QuickCode Pro version 4.0 has been released by Automated Solutions Group. The new version offers many improvements. QuickCode Pro is an assistant editor for 4th Dimension, it offers a host of features to make the process of writing 4D code faster and easier. According to the company:
QuickCode Pro 4.0 is a big part of our ongoing commitment to the 4th Dimension plug-in market. It's advanced architecture also marks a major breakthrough in the way plug-in's are written, and will be the basis for future groundbreaking products.
QuickCode Pro Toolbar Tools -With over 600 commands in the 4D language, not to mention hundreds of tables, fields, methods and forms in a typical database, keeping tabs on all of this information can be a daunting task. QuickCode Pro 4.0 makes programmers more productive by putting all of this critical information a single keystroke or mouse click away and by automating complex tasks.
Much of QuickCode Pro's functionality is accessible through a toolbar at the top of each method editor window. Together, they provide most of the information available in the Explorer and the "keywords" area of the method editor, but in one place and in a more convenient form.
For power users, QuickCode Pro provides QuickClicks, which provide one-click access to the forms menu, methods menu, QuickClips and structure menu directly within the method text, without having to go to the toolbar.
QuickCode Pro Editing Enhancements - QuickCode Pro adds a number of editing features that make it far easier to enter and manipulate text, including:
- Full Macintosh drag and drop -- Text can be dragged within a method, between methods, or into any drag and drop aware application. Text or text files references can also be dragged from any drag and drop aware application into a 4D method.
- QuickCommand -- Saves massive numbers of keystrokes and brain cells! Typing a portion of a 4D command or method name and pressing Tab interactively completes as much of the name as possible. If a complete match is made, QuickCommand automatically adds the command or method's parameter list.
- AutoType -- With AutoType, truncated comments and quoted strings are a thing of the past. AutoType interactively word wraps comments and splits quoted strings at the 80 character limit as they are being typed. AutoType also provides interactive shortcut substitutions for common expressions such as Char(Carriage return).
- Enhanced deletion -- With QuickCode Pro provides shortcuts for forward and backward deletion of words, partial lines, and entire lines.
QuickCode Pro Online Help - Since version 6, 4th Dimension has provided a help file with a synopsis of every 4D command, and beginning with version 6.5 4D also provided a means of adding user comments to every entity in the database. Unfortunately, until now it has been cumbersome to access that information. With the press of a few modifier keys, QuickCode Pro 4.0 will display a help balloon with the 4D help or user comments for almost entity in the database -- 4D commands, methods, tables, fields and named constants -- just by rolling over or clicking on the entity name in the method. In addition, the character count, line count, and last modified date can also be quickly viewed in a help balloon with the press of a key.
QuickCode Pro 4.0 requires an Apple PowerPC Macintosh running System 8.1 (with Appearance Manager 1.0.1) or higher and 4th Dimension 6.0.6 or higher (including 4D v6.5) for the Macintosh.
QuickCode Pro v4.0 for the Mac is available for US$199.95. Upgrade versions are available for a lower cost depending on the previous version owned. You can find more information on QuickCode Pro at the company's web site.