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AreaList Pro v11.3

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With thousands of users around the world AreaList Pro is the #1 best seller professional tool for 4D, used by top professionals and publishers.

Its 350 commands and over 540 properties provide tremendous possibilities, far beyond native 4D and 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.

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AreaList Pro v11.3

Partner License (one year) - Includes all 4 plugins + ALP Print option
1 - 2
420.00 €

Single User
Single user (development & deployment)
190.00 €
Single user Print option
70.00 €

Server license (per server) - 2 to 10 users
2 - 10
220.00 €
Server Print option - 2 to 10 users
2 - 10
90.00 €
Server license (per server) - 11 to 20 users
11 - 20
340.00 €
Server Print option - 11 to 20 users
11 - 20
150.00 €
Server license (per server) - over 20 users
> 20
460.00 €
Server Print option - over 20 users
> 20
210.00 €
Server upsize
120.00 €
Server upsize Print option
60.00 €

Extension to SuperReport Pro (single user or server)
120.00 €

Upgrade from version 10 (single user or server)
170.00 €
Upgrade Print option from PrintList Pro v6
50.00 €
Upgrade from version 9 (single user or server)
180.00 €
Upgrade Print option from PrintList Pro v5
60.00 €

Unlimited (annual)
Unlimited single-user license (one year)
1,399.00 €
Unlimited single user Print option
599.00 €

AreaList Pro provides all the features you need to create sophisticated and user interface rich list controls with 4D v18 and over.

AreaList Pro version 11 offers fantastic new functionalities for 4D v18 and above.

It fully supports v8-v10 API: your existing code should not require any changes.

AreaList Pro v11 print features require a specific license option: select "Print option" to activate the PrintList Pro module and standalone printing.

This option is not needed, however, to print an AreaList Pro area using SuperReport Pro.

Major v11 new features

Sub-ALP is the most fantastic new feature, that you won't find anywhere else. A column displays cells that really are AreaList Pro areas with their own formatting, like invoices for a customer, invoice lines for an invoice, etc.

Collections are now supported for data source.

Entity Selections: now you can integrate 4D's ORDA functionality into AreaList Pro! Use an Entity Selection in your AreaList Pro area.

PrintList Pro is now included as a license option: only one plugin instead of two (no change of PrintList Pro code needed).

Standalone Printing: in addition to PrintList Pro or SuperReport Pro printing of an AreaList Pro area, a single new command just prints the area with all formatting.

Export to Excel (XLS or XLSX) including formatting, with or without header, selected rows or whole area, and many more options (including Sub-ALP).

Offscreen AreaList Pro areas: build an area and Print it or export to Excel without displaying it on screen, with a single command.

Apple Silicon (M1) support.

By popular demand, the return of the PDF Manual, fully updated, including PrintList Pro and detailed explanations of v11 new features.


New in version 10

AreaList Pro version 10 - The new breakthrough in 4D user interface

AreaList Pro version 10 offers 32-bit and 64-bit support for 4D v16 and above.

This version also brings tons of new features and tremendous granularity.

It fully supports v8 API and v9 API: your existing code should not require any changes.

Global settings and templates
- Global area settings:
-> Area = 0 : apply to all areas to be created (defining an area “template”)
-> Area = -2 : apply to all existing areas, but not to areas to be created
-> Area = -3 : apply to all existing areas in current process only
- Global column settings:
-> Column = 0 : apply to all columns to be created (defining a column “template”) in either a specific area, or in area 0, -2 or -3 as above
-> Column = -2 : apply to all existing columns in either a specific area, or in area -2 or -3 as above for existing areas
- Global row settings:
-> Row = -2 : apply to all rows in either a specific area, or in area -2 or -3 as above for existing areas

New commands
- Move a column (AL_MoveColumn)
- Duplicate a column (AL_DuplicateColumn)

Grouping columns and headers
- Group columns together
- Dragging a group of columns
- Column group header (above the column individual headers or replacing them): row and cell properties can be used with Row = -3
- Hierarchy row merged into one cell that goes across several columns

Area display features
- Zooming an entire area (smaller or larger display, factor 0.1 to 5)
- Display Transposed (rotate rows ↔ columns) – This allows “palette” style interface, with different data types among “rows”
- Multi-level break processing (ala PrintList Pro) including in hierarchical lists
- Many new “appearance” settings: system, automatic, custom pictures or 10 different OSX/Windows standard themes
- Show/hide vertical scrollbar

Column features
- Minimum column width for any column(s)
- New properties to enable/disable each column's sorting, dragging or resizing
- “Use ellipsis” settable for headers, specific columns, individual rows, footers, and even individual cells
- Popup entry type is now a column property: 0 = default (depends on data type), 1 = date, 2 = time
- Limiting entry string length (length limit is now a column property)
- Define a formula instead of a callback for a calculated column

Other cool features
- CSV format in Copy / Drag from an area
- Named selections as sources
- Entry placeholder support
- Formatting at cell level: ALP_Cell_Format and ALP_Cell_Flags
- Formatting at row level (font, color, alignment, spacing, etc.): ALP_Row_Flags
- Show a longint value as picture in Field or Array Display (e.g. “star rating” display)
- Access row and cell properties for header and footer (Header: row = 0, Footer: row = -1)


AreaList Pro version 11 is compatible with 4D v18 and over for MacOS (Intel and Silicon, signed and notarized) and Windows (64-bit mode).


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

Registering your License
There are four ways to register your license:
- using the Demo mode dialog “Register” button,
- though a text file,
- in your 4D code with a command,
- through the online registration system.

Yearly licenses such as Unlimited single user, OEM and Partner do not require any serial information or online registration. The only way to register these licenses is through the registration command.

Like all Plugin Masters plug-ins, AreaList Pro offers several license types. There are no such things as MacOS vs Windows or Development vs Deployment
Note: if you are using several concurrent versions of 4D you will need one plugin license for each version.
A new license will be supplied for free at any time (maximum once a year) if you change your 4D version or get a new 4D registration key for the same version, provided that your previous license matches the current public version at exchange time. This rule applies whether you are already using the new version or not: just specify that you also want a key for the older version as well as the current one when you order an upgrade. It also applies to merged licenses (see below), but you’ll only need to replace your license if your hardware configuration is modified or in case of a major version upgrade.


- Regular licenses are used for applications that are opened with 4D Standalone or 4D Server, either in interpreted or compiled mode (doesn’t make a difference regarding plugin licensing). These licenses are linked to the 4D or 4D Server license.

- Merged licenses are used for double-clickable applications built with 4D Volume Desktop (single user) or with 4D Server by means of the 4D Compiler module. These licenses are linked to the machine ID (single user workstation or server). This mode also applies to structures run with 4D Runtime (unregistered 4D).

License types

Single user
This license allows development (interpreted mode) or deployment (interpreted or compiled mode, including merged) of applications that are opened with 4D Standalone or built with 4D Volume Desktop.

These licenses allow development (interpreted mode) or deployment (interpreted or compiled mode, including merged servers / remotes) on 4D Server with up to 10 users (“small server”), 11 to 20 users (“medium server”) or more (“large server”).

Unlimited Single user
This license allows development (interpreted mode) or deployment (interpreted or compiled mode, including merged) on any number of 4D Standalone (or single user merged applications built with 4D Volume Desktop) that run your 4D application(s).
It is a yearly license, which expires after the date when it is to be renewed. Expiration only affects interpreted mode. Compiled applications using an obsolete license will never expire.
A single license key will unlock all setups on all compatible 4D versions and all versions of the plugin. 
The license key is linked to the developer/company name.
This license allows deployment (selling new application licenses, updates or subscriptions) while the license is valid. No new deployment may occur after expiry without a specific license (merged or regular). 
End-users running deployments sold during the license validity period remain authorized without time limit, provided that they are no longer charged for the application using the plug-in (including maintenance or upgrades).

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 or single user/remote merged instances that run your 4D application(s).
It is a yearly license, under the exact same terms as the Unlimited Single User license described above, except that it also covers server deployments.

Unlimited OEM
This license is a global OEM license, covering any combination of AreaList Pro with Print option, SuperReport ProCalendarSet and Internet Toolkit in all configurations.

This license matches 4D's annual Partner subscription and covers AreaList Pro with Print option, SuperReport ProCalendarSet and Internet Toolkit.
For each product, a single registration key allows development (interpreted mode) or deployment (interpreted or compiled mode, except merged) on all 4D Standalones and 4D Servers (2 users) regardless of 4D product numbers, OS and versions. No merged applications.
This is a yearly license, which expires on February 1st (same date as 4D Partner licenses).
Expiration only affects interpreted mode. Compiled applications using an obsolete license will never expire
Note: you don’t have to be a 4D Partner subscriber to subscribe to the Partner license.

Second plugin license set for 4D next version - 50% discount
Many developers keep on using their current environment while migrating towards the next version of 4D and perhaps waiting for a future subversion.
Regular plug-in licenses (single user & server) are linked to the 4D serial number, therefore you will need an additional license set for your new 4D version single user and/or server(s).
50% discount is available on this second set of licenses, provided that you already have a license for a previous version of 4D, for each new 4D version license to purchase.
Enter the code "EXTRA" under the "Promotion code" field when ordering from our website.

This promotion is not available for upgrades or OEM/Unlimited/Partner licenses.