Data Explorer allows you to view the data in your database. You can choose which fields to display, organize, filter, and sort the data.
With 4D v20, the Data Explorer can be opened in 4D instead of an external browser. Users can access the Data Explorer directly from the toolbar with just one click, saving time and improving productivity.
To allow you to make the most beautiful interfaces, we continue to improve the form objects. Since 4D v19 R6, you can define a rounded border for static text and input text form objects.
With 4D v20, new possibilities are available.
- For buttons, radio buttons, and checkboxes, we have added new settings for the text and the icon.
- For radio buttons and checkboxes, the number of states for the icon has been improved to allow a better rendering for the end user.
The “Find and Replace” feature in the code editor has existed for many years. Developers can easily and efficiently search and replace code, especially when dealing with large codebases. 4D v20 is bringing improvements that are sure to be appreciated by developers who rely on this functionality to streamline their coding workflows:
- knowing the number of occurrences to replace,
- knowing the position of the current occurrence,
- having permanent access to the Next and Previous navigation options,
- display a palette instead of a modal window to limit the number of clicks.
It’s been a long time since you could provide your customers with merged applications in SDI mode.
We know that testing an SDI application can be challenging, so with 4D v19 R8, you can view the result of your application without the need to build your standalone or client application.
Keep reading for all the details.
List boxes are the most versatile and customizable form objects. Automatic row heights were already possible for array-based list boxes. With the arrival of 4D v19 R8, this possibility is now extended to list boxes based on collections… and entity selections!
The structure editor is a crucial element of your project. First of all, it allows you to create your structure. But above all, it will enable you to visualize your tables, fields, and relations during your developments, which is always helpful for manipulating data.
The current trend is for light, clean, soft colors and rounded corners.
For you to embellish your applications and follow the latest trends, we have added the possibility to round the corners of static texts and input texts.
The drag and drop action is a standard action in computer interfaces. In the case of list boxes, pressing the “Alt” key is necessary to move several items simultaneously. Or rather “was” because, starting with 4D v19 R7, this is no longer a requirement at all!
To ensure that your application follows the latest design trends and that your users are blown away by a minimalistic, stylish, and great looking, we have updated the Material Design library.
Formulas are an integral part of 4D Write Pro documents. They allow the integration of a lot of information coming from the database. Creating documents and templates that include formulas, combined to physical constraints (number of pages, paper size), can lead to non-wysiwyg designs. A new mode of displaying formulas is now available to facilitate this design.