4D for iOS: Building detail forms made easy

4D for iOS already provides the ability to build detail forms from the Forms section. Starting with 4Dv18R4, we’ve added even more flexibility for building detail form templates. Here’s how.

Look how great your apps can look using 4D for iOS and the new Blank Form template!

Drag and drop views

The detail view creation process has been made easier than ever in this Feature Release. You can now drop as many fields as you want onto your detail form template because it’s scrollable!

You can even start a new form from scratch using the Blank Form template. It’s an entirely empty template in which you can drop all of your fields without any constraints!

Add your fields

There’s now several cool ways to add fields to your detail forms! For example, select the Blank template that I mentioned earlier in the Forms section and:

  • drag and drop fields anywhere onto the SVG view to add and display them (e.g., after the last field added or between other fields already displayed), or
  • double-click on a field to add it to the end of the list, or
  • right-click on a field in the Fields table on the left. This will display a menu allowing you to add all missing fields to your Detail forms:



Reorder your fields

At any moment, you can reorder your fields by selecting one and dropping it anywhere on your detail form.


Get ready to build fully functional, versatile apps … with ease!

Your feedback is greatly appreciated and will help us improve product quality and better serve your needs. We’d love to hear your thoughts about this feature, requests for features, or your feature expectations. Feel free to join the discussion on the 4D forum. See you there!

David Azancot
• 4D for iOS Product Owner •David Azancot joined the 4D Product team as a Product Owner in 2017. He's in charge of writing the user stories and translating them into functional specifications. His role also includes making sure that feature implementations meet customers' needs.David graduated with an MBA in Marketing, Internet and Mobility from the Leonard De Vinci Institute and began his career in 2011 with a mobile start-up company, later acquired by Madvertise (a mobile marketing group). Passionate about mobile interfaces, he was the natural choice to develop interactive mobile ad formats for the group in 2015. In parallel, David has been developing his own iOS and Android applications since 2012.