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4D Write Pro: Disable Visibility of Empty Images

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4D Write Pro documents can contain images from different sources and in various formats. These images may, in some cases, not be displayed for totally reasonable reasons — such as invalid URLs, formulas returning empty images, formats not supported by the platform, etc.

However, they are always represented by a small empty rectangle showing their theoretical location. If you want to change this behavior, 4D v19 R6 is shipped with a new view option enabling you to make empty images completely invisible.

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4D View Pro: Display your Collections as Tables

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You know it already; 4D View Pro allows you to easily load and display data in spreadsheets.
4D v19 R6 brings exciting news. This blog post will show you the new table feature that enables you to do much more and benefit from additional properties like headers, table resize, summary row, column sorting, filters, and more. You’ll also discover how to quickly load data from data classes and collections. And don’t miss out on the demo, which provides a complete example and some visual charts as a bonus.

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4D Write Pro: Dynamically Fill Tables with Entity Selections & Collections

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As developers, we often create complex and advanced 4D Write Pro documents. We may generate tables that need to be filled from a data source, and we may not be sure of the exact rows and columns. Manually filling the tables with data every time is a laborious task. We heard you, and here is where data context comes as an invaluable option, opening the world of ORDA and object-oriented development to 4D Write Pro documents.

It is now possible to define a “datasource” for the tables of 4D Write Pro. Whether it is an entity selection or a collection, this “datasource” will automatically feed the rows of these tables.

Let’s delve into the details!

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LIST BOXES: More Control. More Beauty!

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List boxes are powerful and very customizable form objects. And their power is extended with 4D v19 R6 thanks to two new properties: horizontal and vertical padding (the inner margins or the space between an element’s content and its border). They will give new presentation possibilities to your list boxes, and an even more professional appearance to your interface, 

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4D for Mobile: What’s New in v19 R6

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With every release, the list of 4D for iOS and 4D for Android features is growing bigger. And this feature release is no exception. Without further ado, let’s see what 4D v19 R6 has in store for you:

WHAT’S IN IT?

For 4D for Android and 4D for iOS Editor

  • Aliases for scalar are now managed in your mobile applications.

 

For 4D for Android (already available in 4D for iOS):

  • Good news. The management of offline actions is available,
  • Possibility of not regenerating the data at each generation of the mobile application to save time.
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What’s new in the 4D Write Pro Interface widget?

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4D Write Pro offers many possibilities for both developers and end-users. A wide range of commands and standard actions are available for developers to create advanced and beautifully designed documents, while end-users are offered two feature-rich interface widgets.

Guess what 4D v19 R5 is bringing? Yes, we’ve added a set of features to the interface widget, such as management of line height!

Here are the new features in 4D v19 R5:

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4D for Mobile: Interact with other apps

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Several formatters have been made available for formatting your data in the list or detail form. For example, a boolean field can be represented as a red or green circle. If you think this is very convenient, then you will love the new features in 4D v19 R5.

Let’s imagine an application with a list of our customers, if we need to go to their offices, it would be really handy to be able to tap on the customer’s address to open Google Maps. Unfortunately on the way, you are stuck in traffic. Don’t panic, just tap on the phone number, and you can choose to send a message or call directly to let them know. 🙂 

Several other formatters are at your disposal, we let you discover them.

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Form and subform communication made easy!

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Starting with 4D v19 R5, the ability to associate a variable with a subform has enriched the possibilities of interfaces and communication between forms and subforms. The means of communication are now simplified by two new commands: Say hello to OBJECT Get subform container value and OBJECT SET SUBFORM CONTAINER VALUE.

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Reduce your 4D apps’ size with these new features

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In our ongoing effort to improve the building of 4D applications, we’ve added a few functionalities to 4D v19R5 that you’ll certainly find useful.

The first one is the ability to remove some of the biggest 4D modules from your applications: CEF, Mecab, PHP, Spell Checker, and 4D Updater. If you don’t need some of these modules, you’ll be able to significantly reduce the size of your applications.

We also changed the final directory when you build a compiled structure, in order to accommodate those using multiple compiled versions of the same structure.

As for our Japanese customers, we have merged the Japanese version of 4D and the international one on MacOS.

Let’s delve into the details.

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4D Write Pro: Say hello to table headers

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Tables are an essential part of 4D Write Pro. They evolve regularly by offering new presentation options. For example, a table can be displayed on several columns or pages. The table headers are repeated at the top of each column or page to make it easier for the user to read.

Starting with 4D v19 R5, the table can be enhanced with headers.