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Windows Declares Book Updated
Eugene Dakin has updated his "I Wish I Knew How To... Implement Declares with Xojo on Windows" to version 1.4 (March 2017). The book has more than 14 chapters and contains over 350 pages with over 70 example programs. New content includes:
Added more C++ to Xojo Data type conversions (Appendix A)
Added API MessageBox Function for AppX Windows Store compatibility (Example 6-9) - 32 and 64 bit compatible
Added enable and disable functionality for Window Close, Minimize, Maximize buttons (Example 6-10) - 32 and 64 bit compatible
Added GetKeyState for keyboard values (Example 14-1) - 32 and 64 bit compatible
Added GetAsyncKeyState for keyboard values (Example 14-2) - 32 and 64 bit compatible
Added GetCursorPos for mouse coordinate values (Example 14-3) - 32 and 64 bit compatible
Added ChooseColor dialogue box (Example 15-1) - 32 and 64 bit compatible
Added ColourIndex conversion to Colour (Example 15-1) - 32 and 64 bit compatible
Added Colour conversion to ColourIndex (Example 15-1) - 32 and 64 bit compatible
Product: Implement Declares with Xojo on Windows (book)
xDev Archive 14 Available for Pre-Order
This 578-page printed book contains all of Year 14 of
xDev Magazine(Jan. 2016-Dec. 2016). Through March 17, 2017, the book may be pre-ordered for 25% off! Existing xDevsubscribers can save an additional 25% off, making this the best time to purchase the book. The book will ship to buyers in late March, 2017.
Product: xDev Archive 14 (printed book)
Price: $44.99 (pre-order price)
Xojo developers can use XojoApp to quickly create Mac, Windows or iOS applications.
The desktop class library is an updated version of the RbApp product. It includes Xojo classes for flexible grid control, large text editing, vector drawing environment, command undo/redo, horizontal/vertical tool palettes, dynamic charts and graphs, high-speed XML, plus string and file manipulation.
The iOS class library contains iOS versions of classes from the Desktop edition. It adds classes and functions to simplify migration from Desktop to iOS apps. For example, iosDate for iOS is mutable and functionally equivalent to the Date object for desktop applications.
XojoApp iOS adds dozens of functions for Text to mimic those available for String. XojoApp iOS adds MsgBox, HttpGet and HttpPost functions. The iosObject2D and iosGroup2D class collection, together with the iosXojoDraw class replicates the Desktop vector drawing environment on iOS.
Product: XojoApp Desktop, XojoApp iOS
Price: $295 each
XDC 2016 Videos Now Available
If you missed out on XDC 2016, now's your chance to see the presentations you missed. Videos of all 34 sessions are now available at a special introductory price. XDC attendees get free access to the videos via your Xojo account. Presentation slides and example projects are included to help you follow along. For the complete list of sessions, see the website.
Product: XDC 2016 Videos
Price: $349 (introductory price)
Valentina 7 for Xojo
Paradigma Software announces the release of Valentina Release 7 with features that can dramatically enhance application development for Xojo developers targeting Windows, Mac OS, Linux (x86), and Raspberry Pi (ARM 7, Debian).
Valentina Server 7 is a server solution that combines three different enterprise ready servers into one package for providing advanced database and business analytics technology on Linux (x86 and ARM7 for Raspberry PI), Windows and MacOS X. These three servers include: Valentina Reports Server, for transforming data from many data sources into visually rich reports as web pages, graphics, PDF and more, Valentina DB Server, based on Paradigma Software's blazingly fast object-relational database technology, and Valentina SQLite Server, which allows developers to scale up their SQLite based applications into a true, client-server or server only application solution.
Valentina ADKs for Xojo and Valentina Server 7 adds the following new features to this robust solution:
Key-Value Storage. Valentina DB Server and Valentina DB ADK for Xojo now incorporate a key-value storage system that takes advantage of other Valentina DB Server features such as journaling, temporary tables and more.
Variant Fields. This flexible field type can store variable sized objects of differing types, with optional compression and included in Valentina DB ADK and Valentina Server 7
Scriptable Report Objects. Report objects, the visual elements of reports served, such as barcodes, charts and graphs have pre- and post- load scripts attached to them; added to Valentina Reports ADK for Xojo and Valentina Server 7
Improved Bar Codes. New bar-codes include Aztec, DataMatrix, Han Xin, QR and Micro QR formats and can also utilize outline fonts; added to Valentina Reports ADK for Xojo and Valentina Server 7
As a part of the Valentina 7 technology release, Valentina Server 7 works with the database continuous integration tools that are a part of Valentina Studio Pro 7, the ultimate database management and visual reports builder, also released by Paradigma Software. Valentina Server 7 also incorporates numerous performance improvements. Valentina Server is available as a standalone server solution for $299, and as a part of Valentina Developer Network, which allows developers to re-deploy unlimited copies of Valentina Server as a part of their own solutions for $599. Special versions are available at no cost for academic and educational use.
Product: Valentina 7 for Xojo
MBS Plugins 17.0 Released
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 17.0 update:
Sometimes you need to provide certificates and SSL keys to CURL plugin for secure transfers. To make it easier to query details from those certificates, we added a X509MBS class. The PKeyMBS class helps working with private or public keys, which you can read using our new PKCS12MBS class.
For better encryption you can now use our TwoFishMBS class. TwoFish is derived from the older Blowfish encrypter and was one of the AES finalists. Rijndael was choose for AES, but Twofish may be a good alternative in some cases.
For macOS we added the LAContextMBS class to query local authentication. This includes using TouchID on the latest Macbook Pro. Please note that this feature is only available for 64-bit applications.
Our DynaPDF plugin now supports loading newer DynaPDF libraries and use them instead of the built-in library. For page templates we added a convenience function to rotate them. The DynaPDFEditTextMBS class provides now more details on the text to replace so you can use it to find texts on PDF pages and highlight them. As we fixed a few things for printing with DynaPDF, please update your code to match our examples to keep it working well.
The WordFileMBS class to work on Word files have been improved. It should now be able to replace tags with multi line texts. And if you have a table in your template, we can now remove rows there, too.
Our WKWebViewControlMBS control to use WebKit 2 on Mac in 64-bit applications now supports more events. You can use that control instead of a HTMLViewer control. In 32-bit applications, you get WebKit 1.0 while in 64-bit applications you get WebKit 2.0. We try to keep functionality equal for both implementations.
We improved PHP class, PortMidiStreamMBS, CGImageSourceMBS, JSONMBS classes and more. We added MeasureRotatedTextMBS to measure size of text for drawing with DrawRotatedTextMBS.
Finally we updated DynaPDF to version 22.214.171.124, LibXL to version 3.7.2 and SQLite to 3.16.2.
Product: MBS Xojo and Real Studio plugins
Scripts Plugin 3.0
This version contains a novel class "Basic" with a different syntax (sample Basic files are included) compared to XojoScript/Xojo. It has the same functionality and capabilities, such as connecting it to a context. Basic can read multiple files using the keyword import. Sample projects will show how to implement interactive scripting with the Threadsafe class, with either XojoScript or Basic(Script). Interactive scripting requires a blocking thread in a Desktop application as is shown in sample projects, but not in a Console application, given that the Terminal waits for input in a while loop. More information is available once the plugin is installed in the Plugins Folder of Xojo. In the IDE, navigate to Help > Plugin References > Script. Note that many sample projects use the Lexing plugin, which is also available for downloading. Lexing is often as the Text Editor when dealing with programming code, but be assured Scripts plugin is not dependent on Lexing. These are free downloads, but if you plan to build applications with them, then get a license.
Product: Scripts Plugin 3.0
Price: $35 (free demo)
DataView and piDogScrollingCanvas Updated
DataView is designed to be a very powerful replacement for Xojo's built-in ListBox, providing many useful features such as smooth-scrolling, column reordering, progress-bars, pop-up menus, and Date-Choosers. Able to handle a virtually unlimited data set, DataView's native theme-compliance looks right at home under any version of Mac-OS, Linux and Windows that Xojo supports. DataView also supports Retina Displays on MacOS, HIDPI on Windows, and Display Scaling on Linux! It also supports using ContainerControls to provide cell content for almost limitless capability.
Some Highlights of 1.8.1:
Added AccessColumnsByInsertionOrder property
Added HeadingTextColor, HeadingTextBold, HeadingTextFont, HeadingTextSize and HeadingTextItalic to listColumn
Added more cell formatting options to listColumn class
Added AllowsUnderflow property to always fill available width of the DataView
Embedded Containers now behave when resizing the window after clicking a container
Added CellTextPaintEnabled property to improve performance when using standard cell painting
Calendars and PopupMenus now fire on mouseup to allow dragging in PopupMenu and DateChooser cells
Updated control rendering under classic and high contrast themes to work correctly under Windows
Product: DataView and piDogScrollingCanvas
Price: $99 (encrypted), $349 (source code)
ComplexMatrixPlugin 4.6 has a much more powerful testComplexMatrix project which produces the application MatrixCalc.
can be used for 32- and 64-bit Xojo applications.
has all the functionality of my Complex and Matrix plugins and adds the ability to handle complex matrices and polynomials.
allows you to construct programs which can handle complex numbers, real matrices, and complex matrices much like doubles and integers are handled.
has many math functions can handle square matrices, such as Exp, Log, Sin, Asin, Sinh, Asinh, Pow, etc.
HDRtist NX 1.0
HDRtist NX is the third installment in the HDRtist series of applications that Ohanaware started back in 2009. NX is the absolute latest and most advanced version to date, featuring brand new technology and functionality that Ohanaware been refining in the last 7 years. What makes HDRtist NX so special?
Turbo charged 128-Bit image processing with high precision, utilizing multi-core processors and accelerated graphics hardware.
Next generation futuristic interface, making the application feel like it's directly from a modern science fiction movie.
Large live editor with split view, providing near real time performance while the images are being edited.
1-Click Styles, allow the customer to pick and choose one of our pre-made styles. Alternatively customers can create and share their own.
Master slider (with 4 settings) and fine grained control, give customers a single slider to help choose their look, while still giving access to the individual elements.
Multiple exposures, single images and even iPhone HDRs can be used with HDRtist NX.
Built-in online sharing, so customers can quickly share their images on their favorite social media sites.
Editable HDR image, when images are saved in the HDRtist NX format, customers can re-edit their HDRs without having to start again.
Ohanaware's Magic effect version 3.0, helps to boost the luminosity, vibrance and reduce minor imperfections of an image.
Supports "Drag and Drop" from Apple's "Photos" photo organizing application.
Tested with HDR images upto 101 megapixel in size.
Product: HDRtist NX 1.0
Save the Date for XDC 2018
Xojo is happy to announce the dates for XDC 2018 which will take place April 25-27, 2018 in Denver, Colorado at the Magnolia Hotel. More information will be available in the coming months, but please mark your calendar. We want this to be the biggest XDC ever.
Product: XDC 2018
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)
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)
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 Kurfürstendamm, 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 Kurfürstendamm, 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. Stéphane 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)
xDev Magazine Launches xDevLibrary
xDev Magazine is delighted to announce the re-launch of RBLibrary as xDevLibrary, following the purchase of the classic à 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 Rodríguez (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 Rodríguez (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
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