Deploying PCF Control to D365 Environment

This is a follow up blog on creation of PCF controls to use in our D365 environment. If you have not seen that and you want to know more about creation of PCF controls, you can refer the blog Step by Step process to create PCF Controls. In this blog, we will talk about connecting to our D365 environment and deploying the code using Power Apps CLI commands. This is not required in normal scenario as most of us will be using D365 for CE web portal to import our solution which we created as part of our previous blog. Still if anyone interested or anyone wants to get this automated, we can use these commands.

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Step by Step process to create PCF Controls

If you are following my blogs you might have noticed that already couple of blogs related to PCF controls are shared related to manifest files, Lifecycle of Power Apps Component, Power Apps CLI. This is an extension to that series and here we are going to see the step by step process to create a PCF control. I will try to create this as generic as possible so that we can adapt to our requirements. Just note that here I am going to only share the steps at a high level and not any low level code changes. Hope that is something specific to your requirements and can be adapted if we know how to do it at a very high level. Let’s start the process then.

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General Availability of PCF for Canvas App

Wait is over and now its available for all the general public. Yes, Microsoft has recently announced the general availability PCF controls in Canvas App which was pretty much awaited by all the citizen developers. This is going to revolutionize the way canvas apps are designed and accepted by the community and the users. I am pretty much excited to make my hands dirty trying out things with this latest developments from the Power Apps stable. Summary of the features Microsoft has announced along with this is as follows,

  • Simplified code component import experience
  • Default properties panel
  • Visual premium indicator for code components
  • Property-set configuration
  • ALM support
  • Additional framework APIs
  • Advanced Dataset APIs support
  • Lookup data type support
  • Multi-select option set data type

For more information about this announcement please do visit the official site about this announcement. Hope you are also excited to read and start trying out these just like me. Lets try it out.