Android Tutorial B4A, B4i, B4J and B4r API documentation - B4X Object Browser

Discussion in 'Tutorials & Examples' started by Vader, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. daltro13

    daltro13 New Member

    Thank you so much. Very useful tool ;)
     
  2. alfcen

    alfcen Well-Known Member Licensed User

    For Japanese

    Truely amazed by your work, mate.
    This is not only a reference but also a formidable tool
    for checking and tiding up self-made libraries :sign0098:, indeed!

    Just a few harmless findings,

    under Options/Language:
    1. 日本人 = 日本語
    2. Indonesia = Bahasa Indonesia

    (日本人 means Japanese people, 日本語 means Japanese language)

    After switching to Japanese, I find underneath the PayPal button:
    ビールを買ってください = Go and buy a beer
    Better is: 寄付のお願い = Please donate

    Also in Options,
    The buttons at the center right (Add/Delete)
    Add should be 追加, Delete should be 削除
    OK button should be labeled just as OK or 決定

    Then in the browser,
    At the top left 図書館 means bibliotheque (or library)
    The correct term is ライブラリ

    Browser Menu
    ファイル File
    終了する = 終了
    ヘルプ Help
    釣 = バーション情報

    That's all I found ad-hoc,

    Cheers
    Robert
     
  3. Vader

    Vader Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Thanks Robert. I have made a few changes according to what you have outlined, except I didn't understand exactly where all the changes are required.

    Sorry.

    I will PM you.
     
  4. Vader

    Vader Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Version 3.2.1.0 has now been released, with the following changes:

    • Added language: Arabic
    • Added Language: Thai
    • Fixed Language name: "Indonesia" renamed to "Bahasa Indonesia"
    • Fixed some translation strings for Japanese
    • Updated all translations to use "B4a" instead of "B4A"
    • Fixed small display bug where the colour of Property names was incorrect (Black instead of Slate-Grey)
    • Fixed some translation strings for Bulgarian language
    • Fixed missing Tooltip for INTERNET permission (all languages)
    • Fixed bug where changing View menu (Method/Property/Field) did not update label
    • Languages in Options screen combo-box now sorted alphabetically
    • Updated included PDF file

    Everyone using version 3.2.0.0 should have been prompted with an Upate message. Everyone else can get the new version from the first post.
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2013
  5. Vader

    Vader Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Version 3.2.2.0 is now available on AutoUpdate.

    The only change for this version is the updated Thai language.
     
  6. Vader

    Vader Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Version 3.2.4.1 has been released. This version gives you the ability to override the language setting.
    Unfortunately in the first version I posted up, this was set to English, and if you are using another language, when next you started up, you would have reverted to English.

    If this happens to you, open language.txt and remove the word "English".

    Apologies for the short-term bug.
     
    Last edited: May 3, 2013
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  7. jdevsoft

    jdevsoft Member Licensed User

    Hello Dave,

    if i upgrade to the current version my AntiVirus System say "suspected" file !

    What´s wrong in the new version old one without autoupdate work.

    Hope you can help.

    Harald
     
  8. agraham

    agraham Expert Licensed User

    There's nothing wrong with it. It's a false positive - are you using MalwareBytes?
     
  9. jdevsoft

    jdevsoft Member Licensed User

    no it is Avast AntiVirus who say this. But i ignore it now :)
     
  10. Informatix

    Informatix Expert Licensed User

    I have the latest version of Avast and I have no report for this software. You should update your antivirus.
     
  11. Vader

    Vader Well-Known Member Licensed User

    I think you are asking what the differences are between versions.
    Because I don't know what version you are using, here is the complete list of changes:

    25 May 2013
    Version 3.2.5.0

    Added ability to hide or show Class_Globals and Property Set and Property Get
    08 May 2013
    Version 3.2.4.4

    Fixed bug where installer did not remove previous version

    07 May 2013
    Version 3.2.4.3

    Fixed bug when showing empty parentheses
    Fixed Search and Clear Search buttons
    Fixed bug where Clear Search button forced library reload even if no search text was entered

    05 May 2013
    Version 3.2.4.2

    Fixed bug when selecting the following languages:
    * Arabic
    * Bulgarian
    * Hebrew
    * Thai

    04 May 2013
    Version 3.2.4.1

    Fixed bug when overriding language settings.

    04 May 2013
    Version 3.2.4.0

    Added the ability to override language settings.* See "How to override language setting.txt" in the installation directory.

    03 May 2013
    Version 3.2.3.0

    Fixed some translation strings for Thai
    Fixed Thai language setting not being applied
    Fixed Arabic language setting not being applied
    Fixed memory corruption error when moving from right-to-left to left-to-right locales and vice versa (restart switch)
    Fixed Search button and Clear button mouse-over descriptions (all languages)

    30 April 2013
    Version 3.2.2.0

    Fixed some translation strings for Thai

    28 April 2013
    Version 3.2.1.0

    Added language: Arabic
    Added Language: Thai
    Fixed Language name: "Indonesia" renamed to "Bahasa Indonesia"
    Fixed some translation strings for Japanese
    Updated all translations to use "B4a" instead of "B4A"
    Fixed small display bug where the colour of Property names was incorrect (Black instead of Slate-Grey)
    Fixed some translation strings for Bulgarian language
    Fixed missing Tooltip for INTERNET permission (all languages)
    Fixed bug where changing View menu (Method/Property/Field) did not update label
    Languages in Options screen combo-box now sorted alphabetically
    Updated included PDF file

    24 April 2013
    Version 3.2.0.0

    Added language: Bulgarian
    Modified existing Afrikaans translation
    Added AutoUpdate capability
    Added support for DesignerName for Properties and Fields
    Fixed bug where DesignerName was never shown in the Syntax

    01 April 2013
    Version 3.1.6.0

    Hebrew language added (making this language 17)
    Support for Right-to-Left languages added (Hebrew, Arabic, etc)
    Events are now tracked the same as other objects/attributes
    Searches can now be performed on the following additional items:
    * Version
    * Author
    * DependsOn
    * Events
    * Permissions

    Wait cursor now shown during searches
    Escape key now clears search text
    Object details pane has been enlarged so that it is approximately the same size as the Methods / Properties / Fields pane. Note, this pane is still resizable.

    01 April 2013
    Version 3.1.5.0

    DependsOn was linked to Class, now correctly linked to Library
    Version was linked to Class, now correctly linked to Library
    URL's were not enabled - fixed
    Main window position was incorrectly reverting to last saved location and dimensions when exiting Options screen - fixed

    Libraries screen:
    * Added Author column
    * Added Version number to Product name (for Add/Remove programs)

    31 March 2013
    Version 3.1.4.0

    Fixed issue where some English words were mixed up with German
    Russian language file updated
    Japanese language file updated (Credits updated)
    Added support for DesignerName attribute
    Removed Connection status
    Updated Donations landing page
    Moved View options from Options page to View Menu
    Changed default for "Load XML on demand" to False

    09 March 2013
    Version 3.1.3.0

    Portuguese language added

    09 March 2013
    Version 3.1.2.0

    Fixed some translation strings for French, German and Italian
    Added search history
    Fixed small bug with Search

    08 March 2013
    Version 3.1.1.0

    Options screen
    * Import button allows you to specify the file to import from
    * Export button allows you to specify the folder to export to
    * Language dropdown allows you to override the current OS language. (This setting is not saved) EDIT: Newer versions now save this setting.

    The following languages are now supported:
    * Afrikaans
    * German
    * Spanish
    * French
    * Indonesian
    * Italian
    * Japanese
    * Dutch
    * Norwegian
    * Polish
    * English
    * Russian
    * Swedish
    * Ukrainian
    * Chinese

    04 March 2013
    Version 3.1.0.0

    This version contains bugfixes for all known problems, plus adds language support for the following:
    * English
    * Spanish
    * German
    * Polish
    * French
    * Dutch
    * Japanese
    * Italian
    Chinese is also in there, but in my testing, I couldn't get it to work. Your mileage may differ.

    03 March 2013
    Version 3.0.1.1

    Fixed small bugs that were introduced in version 3.0.1.0

    02 March 2013
    Version 3.0.1.0
    Added support for Unicode characters in Author name
    Removed Community features

    16 February 2013
    Version 3.0.0.0

    Added Community features
    Other changes:
    URL links in Comments and Details panes now open a web browser and navigate to the URL
    Title of Comment pane (Originally it just showed "Comment") now has the path to the clicked Class (following the selected option around short or normal type names)
    Display bug of Field description now fixed


    09 February 2013
    Version 2.7.0.0

    Changes in this version:

    Double-click a search result navigates the main screen to that same point
    Treeview in search results now sorted, and double-buffered
    Removed "Comments" search option as it didn't do anything


    05 February 2013
    Version 2.6.1.0

    Null Pointer error fixed
    Added an extra window (Help | About | Libraries) that shows all libraries (in the selected paths), the classes in each Library, and the version of each of these.
    Version is dependant upon the Library rather than the Class, however I thought it important to show Classes as well as libraries.


    03 February 2013
    Version 2.6.0.0

    ability to search for text in the following places:
    * Library (Name)
    * Class (Name, Comment)
    * Method (Name, Comment)
    * Property (Name, Comment)
    * Field (Name, Comment)
    * Annotation (Name, Value)
    * Parameter (Name)

    Results are returned in a Treeview in a seperate Window.

    I haven't added the ability to navigate directly from the search results to the main window (yet), but there is enough visual information to find the correct location of whatever you are searching for.

    This was a huge change as I had to extend every .Net Class (Class, Method, Parameter, Annotation etc), plus add a Library Class, to allow me to search through the in-memory Data model, navigating backwards as required. For example, each of the objects now has a Parent Property, which allows me to walk the in-memory tree up and down as required.

    There is still a small bug in there around the display of Field descriptions, but I will get to that in time.

    I have added the function where screen size and position is now saved (Informatix - that's for you).

    Other things fixed are:
    Class comment was never cleared
    Import Button (Options Screen) didn't do anything
    Classes Treeview wasn't sorted fully (Additional Path Libraries were tacked onto the end)


    02 February 2013
    Version 2.5.0.0

    Export and Import the configuration settings
    Resizing of window elements added


    02 February 2013
    Version 2.4.0.0

    Ok, so I have a few things to explain here...

    Firstly, the GUI has changed a little because it was starting to get too cluttered. I'm not a 100% fan of the end-result, but I hope you agree it is functional and kind-of pleasing to the eye.

    There are now three additional listboxes to show additional information. These are:
    Depends On
    Permissions
    Events

    These show what other Classes the selected Library/Class depends upon, what permissions the Class requests/requires, and what Events are generated by the Class.
    This last one is a favourite of mine, because I don't know where else in the IDE this information is shown (if at all).

    Next, the Comment area AND the Details area are both HTML aware. Well, mostly they are. This means they understand <u>, <b>, <i>, <link> etc.
    At this time, <code> is stripped out and not handled that well, but at least the examples read a little better now.

    I have also moved one of the Toolbar buttons so as to keep the B4A site buttons together. The Android Packages button is now last (i.e to the right of the others).

    There is an additional button to allow text searching the B4A site for any text you wish to enter. This is in addition to the pre-existing ability to search the B4A site for any selected text.

    The comment area can now be "Copy"'ed and "Copy RTF"'ed, thus preserving links, colours etc.

    You can perform a search from selected text in the Comment area.

    EDIT: I nearly forgot: The flickering is now fixed!

    I still don't have a solution to the Unicode problem (sorry Informatix), and the HTML codes are not 100%, but I hope you agree they are much better than what I had previously.

    When you unpack the zip (in Post #1 as always), please note there is now an additional DLL that must also be copied. This is the control that handles the HTML in the Richtext boxes as described above.

    Again, you will have to re-create your config. I will work on pulling the config out from .NET, but for now we have what is standard, which changes with every version.


    30 January 2013
    Version 2.3.0.0

    Toolbar buttons for all menu items
    Extra toolbar buttons for:
    * B4A documentation link (link is specified in Options)
    * Forum landing page
    * Android Packages landing page

    Any selected node in Classes and methods/Properties/Fields list can be searched (Right-click menu) - opens in Google search window
    Properties now specified as ReadWrite or ReadOnly
    Properties now have Return Type listed
    Classes have Wrapper shown
    Classes have Comment shown
    Standardised detail output to my upcoming documentation style (eg "Usage" becomes "Syntax")
    Treeview details are sorted before being written to Treeview (allows documentation to be sorted properly)
    Copy and Copy RTF (for details pane) right-click options
    Control of Full or short typename display across whole application is controlled by option
    Added option to hide BA Object if it is the first parameter in a method (this is the default value)

    Known issues:
    Unicode and HTML codes as per previous versions
    Re-setting of options required as per previous versions


    29 January 2013
    Version 2.2.0.0

    Additions:
    Renamed to B4A Object Browser
    Multiple paths can now be specified
    Statusbar added (progress and text) to show what load action is being performed
    Option added to allow loading of Libraries upon demand (ie when you click it), and set to default
    When choosing a file, the treeview expands that file's details automatically

    Bugfixes:
    Treeview flickering is now much improved or removed
    When viewing Properties with Don't show empty parentheses selected, an empty bracket was shown in the usage.

    Known issues:
    Unicode text still not displaying correctly
    HTML codes not handled (eg <U>Text</U> is not displayed as Text)

    27 January 2013
    Version 2.1.0.0

    Changes:
    Removed Reload button (option now provided in File menu)
    Grouped class information into a group box
    Added "Loading Libraries" information when waiting for Form to load Libraries
    Added classic File menu, including Reload Libraries option
    Help menu (Only shows About box, but is enough to know what version you have)

    Options:
    Browse to Library folder
    Optionally show methods, Properties and Fields (At least one must be selected)
    Optionally show Void in Usage
    Optionally Show Full typenames
    Optionally show empty parentheses
    Label above Methods, properties and Fields treeview changes according to your selected options.

    Known issues:
    If you change your View options and click OK, you will have to click on the Method/Property/Field again for the updated options to take effect.
    You will have to re-specify your Library location after applying this update.
     
  12. dmtulsa

    dmtulsa Member Licensed User

    Thank you, Great Tool!!

    Doug
     
  13. blong

    blong Active Member Licensed User

    Help browser

    Great job ... as a VB user it sure looks familiar.:sign0098:

    So I "bought you a beer" as per the Tools/Options request !

    You state you need some help... job seems done to me by now.... being an Oz person like yourself (based on address) let me know whats still needed and if I have time (and ability) to assist will do so.
     
  14. Vader

    Vader Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Thanks Barry, as my email states I am very appreciative.

    For everyone's benefit, my donation total is now $35.
     
  15. Vader

    Vader Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Version 3.2.5.1 has now been released. This version allows the DesignerCreateView Method to be shown or hidden.

    AutoUpdate should pick this up for you automatically. I did have some trouble getting this latest version onto the FTP site, so if you need to uninstall and reinstall, please use the manual link in post 1.
     
  16. agraham

    agraham Expert Licensed User

    Download and update install from within the program worked fine for me.
     
  17. Vader

    Vader Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Thanks Andy.
     
  18. mee48025

    mee48025 New Member Licensed User

    Thanks for great tool.

    prakob
     
  19. Peter Simpson

    Peter Simpson Expert Licensed User

    Hello,
    Where can I download this from? It appears that I just can't see the link anywhere.
     
  20. agraham

    agraham Expert Licensed User

    Very last word in post #1 "here" is a link
     
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