Canvas Plugin 2.0 released

After a long development cycle, we are very pleased to announce the release of Canvas Plugin version 2.0. This version is a major rewrite of the plugin using native modern graphic engines such as Quartz and GDI+. The plugin now supports modern graphic capabilities such as transparent colors and images, rotated objects, shadows, gradients, dash patterns, image fill patterns, unicode text, svg, pdf support. The event handling system has also been rewritten. A new On Timer event has been added. Basic animation capabilities have been added. In short this is a release packed with new features and we hope you will enjoy it.

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Canvas Plugin 1.5 released

Canvas Plugin is a plugin for the 4th Dimension programming language that provides a rich toolbox for drawing objects inside a plugin area and adding interactivity to those objects. Its focus is on being a versatile developer tool, that allows you to create custom user interface controls such as custom buttons, animated menu’s, gantt charts, taskbars etc. It offers a rich set of high-level events with complete programmatic control on the behavior.

Version 1.5 includes some new features and improved compatibility with 4D version 11. The most important new features are:

  • Support for cascading stylesheets.
  • Programmatically create stylesheets and set their various properties.
  • Programmatically create library pictures.
  • Commands for cloning a layer or a complete plugin area.
  • Plugin access can be limited to specific users in a client-server environment.
  • A hugely improved demo database with more examples.

Please refer to the section “Version history” in the documentation for a complete overview.

Canvas Plugin is available for Mac OS X and Windows.

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