How to Create a Picture Carousel in PowerApps

There may be a time where you would like to scroll through images in your PowerApp. However, PowerApps does not have a built in control to slide images but with a little creativity you can easily create you own picture carousel in PowerApps. No worries just follow along with this tutorial and I will guide you step by step on how to accomplish this.


Setting It Up!

First step you need to do is to create a collection to hold your images. So go ahead and get a few images you would like to use and put them in a directory to use shortly. For this tutorial I am using an app formatted for a tablet in landscape mode. We will use two screens, 1 to upload the images into a collection using the media upload control (see how-to-add-a-picture-to-a-collection-in-powerappsand) and another to display the images. We will then add a column to the collection to have a row numbers using the technique in my tutorial on How to make a gallery control automatically scroll in PowerApps. It is the row number we will use to filter our image source in the 3 image controls. Continue reading and you too will be an office power user!

  • Screen
    • Name: ScreenPictureCarousel
    • Fill: RGBA(0, 0, 0, 70%)
  • Button:
    • OnSelect: (You can move this to the “ScreenPictureCarousel” on visible if you prefer.)
      //This is the collection you added the pictures into.
      CountRows(colShowPictures) + 1
      CountRows(colShowPictures) + 1
      UpdateContext({varStartTimer: true, varCurrentImage:1});
  • Timer
    • Name: TimerRunShow
    • Duration: 4000 (I am using 4 seconds but you can adjust to whichever time you prefer.)
    • Repeat: true
    • AutoStart: false
    • AutoPause: true
    • Start: varStartTimer
    • OnTimerEnd:
      varCurrentImage < CountRows(colShowPictures),
      UpdateContext({varCurrentImage: varCurrentImage + 1}),
      UpdateContext({varCurrentImage: 1})
    • Visible: false

Navigation for the Picture Carousel

  • Image (This is a media image I uploaded. You can use your own or a built in icon.)
    • Name: ImagePlayPause
    • Image: PlayPause
    • X: 652
    • Y: 49
    • Width: 68
    • Height: 46
    • OnSelect: UpdateContext({varStartTimer:!varStartTimer})
  • Icon
    • Name: IconLastPicture
    • Icon: Icon.ChevronLeft
    • X: 441
    • Y: 294
    • Width: 38
    • Height: 90
    • Color: RGBA(128, 128, 128, 1)
    • BorderColor: RGBA(128, 128, 128, 1)
    • BorderThickness: 2
    • DisplayMode: If(varCurrentImage>1,DisplayMode.Edit,DisplayMode.Disabled)
    • OnSelect: UpdateContext({varCurrentImage:varCurrentImage – 1})
  • Icon
    • Name: IconNextPicture
    • Icon: Icon.ChevronRight
    • X: 922
    • Y: 294
    • Width: 38
    • Height: 90
    • Color: RGBA(128, 128, 128, 1)
    • BorderColor: RGBA(128, 128, 128, 1)
    • BorderThickness: 2
    • DisplayMode: If(varCurrentImage<CountRows(colColors),DisplayMode.Edit,DisplayMode.Disabled)
    • OnSelect: UpdateContext({varCurrentImage:varCurrentImage +1})

Main Image of Picture Carousel

  • Rectangle
    • Name: RectangleMainPicture
    • X: 423
    • Y: 99
    • Width: 552
    • Height: 552
    • Fill: RGBA(0, 0, 0, 50%)
  • Image
    • Name: ImageMainPicture
    • X: 443
    • Y: 117
    • Width: 513
    • Height: 516
    • Fill: RGBA(0, 0, 0, 1)
    • Image: LookUp(colShowPictures,RowNumber=varCurrentImage).ThePicture

Left Side Image of Picture Carousel

  • Rectangle
    • Name: RectangleLastPicture
    • X: 60
    • Y: 200
    • Width: 350
    • Height: 350
    • Fill: RGBA(0, 0, 0, 50%)
    • Visible: IconLastPIcture.DisplayMode=Edit
  • Image
    • Name: ImageLastPicture
    • X: 70
    • Y: 213
    • Width: 330
    • Height: 330
    • Fill: RGBA(0, 0, 0, 1)
    • Image: LookUp(colShowPictures,RowNumber=varCurrentImage -1).ThePicture
    • Visible: IconLastPIcture.DisplayMode=Edit

Right Side Image of Picture Carousel

  • Rectangle
    • Name: RectangleNextPicture
    • X: 981
    • Y: 202
    • Width: 350
    • Height: 350
    • Fill: RGBA(0, 0, 0, 50%)
    • Visible: IconNextPicture.DisplayMode=Edit
  • Image
    • Name: ImageLastPicture
    • X: 988
    • Y: 212
    • Width: 330
    • Height: 330
    • Fill: RGBA(0, 0, 0, 1)
    • Image: LookUp(colShowPictures,RowNumber=varCurrentImage +1).ThePicture
    • Visible: IconNextPicture.DisplayMode=Edit

If you followed this tutorial step by step you should have recreated the animated image as shown on the top of this post. You now know how to create a picture carousel in PowerApps!

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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 Power Apps, Power BI and Power Automate. #PowerAddict

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