Other B4A v7.30 has been released!

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by Erel, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    I'm happy to release B4A v7.30. This is the first localizable version of B4A.

    A big thank you to all the great translators!


    This update includes many improvements:

    • Localizable IDE. Currently available in 23 languages.
    • Bitmap type:
    • New ResumableSub type. Makes it simple to return values from resumable subs and to wait for resumable subs to complete.
    • EditText - SelectionLength and SetSelection methods.
    • SingleLine property added to Label, Button and other views that inherit from Label.
    • Ellipsize property:

    • View.SetVisibleAnimated affects the alpha level and the Visible property.
    • Warnings for illegal methods in Process_Globals.
    • Async dialogs are supported in classes.
    • Compiled libraries can reference AAR libraries.
    • Icon picker - aliases added to FontAwesome icons.
    • Auto complete and auto format improvements.
    • PhoneCalls (Phone library) - READ_CALL_LOG permission removed. It was added by mistake in a previous update.
    • Canvas.AntiAlias property to enable or disable antialiasing.
    • View.SetBackgroundImage returns a BitmapDrawable object. This allows changing the Gravity to CENTER instead of the default FILL value.
      'load a background image while maintaining its aspect ratio.
      Dim bd As BitmapDrawable = Activity.SetBackgroundImage(LoadBitmapResize(File.DirAssets, "bg.png"Activity.Width, Activity.Height, True))
      bd.Gravity = 
    • OkHttpUtils v2.61 - Job.GetBitmapResize and PATCH, HEAD and DELETE requests.
    • Improvements to the layouts loader engine. It is more flexible with the variables types and a bit faster. This feature will allow to add cross platform views types.
    • Administrator v1.10 - Adds support for owner apps. This update requires a change in the manifest editor. Instructions and copy of previous version are available here: https://www.b4x.com/android/forum/threads/device-administrator-library.19208/#content
    • Bug fixes, including an important debugger bug, and other minor improvements.

    Developers who are eligible for a free upgrade will receive an email with upgrade instructions.
    toby, Daniel Uribe, bgsoft and 38 others like this.
  2. Sapta

    Sapta Member Licensed User

    Hi @Erel Great Job :):)
    When about B4A have a template like this, Some posts ask like this here and here
    Thank you

  3. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    MarcoRome and Sapta like this.
  4. Descartex

    Descartex Well-Known Member Licensed User

    I´m very glad to appear on credits :)
    CSesma, Kwame Twum and Erel like this.
  5. brunoAndroid

    brunoAndroid Member Licensed User

    Great job!! Thanks Erel!
  6. Rantor777

    Rantor777 Member Licensed User

    Excellent, @Erel , very fast!
  7. BitsAndBytes

    BitsAndBytes Active Member Licensed User

    This is amazing IDE for android development. Every version is going better!
  8. Nkalampika

    Nkalampika Member Licensed User

    please how could i obtain that new version ?
  9. Sergio83

    Sergio83 Member Licensed User

    One more time thank's a lot Erel for your excellent job !!!
  10. incendio

    incendio Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Hi Erel, thanks for the update.

    Will this new version compatible with projects from old version?

    I have projects that builds with old version, mostly they are OK with new version but one of the project, when rebuild again with version 7 had a problem.

    One of its third party library didn't compatible with version 7, luckily i got library's source codes so it can be rebuild again with version 7.

    How about this one? Any particular things i should aware to avoid the same problem?
  11. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    Yes. It should be fully backwards compatible.
  12. DonManfred

    DonManfred Expert Licensed User

    If you have a 2 year subscription then you should get an email with downloadlink.
    If you have only 2 month subscription (then i guess it has ended already) then you should get an email-offer for a new subscription.
    Otherwise you can contact support@basic4ppc.com to ask for a quote.
  13. Multiverse app

    Multiverse app Active Member Licensed User

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  14. rbghongade

    rbghongade Active Member Licensed User

    Great release. A feast for all B4A coders. Thank you Erel.
  15. Mikonios

    Mikonios Active Member Licensed User

    Thank you Erel.
  16. Widget

    Widget Well-Known Member Licensed User

    I noticed the email I received to download the 7.3 update, was malformed in my email program. This is the first time this has happened with any of these B4A updates. The links also did not work. So I redirected the email to my browser and it too did not look correct and the links did not work. I did a jpeg screenshot of the email in my browser and this is what it looks like. (I had to select the text so it was readable otherwise it is black text on a dark brown background). I examined the HTML code and found the URL for the download and managed to download the update that way.

    Am I the only one who was affected by this?

    Attached Files:

  17. DonManfred

    DonManfred Expert Licensed User

    it looks ok in GMX

  18. An Schi

    An Schi Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Ok in Thunderbird as well
  19. klaus

    klaus Expert Licensed User

    OK in MS Outlook too.
  20. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    Which mail client are you using?
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