Version 5.00 is soon to come

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Erel, Apr 28, 2007.

  1. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    The work on the next major version has started.
    As most of the advanced features are addressed with libraries, the next version focus is on optimizing the Basic4ppc engine.
    Another important improvement will be a far better syntax checker.
    This will allow finding more bugs before running the code.
    An optional variable initialized check is added.
    Structure variables (example: point.X, point.Y) will also be supported on the next version.
    Many more features will be added.
  2. NuClear

    NuClear New Member


    It sounds gooood!
    I am lookíng forward to it.

    A few questions about v5:

    -Any new commands ?

    -New loops with check at the end?


  3. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    I can't tell you now all the new keywords but Do ... Loop While / Until will be supported.
  4. grgczyz

    grgczyz Member Licensed User

    Super news !

    Hi again.

    Erel ... I'm very pleased that version 5 of B4PPC will be much much faster.
    That's very important especially for applications running on Pocket PC.
    It would be also very nice to add the possibility of using brackets in logic of IF statement.

    For instance:

    IF ((a=5) and (b=9)) or (c=2) then something....

    similar to VB or VB.NET.

  5. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    I hope to add complex conditions as well.
  6. Astragali

    Astragali Member Licensed User

    Erel, you never cease to amaze me with how much good stuff you squish into Basic4PPC... I'm so jealous! :D

  7. HarleyM

    HarleyM Member Licensed User

    So good to see so much activity with Basic4PPC & it's forum.... fantastic work !!
  8. Stellaferox

    Stellaferox Active Member Licensed User

    Will multiple textline selection as remark be possible? I find this very useful when adding original codes or text (in other languages) at the end of the program. Now I have to begin every line with a '.
    Also the use of a toggle wordwrap would be useful. On the PPC text and its buildup is much better to judge without the wordwrap, also shorter.
    Thanks in advance and good luck with the next versions!
  9. GeoTrail

    GeoTrail Member Licensed User

    Can't wait to see the result of your hard work Erel ;)
  10. Standa

    Standa Member Licensed User

    Hi, is planned VGA support in version 5?
  11. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    The next version will not support VGA (640 * 480).
    As with the current version, you will be able to run Basic4ppc applications but not use the higher resolution (double pixeling).
  12. manu

    manu Active Member Licensed User

    hi erel

    the next version 5 could to copy forms
  13. Filippo

    Filippo Expert Licensed User

    Hi Erel,

    it would be good if a searching function existed in the PPC version, because I mostly program on the PPC.

    Thank you for helping,

  14. RandomCoder

    RandomCoder Well-Known Member Licensed User

    I second Filippo's request as I too program mostly on the device :)

    Filippo, it is usaully best to place requests into the B4PPC Wishlist folder with each request added as a new topic.

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