Code editor: Write more code in less time!

With 4D 18 R4, we announced the availability of the suggested functions for classes (4D and data model). With 4D v18 R6, we’ve got more great news to simplify and facilitate the writing of code in the editor: The prototype of a function and a short description are displayed in the code editor!

Speed up your development process and avoid typos. Now, information about class functions is displayed in the code editor, helping you to write more in less time while making sure that you’re on the right track!

Let’s find out more!

Easy to write code

1. The suggestion list displays intelligent code completion (with a short description) and prototype so that you can write code more quickly and correctly.

2. As you’re writing your function, 4D displays the function’s prototype and a short description of the function. It also highlights the parameter that you’re currently completing.

3. The parameter displayed in bold indicates the next parameter you need to pass to the function. For overloaded functions, you can use the Up and Down arrow keys to display information about alternative syntaxes for function overloads.

methods Navigation

You can also use the features of “Goto definition” and “Search references” on the class functions.

Documentation with a new look

All of the documentation for classes is available on the new documentation website: Class API Reference.

You’ll find everything about Dataclass, Entity selection, Folder, and IMAP Transporter…  just to name a few! Be sure to take a look.

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.