New preferences in Method Editor

You want to visualize occurrences of a given variable in the 4D method editor? Or you find your method code too heavy with all those block icon and lines everywhere that it’s becoming hard to read?

With 4D v16 new preference options are available in the code editor to make the 4D developers’ life easier!!

The new “Highlight text occurrences” preference is made for you. Just define your preferred mode: trigger text highlight upon variable selection or cursor insertion and it’s ready to use.

Remove all block icons and block lines in one click and highlight the logical blocks with a specific color of your choice.

These 6 new options will allow you to customize your work development environment exactly as you like, and it will certainly help you to code faster and better.

Here is the complete list of the new options available:

  • Hide/show the collapse/expand block icons
  • Highlight variable and field occurrences
    • On selection
    • On cursor
  • Definition of the text highlight color
  • Highlight the logical blocks
  • Hide/show block lines
  • Definition of the logical block highlight color

New preferences in 4D Method Editor

More details can be found in the 4D v16 Documentation.

Vanessa Talbot
• Product Owner •Vanessa Talbot joined 4D Program team in June, 2014. As a Product Owner, she is in charge of writing the user stories then translating it to functional specifications. Her role is also to make sure that the feature implementation delivered is meeting the customer need.Since her arrival, she has worked to define key features in 4D. She has worked on most of preemptive multi-threading new features and also on a very complex subject: the new architecture for engined application. Vanessa has a degree from Telecom Saint-Etienne. She began her career at the Criminal Research Institute as a developer for the audiovisual department. She has also worked in media and medical fields as expert in technical support, production as well as documenting new features.