Other B4A v5.5 BETA is released


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I'm happy to release B4A v5.5 BETA.

Advanced optimizations were made to the debugger which make the debugger significantly faster.
Complete features list:
  • Debugger improvements.
  • Better handling of uncaught exceptions (Application_Error). See this tutorial:
    Uncaught Exceptions
    This feature allows developers to provide alternative ways to handle crashes. For example to send the crash logs by mail.
  • Material themes were added to the WYSIWYG designer.


  • Panel.Elevation / SetElevationAnimated methods (and designer property) - These methods allow setting the panels elevation. This is a new feature added in Android 5. The methods will do nothing on prior versions. See the following video:

  • #DebuggerDisableOptimizations attribute: https://www.b4x.com/android/forum/t...-is-available-for-download.58283/#post-366943
  • $AdditionalLibs$ and $AndroidSDK$ shortcuts. These shortcuts can be used in the #AdditionalRes path. They will replaced with the full path to the additional libraries folder or Android SDK folder.
  • Buttons text is no longer upper cased when the material theme is used.
  • Bug fixes and other minor improvements.
Note that the legacy debugger option has moved to Tools - IDE Options.

Developers who are eligible for a free upgrade will receive an email with a download link and a new license file. Make sure to choose the new license file when asked to locate the license.

If you encounter a problem during registration then try to copy the license file to the installation folder. If is still doesn't work then contact support@basic4ppc.com and we will send you a new license file that will fix this issue. Don't worry...

This is a beta version.

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Hi Erel,
Good work. Does it now allow breakpoints to ALWAYS break in rapid debugger? (hope so :))
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Erel, is possible to add in the designer the property "focused drawable" on "button properties". I know that it is possible to do it by code but it's better if this option would be available on designer.

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Darn, no bookmarks feature
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Great job!!!!!
Could we get a hotkey to turn on/off the Legacy debugger? also somewhere on the screen to show if it is turned on?
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beta.exe and licence file in same directory.
got no question for mail adress. but atached error.

you: You can install the new version over the previous one or in a new folder
i installed over the previous... i'm blocked..

Please advice
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