When writing a new function or method, or when creating a form, the work is never linear. We usually need to:
- access the explorer to find the form in its folder
- access the explorer to write the documentation for the method
- read the documentation of a command on the 4D documentation website
- read the documentation of a component’s method
In this new version, we have added some menu items in the code editor and form editor to allow you to better navigate between the different elements of a project.
Here are the details of the new features:
Reveal in explorer
In the Method and Form menu items, the new Reveal in Explorer item opens the explorer and selects the method or form.
Thanks to this feature, you can for example:
- find out in which folder your classes, forms, or methods are stored
- access the documentation of your classes, forms, or methods
Here is an example with a user class:
Access tHE documentation
In the context menu of a selected code element, the Show documentation item allows you:
- to access the online documentation for 4D commands and classes
- to access the markdown documentation in the explorer for your methods, classes, and components
Here is an example with a method for the 4D Write Pro interface component:
Why not take a look at the documentation? You might have missed, or forgotten, some features that could help you or simplify your development.