There is an old saying: “Old is gold” meaning that new ways are not as good as the old ones. But the new way to say is “Old is gold but new is platinum“. We are not referring to jewelry here but two of 4D commands: MODIFY SELECTION and DIALOG.

No one can deny that MODIFY SELECTION is intuitive when it comes to listing current records in a list or modifying a field record. Yet, it’s a little bit old fashioned. That’s why it’s time to embrace the new way of doing by using a List Box of type selection inside a dialog. This new way of doing does exactly the same thing from a functional point of view, except that the final result is way more elegant.

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The illustration below summarizes the perks of using a list box inside a dialog:


• Product Marketing Manager • Intissar joined 4D in 2017 as a Product Marketing Manager. She works closely with the product, marketing, engineering, and technical support teams to highlight the ‘why’, the ‘how’, and the ‘what’ of new and updated features to different audiences. This close proximity allows her to craft messaging frameworks and write in-depth content and code samples for the 4D blog and website. After graduating with an engineer's degree in Computer Science from VINCI university, Intissar worked in several startups as a software engineer. Her hands-on experience includes software specification, design, and development, user training and support, and team management.