Import a canvas component

Although not mentioned on the page related to Power Apps and deprecated (retired) features:

https://learn.microsoft.com/power-apps/maker/canvas-apps/important-changes-deprecations

, the option to import a canvas component via a canvas app will be retired. This can be seen from the Power Apps Studio by going to the section of retired features. The content below will therefore become not relevant anymore at a certain point in time. I advise to use component libraries to distribute canvas components in your organization.

As mentioned on the content page Component library, using a component library is a must for organizations who want to offer canvas components to its canvas apps makers. That content page also contains a link to a video which explains two ways how to import a canvas component from a component library: Via a link and via a copy.

There is a third option to import a canvas component and this is from another canvas app (called the source on this content page). This option will import (copy) all canvas components from the source. Selecting a subset is not possible. Unused canvas components can be removed afterwards. A next time when the canvas components are imported from the source, the removed components will be added again (assuming they still exist in the source).

I have created a video about importing canvas components from a canvas app.

Video

This video demonstrates how to import a canvas component from a canvas app:

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