Category Archives: Dynamics

New solution designer is moving backwards – and that’s great! We can see hidden elements on the forms now!

It’s been a while since “treeview” experience had been added in the preview portal: https://www.itaintboring.com/dynamics/have-you-visited-preview-version-of-the-maker-portal-lately-there-is-solution-treeview-there/ Now we can also see “hidden” elements in the form designer! Classic designer had some nice stuff, after all, and now those features are making their way back into the new designer. There is “created by” on the form below,… Read More »

How do we pass configuration settings to the virtual entity plugins?

When configuring a data source in the plugin registration tool, there is this note which implies that we should be able to supply configuration settings to the data provider plug-ins: There are a few more details in the docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/data-platform/create-edit-virtual-entities Which is encouraging, but it’s still not clear how do we read those configuration settings… Read More »

Form component controls and field validations / event handlers

Form components controls (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps/maker/model-driven-apps/form-component-control) can be extremely useful. It may not look so, at the first glance, since, after all, what they give us is, essentially, one extra tab on the “main” table form. In that tab, we can display columns from the secondary table. This comes at the cost of not having access to… Read More »

Securing email details while keeping emails visible to all users

Sometimes, project requirements can take an interesting turn, and we may need to think of unusual solutions. Fortunately, we have powerful options up the sleeve, since, after all, we are not talking about some kind of a csv file here – it’s Microsoft Dataverse! So, when it comes to the activity tables in Power Platform,… Read More »