The ability to interact with a document via programming is an important part of using 4D View Pro. Now you can fill your documents by programming. You can set data as labels, database fields, or formulas in your document. Of course, if you can set, you can get too! You can also retrieve cell formulas or values entered by your users.
4D v17 R4 brings new features to 4D View Pro and one of them is the creation of ranges with code.
First, you need to define a range object to manipulate your cells by programming. You can do this in 4D View Pro with the following new commands: VP Cell, VP Cells, VP Column, VP Row, VP All and VP Combine ranges.
Preemptive processes allow your applications to take full advantage of multi-core computers, resulting in faster responses to simultaneous requests. Beginning with 4D v17 R4, Begin SQL, End SQL, and the associated SQL statements used with an internal database are now preemptive compliant.
We know the importance of sending emails and common a task it has become in today’s applications. For example, imagine you’re in a business and you want to send an attractive email based on HTML with a few images or even a video, and attach a file to it (e.g., a purchase order or an invoice). And you want to do all of this with just a few lines of code. Code that is easy to write and understand. Well starting with 4D v17 R4, the previous scenario is now possible. That’s why we’ve enlarged the feature set related to emails.
Becoming more feature-rich with every R-release, 4D v17 R4 introduces the ability to export 4D Write Pro documents in .docx format!
Do you need to run complex calculations or exports on the client side? Use preemptive processes and start these actions without slowing down users and their daily work!
To produce a nice document, you need to respect some typesetting rules and fundamentals. For example, the grammar, spelling, and structure of your document shows the quality of your text. One of these rules concerns the distribution of paragraphs and tables over multiple pages.
4D Write Pro offers you two options to manage paragraph distribution:
- Avoid page break inside paragraphs or tables, and
- Avoid widows and orphans for paragraphs or tables.
Let’s dig into more details.
As a developer, you’re aware that improving the quality of your developments is often based on unit tests. In order to launch these tests, developers and QA teams need tools to launch 4D databases in different modes (single user / client-server) and distinct environments (Macintosh / Windows).
4D products can already be launched using command line parameters to allow automatic testing or deployment. What if you want to create your own update mechanism or you need to handle a server farm with hundreds of 4D Servers running? Maybe you want to specify which database file to use – or pass parameters on launch …
As we’ve seen in the last two 4D for iOS blog posts (data formatters and the creation of custom templates), 4D for iOS is becoming more feature-rich with each version. This provides more options when building your 4D for iOS applications. In this blog post, we’ll look at how you can use your own icons for more personalized apps.
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