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Modern App Designer for Model Driven Apps

Modern App Designer for Model Driven Apps

Microsoft's Modern App Designer for Model Driven Apps is in preview and arriving soon.   This new editor is a complete overhaul of the editor you may be used to using for your model driven apps, which will soon be labeled the "Classic App Designer" and likely deprecated thereafter.  Here are a few key changes coming with the new App Designer.

WYSIWYG Authoring Experience

Pronounced "wiz-ee-wig," WYSIWYG is an editor style in which the editor more closely represents the user-interface, where elements can be edited and changes can be seen immediately.  WYSIWYG is an acronym for "what you see is what you get."  This is a major departure from the Classic Designer, where the form editor looks completely different than what is rendered on the interface.  This will make it much easier to modify your Apps and see the end result of your changes right away.

Native Command Bar editing

With the new App Designer, the ability to modify the Command bars of your Apps are now built-in! In most cases, you will no longer need to leverage a 3rd party application to customize your Command bars.  Not only will you be able to inject JavaScript functions in your button's command, but you can now leverage Microsoft's low-code PowerFx as an alternative.  PowerFx is a lot like Excel formulas but with more capability.  Many non-developers will find this language much more accessible than JavaScript.

New Navigation options

Updating Navigation settings has never been easier with the new Designer.  Now, you can easily hide and show default navigation options, such as the Home, Recent and Pinned selections.  You can also now add areas and sub-areas, such as an entity, to your App all in one window.

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Rob is the CTO of Beringer Technology Group, and focuses his efforts on software development, cloud engineering, team mentoring and strategic technical direction. Rob has worked with Beringer since 2005, and has influenced every department from Development, Security, Implementation, Support and Sales. Rob graduated with his MBA from Rowan University in 2012, earned his Bachelors of Computer Science in 1997, and is current with several Microsoft technical certifications. Rob is very active, and loves to mountain bike, weight train, cook and hike with his dog pack.