News 4D v15.4

4D v15.4 – macOS 10.12 Sierra and Windows Server 2016 certified

We are pleased to announce that 4D v15.4 has successfully passed the macOS Sierra (10.12) certification process.

If your solutions are deployed on Windows server, you can now upgrade to Windows Server 2016 with confidence, 4D v15.4 being also certified for this new OS.

Upgrade to 4D v15.4 and benefit from the new software corrections and OS certifications. Thanks to this new release, you can run your applications on both mac OS 10.12 and Windows Server 2016 without any undocumented behaviour/change.

To download 4D v15.4, visit your 4D website today.

Product

Avoid the “Select data file” dialog to show up for a new deployed app

When you deploy an application to your customer, either a merged 4D Server or Single User application, 4D usually opens the “Select data file” dialog. This happens because for an updated solution 4D cannot find the position of the last used data file, as you just replaced the old structure. And for a first time usage, 4D does not know where you would like to create the data file – so it asks for the location.

This dialog, as the very first interaction with your application, might be confusing for the customer. And the verification for the data file happens before the On Startup is executed, before your code has a chance to select another file. To avoid this, 4D v15 introduces a new feature, named Default Data.

Product 4D View Pro: Create flexible UI

Create flexible UIs using 4D View Pro

Easily create flexible and powerful UIs, dialogs and widgets with 4D View Pro! To know more about 4D View Pro, check out this blog post.

This feature is a powerful enhancement for the listbox object, providing you with a mean to define very flexible UIs. An array of objects can now be associated with the column of a listbox so that each cell can have different types of widgets according to the type of data to be displayed.