The Mail feature, a huge feature set. The first part was released with 4D v17 R4, and since then we have delivered more and more functionalities.
4D v19 is no exception, as it brings new functions to help you manage your mailboxes by programming. That includes creating, renaming, and deleting mailboxes. A mailbox is displayed as a folder in email clients such as Microsoft Outlook or Apple Mail.
When you use 4D View Pro (especially in offscreen mode) with complex documents, calculating all formulas could take a while and it can be difficult to know when it’s finally finished (and it’s important to wait before you call commands such as export or print).
As a solution, we’ve introduced two new events. One of which is called for every single calculation/formula, which could be used to trigger a timer. If the time expires without another formula being finished, we can assume that the whole document is finished.
To allow your solution to smoothly integrate with other email clients, you often need to add information such as “already seen” or “urgent”. The IMAP protocol allows you to associate a list of flags with a message to manage this additional information. 4D v18 R6 includes a set of functions for the IMAP Transporter object to add or remove IMAP flags.
When you send emails from 4D, your customers might expect to get a copy in the “Sent” mailbox displayed by Outlook or Apple Mail. For this, 4D v18 R6 has a new command for you. Say hello to the new IMAP transporter append() function.
Sometimes when you initialize a 4D View Pro document, you need to find some values or tags in it and replace them with data issued from 4D. Now it’s a breeze with the VP Find command. Thanks to this command, you can find data, a formula, or a tag and replace it in the entire sheet or only a specific part of it!
Let’s find out how.
Lately, email servers on the web have started to move to OAuth 2.0 authentication to increase security. Starting with 4D v18 R6, 4D provides a way to set the OAuth 2.0 authentication mode of a connection. Keep reading for the details!
Sometimes you need to save certain emails in dedicated mailboxes and other times you want to delete certain emails to keep up your INBOX tidy. The three new functions we’ve added to the IMAP transporter, copy(), move(), and delete() make this a breeze!
Sometimes you need to find all of the unread emails on your mail server and download them to display them to your client. The searchMails method does it for you! It uses the IMAP search protocol which is done entirely on the server-side. This means that it’s fast and allows you to retrieve only the desired emails.
4D v18 R5 introduces a new command that simplifies writing your code: VP SET CUSTOM FUNCTIONS. It creates custom functions in 4D View Pro which execute 4D formulas.
Thanks to this command you can now allow 4D commands, fields, variables, methods, or any arbitrary expression to be used in your cell formulas. For example, there’s no need to create a method to use a simple variable in 4D View Pro, just pass it as a parameter to your Formula.
There are many different client/server development scenarios, but in all of them, you need to switch between the client-side and the server-side to look at your server debugger or error window. To make your life easier, we’ve added a new option that allows you to decide where you want to debug your server code. Do you need to debug on a client because your server is headless? Just attach it to your client through your 4D menu!
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