NEW FEATURES OF RELEASE 4
This document outlines the new features in FB^3 release 4. You will also find here the list of bugs that were reported and fixed.
Our new function Profiler checks the time required to execute your functions down to the nearest millisecond.
Sort the output by execution time, function name, and more. Separate the amount of time spent in a function from the time spent in called functions.
The new Profiler even checks your system to determine how much time is used as overhead for a standard function call.
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Tired of having only one type of divider line in your source code?
We've got the answer. In fact, the new routines are so intelligent that the type of line last used is preserved from one run of the program to the next and is automatically used when Command-L is selected.
You may remark out or un-remark a block of text via an Edit Menu Option.
You may now add a "Page Eject" command directly to your source code so that printed page breaks come out where you want them. Just select Insert Page Break from the Edit menu. The page break will be visible in the edit window.
The Command-Double-Click (and Command-E menu option) to find a definition has been sped up considerably. The operation also works more reliably.
If you hold down the option key during startup, the editor would always reset your preferences. Now there is a cancel button that allows you to abort the operation.
You can now click on any part of the line number display to bring up the "Go To Line" dialog."
Compiler directives like #
IF and #
ENDIF automatically indent the source code.
Shift-delete now works the same as the forward delete key.
Command-L (for lines) and Command-D (for dated remarks) may now be used in scripts.
We changed "FBII" in the menu and in message texts to "Standard Basic"
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Floating point operation have been greatly improved. The problems with seemingly simple numbers ending with .99999 attached has been virtually erased.
We now look for and handle carriage returns in strings when executing a
Color cursors are sought out and used by the runtime if available when your program uses the
CLEAR command now works as advertised.
The Navigation Services Files dialog can be moved and resized.
Arrays (even floating point arrays) now work in true records. Record arrays use brackets instead of parenthesis. (See
BEGIN RECORD in the Reference Manual for info.) Record elements may now be used as counter variables in
EXIT statement works for just about anything:
EXIT FOR, EXIT NEXT, EXIT CASE, EXIT DO, EXIT WEND, and many more.
File routines have been repaired for
INPUT, WRITE FILE, READ FILE, READ#, and others. File range errors are no longer erroneously reported.
A new global (
gFBFloatMaxDigits) can limit the number of digits of precision used.
Core init routines have been moved into the runtime source code files to allow programmers very low level access during initialization of managers during program startup.
The short hand representation for not equal (
!=) now works with records.
You can reset font, size, style, and color in edit fields using
EDIT$(n) = text$, font, size, style, face, mode, red, green, blue.
Vous pouvez attribuer la police, la taille, le style et la couleur dans un champ dédition à laide de la commande
EDIT$(n) = texte$, police, taille, style, transfert, rouge, vert, bleu.
COMPILER VERSION function returned an incorrect result.
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- Full National Instruments libraries.
- Expression evaluator.
- Thread Manager
- Location Manager.
- Notification Manager
- Drawing program.
- Many new HFS+ and file routines.
- New Appearance Manager examples.
- Spread sheet Module & graphing functions.
- Updated sorting examples.
- Toolbox dialog tricks.
- Buttons, buttons, buttons.
- 3D flight simulator
- Proportional window resizing