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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NTK Plugin 2.5 released

Networking ToolKit (NTK) is a plugin that offers a rich tool set for network communication. Version 2.5 is a major update that adds support for 4D Server 64-bits on Windows, support for digital signatures and envelopes, enhanced support for JSON and some other refinements. The most important new features and changes are:

  • Added support for 4D Server 64-bit on Windows.
  • New commands for creating digital signatures: NTK Sign Blob, NTK Verify Blob.
  • New commands for creating digital envelopes: NTK Seal Blob and NTK Unseal Blob.
  • New JSON commands: JSON Is Valid Object, JSON Get Valid Objects, JSON Set 4D Array, JSON Get 4D Array, JSON Set Date, JSON Get Date.
  • New commands TCP Shutdown, NTK DateTime To GMT.
  • Updated libraries for improved Markdown and JSON support.
  • Various minor improvements and bug fixes.
  • Version 2.5 requires 4D v11, v12, v13 or higher. 4D 2004 and PowerPC based Macs are no longer supported.

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

The update prices for owners of version 2.0 is 150 Euros per platform or 250 Euros for both platforms. Users who have purchased the plugin after 1 July 2012 are eligible for a free update.

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