In the previous article we spoke about how to “Get Started with Microsoft Power Pages“. We left off at a place where we were able to preview the basic website that the tool created for us. We will continue to build our knowledge base around Power Pages.
Microsoft Power Pages – Design Pattern
The tool follows MVC pattern.
Power Pages can integrate Dataverse databases into the views. You can create data points or collect data points and store them in the database.
Using “Design Studio”, you can define the layouts, components, and styling that would be visible on the website.
There are 2 main parts of the view
These can be bound with views to be displayed on the website in the form of a lists.
In this section you can add, remove or modify pages. You can also add sub-pages to nest pages into 1 another using the “Main Navigation” panel.
After adding a page, you can also modify a page by adding, modifying or deleting sections from the layout. You can also define the layout of the section itself. Once you select the section layout, you can add components to the same.
In the styling section, you can select from the pre-built themes or can create your own theme. In a given theme, you would be able to decide exact colors for all the components that would be visible on the website.
With this we have covered the absolute basic concepts of Power Pages. The architecture of Power Pages is very well thought through. It is also very modular in nature and hence there can be more powerful integration with the Microsoft Ecosystem for more complex use cases.
Microsoft Power Pages Next Steps
Please comment below around the use cases that you would build using Power Pages.