Power App Host Object

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Dive deep into the world of Microsoft Power Apps with Darren Neese, your expert guide on the platform. This insightful video demystifies the latest feature in Power Apps – the Host Object.

The Host Object, integral to every app, equips you with vital information about the platform running your app. For those keen to explore it, you’ll find it nestled under the App object within the Tree view pane. However, do note that its capabilities are currently restricted to custom pages and canvas apps.

What does the Host Object offer you? It provides properties such as the BrowserUserAgent, which reveals the unique user agent string your browser employs when launching the app. This comes handy especially when running Power Apps natively or when leveraging the wrap feature.

One key property, OSType, grants you the knowledge of the operating system on which your app is running. Derived from the user agent string, it’s important not to use this to alter your app’s functionality or user experience. Instead, use OSType as a formula within your app, like displaying it within a label’s text property.

Further, the Host Object possesses the SessionID property that generates the GUID of the ongoing session, a crucial tool for troubleshooting. Notably, in embedded situations like Power Apps within Power BI, it returns the original Power Apps session ID rather than the Power BI one.

Lastly, the TenantID property offers the GUID specifying the Azure Active Directory (AAD) tenant associated with the current user. This works similar to the SessionID in embedded scenarios.

Join Darren in this journey through the Host Object, and elevate your proficiency with Power Apps. Whether you’re a novice or a veteran, this video is your go-to resource for mastering this feature.

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