4D V14

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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


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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Use a Placeholder

This How-Do-I example shows how to display placeholder text inside a text field.



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Use Popups with a Single Variable

This How-Do-I shows you how to use single variables (C_TEXT or C_ALPHA, for example) and to display them as drop-down menus or combo boxes in the interface without using tables.

Popup with variables


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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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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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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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Advanced Text Area

How do you create multi-style text areas in 4D?

Use different types of styles based on portions of text: Inster/modify URLs, 4D expressions, recalculations… Manage your own contextual menu in the area… This database will provide you with code examples that can be used in your own projects.


Advanced text area



This version of the "Listboxes" example application shows you how 4D v14 can use styles (font color as well as background color) at the cell level.


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