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Get Started with Power Apps Component Framework (PCF)

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About This Session:

July 15, 2020: 14:00 PDT - 14:25 PDT

Learn how the Power Apps Component Framework helps you create reusable components that can be integrated in your Power Apps. The component framework empowers developers and app makers to build code components when the out-of-the-box components don't fit an app maker's needs. We will go step-by-step to create a code component using familiar technologies like TypeScript, node, html, and css.

About the Speakers:

Cassie is a Cloud Developer Advocate @ Microsoft and .Net Software Engineer. Follow @cassieview on Twitter.

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Great session Cassie...wanted to share that I just published a new Power Apps - Zero to PCF training course and it’s free for any #POWERfuldevs conf attendees for the next 24 hours 365l.ink/ZeroPCFPOWERfulDevs


Thank you!


Good insight into PCF for beginners. Can you please refer to some example where i can read and write to CDS entities from custom component


It will be a great if you can refer me to an example which select and update records to CDS.

You will want the Xrm.WebApi client API:

Here are the docs on the methods with the update method selected and sample code:

Can we use xrm.webapi in PCF component?

Should be able to. Here is an example of a web api pcf component. docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powerapps...

Thanks for your direction on this Cassie.. I have implemented webapi and tried to create a record . Though i impemented createrecord() after i deployed and got the component into canvas app , It throws an error that CreateRecord method is not implemented. Not sure where did i do the mistake.

Is the source on github? Can you send me a link?


Great presentation! Had no idea that this functionality was even available.


Thank you! Its pretty cool that we can use familiar web tech to create code components in Power Apps to make custom solutions for our business needs! :)