4D V14

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Save as Reference

This How-Do-I demonstrates how to save a value by reference (e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4) instead of by value (e.g. Mr., Mrs., Ms., Dr., etc.).

save as reference


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Save Screen Geometry

This How-Do-I demonstrates how 4D can automatically save – without any programming – the position of your windows, form objects, and values of certain objects (tabs, rulers, radio buttons, etc.).

Save screen geometry


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Scroll Two PIctures at Once

This How-Do-I demonstrates how to synchronously scroll two images at once with the OnPictureScroll event.

Scroll two pictures


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Set Datasource

This How-Do-I will show you how to modify the "source" of a form object programatically, no matter the type (text field, rule, checkbox, dropdown, etc.).

Set datasource


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Set Drag Icon

How do you use your own custom icon to associate with an item being dragged and dropped?

This database will teach you how this new command lets you do it.


Set drag icon


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Set Up a Choice List

This How-Do-I demonstrates how to programatically modify a choice list associated with a form object.

This list can be created just as well in structure mode as it can be dynamically by programming.


set up a choice list



This database presents the commands that allow you to change the spellchecker on Mac OS (native or Hunspell) and to change the correction language.

spell check


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SQL Views

This How-Do-I shows you some examples on how to use SQL Views in more and less complex ways.

SQL views


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Styled Cells

This How-Do-I is about listboxes.

It will show you how to modify cell style (character style and color, background color) via the table or via new 4D commands.


Styled cells


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Use Fullscreen Mode

This How-Do-I shows you how to switch your windows into fullscreen mode.

This feature is only available for Mac users.




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