Print function in Power Apps

Opens the current screen in the default browser print dialog.

Description

The print function allows you to select any screen and fit it to a page in order to send it to a printer for printing or allows you to save it as a PDF file.

The different configurations of the screen enable different printing outcomes. For fixed screens, they fit the size of the page, for use of the screen templates/special sized screens, we will fit the content to the size of the print.

Note

You can only print the screen you have added a button and defined Print function on OnSelect property of the button. For example, if you have added a button on screen 2 and when you select the button, only the content in the screen 2 gets printed.

Syntax

Print()

Examples

  1. Go to Power Apps.

  2. Select Apps from the left navigation pane.

  3. Select your app or create an app from scratch.

  4. Select Insert from the menu and then select Button.

  5. From the property list on the top left, select OnSelect.

  6. Enter the formula Print().

  7. Save and publish the app.

  8. Play the app.

  9. Select the button that you added. When you select the button, a default print browser pops up and allows you to choose from the available options to print or save it as a PDF file.

    Default print browser to print or save

Hide controls while printing

To enable more customizable content, you can access the screen when the screen is printing to the change properties of the canvas app. For example, hiding buttons, or changing a form to view mode.

From the above example, where you insert a button on the screen and when you print the screen, you notice that the button is also gets printed. To remove the button from the screen while printing, on the button’s Visible property add the formula Not Screen1.Printing. Preview the app and select the button. Observe that the button does not show in the content in the browser preview print dialog.

Use a screen template

An easy way to get started is to use a screen template to size your print to the letter size.

  • Open or create a new canvas app.

  • Select New Screen and select Portrait print option.

    New portrait print screen

  • Observe that the screen is sized differently from other screens with the print button on the top-right corner.

    Screen size portrait print

  • Add content to this screen.

  • Observe that the content is sized to the print. This enables more custom control over the experience.

Screen sizes for common prints

To build out a print for a specific size, you can build a responsive app, or create a special screen to manage your print.

Print size Screen height Screen width
A4 portrait 1123 794
A4 landscape 794 1123
Letter portrait 1056 816
Letter landscape 816 1056

Known limitations

  • The Print function currently doesn't work on mobile devices and on SharePoint custom forms.
  • In Internet Explorer and classic Edge browsers, there may be undesirable behavior with how the screen scales.
  • The default browser printers are the ones that will be available to print to.
  • In some browser print dialogs, a setting called Background graphics should be enabled to see all the images and colors in the print.

See also

Canvas app formula reference