Flash news: 4D Write Pro anchored images now support 4D Expressions!
Since 4D v16 R6, it’s been possible to add anchored images to 4D Write Pro documents. Once inserted, these images were static, either defined with a picture variable (or field), or by a picture path. Today, you have more flexibility: a valid 4D expression can also be associated to an anchored picture!
We know that sometimes you want to change the properties of multiple methods without having to open the property dialog for each method.
For example, you want to set all methods to “Can be run in preemptive mode” status, then compile your database. So with compilation errors, you get an overview of the methods to modify to be preemptive.
Using the METHOD GET NAMES command to retrieve the list of methods from your database, and then using the METHOD SET ATTRIBUTES command to modify the attributes, lets you modify them all at the same time!
4D v17 R2 beta is out and among the features and enhancements this R-release has to offer, 4D for iOS is at the top of the list. The product is available as a preview. If you’re still hesitant about whether or not to give it a try, wondering how to get started, and how far this version allows you to go … then keep reading!
With 4D v17 R2, it’s now possible to call 4D project methods and fields from within your formulas. This not only extends the possibilities of your 4D View Pro documents, but as the conversion process is continuously improved, calls to 4D methods and fields in converted 4D View documents are also preserved.
You wanted a solution to extend your existing business applications to mobile devices, an intuitive solution, integrated in 4D, which doesn’t require specific expertise. A solution allowing you to break free from your desk and perform simple actions from anywhere.
Tables are a great feature in 4D Write Pro since they open a whole new world of possibilities. Their flexibility allows them to hold as many rows and columns as needed, and the cells can contain paragraphs and pictures.
Things just got even better with 4D v17 R2 thanks to a new feature: table pagination! And you don’t have to manage the pagination yourself, it’ll be fully automatic. No more counting rows to check a page’s size or orientation. From now on, the tables are dynamically split when a page or a column break occurs.
Security and Data Protection is an incredibly important topic and yet it’s often overlooked until something goes wrong!
4D is secure, straight out of the box, thanks to the integration of the latest technologies and practices such as:
Preemptive Web Services allow your applications to take full advantage of multi-core computers resulting in faster responses for simultaneous requests. It’s not only powerful, it’s also easy: from the Method Properties of any method, just select the “Can be run in preemptive processes” option and you’re off and running!
A 4D method can be preemptive or not according to compilation options and the use of the language, as explained in this post.
UI is all about personal preference, and 4D View Pro gives you two new options to enhance yours.
Two properties have been added to the Property List in the new Appearance section. They allow you to tailor your 4D View Pro documents with a new user interface. The first property, User Interface, allows you to switch between two different display modes: Toolbar and None. The second property, Show formula bar, is a checkbox to hide or show the formula bar.
We’re thrilled to announce the launch of beta testing for 4D v17 R2! And without further ado, let’s take a look and discover what 4D v17 R2 BETA has in store for you:
- The wait is over. Check out this preview version of 4D for iOS and fire up your first mobile project.
- A new 4D Write Pro toolbar with multiple tabs to organize information and quickly switch between different actions.
- New options for an enhanced user interface in 4D View Pro.
- A preemptive SOAP Web Services Server and Client for faster responses to simultaneous requests.
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