News

4D V17 R2 Beta starts today

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.
Tips

Create a 4D View Pro document offscreen

Do you need to create a 4D View Pro document using code, without any user interface? It’s possible! Because 4D View Pro documents are objects, it’s very easy to create off-screen documents. You can create a new document in a variable of object type and manipulate it through its properties. When your document is ready, you can register it in your database, in a file, or display it directly in a 4D View Pro area.

News

4D V16 R6 Beta starts today!

We are pleased to announce the launch of beta testing for 4D v16 R6! This release is loaded with enhancements and new features that you won’t want to miss!

Let’s take a look and discover what’s new in the 4D v16 R6 Beta:

   

  • Improvements to the 4D language and new emerging concepts – so you can write better code … faster
  • Increased security of 4D Web Server so you can have better rankings on web security audit tests
  • Pictures in absolute position with 4D Write Pro – so you can have even more control
  • Ability to convert existing 4D View documents to 4D View Pro – so you can upgrade easier
Events

Keisuke Miyako presents 4D Tags at 4D Summit 2016

Keisuke Miyako, Technical Service Manager from 4D Japan, presents at 4D Summit Paris 2016 how the 4D transformation tag feature has been highly empowered with 4D v16. If you are not using 4D tags yet – be sure you’ll be thrilled to start using it asap after watching that video!

Besides the introduction of the enhancements done in 4D v16 making 4D tags now so powerful, Keisuke presents here 2 concrete examples of 4D tags use cases: export data to an Excel spreadsheet and create nice charts using a JavaScript library from data served in a JSON format.

Product 4D View Pro: cross table

Easily create cross-tables reports with the Quick Report editor

A new step has been reached in 4D v16 R2 with the 64-bit Quick Report editor: the cross-table reports are now available!

As you probably already noticed, the new Quick report for 64-bit versions had been fully redesigned since v15 R3 to provide you and your end-user with a better user experience. After list reports which were available as the very first step, we are now moving forward and delivering cross-table reports.

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.