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5 Steps to Configure the Flip-Switch Control in Power Apps

Posted by Heidi Neuhauser

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Sadly, the Flip-Switch Control was deprecated. BUT you can use the Toggle control, which does the same thing – but better! It defaults to a NULL value. Which is a big win for reporting and querying.

Check out this blog for the latest on new and deprecated controls as of Jan 5, 2021.

I love implementing the many UI field level (column) controls available in Power Apps and Dynamics 365. Some of my favorites are the flip switch, input mask, linear slider, star rating and auto complete. Today, I will teach you how to configure one of the simplest of these: the flip switch control.

When can you use Flip-Switch?

A flip switch can be applied to any Yes/No (Boolean) field in Power Apps. It changes the display of a standard Yes/No field from text or checkbox to this:

Flip Switch control applied to a simple Yes/No boolean field.
Flip Switch control applied.

How do I turn Flip Switch On?

Here are simple instructions on how to set up flip switch on your forms using Power Apps:

Dynamics 365 / Common Data Service has recently changed some entity terminology. Entity is now Table. Field is now Column. We’ve used both terms below during this transition time.

These terminology updates become very important when adding Tables (entities) to your solution files!

  1. From make.powerapps.com, open a Solution file you’ve already created. Within the Table (Entity), navigate to the Form where you want to apply the control.

  2. On the form, click on the Column (Field) where you want this control applied.

  3. On the right-hand panel that expands, click Components and then click the + Component button.

    Any Control currently available for this field type will display in the list. For this example, select Flip-Switchflip-switch

  4. Set your scope for the control. Click Done.

    It will default to apply on Web, Mobile and Tablet. Uncheck any boxes if you want to limit where the control will appear. flip-switch scope

  5. Save and publish your changes.

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2 thoughts on “5 Steps to Configure the Flip-Switch Control in Power Apps

  1. Larry H

    The Flip Switch is deprecated as of Feb 2021 and is no longer available to add. You should now use the ‘Toggle’ control.

    1. Heidi Neuhauser

      Hi Larry! Yes, sadly this one is deprecated. I’ll update the blog, thanks! Here’s the blog I wrote about some of the deprecated controls 🙁

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