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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JOTHA

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Hi Erel,

I played around with Version 5.0.
You did a great job, I LOVE it! :)

Really cool and useful is the new (highlighting)-function at the "If/Else If/End If"-Source. :cool:

But one thing I'd like to have back:
In the "Find"-Window was a Spinner which has stored and remembered the words in a list, which I was seraching before ... that was very usefull.
This function would be also very good to be in the "Quick Search".

I'll write it into the whishlist. ;)
 
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GabrielM

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Hi Erel

Great job!
Extended my B4A Enterprise for 2 more years and also took the B4i Enterprise and hosted services for a spin.

Thank you for your devotion to these products!
 
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erosmax

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Mmmh Erel, I've the problem with this new version.

When I Click on the Basic4android.exe appear this windows error:
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But if I click on the my project b4a it's open. :confused:

...if I click on create design and add the object, appears this other error:

errore.jpg

and the program not work when I close Designer mode.
Why?
I'm Window 8.1 64bit
Thanks
 
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erosmax

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Please exuse me. I don't have see the position ith the new visual :p
It's Ok. Thanks you again ;)
 
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achtrade

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Hi,

V5.0 does not run when I'm logged as guest. I'm getting this error
B4A has stopped working
windows is checking for a solution to the problem...

How to fix it ?
 
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achtrade

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can't connect to my device using B4a-Bridge Plus:
an error occurred
A exception occurred during ping request
 
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Gunther

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There is no difference for the bridge if you are logged as guest.
 
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Gunther

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Yes, right! That's what I meant. The bridge is not causing the issue.
 
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JOTHA

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Hello Erel,

thank you for the update to 5.02 and thank you for adding "Block Uncomment" as Icon-Button into the menue! :):):)
Also very usefull is the new Zoom-Slider in the Abstract Designer!
 
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