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XojoUnit 6.3 is now available on GitHub. Changes include:
Added TestGroup.StopTestOnFail property. If True, the first Fail will stop a test. A TestGroup can be set to stop when it is first added, it can be set in the Setup event, or an individual test can set it for that lone test.
Modified projects to properly report tests that did not return a result.
Modified ExportTestResults to be more compatible with JUnit.
Window Placement and Screen Extensions
Domador Software has just released a new product for Xojo developers, a set of modules called the Window Placement and Screen Extensions. These collections of methods extend the Window and Screen classes and give developers finer control over their windows' positions and dimensions. Our goal is to help make window management ever easier for you.
These extensions can be tried out for free in debug builds. Using them in production builds and compiled applications requires a license, currently available at an introductory price of $22. A license includes a year of updates. The modules were designed primarily for use on Windows, but most methods also work on Mac and Linux.
Product: Window Placement and Screen Extensions
Price: $22 (free for debug builds)
MBS Plugins 16.5 Released
Monkeybread Software releases version 16.4 of the MBS plug-in for Xojo and Real Studio. The MBS plug-in comprises a collection of several plug-in parts which extend the Xojo (Real Studio) development environment with 2,400 classes featuring over 61,000 documented functions. Our plugins support all three platforms Mac OS X, Windows and Linux with all project types desktop, web and console including 64-bit and ARM targets.
Some of the highlights on the 16.5 update:
If you do math and you need more precision than a double or currency data type can offer, you may want to check our new BigNumberMBS class. This is a 320bit floating point number, but it can also be used as a 256bit integer. Precision is excellent with over 100 digits before the dot.
For macOS 10.12 we added several TouchBar classes. You can offer normal buttons, but also advanced controls like sliders, popovers or groups. The plugin provides functions to check if TouchBar is available and events so you know whether your items are visible.
For DynaPDF we added new StyledText functions. You can convert from a Xojo StyledText to the formatting commands used by DynaPDF. And you can pass StyledText directly to our WriteStyledText method to draw on a PDF page.
For editing Excel documents with our XL Plugin, we provide now more methods and new copy functions. You can copy sheets from one book to another, or the content from one sheet to another, even across books. If needed you can also copy single rows from one document to another. And in case LibXL updates quicker than our plugin, you can now optionally load the LibXL libraries directly from disk.
If you use Xojo 2016r4 or newer, please update to this release. This plugin is built using the latest SDK, but with backwards compatibility down to REALbasic 2006r4. For Windows we added support for DirectDraw pictures. Older plugins may not work correctly in Xojo 2016r4.
Our barcode generator learnt two new types: DotCode and HanXin, we added tabbing features to NSWindowMBS, XFA stream support in DynaPDF and time code reading for AVAsset.
We updated CURL library to version 7.51.0, DynaPDF to 126.96.36.199, libSSH2 to 1.8, libXL to 3.7.0, OpenSSL to 1.0.2j, PortAudio, SQLAPI++ to 4.1.10, SQLite to 3.15.0 and zint to 2.5.
Product: MBS Xojo and Real Studio plugins
Xojo 2016 Release 4.1 is here!
The latest version of Xojo is now available for download. This release includes some long anticipated Windows features! With a total of 129 improvements and 9 new features, 2016r4 includes:
Windows users can now build HiDPI apps
HiDPI version of the IDE for Windows
Graphics on Windows are now hardware accelerated for improved drawing speed
Windows builds now have a setting to automatically include Universal Windows Runtime DLLs
Easily convert Pictures (in Desktop and Web projects) to Image Sets
Improved Extract Method refactoring tool
Navigator Filter search improvements
Improved IDE tab handling with Back/Forward support
WebContainers can now have Horizontal and/or Vertical scrollbars
Added WebListBox.CellPicture method
Introspection now works with Interface types
Beta of new IDE Communication protocol for automating Xojo builds
Faster Xojo Cloud uploading
Product: Xojo IDE
Price: Free IDE (deployment of built applications requires a one-time fee, $99-$1999, depending on targets)
piDog Software announces the release of DataView 1.8 for Xojo. DataView was designed with ListBox compatibility in mind. Most of the methods, events and properties of Xojo's Listbox control are supported in DataView making for a smooth transition. New in v1.8:
Added ColumnResizingMode to specify the resizing behavior when resizing the control. ie a window resize
Added ColumnResizingUserMode to specify the behavior when the user is resizing a column by dragging the separator
Added AutoResizeable to listColumn to allow exclusion of a column from autoresizing behavior.
Added AllowsOverflow. True causes a horizontal scroller to be added when all columns are at minimum widths.
Now uses textarea for multiline cells and textfield for truncated cells
Added CellTextWrapMode and ListColumn.TextWrapMode
Added ContextualMenu Support to Headings
Added HeadingConstructContextualMenu and HeadingContextualMenuAction
Added DrawInto method with optional hidescrollers parameter
Added ColumnResize Event
Added DragCells event
Price: $99 (encrypted), $349 (source code)
EverWeb 2.0 Brings New Blogging Platform
RAGE Software announced today a major update to EverWeb, the easy to use website design and publishing tool for macOS. EverWeb removes all the hurdles from creating and publishing professional websites with a complete drag and drop user interface combined with one-click publishing. EverWeb 2.0 introduces the much anticipated blogging platform which provides a no setup solution to starting a blog.
Starting from a professionally designed template, or from a blank canvas, users can design a website with modern features including; blogging, drop down menus, image galleries, e-commerce stores, social networking features and more. Under the hood, EverWeb creates fast loading, HTML5 and CSS3 websites that are compatible with all major desktop and mobile web browsers.
EverWeb 2.0 focuses on the new blogging platform which makes it easy to start a blog with social network enabled comments. The all new blogging platform does not require any setup and can even import older iWeb blogs or WordPress blogs.
EverWeb 2.0 also introduces character spacing and an advanced contact form making it easy to add fully customized contact forms with any number of fields to collect data from your customers.
Price: $79.95 ($99.95/year with hosting)
xDevLibrary Announces New OpenGL Book
xDevLibrary is delighted to announce the release of a new book by Eugene Dakin,
I Wish I Knew How To... Program OpenGL Core 32-bit with Xojo on Windows and OSX.
There are many impressive games that have been created with OpenGL, such as Doom 3, Counter-Strike, various Medal of Honor titles, Need for Speed, and many others. This book will provide you with the basics to start your own OpenGL core projects on Xojo. Watch the video clips (http://scispec.ca/ in the Books Section)! The table of contents for
I Wish I Knew How To... Program OpenGL Core 32-bit with Xojo on Windows and OSXare available for preview on the website.
OpenGL is one of the few standards for creating a powerful software interface. There is a great deal of reusable code and material on the internet that can be adapted to Xojo.
This book builds a strong foundation on programming graphics. This is an advanced graphics book and it is highly recommended to understand the Xojo programming language first. An intermediate book called *I Wish I Knew How to... Program the Canvas Control with Xojo Desktop* is a good book to study and understand before learning OpenGL. Examples in this book have been created and tested on Windows 10 and OSX El Capitan operating systems. This book is focused on 32-bit programming. Much of the code works with a timer to provide smooth graphics and animation. Below are a few videos of examples that are included in this book. These examples are currently 32-bit.
Many primitives (quads, triangles, etc.)
Fundamentals of colours
Movement and rotation
Starting a graph and chart
Lots of texturing
An introductory understanding of threads
Xojo Blocks game
A first person viewer (no shooting)
There are over 550 pages with 23 chapters and more than 80 example programs with this book. This ebook is pdf formatted and all examples are included as Xojo code. It is assumed that you have an intermediate understanding of both Graphics programming and of the Xojo language.
Interested readers can find out more and purchase this book and many others at xDevLibrary (http://www.xdevlibrary.com) for instant delivery via GumRoad.
Book: I Wish I Knew How to... Program OpenGL Core 32-bit with Xojo on Windows and OSX
MBS Xojo Event Kit 1.1 Released
Monkeybread Software releases version 1.1 of the MBS Xojo Event Kit, a wrapper for iOS/Mac EventKit framework. This provides useful classes for using the calendar in your Xojo iOS applications. New in version 1.1:
Updated for Xojo 2016r3.
Added retain/release for arrays in methods to not get them freed too early.
Worked around Feedback case #44874 by using CFDate functions now.
Query/Get access to the internal calendar and reminder database
Create, modify and delete reminders and events
Handle multiple sources of calendar data
Query participants for events
Asynchronously fetch events or reminders
Build search parameters using predicates
Handle recurrence rules in various aspects
The MBS Xojo Event Kit:
Requires Xojo 2015r1 or later
Includes full Source code (no encryption)
Works for 32-bit and 64-bit targets.
Product: MBS Xojo Event Kit
Basecamp for Software Developers from XDC Speaker Susan Fennema
"Basecamp for Software Developers" is now available to the Xojo Community. While it is applicable to most software platforms, it was designed with Xojo users in mind. Based on past project management experience, this proven method has been rolled out to help teams finish projects within scope, on time and on budget. Whether you are an in-house developer, a solopreneur, or managing a small team, this package will help you repeat your successes. Even if you have a project manager in place already, this system and process are easy to pick up and run with.
If you need a non-intrusive, streamlined way to achieve satisfactory completion of projects, this process is for you. Here's what's included:
Process, Project Template, and Client Communications Basecamp Implementation
Two Training Sessions (post implementation)
Two Coaching Sessions (to customize the process to your team's needs)
Subscription to an exclusive newsletter, Staying Beyond the Chaos, which provides ongoing tips and reminders
Within a week, you can be on your way to better project management, helping to ensure your clients' satisfaction.
If you are interested in talking about this proven method, please let Susan know. Email her at email@example.com or choose a time that works for your schedule (http://www.calendly.com/beyondthechaos/btc) and let's meet to talk about your situation.
Product: Basecamp for Software Developers
WebGen Lets You Make WebControlWrapper Objects
WebGen creates a WebControlWrapper subclass pre-set with basic constants, navigator and layout icons, and will even set up library loading. Set up, generate, and drag the XML file into your Xojo Web project! Getting started with a custom web control is now quick and easy.
In this update the LayoutEditorIcon will tell you if your image is too big when making a tray item. Additionally, the HTMLHeader method is now more complete when adding a jQuery library.
Created as a side project during the course of XDC 2016, WebGen will help both new and experienced Xojo users create Web controls.
WebGen goes a step beyond to make your control well rounded.
Generate a Namespace to be sure your control works in all versions of Xojo Web
Create icons for the IDE, and be sure they fit within guidelines from the documentation.
Automatically create the code to load Frameworks
Hide developer events from end users with the tick of a box.
MonkeyBread Software Releases the Videos from Xojo conference in Koblenz
Monkeybread Software organized a Xojo related conference earlier this year in beautiful Koblenz, Germany. We recorded most of the conference sessions and those are now available to attendees. Included are slides, example projects, and audio recordings.
Our next conference will be take place in metropolitan Berlin, Germany. We meet in the lovely Ellington hotel in the center of west Berlin. The hotel is near Kurfurstendamm, the Zoo and KaDeWe. Beside our two conference days we have accompanying social programme with our dinner event and optional two training days. For the evenings we have casual get-together in the hotel bar or beer garden.
If you register for the Berlin conference, you can get access to the conference materials from the Koblenz conference. Or if you can't attend the Berlin conferences in person, you can get a video-only ticket for the same price.
Product: MBS Xojo Conference Videos
Quick License Manager Protects Windows Apps
Soraco Technologies is happy to let the Xojo development community know that their software license protection tool, Quick License Manager, can now protect Xojo Windows apps.
Product: Quick License Manager
gPDF graphics class for Xojo
gPDF is a custom class designed for developers using the Xojo programming environment and is designed to work with applications written for use with Apple OSX/macOS , Microsoft Windows, Linux, Console, and Web applications. For OSX it requires version 10.7 or above, and for Windows version 7.
gPDF uses the same Graphics syntax you have been using for the Xojo Canvas and Picture object, making it very easy to create complex PDF documents without having to learn a new and complex framework. The gPDF users guide gives details on all the commands, and any enhancements or restrictions as compared to their use with Xojo graphic objects.
Product: gPDF graphics class for Xojo
FileName Extreme has been release on the Apple AppStore by Holy Mackerel Software. FileName Extreme is a 64-bit Xojo application for renaming file names, folders and extensions based on their internal picture and audio metadata. It also allows over 30 renaming types including case, remove, find and replace, sequential numbering, hashes and truncation.
Apart from renaming you can export reports of your file data to CSV, PDF, Tab and XML. It uses many MBS functions to get access to additional file data, RegEx, Sparkle updates and SQLite databases. It uses threads to keep the interface responsive. It uses Einhugur Window Splitters to keep the interface flexible. It uses the Rowlands/Tempelman code for Apple AppStore Receipt verification.
Of particular interest to many may be the ability to export the EXIF (Mac only) and Audio metadata including iTunes Artwork and Lyrics.
Product: FileName Extreme
Mac App Store:
Bitrot Detector 2016 Release 2
Domador Software has published Bitrot Detector 2016 Release 2. With this release, Bitrot Detector scans files and folders much, much faster than before.
Bitrot Detector is a great complement to just about any backup scheme (on a Windows computer). Bitrot Detector creates a profile of files on your computer and scans them periodically, notifying you of potentially unwanted changes, while there's still time to restore the unaltered, original files from your backup. You can specify which files and folders you'd like to track and how often to rescan them. Thanks to Bitrot Detector, you can identify and repair otherwise unnoticeable data loss, and make the most out of your backups.
Product: Bitrot Detectora
Price: Free Trial/$24
Xojo Design Awards Winners
Congratulations to the 2016 Xojo Design Awards winners!
Best Overall: EverWeb (http://www.everwebapp.com/)
Best Business App: Light Blue (https://www.lightbluesoftware.com/)
Best Consumer App: Alinof Timer Pro (https://www.alinofsoftware.ch/apps/products-timerpro/index.html)
Best Cross-Platform App: PubCoder (https://www.pubcoder.com/)
Best iOS App: Studiometry Touch (http://oranged.net/studiometrytouch/)
Best Developer Tool: Everweb (http://www.everwebapp.com/)
Product: Xojo Design Awards Winners
Clutch Identifies Xojo As Top Cross-Platform Development Tool
Clutch, a B2B ratings and reviews firm based in Washington, DC, has identified Xojo as a top cross-platform development tool. Their research findings were based on a number of factors, including breadth of platform features, ease of use, client reviews and market presence.
"People have always wanted faster ways to build software and that's why we created Xojo," commented Geoff Perlman, Founder and CEO of Xojo, Inc. "Our philosophy has always been to make development faster by offering native, cross-platform solutions. Xojo enables anyone to build for the platforms that are important to them by abstracting them from having to learn several languages."
"In the course of our research on the leading app development software products, we saw there was a real need for tools that could do more than simple app-builders, but weren't as complex as full-scale enterprise platforms," explained Chandler Dunklin, Research Analyst at Clutch. "We thought Xojo was a prime example of this kind of tool. This was confirmed by the client reviews we completed for Xojo that rated the platform a perfect 5 stars."
Server Ranger 1.0.4 Released
Belfast, UK - LibertyApp Ltd. is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Server Ranger 1.0.4, the latest version of the company's website and server monitoring solution for the macOS platform, developed using Xojo. Server Ranger 1.0.4 is built for macOS Sierra and OS X El Capitan and brings many stability improvements and bug fixes.
Monitor the uptime and performance of your servers and websites with ease! Get alerts when things go wrong. No subscriptions, no monthly fees, no in-app purchases and absolutely no adverts. Powerful yet easy to use.
Server Ranger scales to monitor the performance and uptime of any number of servers from 1 to 1000 as well as any type of server - web, mail, file, routers and more. Server Ranger can send multiple alerts when a server's latency is unacceptable or if the server has gone offline. These are fully user-configurable and include email alerts, notifications, sounds and visual cues. Server Ranger can run a check on a website or server from as often as every thirty seconds to once an hour.
Server Ranger also includes an Overview window, which can be displayed on a separate screen or Airplayed to an Apple TV, a Single Server mode, a Log window with timestamps and export capability and a detailed view, which uses charts to display the server's recent performance at a glance.
Monitor any type of server or site - file servers, routers, web servers, email servers and more
Define alerts for slow servers and offline servers
Configure different responses for each situation
Email, sounds, visual
Get alerted after a user-definable number of checks
Single Server Mode
Overview window - perfect for a screen on the wall or Airplaying to an Apple TV
Log file with export and print
One simple price - no adverts or monthly subscription fees
Built for macOS Sierra (10.12) and OS X El Capitan (10.11)
Product: Server Ranger 1.0.4
Introducing Liquid Database
Liquid Database lets you manage your personal collection of Liquids (Liquid Receipts), Flavors, Bases, and Distributors, and keep track of your storage. It features:
Just enter your Flavours, Bases, and Distributors once and use them to manage your Liquids and your personal Liquid Receipts. For each Item you can store additional Informations like up to 5 Flavours, a Base and Distributor and a graphical Illustration (Picture) for each Liquid or the share value of PG, VG and Water for each Base and more.
For each Item you can set an amount Value and the unit of measurement and if this amount Value is greater then 0, the Item will automatically be added to your Storage Database.
Product: Liquid Database 1.0
MBS Xojo Conference 2017 in Berlin
Monkeybread Software is pleased to announce the European MBS Xojo Conference in metropolitan Berlin, Germany on May 4-5, 2017.
We will meet in the lovely Ellington hotel in the center of west Berlin. The hotel is near Kurfurstendamm, the Zoo, and KaDeWe. Beside our two conference days we have accompanying social programme with our dinner event and optional two training days. For the evenings we have casual get-together in the hotel bar or beer garden.
We will have Xojo engineers join our conference. Stephane Pinel from France will be there to talk about Xojo. Jens Boschulte, our PDF specialist and creator of the DynaPDF library will be available for questions. And of course we have a few other well-known Xojo developers coming.
Sessions are to be held in English. Our conference is conceived as a networking event for the Xojo community. The conference is an ideal opportunity for sharing your thoughts and your own development experience with fellow users and developers. If you like to hold a presentation, please contact us as soon as possible. Speaker receive discounted tickets.
Product: MBS Berlin Xojo Conference
Price: 299 Euros (until Dec. 4, 2017)
ArchiveXojo is the composite of several things. It is a version control system. It is a project documentation tool. It is a central code repository making it easy to find and reuse code created in any of your Xojo projects.
ArchiveXojo stores code, as it is being developed, into an independent text file. At intervals, you can bring the content of this text file into the ArchiveXojo database.
Storing all your code changes as you work, the use of ArchiveXojo removes some of the anxiety inherent in altering code. It is easy to "unravel" a bad decision.
ArchiveXojo is also a resource. All your old code from all your projects is available in one place for possible reuse in new projects. Refactoring old code and reusing old code is part and parcel of being a Xojo programmer. The ArchiveXojo database has all the tools of a database to find and grab bits of your previous work.
Take Control of Your Dynamic IP Addresses with xProDDNS
Monitor your pubic and private IP addresses. Receive email and text message alerts when they change. Update your hosts with Dyn, No-IP, OpenDNS and DNS-O-Matic. Remotely manage and view activity from your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.
Gavin Smith is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of XojoThemes 2.0, now also for Windows for the first time. XojoThemes allows you to choose or create themes for the Xojo IDE's code editor. For example, you might want to have one theme for the daytime and a different one for the evening, such Sunset and Solarized Dark.
XojoThemes 2.0 brings the ability to import and export themes! Themes are created as .xojo_theme files and allow for easy sharing amongst your colleagues or other computers, whether they are on macOS or Windows.
In addition, Snippery 1.2 also includes improvements for seven of previously existing features, and six bug fixes. For example, now it is possible to switch and copy the HTML rendering from the Preview Window.
Using Snippery you will save a lot of keystrokes and repetitive work thanks to the "Text Expander" feature! Define text templates, use placeholders, and "expand" them when you need to use them... typing only the text that really changes.
Write your snippets using Markdown syntax, apply style format, insert images, links, tables... and export them as PDF, Word, Pages, RTF or HTML files.
Preview your Snippets (with Markdown syntax, HTML or plain text) with a simple click of the mouse, switching from Preview Mode to Edition Mode on the Main Window... or use the dedicated Preview Window instead.
Save all your private and sensible data from prying eyes thanks to the strong Encryption feature! and, with the automatic Lock feature, all your snippets will be safe when Snippery detects no activity for the adjusted idle time; or force the Lock window with a simple keystroke every time you go away from your Mac!
Filter the listed snippets by the searching criteria you want: any, title, text, tags; for any of the included date presets (day, week, month and year) or by any date range you choose! Then Sort the matching results by creation date, modification date or title in ascending or descending order, and you are done!
Price: 14.95 Euros
Color Picker Component for Xojo
The Color Picker component for Xojo development platform is a support tool for color management. It is made available to a box containing the most used colors in shades divided. It can be used to design applications or any other environment where you need to use the colors.
After you insert the component inside the window you can manage the color properties.
You will see a box with the most used colors divided in shades.
By clicking on a color you are enhanced the Selected Color properties. This property is public, available both in writing and in reading.
Use the property SelectedColor to retrieve the color value and chose to use it in your application.
You can also use popup window for choose a color.
Product: Color Picker Component for Xojo
Price: 8 Euros
New Windows 10 Registry Book
xDevLibrary announces the release of a new book by Eugene Dakin,
I Wish I Knew How to... Program Windows 10 Registry.
Windows Registry is the heart and soul of your Windows computer. This book show the fundamental programming parts that work with Xojo to change the registry with your program.
There are over 10 chapters with more than 180 pages with over 50 example programs. Interested readers can find out more and purchase this book and many others at xDevLibrary (http://www.xdevlibrary.com) for instant delivery.
Product: Program Windows 10 Registry with Xojo
ZappAppz Popup Controls
After over a decade of software development for universities and the US military, ZappAppz announces the release of their first commercially-available Xojo web products for the private sector.
Available now, ZappAppz Popup Controls includes a popup date selector, clock, calculator, and color picker for Xojo web apps as well as the source code to modify the controls to suit your needs.
These controls are in use in commercial applications serving thousands of users a day in the university and government medical fields. In order to maintain code through years of use and numerous evolutions, we focus on code that is well-documented and easy-to-read. By providing the source code with all of our controls and routines, you can easily dissect it and adjust it to meet the needs of your own commercial applications.
Product: ZappAppz Popup Controls
FlexGrid Control for iOS Apps Released
Jeremie Leroy is pleased to announce the release of FlexGrid for Xojo iOS Apps. FlexGrid is scrollable and flexible layout used to automatically organize child ContainerControls depending on available width and height. It was initially designed to mimic Flexbox item available in CSS/HTML.
Thanks to the new ScrollableArea in Xojo 2016R2, FlexGrid takes care of setting up all layout constraints for you.
TipWiz Tip Calculator for iOS
The fast and simple TipWiz tip calculator makes use of the improved iOSTable introduced in Xojo 2016 R2 to offer a history of your purchases, including location Services.
App Wrapper 3.6
Ohanaware Co., Ltd. announce the immediate availability of version 3.6 of their popular App Store preparation tool. App Wrapper was designed to simplify the process of preparing applications for submission to the Mac App Store and deploying on web sites. App Wrapper fully supports El Capitan and Xcode 7 and this update includes improvements and bug fixes.
App Wrapper features a GUI for adding the required App Store properties, creating high resolution icons, code signing an application (and it's components), correcting the permissions of files within the bundle, placing an app into a App Sandbox and packaging it in a signed installer or creating a zip file.
App Wrapper includes support for creating a custom Apple About Box, adding UTIs and URL Aliases, supporting document packages, adding high resolution document icons, providing Apple compatible help books, container migration, removing unneeded languages, outdated architectures or left over development files.
Product: App Wrapper
Price: $199.99/year for small team edition
Gantt Component for Xojo
The Gantt component for Xojo is a support tool for project management in a diagram that displays the status of the projects for a period of time. It can also be used to view the reservations of a hotel, for a calendar of events, or any other environment where you need to display a diagram with the elements and time.
It is very simple and easy to use, just drag the xojoGantt folder in your project, and you can start using it.
Product: Gantt Component for Xojo
Price: 48 Euros
gGauge for Xojo
gGauges are Xojo Custom Controls (Web and Desktop) for generating and animating nice and clean gauges. Gauges are fully responsive, resolution independent and self-adjusting.
half or donut shape
customize gauge colors and background
customize value decimals, symbol and formatting
use default 3 segments or create your own segments
customize min/max values and labels
customize title and label font and color
customize gauge animation type and speed
customize pointer shape and color
Platforms: Web and Desktop
Price: Desktop: $17 (encrypted), $69 (with source)
Price: Web: $17 (encrypted), $69 (with source)
Answers is Retina-Ready
Today, Answers is brought to you in high resolution; ready for Apple's Retina displays. Designed to always be a pleasant experience, Answers is your go-to app for help documents of any size.
Help documents are vital to customer support, and making them is no longer a challenging task. Answers from Tim Parnell, makes creating and organizing help documents simple. By allowing users to focus on the content, not the code, anyone can quickly create help documents like software help books or website FAQs.
Now updated, Answers features several fixes alongside its high resolution interface. Several user experience issues have been resolved relating to the open and save dialogs, as well as the toolbar buttons. Included with this update is also a revised version of the Mac Help theme for 2016 that displays better in wide web browsers. Version 1.1.8 also features other minor bug fixes and tweaks.
Price: Free/$29 (Pro)
gHTML Editor for Xojo Web Applications
gHTML Editor brings the power of CKEditor to your Xojo Web application.
simple to use WYSIWYG text editor
load or insert HTML
Product: gHTML Editor
Price: $17 (encrypted), $69 (with source)
Valentina 6.5.6 Update
Paradigma Software, Inc., the makers of enterprise class database and reporting products, announces technology release 6.5.6. The Valentina product line includes the cross platform Valentina Studio database management, administration and reporting tool for working with all major databases including MS SQL Server, MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, SQLite and its own advanced object-relational database Valentina DB. This update includes performance updates to Valentina Studio, a new Reports header object for Valentina Reports and improved SSL handling with Valentina for Xojo.
Valentina Technical Release 6.5.6 also includes updates for Valentina Server on the Raspberry PI platform. API integrations include support for C++, Java and Xojo.
Valentina Server, the three-in-one server includes a complete Reports Server, a SQLite-based Database Server, and the advanced, object-relational Valentina DB Server. The Reports Server works with both the included database servers in addition to MS SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL Server and Maria DB Server. It is available as a standalone solution on Linux, Windows and Mac OS X starting at $299, as well as an unlimited deployment version for developers called Valentina Developer Network at $599. Developer component Valentina DB ADK allows embedding Valentina DB in applications that can be deployed royalty free. Valentina Reports ADK allows embedding the Valentina Reports engine in applications for royalty free deployment. Both cost $199 per platform and are available for all major desktop tools for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, including C++, Java and more.
xDev Magazine Launches xDevLibrary
xDev Magazine is delighted to announce the re-launch of RBLibrary as xDevLibrary, following the purchase of the classic a la carte article site in April.
xDevLibrary gives Xojo developers a way to instantly purchase terrific books, tutorials, how-tos, and other programming articles from top Xojo writers. Currently the site contains mainly the same content as the former RBLibrary, but xDev is committed to enhancing existing products, as well as regularly adding new content, including articles from past issues of xDev Magazine.
With that in mind, the site is launching with with a brand new book from Eugene Dakin: "I Wish I Knew How to... Program Raspberry Pi 2 B Electronics with Xojo." This fantastic 380+ page book will guide you in using Xojo to program your Raspberry Pi motherboard and includes examples such as ultrasonic distance, LCD words, graphics, and custom glyphs, infrared sensors, photo and video recording, servos, LEDs, infrared receivers, and more.
Marc Zeedar, the publisher of xDev Magazine, feels that xDevLibrary is a great complement to the resources already offered by his publication. "Now we can offer the best of both worlds: the value of a subscription-based service and the instant purchasing of individual articles and books."
Former RBLibrary owner Norman Palardy is also excited about the transition to the new site. "xDev has been providing REALbasic users with learning resources for over 14 years and we're pleased to see them continue their commitment to the Xojo community."
xDevLibrary is re-launching with a simple one-page design, but a more elaborate design is planned for the long-term. Feedback and suggestions as to what readers would like to see is encouraged!
Price: Varies by product
Hide for Mac OS X
Javier Rodriguez (AprendeXojo.com) announces the immediate availability of Hide for Mac OS X (10.7 and later). Hide for OS X hide and reveal all the files and folders found on the Desktop. This way you can clean your OS X Desktop with just a mouse click!
This feature is specially useful for the following scenarios (among others):
Hide for OS X "remembers" all the hidden files on a previous session, so you can reveal them again the next time you run the App.
Hide is a "faceless" app! This means that, once executed, all their features are available from the menu installed on the Finder Menu Bar. There is no user interface.
Product: Hide for Mac OS X
ReText is a Search and Replace Text Editor which allows you to use as many Search and Replace operations automated and run them in any order. ReText offers not only simple Search and Replace methods, it also offers Search and Replace by using Regular Expressions for unlimited flexibility.
In addition to manually entering Text, an automated acquisition and processing of Text from the Clipboard is possible.
Properties of ReText:
Unlimited amount of ReTexter Groups
Unlimited amount of ReTexters in each Group
Automatic acquisition and processing of the Clipboard
Simple Search and Replace
Search and replace using Regular Expressions
Templates for frequently used Regular Expressions
Loading and saving of Text Files
Copying and Moving of ReTexters between ReTexter Groups
Detailed guidance in Help Book format
Stamp for Mac OS X
Javier Rodriguez (AprendeXojo.com) announces the immediate release of Stamp for Mac OS X (10.7 and later).
Don't waste time writing again and again the same texts with only minor changes! Improve your productivity with limitless text templates that you can select from the Finder menu, and where you can include up to nine placeholders, so you can type the text that really changes once you want to apply the selected template on the frontmost document. In addition, you can repeat and combine the placeholders on the templates, so you have all the flexibility you need to properly compose complex text combinations!
You can use Stamp, from OS X 10.7 and on, to save time:
Writing canned messages with placeholders you will replace on the fly.
On customer support, writing email replies (or other mediums as Facebook, Twitter...)
Writing text snippets: headings, footprints, signatures...
Using code snippets in your projects
Writing reports, memorandums, emails
And a lot of other text-related tasks in your day to day!
Clean user interface, simple and fast to use, and best of all: Stamp will not hurt you pocket. It's just 4.95 ? and you can install and use it on every Mac you own!
Access the Templates from the Finder Menu
The Stamp finder menu dynamically shows the ten templates you use more often! Nevertheless, other Finder menu option gives access to the window with all of the available entries for selection: easy and fast!
Add text in a breeze!
Create new templates with the selected text from any application using the Finder Menu item, dragging a text file or text selection to the Stamp window. This way it is really fast and easy adding new entries with text you are going to use again in the future!
Anyone can use Stamp in trial mode, getting a free Trial License with the form available on the product webpage.
Product: Stamp for Mac OS X
Price: 4.95 ?
GraffitiSuite Release 21 Now Available
GraffitiSuite hits Release 21, and expands its Web Edition offerings.
"This release has been a long time coming," according to Anthony G. Cyphers, Sole Proprietor of CyphersTECH Consulting. "So much work has been put in to this release, and I'm very proud to have finally been able to push it out to our customers. The new classes are great additions to both our offerings and the toolset for all Xojo developers, while the codebase has been largely rewritten to improve stability and future enhancement. There's never been a better time to subscribe to GraffitiSuite Web Edition! Further, we've redone the web site and made it both more modern and more user-friendly."
GraffitiSuite consists of many great classes for Desktop and Web development. All subscription customers have access to the GraffitiSuite bug tracker.
Product: GraffitiSuite Release 20
Price: Starting at $149/year
Spotlight Importer 3.5
The Spotlight Importer is a free system extension for Mac OS X from Thomas Tempelmann that facilitates searching your Xojo projects with Spotlight. It had been formerly distributed with the Mac IDE, but is now a separate file you need to install yourself.
The new version 3.5 has been updated to support the latest IDE version 2016r1 and is a required update when you're using the new IDE and have project files using the old extensions (.rbp, rbvcp etc.).
Even if you're not a Mac user, Thomas has posted an article on various ways to search your projects (http://blog.tempel.org/2015/10/SearchingMultipleXojoProjects.html).
Product: Spotlight Importer 3.5
MBS Xojo Bug Reporter Kit 1.2
The MBS Xojo Bug Reporter Kit helps you reporting bugs in your applications back to you, the developer. The new version improves the Kit by using newer plugin features and is tested on 64-bit.
Crossplatform Bug Reporter engine for Mac OS X, Linux and Windows.
Full Source code access.
Collect bug reporter data and send to server for delivery as email (or insert to database)
Handle unhandled exceptions. The plugin reports the exception class name and message.
Find Mac OS X crash reports and report them.
Run bug reporter for feature request.
Catch Windows System Exceptions.
Catch Signals on Mac OS X and Linux.
Catch unhandled C++ exceptions.
Catch Cocoa Exceptions
Localized for English, Italian, French and German.
Product: MBS Xojo Bug Reporter Kit in version 1.2
MBS Updater Kit Updated
The MBS Updater Kit helps you in adding an automatic update feature to your application. Version 2.0 improves the Kit for use with Xojo.
Crossplatform update engine for Mac OS X and Windows.
Full Source code access.
Using Sparkle on Mac OS X for updating and our own code for Windows.
Includes all code and help to setup Sparkle for Windows.
Includes script file for Inno Setup engine. (you can use others if you like)
Using digital signatures on Mac and MD5 Checksum on Windows to ensure download integrity.
Includes generator for XML file for your server and code to parse this file and find newer versions.
Sparkle now resizes in Frameworks folder for better code signing compatibility.
Added CURL support for downloading on Windows. This allows client SSL certificates, proxies and HTTP/1.1.
Fixed minor bugs with load/save preferences in case you run on Linux and we want to avoid RegistryAccessErrorException.
Updated to Sparkle 1.13.1
Can work for 64-bit targets
Can download Linux installer
Product: MBS Updater Kit
Price: $99 USD (79 Euro)
Monkeybread Software Releases IP in Menubar
IP in Menubar is an application to show the current IP address in the menubar. There are options available to customize the appearance of the menu entry. The IP address is updated regularly. Switch on the Router option if you are behind a router or gateway. You can still see your local IP address in the menu.
You can be quit this application using the menu or by using the Activity Monitor (see /Applications/Utilities folder).
IP in menubar is an example of what you can do in Xojo using the MBS Plugins and their NSStatusItemMBS class.
Changes in Version 4.5:
Added option to show country flag.
Added option to show notification when IP changes. This allows you to keep a history in notification center.
Added option to show VPN IP.
Fixed a bug for not connected and behind a router.
Requires Mac OS X 10.7 or newer; source code is included. This application
shows Xojo developers how to create and update a menu in the top right of
the menu bar.
Product: IP in Menubar
Update Monitor will inform you about iOS/OS X App Updates even if you don't have installed these Apps currently. Are you also excited when a new version with less issues and new features, hit the App Store? Are you also one of those people who wait for a specific upcoming feature in an App before purchasing it? Do you have had Apps purchased which you currenty haven't installed because you missed a feature, or it was not performing the way you expected? And because of this you removed these Apps from your device? Wouldn't it be nice if you could monitor all your iOS/OS X Apps for updates even while you don't have them currently installed on your devices?
With Update Monitor, this is now possible! Just add all your Apps to your List of monitored Apps within Update Monitor and it will look for updated Apps each time you launch it. If an updated App is detected, Update Monitor will mark this App in the List of Monitored Apps, no matter how many Apps are monitored.
Update Monitor shows release notes, images, descriptions, supported devices and more for each monitored App.
Monitors iPod, iPhone, iPad, iPad Pro and Macintosh Apps
Displays Version Information and Release Notes
Further displays App Icon, Description and Screenshots
Shows supported Devices for each App
Dock Icon Badge Counter for updated Apps
Supports all App Stores around the World
Progress Bar for monitoring Progress
Help File is included
Product: Update Monitor
TaskTime4 5.2.5 Released
TaskTime4 is a reliable and versatile time tracking and billing solution.
With TaskTime4 you can track any number of clients and any number of projects for each client. Create invoices that can be emailed, printed, and saved to disk. Since you can have more than one project open at a time it is easy to switch between projects on the fly. Tracking expenses has never been easier.
Chilkat Plugin for Xojo
Chilkat Software has released its full API as a Xojo Plugin. The API includes classes for SSH, SFTP, FTP, SMTP, POP3, IMAP, HTTP, TLS, Zip, Encryption, Compression, and much more.
Product: Chilkat Plugin
ZabMon is a client for the Zabbix monitoring system. ZabMon is a "set and forget" solution for having important events always on the Screen without the need of an open Browser Window. ZabMon is NOT just a Window displaying the Zabbix Dashboard. ZabMon is using the Zabbix API to load and display current Events. Features:
Show minimum Severity and above
Show only active or all Hosts
Show all Unacknowledged or only last unacknowledged Events
Supports HTTPS and HTTP Connections
Set fetching Intervall
Optionally show only Events older than x Minutes
Optionally show only Events younger than x Days
Optionally show Application Badge Counter in Dock
Optionally play an Alarm Sound for new Events
Tested with latest Zabbix 2.x API.
Arbed is an editor for Xojo projects, adding functionality to the Xojo IDE, such as comparison of projects, extensive search (even across multiple projects), more versatile scripting for complex code modification, localization support, code html printing, version control support, and much more. Version 1.8.1 adds support for Xojo 2015r4, finally adds Drop Pad support for Linux and fixes an issue on Windows that led to error messages at startup on some systems.
Platforms: All Desktop
Price: Free, $29-$89 for some features
miniMD is an easy to use Markdown Editor with an automatic updated HTML Preview and HTML Source Code Output. Key features:
Shortcuts for often used Markdown Marker
Markdown Editor Zoom
Live HTML Preview
HTML Source Code Preview
Load MD Files
Save as MD File
Export HTML Source Code
Proudly made with Xojo 2015 and MBS Markdown by Christian Schmitz and Lexing Control by Alfred van Hoeck!
Cardsmith; Make, Print, and Share Greetings Cards on OS X.
Ohanaware Co., Ltd. announce the immediate availability of Cardsmith, the latest Greeting Card program for Mac. Cardsmith has been designed for Apple's El Capitan operation system, it has a completely modern design and takes advantage of many of the latest technologies to provide an easy to use interface, with flexible control for creating greetings cards. It features the latest iteration of the Ohanaware print engine, designed to better handle printers that don't support borderless printing, and providing more consistent results across a broad range of printers and printer drivers.
Some key features:
300+ Card templates; Holidays, Valentines, Birthdays, Weddings, and more
22 Categories included
Easy-to-use interface, with built-in card organization and management
9th Generation printing engine; Faster, higher quality and smarter margin handling.
Built-in e-card support; Share cards via E-mail, Facebook, Twitter and Messages.
Many types of cards; Square cards, Post Cards, Single Fold, Double Fold and Money Holders.
Apple Photos support; Use the "Photos Browser" to choose from a "Photos" library.
Designed for El Capitan; The very latest Apple OS, and is compatible with Yosemite and Mavericks.
Create custom cards; Add photos, shapes, text, captions and thought bubbles.
Includes all our clipart; for use within custom cards.
12% larger card editor; Giving a larger preview whilst designing cards.
18 Photo Effects; To enhance photos within a card or to complete a style.
Illustrated and Photo Cards; Ready to print or share.
Smarter organization; Autosave, Undo Restoration and Document History.
Product: Cardsmith; Make, Print, and Share Greetings Cards on OS X.
Price: $6.99 (special), $9.99 (normal price)
Register Now for XDC 2016!
Early registration for the 2016 Xojo Developer Conference is now open! XDC will take place in Houston, Texas on October 5-7, 2016. It features sessions on best practices, special interests and other technical topics, with content for every level of Xojo developer. Educational sessions will cover topics like Xojo iOS, Raspberry Pi, database design, user interface design, debugging techniques, writing secure apps, and much more.
XDC will take place at the lovely boutique Hotel Derek in the Galleria area of Houston. It's right in the middle of two airports, giving you plenty of options (and time) to find a great flight. The Xojo conference rate is $164 a night.
Price: $799-$999 (early to late)
DragNScale is an easy to use application from ToThePoint Software for browsing, scaling, renaming images. Some key features:
Browse or scale a folder of images or add images individually.
Drag the application window to resize the displayed image.
Batch save all imported images at the new size or save individual images at different sizes.
Add sequential numbering to image names.
Drag scaled images from DragNScale to other applications, folders, or your desktop.
Email scaled images
Set desktop picture
presets for scaling
ability to enter a custom width for scaling
main window initial size adjusted to fit on smaller displays
With Watchfaces you can create beautiful images for your Apple Watch Gallery. Watchfaces will scale the images to perfectly fit into the Apple Watch Screen. Add various effects to your images to make them look even more beautiful on your watch.
OCR Butler is the easiest way to transform text on images into plain text files. Just drag and drop an image into the OCR Butler screen or load an image from the File menu and OCR Butler will instantly recognize the text in your image.
Product: OCR Butler
mySalesAgent 2.1 Released
The first 64-bit version of mySalesAgent has just been released in the Mac App Store! Because it's now 64-bit, it's using NSSharingServices for sharing Links with your Social Networks. mySalesAgent is a Mac-only App which makes sure you will never miss the Mac App Store sale you are waiting for again. It offers a clean, white iOS7-like interface in which the user can search for iOS Software, iPad-only Software, Mac Software, and eBooks available on Apples Stores. Just search for items which you want to purchase when they reach your targeted price. Set your price and forget about it. The mySalesAgent will inform you via OS X Notification Center Messages and/or via Email when an item reaches the targeted price.
Product: mySalesAgent 2.1
VHost Manager Beta Released
Announcing the beta release of VHost Manager from Mark Oxley. This is a small utility to allow web developers to control virtual hosts, without the nitty gritty of having to edit the configuration files directly. This application is 100% Xojo code and is available for OSX-only. Mark is releasing this application completely free of charge to the Xojo community.
Product: VHost Manager
Javier Rodriguez has announced the immediate availability of GuancheMOS 1.8, the multiplatform plug-in for Xojo users that allows the easy, fast, no Rocket-Science implementation of serial number generation and validation features on OS X, Windows, Linux, and Web applications.
GuancheMOS is both Desktop and Console safe, so it is possible to create all kind of license serial number generation and validation solutions around it, without having to pay additional fees or other hidden costs.
GuancheMOS 1.8 plug-in also supports the deployment of 32- and 64-bit applications for OS X, Windows, and Linux operating systems, so it is possible to implement their features in the most up-to-date applications deployed with Xojo 2015r3 and later.
Product: GuancheMOS 1.8
Price: 110 Euros
Retina Kit 3 Offers 64-Bit Compatibility
Ohanaware Co., Ltd. releases the 3rd version of their "Retina Kit" for aiding Xojo Developers in building Retina compatible and modern applications. While Retina is only available for Cocoa targets, the Retina Kit can be used be used for x-plat development.
The Retina Kit is a collection of Xojo classes and modules that were designed to make it easier for Xojo developers to create Retina-ready applications with the Xojo development tool. The kit simplifies the process of loading and displaying Retina artwork by using the exact same APIs as an application created with Apple's own tools. This allows a Xojo-built application to enjoy the same benefits, such as loading artwork on demand and better memory management.
Version 3 of the Retina Kit is 64-Bit and 32-Bit compatible, with several optimizations under the hood. See the Ohanaware website for upgrade discounts.
Product: Retina Kit
Price: Free (with nag screen); $99 (with source code)
Aguilapro Stops Piracy
With Aguilapro you can protect your app to stop piracy and crackers. It has trial options and a licensing scheme.
ICNSmini Saves Space
Ohanaware introduces their latest product, ICNSmini, which aids Mac and Web developers by reducing the file sizes of ICNS, PNG, and TIFF image files. Shrinking graphics files can shave megabytes of a Mac application, enabling quicker download times, reducing the applications footprint on disk, and improving overall perception of the application. Shrinking PNG images for a website, will make it load quicker and enable customers to navigate to what they want quicker. Shrink images one at a time for free; batch processing available via in-app purchase.
Price: Free (with in-app purchases)
Three New Xojo Books
I Wish I Knew How To... Program Word with Xojo in Windowshas been updated to help you use the power of both Word and Microsoft Excel.
If you need reports that can be edited after printing, or can be saved in multiple formats such as the common docx or pdf format, then this book is for you. Most business applications require the famous Windows operating system and is the standard around the world. This book provides an introductory and intermediate steps with over 100 examples to get you on your way to make successful applications.
New to Version 2.2 (September 2015):
Added save PDF file
Added htm file saving
Added 25 different file save types
Added highlighting text (Example 3-11)
Added unhighlighting text (Example 3-12)
Add a picture to a table (Example 9-18)
I Wish I Knew How To... Program Excel with Xojo in Windowshas also been updated in September 2015: Get Access data and put into Excel (Example 11-1)
Put lots of data quickly into Excel (Example 12-2)
Get lots of data from Excel and put into an array (Example 12-3)
I Wish I Knew How To... Begin Programming JSON with Xojoshows you how to create, parse, and read JSON data. This book is more than a cheat sheet, it provides an introduction to the basics of working with JSON in Xojo. Both Classic and New Framework JSON examples are provided and explained in the book. With the Classic and New Framework dictionaries being closely related to JSON, there are also example of these dictionaries too!
The book is written as a guide and reference to Xojo programmers who program Desktop applications in Windows, Mac, or Linux.
I Wish I Knew How To... Program Word with Xojo in Windows
I Wish I Knew How To... Program Excel with Xojo in Windows
I Wish I Knew How To... Begin Programming JSON with Xojo
Price: $8.99 each
New Book on iOS Programming with Xojo
Introduction to Programming with Xojo iOS Editionis now available free in PDF and iBooks! It will provide you with an introduction to creating iPhone and iPad apps with Xojo, which means you can leverage your existing knowledge and skills in Xojo to build and deploy apps for one of today's biggest mobile platforms.
Product: Intro to Programming with Xojo iOS Edition
Xojo Serial Port Tutorial
Xojo has released a new Xojo tutorial ready for those interested in creating an application in Xojo that can communicate with a serial device.
Product: Xojo Serial Port Tutorial
Xojo 2015 Release 2.4
Xojo 2015 Release 2.4 is now available! This release fixes a Linux issue to properly load apps on distros with a minor version number attached to LibICU (like OpenSuse and CentOS 7). The complete list of improvements in Xojo 2015 Release 2.4 can be found in the release notes.
Price: Free IDE (deployment license: $99-$1999)
XDC 2015 Videos Are Now Available
Xojo has announced that the XDC 2015 session videos are now available! You can purchase access to download all of the videos in the Xojo Store for $499! Get access to 30+ sessions from Xojo engineers and experts! XDC attendees automatically have access to them via their Xojo account.
Want to see a preview? Watch Paul's
Introduction to Xojo iOSsession (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EF66IaaxoH4) for free!
Product: XDC 2015 Videos
Price: $499 (some samples are free)
XDC 2015 Highlights Video
XDC 2015 took place in Austin, Texas this year. Xojo put together a highlights video where attendees describe all the reasons why they come to XDC. It's a great way to show your boss why you need to attend next year!
Product: XDC 2015 Highlights Video
Announcing XsEdit 1.0
Kem Tekinay and Jeremy Cowgar are pleased to announce XsEdit 1.0, an advanced XojoScript editor for Xojo.
The Xojo IDE has a built-in script editor, but it's missing some handy features like auto-complete or even line numbers. XsEdit fills that gap with a full-featured editor that still runs the scripts through the IDE.
Some of the benefits of XsEdit over the native XojoScript editor:
Compiler error messages and highlighting.
Find and replace dialog.
Comment and Uncomment sections of code.
Include external files to emulate context.
The project is completely open-source and free to use. You can even contribute to it!
Product: XsEdit 1.0
Price: Open Source
RubberViewsWE for Xojo Web Edition,
Match software announces the immediate availability of RubberViewsWE for Xojo Web Edition, the best tool available for multi-resolution, multi-orientation web apps.
RubberViewsWE is a unique class that you place on a WebPage, a WebDialog or a WebContainer, and it manages automatically the layout for all available devices, sizes and resolutions.
Design your WebPage at the size you like best, RubberViewsWE does the rest. Very easy to use, this class is the result of intense development, with exclusive features that are the result of the most recent research.
RubberViewsWE not only adapts the layout to any size, but it changes the content of controls to match. Like the popular Desktop RubberViews class, it fits the size of pictures in WebImageViews, and can adapt the size of fonts to the size of the browser window. WebDialogs and WebCanvases are also supported.
Auto Layout is a new, exclusive feature that no class of its kind has ever had before ! Yes, the powerful way of organizing layout until now available only in Xojo iOS, is now implemented for Web Edition applications. Instead of being properties of each control, constraints are entered in lists, with the same kind of syntax used for Xojo iOS. Users familiar with Xojo iOS will feel right at home. Additionally, special constraints such as minimum and maximum control size, Portrait and Landscape condition brings constraints subsets which enable dynamic layout (different layout when a device is rotated).
Live Resize is another exclusive new feature from RubberViewsWE. Now resizing takes place dynamically, just as smooth as in Desktop. See it for yourself and play with Auto Layout (http://rubberviews.com/cgi-bin/rubberviewswe/rubberviewswe.cgi).
Individual controls can be set as ignored to manage yourself. Controls that must keep their aspect ratio, such as circles and squares, can be set individually so they do not stretch.
Complete personal assistance on all three platform by email, or on the Xojo forum, including code review and idea box, for a smooth and enjoyable programming experience.
Price: $149.95 (unencrypted source code), $90 (upgrades)
XojoTalk Podcast 012
In this episode of XojoTalk, Paul talks with Paul Levine, maker of EverWeb, the Mac (and soon Windows) Web site builder.
MBS Xojo AudioPlayer Kit
The MBS Xojo AudioPlayer Kit provides you with a few useful classes for audio playback for your Xojo iOS application. It's a wrapper for iOS/Mac AudioPlayer class in AVFoundation:
Play sounds loaded from memory and file
Events like DidFinishPlaying
Audio Channel assignment
average and peak power per channel
volume, pan and rate controls
play, pause and stop methods
query/set current position
Midi Player class for Mac OS X to use Apple's midi synthesizer
Product has full Source code, no encryption. Works for 32bit and 64bit targets. Requires Xojo 2015r1 or newer.
Product: MBS Xojo AudioPlayer Kit
ElastiControls was developed as part of the original XTeTiC package and allows controls to automatically resize in proportion to the window on which they reside. The classes were developed in response to Pariahware no longer maintaining the "Elastic Windows" classes. ElastiControls supports all native and custom controls and ContainerControls with or without child controls. At a fraction the price of the original Elastic Windows classes, ElastiControls has been separated from the XTeTiC package to provide developers a cheap, just-as-efficient, replacement to the no-longer-supported Elastic Windows classes.
Using ElastiControls is literally a 3-step, one-line of code setup process, that can take under a minute to integrate into any project! Drop an instance of ElastiControls on a window or within a ContainerControl, initialize the class in the window/ContainerControl's Open event, and invoke the Resize() method in the window/ContainerControl's Resizing/Resized event. Nothing more is needed!
Product: ElastiControls v1.7
Price: $50 (lifetime license, unencrypted source code)
I Wish I Knew How to...Program Plugins with Xojo on Windows has been completely rewritten
The first version of this book was an introduction and is out-of-date. This new version contains many examples with the fundamentals, Module, Classes, and Controls. The new packaging of xojo_plugins are shown and the older rbx extensions should no-longer be created.
This version also uses the free community edition of Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 to create the dll plugins for the Xojo programming language.
This is an intermediate level book for those who are already familiar with the Xojo programming language and have a fundamental Visual Studio C/C++ programming understanding--this book is not recommended for beginners.
The book is written as a guide and reference to Xojo programmers who program desktop applications in the Windows Operating System. Dynamic Link Libraries (dll) are created with Visual Studio to allow extra functionality in Xojo.
There are 8 chapters with over 300 pages and 27 example programs. Examples include creating a manual plugin, using prebuilt templates, class constants, modules, controls, events, and more. Many screen grabs have been added to show the results of code with a helpful index to find topics quickly.
I Wish I Knew How to...Program Plugins with Xojo on Windowsbook (version 2)
Sandbox kit, for easy sandboxing of your apps
Ohanaware Co., Ltd. are proud to release their "Sandbox Kit" for aiding Xojo Developers in building App Sandbox compatible applications. While App Sandboxing is only supported for Cocoa targets, the Sandbox Kit can be used be used for x-plat development.
The Sandbox Kit uses the exact same functions as applications created with Apple's Objective-C and Swift languages. When using these functions, OS X will handle many of the tasks for you. This is the full production code that Ohanaware use in their own applications, App Wrapper 3, Backup To Go, Fun Card Studio 2, and their latest Magic.
Features of the Sandbox Kit:
OWAppleScript - Uses the Apple recommended method of executing Apple Scripts.
OWBookmark - Security-Scoped Bookmarks done the right way.
SSBToken - Elegant solution for releasing bookmark access.
OWRecentItems - Take advantage of OS X's recent items system, and solve Sandbox issues at the same time.
OWWindowRestoration - Automatically re-open documents without the use of Security-Scoped bookmarks.
OWShell - Sandbox safe mechanism for launching built-in helper applications.
OW_Sandbox_Kit - Collection of shared code used by the Sandbox Kit.
Full Source Code - Included with every purchase, giving greater flexibility and future proofing.
Windows Support - While the Sandbox Kit uses the Apple APIs,fall back code for Windows built applications is provided.
Sample App Wrapper Settings - Includes the App Wrapper 3 settings used for the demo application.
Product: Sandbox Kit
Price: $99.99 (full source)
IveBeenThinking Software releases TreeView control
A simple TreeView control for use with Xojo is now available from IveBeenThinking Software.
Use in any of your XOJO(TM) compiled applications
Cross Platform : compiles for OSX and Windows
Written in pure XOJO code, no declares or plugins required.
Free updates for as long as the author maintains the controls
One(1) license per developer (site license available)
Use your own custom icons
optional child count badges
checkboxes/badges can be aligned to right of tree content
Multiple TreeView events exposed to parent application
Multiple Styles for Checkboxes
Multiple Styles for Expand/Collapse Icons
Ability to optionally hide connecting lines
Ability to hide/show custom icons
Ability to customize all aspects of foreground/background colors
Ability to customize margins, indent and node height
Product: TreeView control
Price: $49 (encrypted), $99 (full source)
"Magic" Photo Enhancement Software
Ohanaware Co., Ltd. announce the immediate availability of their latest Photo enhancing application "Magic". Magic was designed to improve the luminosity and colors of a photo based upon traditional photography techniques. Magic is a modern adaptation of a particular traditional photography technique, which brightens photos, boosts colors and reduces small imperfections; giving photos a more alluring look.
Complimenting the core functionality, Magic also includes vignette (with corner softness), border and a new stylize selector (which features Ohanaware's 3rd generation Toning engine). Auto Enhancement will attempt to correct exposure, colors and red eye. Ohanaware's 7th generation real-time effects engine is at the heart of magic, providing direct feedback to the user as options are adjusted and tweaked.
Light Blue 5.5
Industry favorite Light Blue, business management software designed specifically for photographers, has launched a new online contract signing service to help make business admin that much more simple.
Already praised by the trade press and photographers around the world for being powerful yet really easy to use, Light Blue brings together shoot management, marketing and finances, all in one program. Light Blue is desktop software that runs on a Mac or PC, but most photographers also take advantage of the optional online services, which include syncing data between computers, the ability to link the forms on photographers' websites to their Light Blue accounts, and free upgrades.
The new release is an addition to Light Blue Software's online services. Everyone who's subscribed will be able to send contracts to their clients, and receive an electronically signed copy back from them. This will speed up the booking process by saving photographers from needing to post or email a contract to their client and wait for it to be signed and posted back. As part of the contract signing process, photographers can also give clients a choice of quotes, and charge a booking fee, which can be paid online by card or PayPal.
Tom Catchesides, Light Blue founder, says the new service has been very well received during pre-release testing. "As a photographer, it's important you have a proper contract with your clients, but when a client tells you that they want to confirm a booking you want to make the process as quick and painless as possible," he says. "We've designed the online contract signing services in Light Blue to be powerful, but really simple to use, so once you've got a template set up you send your contract out to them in just a few clicks. It's all part of our commitment to building really useful software that'll help streamline business admin and let photographers spend more time out taking pictures."
Beta tester Rob Pugh explains why he likes the new features: "The contract signing services are simply amazing! Normally, it'd take seven days for me to post a contract to my customer, for them to read and sign it, and then post it back to me with a cheque, which I'd then have to bank, but the whole process now takes less than a day. It's going to save me so much time, as well as money on the postage costs!"
Product: Light Blue 5.5
Price: Starting at #295
MBS SQLite Extension
The Monkeybread Software SQLite Extension is a multifunctional extension to any SQLite-powered application. You can use it as:
a plug-in for Cube SQL 4.0 from SQLabs or newer.
a plug-in for Studio Stable Database Server 2.0 or newer.
an extension to SQLiteDatabase class in Xojo
an extension to REALSQLDatabase class in Real Studio
a plug-in for the REAL Server from REALsoftware
An extension for SQLite which you can use in all SQLite based database applications like SQLiteManager application (from SQLabs)
Product: MBS SQLite Extension 1.4
Platforms: All OSX/Win/Linux
Price: 99 Euro
MBS Xojo Addressbook Kit
The MBS Xojo Addressbook Kit provides you with a few useful classes and modules to easily add Addressbook to your Xojo iOS application. This is a complete Wrapper for iOS Addressbook framework:
You can query sources, groups and persons, read/modify/delete values and get/set images for persons. Our example shows you how to create a person and browse people, groups and sources. This is full source code, no encryption. Works for 32bit and 64bit targets.
Product: MBS Xojo Addressbook Kit
UniFormis is our CRM solution for Mac OS X, Windows and soon iOS, with the focus on simplicity and usability. Manage your customers, contacts, notes, tasks and emails with one of these three editions: The Personal Edition is for single user environments, the Professional Edition is the best choice for small to medium sized teams and the Individual Edition is the perfect solution for all types of businesses that require a custom feature set. There are plans to release an iOS-Edition in the next few months as well.
Price: 9.99 [euro] (personal edition), 49.99 [euro] (pro edition)
MBS Xojo Network Kit
The MBS Xojo Network Kit provides you with a few useful classes and modules to easily use network functions in iOS. The Kit contains two parts: A wrapper for OS X and iOS Bonjour classes to publish service and browser for service including resolving the IP addresses. and a wrapper for OS X and iOS for NSConnection classes including NSURLRequest/NSURLResponse with HTTP extensions.
Product: MBS Xojo Network Kit
MBS Xojo Encryption Kit
The MBS Xojo Encryption Kit provides you with a few useful classes and modules to easily add encryption to your Xojo iOS application. The Kit contains three parts: The wrapper for CommonCrypto framework from Apple, Compression and Decompression functions using zlib and a database connector example to use databases from iOS projects.
Product: MBS Xojo Encryption Kit
Web Custom UI
Web Custom UI will change the look and feel of your Xojo Web Applications in less than 10 minutes of coding and additional work. This set of controls built on top of the native Xojo WebControls includes 10 default styles. It includes a converter tool that will convert your Web Applications to make them use the Custom UI controls and setup each WebPage.
No CSS Knowledge required. All CSS work is done in the background to prevent the hassle of learning a new language.
Extremely Fast. Web CustomUI uses a subclass of the native Xojo controls. The loading time of the Web App will be delayed by half a second, and user experience is unaltered. As soon as WebCustom UI is loaded in the WebPage, it doesn't need any further calls to the server.
Easy to use. Design your Web Applications the same way you have always done it. The UI Style is only loaded when running the application.
Compatible with all modern Browsers. Web Custom UI has been tested with Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox. Specific improvements for each Browser were developped. Custom UI is also completely compatible with Mobile Browsers such as Safari for iOS and Chrome for Android.
For a limited time only, a 25% discount is applied to all purchases. More information:
Platforms: All OSX/Win/Linux
Price: 199[euro] (encrypted) or 499[euro] (with source-code)
Xojo SQLite Book Updated
I Wish I Knew How to... Program SQLite with Xojo Desktopdelves into the mystery of programming a front-end database. The book is written as a guide and reference to Xojo programmers who program Desktop Applications in Windows and Mac. There are no plugins, dynamic link libraries (dll), COM, or Active X parts to add.
March 2015 (1.2 Edition) has minor updates which are:
BD Maintenance (Analyze) in section Other-1
Added more items to book index (DQL: INSERT INTO, etc.)
Added data with recordset (Example 6-3)
Updated saved examples to Xojo 2015 r1 format
Added multiuser (WAL) example (Example 25-2)
Programs were updated to Xojo 2015 r1 for Windows, OS X, and Ubuntu (32-bit) operating systems. There are over 350 pages covering more than 20 chapters and over 70 example programs.
Product: I Wish I Knew How to... Program SQLite with Xojo Desktop
Nocturnal Coding Monkeys, LLC, has released XoDrill classes to send email via Mandrill. XoDrill are unofficial classes to use the Mandrill API by MailChimp. These classes make it easy to send transactional emails. Mandrill has a very robust and featured API. The XoDrill classes only support a subset of their API. Over time, the classes will be expanded for more coverage of the API.
Product: XoDrill classes
Xojo Color module
Nocturnal Coding Monkeys, LLC, has released Xojo Color module to make using colors easier within Xojo. Instead of using raw RRGGBB codes for colors, you can use the common name(s) for the color. This should make it easier to be consistant with the colors across the various windows of an application and across applications. This will reduce the time to maintain the colors by the developer.
Product: Xojo Color module
Kaju Self-Updater for Xojo
Want to let your app self-update with entirely Xojo-based code that works the same way across platforms? Now you can! Kem Tekinay is pleased to announce Kaju, an open-source project that provides a simple solution for self-updating that works the same way on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Kaju uses shell scripts so there is nothing more to install or include in your project, and comes with an admin app that lets you configure the server-side update information easily.
Product: Kaju Self-Updater for Xojo
Fun Card Studio
Ohanaware Co., Ltd. announce the immediate availability of a brand new version of their popular photo sharing application, Fun Card Studio. Fun Card Studio was designed to be a simple to use application, that can be used to combine photos with effects and text to create meme styled Post Cards.
Version 2 is a reboot of the popular Fun Card Studio. This new version has been completely re-written from scratch, creating a brand new application with a modern interface and feature set to fit right within Apple's new Yosemite look and feel.
30 1-Click Styles -- allows the photo or card to be customized by selecting a style from the icon list (which shows a preview of what the photo and message will look like). Custom 1-Click Styles can also be created within the application.
15 Built-in Photo Effects -- Including popular effects used by many applications and custom designed effects. There is also a "Vibrant" effect to match the visual style of Yosemite.
New Text Engine with WYSIWYG Font menu -- The font menu displays the font name, using the actual font. The new text engine supports effect such as drop shadow and outline.
Post to popular sharing sites -- Facebook, Flickr and Twitter. Compatible with Apple Mail and Messages app. Can be used with other applications via the Save to disk option.
Shares in High Quality -- When cards or photos are shared from Fun Card Studio 2, it automatically creates high resolution images, so that they can appear in high resolution on sharing sites (the version displayed on the site is dependent on how the site processes the image file).
Visual Card Organizer -- Automatically stores cards created in the application, with large previews and in order of how recently they were edited.
Auto Save -- Fun Card Studio 2 automatically saves cards that are being worked on. The Auto Save engine also stores previous Undos, allowing a user to revert changes that were possible made even months ago.
Designed for Yosemite -- Fun Card Studio 2 was designed to be consistent with Apple's latest OS release 10.10 Yosemite.
Product: Fun Card Studio
piDog Software has released AppPrep 2.0, a tool to simplify preparing Xojo made apps for distribution on the Mac App Store and the web. AppPrep offers many new features in this version:
This update adds the ability to debug your sandboxed app and monitor system logs for any errors.
An improved icon editor has been added to manage Retina compatible icons for the app and any file types the app defines.
AppPrep can create an installer for App Store submission, and an installer for distribution outside the App Store, including background image, welcome text, license agreement, readme text, and a conclusion section.
Debugging your sandboxed project has never been easier than with the option to copy a build script from AppPrep and paste it directly into the Xojo IDE.
AppPrep can cache signed libraries and plugins to greatly speed the debugging process.
This is a free update to users who have purchased AppPrep previously via the Mac App Store.
A demo mode is available that will allow users to save up to 3 AppPrep projects and enjoy full functionality.
Product: AppPrep 2.0
DevXcentric is a suite of developer-centric applications; affording rapid
access to regularly used features, via one centralised and convenient location. Features include:
Dev Notes Toolkit: Create multiple developer notes, in which to keep track of information pertinent to each development project, or developing in general. All notes can be reordered; exported; backed up; and searched. Snippets Toolkit: A fully searchable, multi-language database, in which to store all relevant code snippets. Snippets can be copied to the clipboard or exported, or the entire database backed up to the user's location of choice. Color Toolkit: Database in which to store regularly used Hexadecimal Triplet or RGB color values for your UI. Enter the color values directly, or from any color on-screen, and then save to the database or clipboard. Textual descriptions can also be assigned to each color - for rapid retrieval. Icon Toolkit: Drop an image onto the appropriate drop-spot to automatically create all required images (including Retina). Creates images suitable for Desktop and Mobile Devices, and also Favicons for Websites. Alternatively, drop an image file onto the appropriate drop-spot, and get a preview of your image in either the dock or the status bar. This affords the ability to see how your icon will appear in your finished product. File Toolkit: Create various file types / templates such as HTML, PHP, XML, CSS, TXT, RTF, etc. all at the click of a button. Drop files onto the appropriate hotspots, and check if the contents of the two dropped text files are identical. Key Code Finder: Easily find UTF-8, UTF-16, and Hex key codes to use in your software, by simply pressing the desired key or key combination.
New Xojo Web Edition Book Published
Eugene Dakin has released a new Xojo book,
I wish I Knew How To... Begin Programming Xojo Web. It's an introductory book for both a Xojo and Web programmer. Topics are at an introductory level and is not focused on intermediate or advanced topics. Here are some of the many topics discussed: SSL
SQLite database integration (CRUD)
An example of a dynamic blog with login
Programs were written with Xojo 2014 r2.1 for Windows, OS X, and Ubuntu (32-bit) operating systems. There are over 290 pages covering 18 chapters and over 70 example programs. The Table of Contents can be downloaded at the author's website (http://www.scispec.ca/index.php/books).
Product: I wish I Knew How To... Begin Programming Xojo Web
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