In the latest versions of 4D, several improvements have been made to simplify the writing of code with classes:
- function and attribute suggestions according to type
- display of the prototype with a short description
With 4D v19 R2, you can open the online documentation of a function with a single action.
For some time, you’ve been able to create your own custom data formatters and convert strings, booleans, or integers to images in your generated app.
This new 4D v19 R2 feature will allow you to take full advantage of those formatters for iOS and Android, and make sure images look good in both light and dark appearances.
Let’s see how!
Sometimes, you need to display different tables of information in one document. For better visibility, it’s often necessary to display them in different sheets. In this case, you need to create, rename, hide or remove a sheet, or simply know which sheet the user is currently on.
With 4D v19 R2, you can manage the sheets in your 4D View Pro documents by programming.
With the introduction of classes in the 4D environment, the need to store your data in objects, and especially blobs, has increased. That’s why 4D v19 R2 lets you encapsulate blobs in objects.
Beyond the storage aspect, since the blob object is a reference type, your performance in terms of memory occupation and speed will be greatly improved.
Best practices in IT sometimes change, and the management of certain invisible characters in text files is one example. End of Line (EOL) characters have evolved, especially for version control systems integration purposes. In the same way, the Byte Order Mark (BOM) on Unicode text files is less and less used.
With 4D v19 R2, 4D has evolved smoothly to follow these best practices, giving you more flexibility along the way.
That also includes a crucial step: choosing a main color for the app. That’s why, since the introduction of 4D for iOS, the main color of your mobile application was defined by the dominant color of your application’s logo.
With 4D v19 R2, we’re giving you a feature that lets you easily define the main color of your iOS and Android app, by selecting it from a color picker fully integrated into the project editor.
Project mode allows you to easily track changes with Git, the most popular version control system. But often, you don’t want to track all the files of your project in the Git repository. 4D now offers you the possibility to define what not to track in your new projects.
Delimited files such as “.csv” or “.txt” are commonly used formats for importing or exporting data. Because delimited files can be generated and manipulated easily, more and more data published on the Web is tabular data, usually published as comma-separated values.
A good way to format this data and show it to your customers is to use 4D View Pro.
For a few weeks, you’ve been able to use the offline action feature, and we’ve already obtained great feedback about it.
As we’re constantly improving the product’s features set, application users can edit and retry sending pending tasks that failed due to server validation. Let’s see how it works.
Starting with 4D v19 R2, inline as well as anchored images inside 4D Write Pro documents will benefit from new formatting types.
We’ve also made it much easier to format the images used as background of documents, sections, paragraphs, etc.
Let’s find out more about these enhancements.
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