| Zoha Zulfiqar

When you create a new Model-Driven App, you are presented with two options:

  • Classic App Designer
  • Modern App Designer (Preview)
Both have different approaches to edit a Model-Driven Application. Modern App Designer introduces easier techniques as compared to the Classic App Designer, making it more convenient to enhance the capabilities of a Model-Driven App.
Let’s go through it step by step to explore the functionalities of Modern App Designer.
  • Create a new model driven app – choose Modern app designer (preview).
    Modern App Designer 1
  • Add a New Page
    To add a new table, Classic App Designer uses site map to configure navigation items. In Modern App Designer, instead of using a site map, a table can be added easily by adding a new page - click on Add page from left-hand side menu and choose a page type:
    • Table based view and form – it lets you add one or more tables including associated forms and views.
    • Dashboard – it lets you add dashboards to the application.
    • Custom (preview) – it lets you create a custom page where you can drag and drop components into the application.
    Modern App Designer 2
  • Selecting Tables
    After selecting a page type, if you select Table based view and form – next screen will ask to choose one or more tables, you can also choose if you want to show that in navigation or not.
    Modern App Designer 3
  • Managing Forms and views
    To manage which forms and views needs to be displayed - click on Contact Form from left-hand side menu, then click on manage forms on the right-hand side menu and select the forms, do the same for managing views.
    Modern App Designer 4

In conclusion, Modern App Designer has made it easier to design a Model-Driven App. But this is just a preview, more features will be introduced in the future. Until then, let’s keep exploring this to simplify developing Model-Driven Apps.

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