Other B4A v5.00 has been released!

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by Erel, Jun 8, 2015.

  1. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    I'm very happy to release B4A v5.00.



    With this version we are moving to the next generation of B4X IDE. Almost all of the IDE components, both back-end and front-end components, were rewritten.

    The new IDE is significantly more powerful, smarter, more modern and more scalable.
    There are too many improvements to list them all.
    Note that this version is fully backwards compatible with previous versions.

    Some of less obvious new features:

    - Press on Ctrl + Click to jump to an identifier (sub, variables, etc.).
    - Themes - Ctrl + T
    - Sophisticated conditional compilation: #If, #Else If, #Else and support for OR and AND. Also supported in the manifest editor and designer scripts.
    - Dockable layout. Including support for multiple open editors.
    - Find all references - F7.
    - Quick search - Ctrl + F.
    - Goto sub / module - Ctrl + E.
    - Smarter autocomplete.
    - Hover over variables and expressions in debug mode.
    - Structure matching.
    - Automatic warnings and errors highlighting.
    - Support for multiple visual designer windows
    - Better support for selection and editing of multiple controls.
    - Views tree supports drag and drop to allow changing the z-order.
    - Integrated abstract designer with support for zooming.
    - Memory leak related to layout animations was fixed.
    - StartServiceAtExact keyword.

    The following features are currently not implemented (they might be added in the future):
    - B4A-Bridge over Bluetooth.
    - Bookmarks (not to confuse with breakpoints).


    - Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0+ is required. If you are running Windows XP then you should install .Net Framework 4.0: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17851

    - Developers running Vista or above should install .Net Framework 4.5.2: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42642

    Developers who are eligible for a free upgrade should receive an email with installation instructions.
    Other developers will receive a discount offer. Please allow up to 24 hours for the mails to arrive.
    I want to thank the beta testers for their help with this major release.

    Last edited: Jul 1, 2015
    laviniut, f0raster0, Pavka and 64 others like this.
  2. klaus

    klaus Expert Licensed User

    Thank you Erel.
    This new version is a big step forward !
  3. rbghongade

    rbghongade Active Member Licensed User

    Thanks a lot Erel!
    Looking forward to get the new delicacy!
    PS: Got the link Hoorah!!!
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2015
  4. jayel

    jayel Active Member Licensed User

    Thanks Erel !
  5. jayel

    jayel Active Member Licensed User


    It looks and works very smooth.... a job very well done !
  6. thehe

    thehe Member Licensed User

    Is there .PDF embedding capability in Basic4Android version 5 (like that of IOS WebView)
  7. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    Please start a new thread for this question.
  8. GuruMed

    GuruMed New Member Licensed User

    Thanks a lot!

    Great Job, Erel!
  9. archemi

    archemi Member Licensed User

  10. Troberg

    Troberg Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Will projects saved in the new version be readable in an old version (assuming no new language features are used)?
  11. JOTHA

    JOTHA Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Great news! :)
  12. zsugar

    zsugar Member Licensed User

    Hi, Great uopdate.
    But I hope Bluetooth bridge will be available as soon as possible, because it's very important !

    hintchun and Troberg like this.
  13. b4auser1

    b4auser1 Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Is it possible to split the Module window into separate windows: for the modules list and for the subs list ?
  14. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User


    Currently no.
  15. swissmade

    swissmade Active Member Licensed User

    I love it thanks Erel
  16. appie21

    appie21 Active Member Licensed User

    Thank you!
  17. GiulioVale

    GiulioVale Active Member Licensed User

    Wonderfull release.
    Thank you
  18. iz0ndg

    iz0ndg Member Licensed User

    Great ! :)
    I love you Erel !;)
  19. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

  20. Cableguy

    Cableguy Expert Licensed User

    Can't wait to get home and open my mail box!!!
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