Wouldn’t it be cool if you could view Word, PowerPoint & HTML files stored in SharePoint in your Power Apps in the PDF Viewer control with nothing more than a single expression / formula on the Document property of the control. One line of code, no Power Automate flow 😊. That’s it.
In this blog four alternate techniques are outlined that enable App Makers to render the practically any type of document stored in SharePoint Document Libraries in PowerApps
1. Actual PDF documents ( Basic Flow )
2. Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, HTML files (and numerous other document types) converted to PDF documents on-the-fly
3. Thumbnail images of the documents generated on-the-fly
4. Actual PDF documents
( Advanced Flow with Graph APIs )
Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could display actual PDF documents stored in SharePoint in your PowerApps using the PDF Viewer control? Super easy, super awesome!
Showcase of a Booking System & Email Campaigns Power App leveraging a SharePoint Document Library associated with MS Word template to automatically generate a Booking Confirmation document (alternative solution vs using the Word Online Premium Connector)
Demonstration wrt how to convert documents on-the-fly stored in SharePoint to PDFs using the Graph v2.0 APIs & render those within PowerApps
Displaying images / photos stored in SharePoint with PowerApps historically has proved challenging for many frustrated App Makers. The Graph v2 APIs to the rescue…