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4D for Mobile: What’s new in v19 R4

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We are pleased to announce that a new version of 4D is available with new features for 4D for iOS and 4D for Android. Without further ado, let’s dive in:

WHAT’S IN IT?

For 4D for Android and 4D for iOS

  • Display object fields in your mobile application in human-readable format or in JSON format. Object fields are used to store various types of data in a 4D application, and now they are easily usable in mobile apps.
  • Improvement to generate your embedded data set.

 

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

  • All related data is managed in your application. 
  • Online actions are available. It’s possible to execute code on a 4D server to check data, execute calculations or add an entity.
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4D v19 R4 Beta starts today

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Yet another release, but not just any other release 🙌

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of beta testing for 4D v19 R4, which incorporates many features you requested, plus features we believe will be delightful to use!

Without further ado, let’s take a look and see what it has in store for you:

 

  • Upon your request, we supported high-resolution displays, such as 4K displays, in Windows. This results in better text and image quality.
  • Another highly requested feature is at your disposal, the possibility to launch an external process asynchronously to enhance your users’ experience. 
  • What about pessimistic lock management via REST? YES, we have that too.
  • As for the 4D language, we couldn’t be more excited to share the many improvements we made available with you to elevate your coding experience.
  • 4D Write Pro is embracing the dark (mode)! And enabling you to add page breaks inside table rows.  
  • Speed up your development process with 4D View Pro “templates.”
  • The code editor has its share of features. For example, comment tags, quick access to different class functions, and syntax error checking.
  • And much more (see below)! 
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4D v19 R3 is Here

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We’re thrilled to announce that 4D v19 R3 is now available! One of the richest feature releases we have shipped so far.

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

Download 4D v19 R3 

  • Say hello to Computed Attributes in ORDA, Classes, iOS, and Android. Your business logic will love this new feature.
  • Speaking of ORDA, blobs are fully supported, just like any other type, enabling ORDA developers to use BLOB type attributes in operations with entities.
  • 4D for iOS is released with features allowing to interact with native Apple apps and build even more advanced UI’s. 
  • As for 4D for Android, we’re giving you a way to test your Android app on an actual device before releasing it to users.
  • Enjoy a simplified cross-platform client/server applications building on Windows.
  • 4D Write Pro is shipped with an image setting dialog, the possibility to have different numbers of columns on the same page with continuous section breaks, and additional options to manage formula visibility. 
  • Out-of-the-box security boost with the support of the bcrypt algorithm for passwords. The best bit? There’s nothing to change in the code. Everything is automatic. 
  • More news for dark mode enthusiasts. After giving end-users a choice between dark and light mode for the appearance of their applications, it is now the turn of developers to choose between these modes during development on macOS.
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2021 in Review: Our top 10 blog posts of the year!

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It’s that time of the year where we take a look back at ten of our most-read posts. What a year it’s been! From native silicon support and the remarkable performance enhancements that came with it to a whole new Project mode set of features that will greatly enhance your programming experience.

2021 was filled with important product announcements and a plethora of exciting features! Let’s take a look at the topics that grabbed your attention in 2021:

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New text rendering in forms on Windows with DirectWrite

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DirectWrite is the modern text rendering API on Windows. It improves text readability thanks to its subpixel quality, and is fully compatible with the most recent technologies. As such, it is a stepping stone to many improvements. Amongst them, the management of high-resolution screens (4K screens) we’re currently working on, and that many of you dearly expect. 4D list boxes moved to DirectWrite in v16 and we decided to make the switch for our text rendering inside forms in v19R3.

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Debug your mobile apps on Android devices

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You have made your first application with 4D for Android. Congratulations!

After visualizing the simulator’s result, you want to test it on your smartphone to appreciate the interaction, the fluidity…

It’s straightforward! All it takes is one action on the smartphone and another one in the project. Let’s see the details.