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AreaList Pro 9.7
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Published by e-Node worldwide.
With thousands of users around the world AreaList Pro is the #1 best seller plug-in for 4D, used by most top professionals and publishers.

Its 50 commands and over 400 properties provide capabilities not available in native 4D (including ListBoxes) to display fields or arrays and interact with the user, with full control over data entry and display.

AreaList Pro is rock solid, feature requests are implemented in weeks and bugs if any usually last a few days.
Features

AreaList Pro provides all the features you need to create sophisticated and user interface rich list controls with 4D v11 SQL, 4D v12, 4D v13 and 4D v14.

Version 9 is a full rewrite offering backward compatibility with 8.x versions and many new features.

The manual and examples have been redesigned to help mastering the powerful AreaList Pro version 9 API.

The current version includes new properties as well as various fixes.

It also offers printing AreaList Pro areas through the SuperReport Pro best seller plugin.

AreaList Pro version 9.x is also compatible with version 8 API.
What's new
New in version 9.7
- New entirely redesigned Manual
- AL_SetLine can now be used with multiple-row selection mode
- Various Advanced properties dialog improvements
- Support for length-limit during editing of Alpha fields
- Support for footers when printing an AreaList Pro area with SuperReport Pro
- New property for leaving cursor as is when over the area
- DisplayList: swapping OK & Cancel buttons
- AL_GetVersion and AL_GetAreaTextProperty (0; ALP_Area_Version) no longer trigger the demo dialog when not registered (allows to check version before registering)
- Support for 4D v14's ARRAY TIME
- New event value 101 (AL Mouse entry unsel row) - sent when the entry starts through a mouse action in a previously unselected row
- New ALP_Area_SelHighlightMode property to modify the highlight method:
0 = default (system highlight color used as background color)
1 = invert colors
2 = blend the system highlight color with 75% alpha (192)

See the AreaList Pro v9.7 release notes for details.
AreaList Pro version 9.7 is a free upgrade from v9.0: existing v9.x licenses will activate version 9.7.

New in version 9.6
* New features
- Individual rows hiding
- New command: AL_ModifyArrays to insert or delete a number of rows (array elements) at the specified position, or inform AreaList Pro that a number of elements have been inserted or deleted
- Calculated columns in array mode
- Modified behavior of ALP_Area_TraceOnError: if set accordingly, when an error occurs in compiled structure, an alert is shown indicating the error, calling method, entry point used, property used
- New possible value to ALP_Area_EntryClick: 7 means enterable only by long click (see ALP_Area_ClickDelay)
- Implemented support for picture alignment when format is 0 or 3
- Two new properties for sort dialog: titles for Cancel and OK buttons
- Support of "password" columns (bullets will be displayed instead of the actual values, including during entry)
- Header foreground color setting using AL_SetForeColor, AL_SetForeClr and AL_SetForeRGBColor
- Changed default line spacing to 1.0 (was 1.2)

* License system enhancements
Registering AreaList Pro is easier than ever. The demonstration mode dialog now includes an "eMail" button to send us the serialization information that we need to generate your license, as well as a "Register" button to paste the license key and activate the plugin.

* Using SuperReport Pro for printing
AreaList Pro v9.6 allows printing or saving as HTML through SuperReport Pro v3. It only takes two lines of code to print an AreaList Pro area. Additional options are available, such as automatic column width and use of SuperReport Pro style properties instead of the existing AreaList Pro area settings.


New in version 9
* Full 4D v11, v12 & v13 compatibility
* New API based upon a full list of properties that the developer can set / get
* Hierarchical lists display
* Grid mode (a series of cells, defined by a two-dimensional array)
* Mapped values
* Ability to hide individual columns
* 4D v12 styled text
* 4D v12 hierarchical menu popups
* Controls in lists
* RGB colors with transparency
* Caching of formatted values (speeds up display)
* Drag and drop from and to non ALP and non 4D objects, including desktop items, files and folders
* Full Unicode support including display and data entry
* Separate XML file for formats, months names, colors names, etc.
* Native look, using up-to-date drawing libraries (CoreText / CoreGraphics on Mac, GDI+ on Windows)
* Wrapped text
* Dynamic row height
* New text attributes, including vertical alignment, rotated text, horizontal scaling and line spacing
* Now includes DisplayList commands
* Single word wrapping 
* Date and time format enhancements 
* Strike-through support
* Enhanced single click event support
* Non-native header display, including sort indicator and color background properties
* Free column text property for developer use
pdf.gif  AreaList Pro Current Version Release Notes
Documentation
pdf.gif  AreaList Pro developer reference
Demonstration databases

4D v12 and v13 databases illustrating AreaList Pro v9 features
v12thumb.jpg  AreaList Pro v12 demonstration database
4Dv13-main.jpg  AreaList Pro v13 demonstration database
v12thumb.jpg  Tutorial examples
v12thumb.jpg  Drag and drop to and from objects of all kinds, inside and outside AreaList Pro and even 4D
Configuration
AreaList Pro version 9.7 is compatible with 4th Dimension v11, v12, v13 and v14 for both MacOS and Windows. It requires MacOS X 10.5 or higher and Windows XP SP2 or better.
Licenses

Registration
AreaList Pro requires a registration key to unlock the product making it a full working version.
Without the registration key, AreaList Pro will operate in demonstration mode during 20 minutes.

Registering AreaList Pro is easier than ever. The demonstration mode dialog includes an "eMail" button to send us the serialization information that we need to generate your license.
Once you receive your license, click on the "Register" button and enter / paste it. You're all set.
A "ALP9.license4Dplugin" license document will be created or updated in your 4D license folder with your registration key and AreaList Pro will be registered.
This feature is not available for annual licenses.

License types
Like all e-Node plug-ins, AreaList Pro offers several license types. There are no such things as MacOS vs Windows or Development vs Deployment

Single user
This license allows development (interpreted mode) or deployment (interpreted or compiled mode, except merged) on 4D Standalone or 4D SQL Desktop.
Since the registration key is linked to a specific 4D license, you need to provide the number returned by the "Copy" or "eMail" buttons from the plugin demonstration mode alert
(this number is actually the 4D command GET SERIAL INFORMATION first parameter).
A new license will be supplied for free at any time if you change your 4D version and / or get a new 4D registration key,
provided that your previous licenses match the current public version at the exchange time.
Note that if you are using several concurrent versions of 4D you will need one plugin license for each version.

Server
These licenses allow development (interpreted mode) or deployment (interpreted or compiled mode, except merged servers)
on 4D Server with up to 10 users ("small server"), 11 to 20 users ("medium server") or more ("large server").
The registration key is linked to your 4D Server license just as above.
The Server upsize item means switching from a Small server to a Medium server, or from a Medium server to a Large server.

Merged
These licenses are designed for single user compiled/merged applications built with 4D Volume Desktop (one license per workstation)
or for merged server and related client applications (one license per server).
They are linked to the machine ID (server or single user workstation), not the 4D serial number.

Unlimited Single user
This license allows development (interpreted mode) or deployment (interpreted or compiled mode, including merged)
on any number of single user 4D application(s). This is a yearly license, which expires after the date when it is to be renewed.
The expiration only affects interpreted mode. Compiled applications using an obsolete license will never expire.

Unlimited OEM
This license allows development (interpreted mode) or deployment (interpreted or compiled mode, including merged) on any number of 4D Servers (any number of users), 4D Standalone, 4D SQL Desktop or merged copies that run your 4D application(s). This is a yearly license, which expires after the date when it is to be renewed.
The expiration only affects interpreted mode. Compiled applications using an obsolete license will never expire.

e-Node Partner
This license matches 4D's annual Partner subscription and includes AreaList Pro, SuperReport Pro, PrintList Pro, CalendarSet and Internet Toolkit.
For each product, a single registration key allows development (interpreted mode) or deployment (interpreted or compiled mode, except merged)
on all versions/platforms of 4D Standalone and 4D Server (2 users) provided by your 4D Partner license. No merged applications.
This is a yearly license, which expires on February 1st (same date as your 4D Partner licenses).
The expiration only affects interpreted mode. Compiled applications using an obsolete license will never expire.

AreaList Pro version 9.6 is a free upgrade from v9.0: existing v9.x licenses will activate version 9.6.

Upgrades from versions 8.3 to 8.5 (single user or server) are available at 70 EUR each
Examples
Here are some beautiful interface examples built with AreaList Pro v9, from The Aquila Group:









Copyright - The Aquila Group, Inc.  1996-2012
pricing
  AreaList Pro 9.7
Partner License (one year)
Includes AreaList Pro, SuperReport Pro, PrintList Pro, CalendarSet and Internet Toolkit. 380.00 €
  AreaList Pro 9.7
Extension to SuperReport Pro
Add a SuperReport Pro license key to your existing AreaList Pro license (or ordered simultaneously). Same 4D serial information, any license type except Unlimited. SuperReport Pro is the new printing companion to AreaList Pro. 60.00 €
  AreaList Pro 9.7
Single user (development & deployment)
MacOS & Windows 90.00 €
  AreaList Pro 9.7
Server license (per server) - 1 to 10 users
MacOS & Windows 150.00 €
  AreaList Pro 9.7
Server license (per server) - 11 to 20 users
MacOS & Windows 240.00 €
  AreaList Pro 9.7
Server license (per server) - over 20 users
MacOS & Windows 330.00 €
  AreaList Pro 9.7
Server upsize
MacOS & Windows 90.00 €
  AreaList Pro 9.7
Merged Single User - one license per workstation
MacOS & Windows 30.00 €
  AreaList Pro 9.7
Merged Single User - 10 pack
MacOS & Windows 200.00 €
  AreaList Pro 9.7
Merged Single User - 50 pack
MacOS & Windows 800.00 €
  AreaList Pro 9.7
Merged Server (per server)
MacOS & Windows 90.00 €
  AreaList Pro 9.7
Unlimited single-user license (one year)
MacOS & Windows 1,299.00 €
  AreaList Pro 9.7
Upgrade from versions 8.3 - 8.5 (single user or server)
MacOS & Windows 70.00 €