Other B4A v5.00 has been released!

Erel

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

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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).

Requirements

- 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.

:)
 
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Beja

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Thanks Erel
I love the AND and OR... time to simulte logic for tutorials
 
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maldrovandi

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Sorry, but i not find where i can customize colors of keyword and background of IDE in the B4A V5......perhaps i'm blind....
 
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Gerrard

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

Sugar
V5 looks very nice. It takes a while to get used to, but it looks great so far.
I would also like to see B4A Bridge via Bluetooth.
Gerrard
 
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b4a123

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Thank for your new version, but after i install B4A5.0, icann't start it, the error is: "unknow software error(0xe0434352), position is 0x75ef969b". My PC's os is Windows7, and i have installed .net Framwork 4.5.2. Thanks for your help.
 

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itgirl

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Hats off for you Erel amazing work i loooove the new design it's very pro and relaxing with those bunch of new features ... THANK YOU for :rolleyes:B4A :rolleyes:

Best one Smarter autocomplete
 
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javiito

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Great Job!

A few questions:
  1. Is the search button in the IDE lost?
  2. Is the historical searches feature in the search box lost?
  3. Why is the block comment / uncomment in the same button?

Thanks.
 
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TomDuncan

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Can't get any of the Dialog boxes to come up. Like file Open project or the one I wanted to this morning the Project/Choose Icon.
Have .NET 4.52.
Does anyone else have these problems.
Tom

Also. Seems as though any programs I try to run will not load any assets i.e. Images which the program wants.
This is happening with the Ultimate List View
 
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Sonny

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Erel,

Great looking update - thanks.

Am I missing something here - I'm having trouble finding the Bluetooth bridge feature - please advise.

Thanks.

> Sonny <
 
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