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4D 20 R5 Beta Starts Today

Beta testing for 4D 20 R5 is starting today, and we’re thrilled to unveil a truly majestic feature release with a plethora of functionalities designed to empower your development experience!

Let’s explore all the exciting features this release has in store for you:

 

  • In 4D Write Pro, you can now wrap text around pictures and text boxes, tables are no longer restricted to 1000 lines, and effortlessly define both width and height simultaneously with a new attribute.
  • For programmers, enjoy new features like try-catch blocks for precise error handling, a 4D Singleton, to answer a highly voted feature request, and shared classes for easier shared object management, among other enhancements.
  • Visual structure editor information is now stored separately from table definition information to reduce conflicts in the catalog file.
  • ORDA comes with improved data restriction on entity selections for precise data retrieval and enhanced security.
  • The Visual Studio Code extension offers Workspace Syntax Checking, automatic 4D tool downloads, and GitHub Codespaces integration.
  • And that’s not all — There are over 20 new features to explore! 

Download 4D 20 R5 now (Exclusive to 4D Partners)

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4D 20 R4 is Here

Introducing 4D 20 R4 – Available Now!

Here’s a closer look at what awaits you with this feature release:

Download 4D 20 R4 (monthly Hot Fixes available)

  • Integrated support to create PDF documents with embedded XML data for electronic invoices in 4D Write Pro.
  • Enhance your coding experience with features like the new Try(Expression) keyword, real-time syntax, and class type verification with Code Live Checker. The #DECLARE prototype replaces the ‘Compiler_’ method declaration, and new formatting options for date and time give you a wide range of customization.
  • Create, update, and delete with Data Explorer for debugging, testing, and administration purposes.
  • Build applications seamlessly with the latest Build4D component on GitHub. Create scripts for Client/Server applications from start to finish and integrate them with your preferred continuous integration tools.
  • Say hello to non-blocking printing, enabling simultaneous execution of multiple print jobs for enhanced application responsiveness. 
  • Widen your security options with ECDSA support, which ensures security through SSL/TLS for client-server communication and HTTP requests.
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4D v20 R4 Beta Starts Today

Beta testing for 4D v20 R4 is starting today!

Let’s explore all the exciting features this release has in store for you:

 

 

 

  • Regarding 4D Write Pro,  you’ll now have the ability to export to PDF with attachments and create electronic invoices.
  • When it comes to programming, we’re elevating your coding experience with a Live Code Checker, a new Try(Expression) keyword for improved error handling, and the introduction of custom date and time formats, among other enhancements.
  • And that’s not all — There’s much more waiting for you to explore

Download 4D v20 R4 now (Exclusive to 4D Partners)

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4D v20 R3 is Here

Introducing 4D v20 R3 – Available Now!

Here’s a snapshot of what’s new:

Download 4D v20 R3 (monthly Hot Fixes available)

  • 4D Write Pro: Unlock the potential of PDF/A format for eco-friendly business transactions. Enhance document readability with named formulas, simplifying templates.
  • Enhanced Coding Experience: Bid farewell to repetitive code! Declare and initialize variables in a single line. Simplify method declarations with the “…” symbol for flexibility. Explore the efficiency of the new multiSort() function for data manipulation.
  • WebSocket: Customize client headers for better interaction control, transmitting security or application-specific data.
  • 4D View Pro: Enjoy improved performance handling larger 4D View Pro documents with a new blob format, storing compressed files in the database without speed compromise.
  • Visual Studio Code Extension: Easily access informative descriptions by hovering over commands or classes. Click for comprehensive details, enhancing your coding experience in VSCode thanks to the “Show 4D Documentation” feature.
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4D v20 R3 Beta Starts Today

We’ve been quite active here at 4D over the past few months. We trust that our release of Qodly Studio in Developer Preview has kept you engaged and busy, and we want to extend our gratitude to all of you who have been testing it.

And now, we are thrilled to announce the launch of beta testing for 4D v20 R3 … starting today!

Let’s uncover all that this feature release has to offer:

 

 

 

  • 4D Write Pro is out with two features that are sure to capture your interest. You can now assign names to formulas to enhance clarity. Plus, export documents in the PDF/A format.
  • As for the new programming capabilities, we are improving your coding experience. This includes a one-line variable declaration and initialization, simplified function declarations for any number of parameters, and global stamps for incremental synchronization that is no longer limited to 4D for Mobile but can be applied to multiple scenarios via the 4D REST Server— among other enhancements.
  • A new 4D View Pro blob format allows storing compressed documents in your database, providing the same high performance as the .sjs format.
  • A new Visual Studio Code extension feature that provides easy access to 4D documentation.
  • And that’s not all —Much more awaits you!

Download 4D v20 R3 now (Exclusive to 4D Partners)

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4D v20 R2 is Here

We’re thrilled to announce that 4D v20 R2 is now available! 

Here’s an overview of what this feature release has in store for you:

Download 4D v20 R2 (monthly Hot Fixes available)

  • 4D Write Pro continues to evolve with impressive updates. You can now seamlessly merge cells in tables, allowing you to create more visually appealing and structured documents. Additionally, the new Table Wizard simplifies the creation of 4D Write Pro documents containing tables, saving you time and effort. 
  • Regarding error handling, we’re introducing the ‘throw’ command, a powerful addition to the 4D language, to give users more precise feedback when issues arise and implement more effective error logging.
  • Visual Studio Code extension comes with additional capabilities. Besides functionalities such as syntax highlighting, Go to Definition, Signature Help, code completion, code folding & indentation, and syntax checking, we’ve added code formatting. This enhancement ensures your code is clean and consistent.
  • Say goodbye to delays and hello to a more responsive user experience with the new WebSocket client feature. This feature revolutionizes how users engage with your applications, making them more dynamic and engaging.
  • Working with larger files in 4D View Pro is now a breeze with the introduction of the .sjs file format. Designed specifically to address performance challenges.
  • Explore the new functionality to send emails via the Gmail API, expanding your communication capabilities. More features will follow to leverage the power of Gmail for your messaging needs.
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