Author a basic formula to change behaviors in a Power Apps canvas app

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Learn how to enhance your Power Apps canvas app using basic formulas to make behavior changes to your app. Behavior changes are changes to how a control works. This module will focus on the visible and display mode properties.

Learning objectives

In this module, you will:

  • Understand True and False
  • Control the visible property with a formula
  • Control the display mode with a formula
  • Combine formulas into a single statement


A basic understanding of how to create a canvas app in Power Apps. This should include adding controls to the app and using a basic formula to edit a control. Some understanding of working with data in Power Apps is helpful but not required.