Other B4A v5.80 BETA is released!

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Erel

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I'm happy to release B4A v5.80 BETA version.

This update includes important new features, including better support for custom views:



Improvements:

  • Custom views: [B4X] Custom Views with Enhanced Designer Support
    With this feature it is much easier to add and configure custom views.
  • #ExcludeClasses: https://www.b4x.com/android/forum/threads/new-feature-three-birds-with-one-stone.63127/
    This attribute makes it simple to exclude classes not required from libraries such as google play services.
  • CreateResource manifest editor keyword: https://www.b4x.com/android/forum/threads/new-feature-three-birds-with-one-stone.63127/#post-398974
    Allows creating XML resource files from the manifest editor.
    For example with this code we can use the native light theme based on the Android version:
    B4X:
    SetApplicationAttribute(android:theme, "@style/LightTheme")
    CreateResource(values-v20, theme.xml,
    <resources>
      <style
      name="LightTheme" parent="@android:style/Theme.Material.Light">
      </style>
    </resources>
    )
    CreateResource(values-v14, theme.xml,
    <resources>
      <style
      name="LightTheme" parent="@android:style/Theme.Holo.Light">
      </style>
    </resources>
    )
  • Debugger improvements and fixes. Mostly related to larger projects.
  • Coarse location permission added to BluetoothAdmin. Required for discovery in Android 6.
  • The default setting of the holo theme in the manifest editor was removed.
    It is recommended to use a custom theme or the device default theme.
    The compiler will issue a warning about explicit usage of the holo.theme.
  • The WYSIWYG designer defaults to material theme on Android 5+.
  • The READ_LOGS permission was removed from LogCat object. It is not useful since Android 4.1.
  • The compiler will issue a warning if the targetSdkVersion is missing or if the value is not between 14 to 22.
  • ViewsEx library - Includes two views implemented as custom views (Switch and RatingBar). The source code of this library is available in the custom views tutorial.
  • Other minor IDE improvements and bug fixes.
Developers who are eligible for a free upgrade will receive an email with upgrade instructions.
 
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somed3v3loper

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You will catch android version soon . Is it planned ? :D

Thanks for the fantastic support and continuous updates.
 

sorex

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Nice, Erel.

It chops off 500K when only using the ads (maybe it can be drilled down more but I don't know all the keywords)
 

johnl

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I've tried to download this, but when it asks for the licence file it says that it is invalid as it is for a previous version. It dates from March 15 (v 4.3 I think)
 

Cableguy

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Time to update some of my B4A library-wraps to support custionview-properties now :D

Thank you very much for this Update!!! I really appreciate the new feature....
I'll wait for the final release... but will definitely have a play with it... I just need to find where EREL has hid the 2 new custom views to explore
 

MichalK73

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I have a problem with 5.80Beta. I do not have the possibility to select Custom View to old and new projects. What could be causing this? BETA installed in a separate folder.

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DonManfred

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I do not have the possibility to select Custom View to old and new projects. What could be causing this? BETA installed in a separate folder.
you need to check a referenced library which contains a customview (Or your project mst contain a customview class) before you open the designer
 

miltonleitecunha

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I've downloaded and installed the new version in a separate folder successfully. However the CustomView menu option is not enabled.
 
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