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Model-Driven App Designer: Name Changes

Posted by Heidi Neuhauser

I think there’s someone at Microsoft that just loves stirring the pot with name changes! With the new model-driven app design experience that launched in June, there were some accompanying name changes. Let’s take a look at the classic app designer, then the new app designer. We’ll dive deeper into these two app building experiences – because we’re living a hybrid maker life for now. To build a really great app with diverse components, you may need to toggle back and forth between both designers.

Classic App Designer

In the Classic Designer, we were used to terms like Artifacts, Entities, Site Map and Entity Assets. Al of these have changed in the new design experience.

model-driven app designer: classic experience
The classic model-driven app designer.

New App Designer

In the new designer, we have new navigation and terms that weren’t present in the classic version, like Pages, Navigation and Data.

model-driven app designer: classic experience
The new model-driven app designer.

New vocabulary

Here’s the breakdown:

Classic DesignerNew Designer
Artifacts (Entities)Pages
Site MapNavigation
Entity Assets (Forms, Views)Part of Pages

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