| Ijlal Monawwar
PCF stands for PowerApps Control Framework are components that can be used across full breadth of Powerapps capability. The PowerApps component framework enables the developers to create code components for model-driven and canvas apps that are not present out of the box. Code components can be reused many times across different entities and forms. Some developers can build their own PCF components to provide some custom functionality but most citizen developers can utilize the resources available of pcf.gallery website which has a slew of prebuilt components that can be used according to the needs and requirements of the customer. An example would be a color picker control which does not have out of the box availability in PowerApps.
Let’s see how to package and deploy a sample control to the Power Apps environment and then consume it on our Model-Driven app. There are two methods to deploy a code component:
- Import the solution in to CDS
- Power Apps CLI
In this tutorial, I’ll be discussing the second method, as it’s faster to deploy and easier to understand.
- Visual Studio Code.
In order to get started, we navigate to pcf.gallery website and pick a control that we want to apply on the field. For this demonstration, I will pick the Fluent Color Picker control.
Thus, we learned how deploy PCF control in Table forms in PowerApps.
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