New “Get 4D File” command

In 4D v16, a new Get 4D File command returns the file path to different 4D files. You can now easily retrieve the path for the following files:

  • Backup configuration file
  • Last backup file
  • User structure settings file
  • User data settings file
Product 4D Write Pro bookmarks

A new feature in 4D Write Pro: “Bookmarks”!

Bookmarks can now be created inside 4D Write Pro documents. But what are bookmarks exactly ? A bookmark is a named reference matching a text selection of a 4D Write Pro document.

Several bookmarks can be present inside a single document. Once bookmarks have been created, they can be retrieved as a list of names, then using one of them allows retrieve the range of the corresponding text.

Product 4D Write Pro

View properties in 4D Write Pro

From 4D v16, you can define at design phase the way a 4D Write Pro document will be displayed in a 4D Write Pro area. Without writing a single line of code, you can define several view attributes such as the resolution, zoom, page view mode. Advanced properties are also available to define whether you want to show 4D expressions or values for instance. Again no code to write, just a checkbox and it’s done.

Product 4D Write Pro

Protection of 4D Write Pro dynamic expression evaluation

With 4D v16, 4D Write Pro is now providing a higher level of protection regarding the evaluation of 4D expressions in documents.
Developers can now fully rely on 4D for checking the evaluation of these expressions. By doing so, end-user machines and databases will be automatically protected from any possible side effects.

A valid 4D expression can be a field, a variable, a 4D command, a statement returning a value, a project method, and so on.

Starting with 4D v16, “unsafe” 4D expressions will no longer be evaluated and an error will be displayed instead.


Exchanging messages between processes

4D v15 R5 introduces a new, simple and powerful way to exchange information between processes and also between processes and forms. This feature is based upon an asynchronous messaging system that allows processes and forms to be called and asked to execute methods with parameters in their own context.

News 4D Windows 64-bit: Altura free

Altura-free version of 4D Windows 64-bit is on the way

On the way to provide Windows 64-bit version of the 4D product line we reached a major milestone, an Altura-free version. Altura is a library to emulate MacOS functionality on Windows, which was used to help plug-in developers to provide their products on Windows.

Although internally 4D for the most part did not use Altura any longer for a while, it was still deeply integrated to provide the functionality for 3rd party plug-ins.