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The March/April (17.2) issue of xDev Magazine is now available!

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Numbers Please! by Markus Winter
Creating a numbers-only textfield sounds easy, but as Markus demonstrates, it's trickier than it looks.

Dynamic DLL's by Eugene Dakin
If you're on Windows and need help managing DLL's, Eugene shows how to load them dynamically in your Xojo apps.

More Beyond JSON by Tim Dietrich
Last issue Tim showed how to create an API to generate barcodes. Now he's back to demonstrate an API for charts and graphs.

Alternating Row Colors for Dark Mode by Christian Schmitz
We've been making alternating row colors for our listboxes for years—but that was before Dark Mode. Suddenly it's a tricky problem, but Christian has the answer.

Rotating a Cube by Eugene Dakin
Some people think Xojo can't do graphics, but here's a great demo of a rotating 3D cube in pure Xojo code.

PLUS: Creating custom events, XDC 2019, new Xojo docs, Flashing windows on Windows, MarkdownDS, Best of the Web, and more!

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Year 17
Issue 17.2 ("Barchart API") Issue 17.1 ("iOS Success")
Year 16
Issue 16.6 ("Munich 2018") Issue 16.5 ("Spreadsheet Databases") Issue 16.4 ("Mojave")
Issue 16.3 ("XDC 2018") Issue 16.2 ("StockScripter") Issue 16.1 ("London 2017")
Year 15
Issue 15.6 ("Green Screen Saver") Issue 15.5 ("Touch Bar") Issue 15.4 ("Xojo in Germany")
Issue 15.3 ("Beginner's Guide") Issue 15.2 ("Power Tricks") Issue 15.1 ("Xojo Pi Lab")
Year 14
Issue 14.6 ("XDC 2016") Issue 14.5 ("Keyboard Shortcuts") Issue 14.4 ("NSTableView")
Issue 14.3 ("Sunroom") Issue 14.2 ("Cocoa Fonts") Issue 14.1 ("Barcodes")
Year 13
Issue 13.6 ("Stay Out of Jail") Issue 13.5 ("Text Messaging") Issue 13.4 ("El Capitan")
Issue 13.3 ("XDC 2015") Issue 13.2 ("Control Animation") Issue 13.1 ("iOS First Look")
Year 12
Issue 12.6 ("Cheap Web App Hosting") Issue 12.5 ("Yosemite") Issue 12.4 ("Game Center")
Issue 12.3 ("XDC 2014") Issue 12.2 ("Inefficiencies") Issue 12.1 ("Smart Localization")
Year 11
Issue 11.6 ("Apple About Box") Issue 11.5 ("Weeds") Issue 11.4 ("Blackjack")
Issue 11.3 ("XDC") Issue 11.2 ("PDF") Issue 11.1 ("PDF")
Year 10
Issue 10.6 ("Retina") Issue 10.5 ("Real World 2012") Issue 10.4 ("Extreme Programming")
Issue 10.3 ("Hashes") Issue 10.2 ("Assumption Approach") Issue 10.1 ("Reporting")

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March 19, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
SQLabs new website and products
Marco Bambini and his team worked hard on an update to their products CubeSQL Server, SQLiteManager and SQLiteDoctor. During the past months we worked hard in order to renew the look and the functionalities of SQLabs and of all its products. We are ... [More]
March 18, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo Enterprise is now Xojo Pro Plus
Xojo Inc. changed the name of the license option called Enterprise to Xojo Pro Plus. As you see, it includes Top Priority Support, so you get quicker answers from Xojo's support staff. Your messages and feedback cases should get priority to be re... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
How to Convert a PDF document to a PDF/A
A lot of companies need PDF/A for long term archiving. PDF/A should make a barrier-free accessible documents possible after 100 years. Thats because of the tree structure of the elements, which makes it possible to open the document in the future w... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Track Line with Data Labels Retina
We like to show you this example project included with MBS Xojo ChartDirector Plugin. This example shows several features of ChartDirector and our plugin how to: create a chart, here with lines.use dates for an axisuse several data sets on a layerus... [More]
March 17, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Edition of the Xojo Developer Magazine
In 2010 we collected a few MBS Plugin related articles into a special edition of the Xojo Developer Magazine (formally REALbasic Developer Magazine). Third-Party Tools: Updater Kit Christian demonstrates his MBS Updater Kit plugin which adds crossp... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Adding route planing for MapView in FileMaker
We'll add new function for next plugin release to plan a route for MapView functions: So when you need to show a route on a map or get the steps, you can use our new MapView.PlanRoute function. Depending on the options, it can show the route, alter... [More]
March 15, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
One week left for special hotel rate for XDC 2019
Dana just reminded everyone that the hotel rate ends soon: There is still time to plan your trip to Miami and we are seeing great prices on flights (Roundtrip from Boston: $124, Denver $130, Raleigh $179, Chicago $161, Austin $179, San Francisco $2... [More]
March 14, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
New testimonial from a client
Today we got an email with this nice text: I want to congratulate you again on such a great plugin. MBS FileMaker Plugin has transformed our solutions into no-compromise tools. It gives a way to answer when we say... "Could that be possible?"... an... [More]
March 13, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Create PDF from scanned images and skip blank pages
When you scan images from a flatbed scanner or document feeder, you may get a collection of image files, one for each page. Than you may want to join them as a big PDF document and you may prefer skipping white pages. Recently I wrote a scri... [More]
March 12, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo developer available for hire
We got notice from Norman, that he left Xojo Inc. and is now looking for new projects or jobs related to Xojo: Norm Palardy, formerly Senior Developer at Xojo Inc., has become available if anyone is looking for additional resources to add to their d... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin 9.1 - More than 5700 Functions In One Plugin
Nickenich, Germany - (March 12th, 2019) -- MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS FileMaker Plugin 9.1 for macOS, iOS, Linux and Windows, the latest update to their product that is easily the most powerful plugin currently available f... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MonkeyBread Software Releases the MBS Xojo Plugins in version 19.1
Nickenich, Germany - (March 12th, 2019) -- MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS Xojo Plugins 19.1 for macOS, Linux and Windows, the latest update to their product that is easily the most powerful plugin collection currently availabl... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Neues MBS FileMaker Plugin 9.1
12. März 2019 - Monkeybread Software veröffentlicht heute das MBS Plugin für FileMaker in Version 9.1, mit inzwischen über 5700 Funktionen eines der größten FileMaker Plugins überhaupt. Hier einige der Neuerungen:... [More]
March 10, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 19.1pr7
New in this prerelease of the 19.1 plugins: Updated DynaPDF to version Added CopyMemory and InstrUTF8 to StringHandleMBS class. Added PictureMBS.FilePath property. Fixed memory leak in ConcatBinaryStringsMBS function. Changed DrawCGPDFD... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 9.1pr7
New in this prerelease of version 9.1 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Updated DynaPDF to version Changed GraphicsMagick to detect installed fonts at runtime for MacOS instead of hard coded list. Fixed problem with Events.Reset function. Fi... [More]
June 14, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
We've Moved
The new Xojo blog is live! Join us now at http://www.xojo.com/blog to learn the latest and greatest about Xojo, cross-platform development, and technology.... [More]
June 06, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Save the Date for XDC 2014!
Save the date for the 2014 Xojo Developer's Conference, to be held March 26-28 at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas!  More information coming soon. ... [More]
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Real Studio is now Xojo!
We have some big announcements! 2013 Release 1 is now available for download and is definitely our biggest release ever! Our IDE has had a major makeover, giving it a very sleek and modern look and making it faster and much more intuitive t... [More]
May 16, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Using Twilio to answer phone calls
In a previous post, I wrote about how to use Twilio to send an SMS message. This time, I'm going to show you how you can use Twilio in conjunction with a web app to answer phone calls made to your Twilio phone number.First, you will want to have a Tw... [More]
May 15, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Calling a SOAP web service
SOAP web services, although not as common as they once were, are still readily available on the web. And they can be incredibly easy to use with your apps.Here is a quick example of how you would use a SOAP web service to get the conversion rate betw... [More]
May 14, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Connecting to Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server
Some of the most common questions I get from new users relate to using databases with Real Studio. We've got lots of tips and tricks on how to connect in our Documentation and videos too.  In addition to having it's own RealSQLDatabase for ... [More]
May 10, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Using Twilio to send an SMS message
I've been asked from time to time if it is possible to send an SMS message from your application. SMS stands for Short Message Service and is also commonly referred to as a Text Message or just a Text. SMS messages can contain up to 160 characte... [More]
April 30, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Coming Soon - New Pricing (Recap)
As we approach the June 4th Xojo ship date, we are receiving an increasing amount of questions about the new pricing.  It has been a while since we posted the information so here's a recap:Starting with 2013 Release 1, the IDE itself will be fre... [More]
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Why native controls are important
9to5Mac is reporting that iOS 7 will sport a new user interface. It's said to be flatter and simpler. If this is true, it almost certainly means that controls will have a new look as well. This reminds me of when Apple shipped Mac OS X with its new A... [More]
April 29, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Best computer for cross-platform development
Today The Telegraph has a post about a study showing the MacBook Pro is the best computer for running Windows. I've heard this before and don't doubt it for a moment. Apple makes the best computers in terms of quality. They are certainly not the chea... [More]

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