Customize a card in PowerApps

Perform basic customization (without unlocking a card) by, for example, changing its control. Perform advanced customization by unlocking the card and, for example, adding a control that isn't available for that card by default.

For an overview, see Understand data cards.


Customize a locked card

In this procedure, you'll replace a Text-input control with a Slider control without unlocking the card.

  1. Sign in to PowerApps.

    Home page for PowerApps

  2. Open the app that you generated and customized, select EditForm1, and then open the Data pane by selecting Accounts in the right-hand pane.

  3. In the list of fields, select the down arrow for Number of Employees to show a list of options, and then select Edit Slider.

    Drop-down list of options for a number card

    The screen reflects your change.

    EditForm1 with slider control

Unlock and customize a card

In this procedure, you'll unlock a card and then replace a Toggle control with a Checkbox control.

  1. In EditForm1, show the Send Marketing Materials field.

    Show field for Send Marketing Materials

  2. With that card selected, click or tap Advanced near the top of the right-hand pane, and then click or tap the lock icon to unlock the card.

    Show field for Send Marketing Materials

  3. In the card, delete the Toggle control, add a Check box control, and name the new control chkMktg.

    Replace toggle with checkbox

  4. Select the card that you just updated.

    Select card

  5. In the right-hand pane, ensure that the Advanced tab is still showing, and then click or tap More options.

    More options button

  6. Change the value of the card's Update property to this expression:

  7. Change value of the Y property of the error message for that card to this expression:
    chkMktg.Y + chkMktg.Height

    Select error message for new card

  8. Change the value of the Text property of chkMktg to Yes.

    The screen reflects your changes, and the errors are resolved.

    Final screen with errors resolved

Next steps

Now that you have a basic understanding of how to generate an app and customize a gallery, a form, and a card, you can build your own app from scratch.