How to Change Drop Down Colors in PowerApps

Changing each of the color properties of a drop down control in PowerApps can sometimes be a challenge and I always seam to miss one and I always need to go hunt for the correct property I missed. It’s probably my least favorite thing to do in PowerApps when I customize a color theme. So I put this cheat sheet together on how to change the drop down colors in PowerApps so that I can use, and hopefully you too, as a quick reference. Continue reading and you too will be an office power user!

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Set Up Color Variable to Use in Drop Down

  • Screen
    • OnVisible: Set(gAppColor,DarkBlue) // Set your default color.
  • Button
    • Name: btnBlue
    • OnSelect: Set(gAppColor,DarkBlue)
    • Fill: DarkBlue
    • HoverFill: ColorFade(DarkBlue, -20%)
    • Color: RGBA(255, 255, 255, 1)
  • Button
    • Name: btnRed
    • OnSelect: Set(gAppColor,IndianRed)
    • Fill: IndianRed
    • HoverFill: ColorFade(IndianRed, -20%)
    • Color: RGBA(255, 255, 255, 1)

Set The Drop Down Properties

  • Drop down
    • SelectionFill: gAppColor
    • ChevronBackground: gAppColor
    • BorderColor: gAppColor
    • HoverFill: ColorFade(gAppColor,50%)
    • CheveronHoverBackground: ColorFade(gAppColor,-20%)
    • PressedFill: gAppColor

Now you know how to change the Drop Down colors in PowerApps. For more ways to set your app color theme see my post on how-to-change-the-color-theme-in-powerapps-during-run-time/

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Paul Rodrigues

Business Analyst with 20 years of IT experience creating practical solutions. I love to automate business processes through the use of technology while making the end users work easier. My current favorite tools are PowerApps, Power BI and Power Automate. #PowerAddict

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  1. August 31, 2019

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