DirectWrite is the modern text rendering API on Windows. It improves text readability thanks to its subpixel quality, and is fully compatible with the most recent technologies. As such, it is a stepping stone to many improvements. Amongst them, the management of high-resolution screens (4K screens) we’re currently working on, and that many of you dearly expect. 4D list boxes moved to DirectWrite in v16 and we decided to make the switch for our text rendering inside forms in v19R3.
This fall 2021 comes with several major OS releases: macOS Monterey (macOS 12), Windows 11, without forgetting Windows Server 2022. It is time for a quick sum-up of which 4D release – shipped or upcoming – supports which OS version!