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T. LeungBeginning Power Appshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-6683-0_10

10. Using Simple Controls

Tim Leung1  
Reading, UK

Controls provide the means for users to interact with apps, and they play a crucial role in app design. This chapter focuses on controls that can edit and display a single value. These include the text input, rich text, radio, toggle, slider, rating, and date controls.

An important topic that we’ll cover is how to use forms and to map data values to controls. It’s common for data sources to store codified or abbreviated data values. These could include country code abbreviations or letters such as “Y” and “N” to denote true and false. It can be a challenge to configure controls such as radio or toggle controls ...

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