unified Interface, Microsoft have made it easier to introduce these new controls into your own apps without the need for complex development via the Power Apps Component Framework.

Power Apps Component Framework examples

Many new PCF controls are already available and with many more on the way. Here are a few examples of the flexibility of the framework:

Automatically displaying a country flag next to a telephone number based on the country code

Display Country Flag against telephone number

Displaying data in a timeline view

Displaying data in a timeline view

Google Maps Street View

Google Maps Street View

Custom form switches

Custom Form Switches


Using Power Apps Component Framework controls in your business can help to drive user engagement. Should none of the many available components meet your business requirements, Strategy 365 can help develop bespoke components to ensure that your users are getting the most from your Dynamics 365 and Power Apps. For more information, see our dedicated page or get in touch with one of our experts.

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