Alternative to Default Date Picker in PowerApps

To use a different way of capturing dates in PowerApps:

Frankly, the default date picker is clunky and you have to constantly navigate between the arrows to select dates. Can become quite a nightmare for end users.

The better alternate is to just drop a text input into the PowerApps Canvas. You can format it when referencing to a date format you prefer using the function

Text(Now(),'dd/mm/yyyy')

When you collect it to a collection, or patch or update it to a data source. Just reference the DateValue function. It should mimic it as the Date control does in PowerApps.

DateValue(StartDate.Text)

 




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