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How to Enable Inline Actions feature in Microsoft Canvas Apps?


Microsoft introduced the new inline actions for Power Apps Canvas Apps – a new way to perform the most common authoring tasks directly inline on the canvas.

Using this feature, it will be easier to add the required actions easily using the Action bar by reducing both cognitive load and mouse travel, also we can use Copilot from the new inline action bar.

In this article, will explain step by step to enable the Inline Actions and usage of Copilot in Microsoft Canvas Apps.


  1. Click on the below article link and create a Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome Profile.

    Create a Profile in Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome

  2. Click on the below article link to create Power Apps Trial 30 days or if you have already have an Powers Apps Tenant, skip this step.

    Create Microsoft Power Apps 30 days Online Trial Version

Follow the below steps after the Pre-Requisites.

Step 1: Open an Existing App or Create a new Canvas App.

Step 2: Click on Settings.

Step 3: Click on Support.

Step 4: Click on Edit to change the Authoring version.

Step 5: Click on Authoring Version and choose the latest Authoring version “3.24032.18“.

Step 6: Click on Reload + apply version.

Application will be closed and reloaded again automatically.

Now, we can see Templates – Inline Action.

Note: If you do not see this Action bar, make sure that your Authoring version is updated to the latest version or not, if not change it back again.

Step 8: Click on Templates to see the list of all available Templates.

Step 9: Click on any Template (I have chosen Sidebar).

Step 10: Click on + button and Click on Vertical gallery.

Step 11: Click on any Data source (I am choosing Accounts).

Step 12: On selecting the Vertical Gallery, the Inline action bar will be visible and Click on Copilot.

Step 13: Click on Sort, filter, and search.

We can see this Ideas pane on the right-hand side of the screen.

Step 14: Give the required information in the Ideas text box.

I want to show only the Active accounts and sort the data using created on descending order, so gave the below text,

filter accounts where status = active and sort by descending order based on created date

On change of Ideas text box, Suggestions will be displayed.

Step 15: Click on Copy to Clipboard Icon.

Step 16: Click on Apply to apply this condition to the gallery.

Step 17: Once the Expression is applied to the gallery, we can see the Items expression updated in the background for the Gallery’s Items property and success message “Expression applied to Gallery1

Click on Cancel to close this pane.

Also, we can see this Comment option as well to write the comments.

Once comment has been added, we can see the different icon and on click of the icon, you can see the list of all Comments.

Hope you had followed all the steps and enabled this feature and started exploring in your environment.

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