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DataView and piDogScrollingCanvas Updated

piDog Software has released version 1.12.1 of DataView and piDogScrollingCanvas. piDogDataView, based on piDogScrollingCanvas is intended to be an easy to use, drop-in replacement for Xojo's Listbox control, providing more capabilities and a more native feel.

Features included in this release include:

New, easier to navigate documentation format and docset feed for Dash users

Major focus on improvements for Retina Macs and HIDPI for Windows Target including containers and PDF features

New CellWillEdit and CellDidEdit events allow for fine control of user editing of cell values

Improvements to drag and drop features

New RenderCell method allows for easy rendering of individual cells as Picture objects

Improvements and fixes for scrollers and native list headers

Product: DataView and piDogScrollingCanvas

Platforms: All

Price: $129 (encrypted), $349 (source code)

Website: http://www.pidog.com/piDogScrollingCanvas/DataView.shtml

Xojo 2018 Release 2

Xojo 2018 Release 2 has 160 changes and improvements, including:

Continued Windows optimizations

iOS Improvements:

iOSTable supports pull-to-refresh

iOSTable better supports varying row heights with iOSCustomTableCell

iOSView supports large titles on iOS 11+

iOSHTMLViewer now uses WKWebView for better compatibility

Added SpecialFolder.Resources and GetResource methods

SQLiteDatabase updated to 3.23.1

HTMLViewer uses WebKit2 on Linux (if available) and latest Chromium Embedded Framework 3 on Windows (when WebKit is selected)

Product: Xojo IDE

Platforms: All

Price: Free IDE (app deployment requires a one-time fee, $99-$1,999)

Website: http://www.xojo.com/download

PDTSQL Released

PDTSoftware is pleased to announce the availability of PDTSQL, an embedded SQLite database server for Xojo. With PDTSQL, developers can easily create custom, redistributable SQLite database servers for their applications. It is intended for light-weight database applications with less than 10 users connected at a time. Developers can make the administration of the server as simple or as extensive as needed.

A sample server and applications are included in the package. Server source code in the demo is encrypted and will only run in the Xojo IDE.

Product: PDTSQL

Platforms: All

Price: $75 (source code)

Website: http://www.pdtsoftware.com/

Tim Dietrich launches PromoStandards JSON API

Xojo developer Tim Dietrich has launched the PromoStandards JSON API, a service that provides developers with an alternative, JSON-based interface to PromoStandards.

"PromoStandards is a collaborative effort by some of the leading companies in the promotional products industry to standardize how data is communicated," said Tim. "The goal is to reduce friction in the industry's business processes, which benefits suppliers, distributors, and customers alike. The promotional products industry is massive, with 2017 sales of $23.3 billion. So even the slightest increase in efficiency can have dramatic results."

With the PromoStandards JSON API Service, developers can send simple JSON requests, and receive JSON responses as well. Tim developed the API using Xojo and Aloe Express, a popular open-source Xojo Web server module.

Product: PromoStandards JSON API Service

Platforms: All

Price: Free

Website: https://json.promoproducts.io/

MBS Plugins 18.3 Released

MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS Xojo Plugin 18.3 for macOS, iOS, Linux, and Windows, the latest update to their product that is easily the most powerful plugin collection currently available for Xojo. MBS Xojo Plugins 18.3 have been updated and now includes over 2,400 classes and 62,000 documented features, and the versatile plugins have gained more new functions:

Our Bluetooth plugin got more features: We added Bluetooth classes for Mac and Windows to list and communicate with bluetooth devices. For Windows we have a WindowsBlueToothSocketMBS class to communicate with devices like the socket classes. We added Bluetooth LE functions for Windows in addition to existing CoreBluetooth functions for Bluetooth LE for MacOS.

For all fans of SSH, we got a new tunnel feature. For SQL Plugin, we got a built-in CubeSQL library. For CURL, we got a new CURLSMBS.SetupOAuth function for oAuth to use web services with Open Authentication easier.

For 64-bit applications, you can use new AVCaptureViewControlMBS and AVPlayerViewControlMBS controls with AVFoundation to get Apple's standard playback and recording controls. We also improved AVAudioPlayerMBS class.

We got WindowsGraphicsInfoMBS constructors, improved NSMenuItemMBS class with debugger visible properties, new shared methods for GMColorMBS class, more methods for GZipFileMBS and improved error handling and more properties for TiffPictureMBS class.

Product: MBS Xojo and Real Studio plugins

Platforms: All

Price: $29-$299

Website: http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.com/xojo/plugins.shtml

New Raspberry Pi with Xojo Book

xDevLibrary is delighted to announce the release of a new book by Eugene Dakin, "I Wish I Knew How To... Program Raspberry Pi 3B+ Electronics with Xojo - Stretch Edition."

The 600+ page PDF book can be purchased via GumRoad for instant delivery (http://gum.co/bXqy).

You can do many things with the Raspberry Pi, and some have built a Star Trek interface, while others have built robots. This book provides the building block to work with Xojo to react with the real world through its motherboard to allow you to make your own interesting device. This inexpensive computer can be programed by the widely recognized Xojo programming language.

This book "I Wish I Knew How to... Program Raspberry Pi 3B+ Electronics with Xojo" goes into the numerous programs that can be built to interact with many types of electronic gadgets. This book uses the latest Raspberry Pi 3B+ hardware with the newest version of the Stretch Operating System.

Note: A previous version of this book that supports older Xojo releases and Raspberry Pi operating systems is still available at xDevLibrary (http://www.xdevlibrary.com ).

Product: I Wish I Knew How To... Program Raspberry Pi 3B+ Electronics with Xojo - Stretch Edition (book)

Platforms: Win

Price: $19.99

Website: http://xdevlibrary.com

Omegbundle for Xojo Ends Sept. 10!

Omegabundle for Xojo 2018 Developer Tools Bundle is a collection of 13 (122+ individual items!) of the most useful tool sets, add-ons, digital books and components for use with Xojo Inc's Xojo development environment. If purchased separately and not including any additional offers, the total cost would be over $3,656.30. Omegabundle for Xojo 2018 costs $399.

The sale ends September 10, 2018 and won't be extended. This is your last chance to take advantage of this unbeatable deal!

Product: Omegabundle for Xojo 2018

Platforms: Varies

Price: $399

Website: http://www.omegabundle.com/

Just Code Challenge

Introducing this summer's Just Code challenge. The idea is that you try to make one app a week throughout the next 14 weeks of the summer. These apps don't need to do anything fancy, although they should do something. Any type of Xojo-made app counts -- desktop, iOS, or web. No need to compile, you are only required to submit your project to complete the challenge.

This contest is a great way to show people new to coding what it takes to make an app, and to show how much fun coding is.

The Just Code challenge starts today, June 18 and ends Friday, September 21. Submit a project on at least 10 out of 14 Fridays to complete the Just Code challenge! Complete the challenge and you'll get one of our super soft, new Xojo shirts (while supplies last) and you'll be entered to win a Xojo Pro license plus $100! UPDATE: Because of growing interest, we'll also be giving away a limited number of Xojo Lite licenses!

Product: Just Code Challenge

Platforms: All

Price: Free

Website: https://blog.xojo.com/2018/06/18/jump-right-in-just-code-challenge/

Free SQLiteDatabase Online Course

Javier Rodriguez (AprendeXojo.com) announces the availability of this Online Xojo Course, initially available only in Spanish and English to follow, about creating and using SQLite databases from Xojo via code from scratch.

Discover throughout a total of 14 Lessons, 10 Videos and 10 Test quizzes all you need to be aware of in order to create from Xojo code new in-memory SQLite database, file based SQLite database, create new tables, records, updating records, working with RecordSet, DatabaseRecord, DatabaseField executing direct queries against the database, synchronous and asynchronous backups, encrypting and decrypting SQLite Databases... and other regular operations for starters, and without previous experience!

Once you finish every lesson, you will go through a quiz in order to test the learned topics, validating their correct assimilation.

Product: SQLiteDatabase Online Course

Platforms: All

Price: Free (with registration)

Website: https://www.aprendexojo.com/shop/primeros-pasos-con-sqlitedatabase-y-iossqlitedatabase/

BKS Tab Control

BKeeney Software releases BKS Tab Control, a set of classes that offer developers a classic "tabs control" for Xojo Desktop applications. The Tab Control can attach to any RectControl or Window, and will maintain a relationship to this parent control if and when it changes size. Tabs can be displayed in one of four directions (North, South, East, West) and individually offer options like a close button, an icon, a background color, and can be disabled. Other features:

Optional CloseBox can be positioned on the left of right

If the CloseBox is selected a CancelClose event is fired

Optional Icon can be positioned on the left or right

Each tab can have a different background color

Each tab can be disabled

Each tab text can be stylized with font, font color, text size, bold, italic, underline

Tabs that overflow the available width may be accessed with an overflow popup menu

Works in HiDPI and non-HiDPI modes

Product: BKS Tab Control

Platforms: Desktop

Price: $75

Website: https://www.bkeeney.com/allproducts/bks-tab-control/

SpeakerCue Confidence Monitoring

ampSoftware is excited to announce the release of SpeakerCue, a confidence monitor for professional producers and presenters. This handy communications tool is a simple, streamlined way for a presenter or speaker to monitor their time and for an assistant or producer to provide them with invaluable information. SpeakerCue requirements are simple; a Mac or PC for the person who is controlling the time and messaging, and an external display within view of the speaker to receive those messages.

Product: SpeakerCue

Platforms: Desktop

Price: $80

Website: http://speakercue.com/

Introducing Temper: A Xojo-based Web API for FileMaker

Tim Dietrich has released Temper, a new Web API for FileMaker databases. With Temper, developers can make API calls to create, read, update, and delete records, run scripts, set and get the contents of containers, get information about layouts, scripts, and more.

"I developed Temper as an alternative to FileMaker's Data API," said Tim. "Temper uses the FileMaker API for XML, so there are no additional licenses needed to transfer data, and no need to worry about hitting data transfer limits."

Temper works with all versions of FileMaker Server that support the FileMaker API for XML. Temper was developed using Xojo, XFM (a FileMaker integration module), and Aloe Micro (a variant of the popular Aloe Express Web server module).

Product: Temper

Platforms: All

Price: Free

Website: https://temperapi.com/

M_Redis v.1.1, now with Redis Server

Kem Tekinay has released M_Redis v.1.1, a library to interact with Redis, an open-source in-memory database.

This release introduces Redis Server, a cross-platform GUI to spin up and control redis-server. The freeware apps will let you start, monitor, and quit redis-server (included in the project) on demand and is available both as source code and as compiled executables.

Product: M_Redis

Platforms: Desktop

Price: Free

Website: https://github.com/ktekinay/xojo-redis

xDevLibrary Announces New WMIC Book

xDevLibrary is delighted to announce the release of a new book by Eugene Dakin, "I Wish I Knew How To... Program Windows WMIC With Xojo."

The 550-page PDF book can be purchased via GumRoad for instant delivery (http://gum.co/limjl ).

Has someone ever asked you the question "Is my computer 32-bit or 64- bit?" WMIC is the command that can retrieve this information about a Windows Operating System and almost all of the components installed on the computer. WMIC is the abbreviation for Windows Management Instrumentation Command-Line that has been used for over a decade in the Windows OS.

The book "I Wish I Knew How To...Program Windows WMIC With Xojo" is able to query hundreds of parameters on the computer and this code can be implemented into your program. This is a reference book that shows the many possible options of WMIC and retrieves data seamlessly to your program.

The most difficult part of working with WMIC is to provide the correct search parameters, which this book covers in all of these chapters.

There are 60 chapters which contains over 550 pages and more than 60 example programs that can retrieved hundreds of specifications. Many screen shots have been added to show the results of the code with an index to help find topics quickly. Each chapter has a working version of the WMIC command that can be used.

A few of the many examples include drivers, network protocols, Network Interface Card (NIC), motherboard data and specifications, boot configurations, the BIOS, and much more.

Product: "I Wish I Knew How To...Program Windows WMIC With Xojo" book

Platforms: All

Price: $14.99

Website: http://www.xdevlibrary.com/

Aloe Express 4.0

Tim Dietrich has released version 4.0 of Aloe Express, the popular open-source Xojo Web server module. With Aloe Express, Xojo developers can quickly and easily build Web APIs, microservices, and more.

Aloe Express v4.0 adds support for WebSockets, which enable two-way communication between clients and the server. WebSockets are often used in applications where users need to communicate with each other (such as chat applications) or when changes to data need to be communicated to users immediately (such as financial or news tickers). Aloe Express 4.0 also includes improvements to Aloe's session management and caching functions.

Product: Aloe Express

Platforms: Desktop

Price: Free

Website: https://aloe.zone

Combine PDFs 5.3

Monkeybread Software is proud to announce Combine PDFs 5.3, an update to their popular PDF merge and split tool for Mac OS X. With a focus on ease-of-use, Combine PDFs is a lightweight utility which allows anyone to merge PDF files and images (JPEG, TIFF, etc.) into a single PDF file. Additionally, users can split a PDF file or create a new PDF file with interleaved pages from two different PDF files.

The user need only drag and drop files onto the program icon. The main window appears allowing the user to set the order in which the files are joined, or to remove any files. A menu command launches a window for the input of metadata, such as Title, Author, Creator, Subject, and Keywords. Once all PDF and image files are correctly ordered, and metadata has been entered, a single menu command will automatically join all the selected files into a single PDF file.

Combine PDFs also supports the use of encrypted passwords. With the password option activated users can restrict the viewing, copying and printing of any document. The app permits use of 40 bit, or extremely strong 128 bit encryption. Also supported are OS X Quartz filters which enable users to apply a variety of effects to both PDF and image files. Effects include variable compression level, lightness, gray tone, sepia, and black and white. A preview window allows the user to review all files and effects before producing the final PDF document, and full-screen preview is available.

Changes in Version 5.3:

Fixed preview window setting, so it's saved and honored on next app start.

Added swedish translation.

Can use app store license in shareware version.

Added retina support and now a Cocoa application.

Added preference option to enable copying of annotations.

Requires MacOS 10.9 or newer.

Upgraded to 64-bit.

Version 5.3 sports many new improvements, adding support for French and Italian, automatic metadata, more metadata values, and user selectable fonts for text overlays. Combine PDFs exploits the powerful PDF Libraries built into the Core Graphics of Mac OS X, permitting operations not supported natively on the Windows platform.

Product: Combine PDFs 5.3

Platforms: OSX

Price: $30

Website: http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/Software/CombinePDFs.shtml

XDC 2018 Session Videos Now Available

XDC 2018 session videos are now available for sale! Visit the Xojo Store to purchase your video pass for $399. You'll get access to all of the session videos and XDC Keynote!

If you attended XDC 2018, you already have access to them in your Xojo Account.

Product: XDC 2018 Session Videos

Platforms: All

Price: $399 (free for XDC 2018 attendees)

Website: https://www.xojo.com/store/#conference

Free iOSDesignExtensions

Following the announcement at XDC2018, Jeremie Leroy is pleased to announce iOSDesignExtensions, a collection of free extensions for the Xojo iOS framework.

iOSDesignExtensions modules hold more than 100 extensions methods that will help any Xojo developer create a great design for iPhone and iPad apps.

With this set of extensions, it is easy to add a background color to any control, change the keyboard display for iOSTextField, add rounded borders to buttons and container controls. Some advanced features enable recoloring a picture using its mask and adjusting font size for any control that displays a text label.

Product: iOSDesignExtensions

Platforms: iOS

Price: Free

Website: https://github.com/jkleroy/iOSDesignExtensions

XDC 2019 Announced

For the first time ever, Xojo announced the next XDC at this year's XDC! Join fellow developers for XDC 2019 May 1-3 in Miami, Florida at Marriott Biscayne Bay. Xojo has received so much enthusiasm that they have already opened registration! The first 50 people will receive a $200 discount on their registration (full price is $999). This year's XDC sold out several months before the conference and it already seems like Miami is a very popular location so register early!

Product: Xojo Developers Conference

Platforms: All

Price: $999

Website: https://www.xojo.com/xdc/

mySalesAgent 2.7

Imagine mySalesAgent as your personal Media Wishlist, Media Shopping list or Collection List. You can search for iPhone, iPod, iPad, AppleTV and macOS apps, for Movies, TV Shows, Music Albums and Songs, Audiobooks or Books and add them to your watchlist. If one of your desired Media reaches the price for which you would like to buy it, mySalesAgent will inform you with a message center notification and optionally by email. You can select any iTunes Store Store worldwide and monitor the price of any Media in that region. The program is free of any advertisement and will not use in app purchases.

Product: mySalesAgent 2.7

Platforms: OSX

Price: Free

Website: https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/mysalesagent/id966480103?mt=12&uo=4&at=1l3vbES&ct=mySalesAgent

Free M_Presentation

Kem Tekinay is pleased to announce M_Presentation, a collection of tools to assist in presenting or demoing Xojo apps. The M_Presentation module holds a collection of control subclasses that will adjust their font size at runtime according to a module constant. Need to change the font size of all of your controls at once to something else? Just change the constant's value!

There is also a window subclass that will automatically created a mirror image of your window that you can put in a projector or second monitor. This "ghost" will reflect almost everything in your main window in real-time and will show the cursor position as a red dot, like a laser pointer. You can have multiple windows open, each with its own "ghost" that will maintain order as you cycle through the main windows. There is even a scaler that will let you scale all the "ghosts" at once. M_Presentation is a free, open-source project

Product: M_Presentation

Platforms: All OSX/Win/Linux

Price: Free

Website: https://github.com/ktekinay/M_Presentation

MBS Xojo Event Kit 1.2 Released

The MBS Xojo Event Kit provides you with a few useful classes for using the calendar for your Xojo iOS application. New in version 1.2:

Added privacy entries for info.plist via build script step.

Updated for Xojo 2018r1

Fixed bugs with color for Mac and we now use NSColor there.

Fixed bug with EKCalendarItemMB.URL setter

Product: MBS Xojo Event Kit

Platforms: iOS

Price: $99

Website: http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/xojo/EventKit/

Monkeybread Software Releases IP in Menubar

Monkeybread Software Releases IP

in Menubar v4.6, an application to show the current IP address in the menubar.

This small application runs in the background and shows the current IP address of your Mac in the menu bar. 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.

New in version 4.6 is 64-bit support.

Product: IP in Menubar

Platforms: OSX

Price: Free

Website: http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/Freeware/IPinmenubar.shtml

ActivityViewer

piDog Software releases version 2.6.0 of their ActivityViewer classes, which have been updated to improve compatibility with the current Xojo IDE and add support for SecureSockets.

ActivityViewer is a set of classes by piDog Software that makes it easy to add progress displays for various background tasks to your Xojo projects.

ActivityViewer works by extending the Thread, SocketCore and Shell classes with properties and methods like "Label", "Icon", "Progress", "ProgressText", "Cancel" and "Finish".

An ActivityView can be embedded in any window or use the included default Activity Window.

ActivityViewer also includes the ActivityViewer_HTTPFileDownloadSocket which includes SSL support, pausable downloads, automatic proxy detection, password protected directory handling and URL redirection.

Product: ActivityViewer

Platforms: OSX/Win/Linux

Price: $40

Website: https://www.pidog.com/ActivityViewer/

fp Plugin 10.0

The fp Plugin 10.0 for Xojo adds eight new data types:

BigInteger, BigFloat, BigComplex, BigFraction, BigPoly, BigFloatMatrix, BigComplexMatrix, BigFractionMatrix

The matrix types are new to v. 10.0. BigFractionMatrix replaces BigMatrix. All types have unlimited precision.

Product: fp Plugin 10.0

Platforms: All

Price: Free

Website: http://delaneyrm.com/fpPlugin.html

Announcing gTooltip

Gate61 is proud to announce gTooltip, a new Xojo Web add-on to create flexible, styled and customized Tooltips (HelpTags).

Tooltip text can also contain html tags (strong, img, ...) and icons

Different sizes, multi-lines allowed

Dynamic (you can change settings at runtime, by code)

Text and background colors, transparency allowed !

Triggered by hover, click or manually

Multiple positioning options

With or without arrows

Delayed and animated display/hide

Set the Tooltip to follow the mouse cursor

Optional "flip" (position change) when not enough room available

Product: gTooltip

Platforms: Web

Price: $17/$69 (encrypted/source)

Website: https://www.gate61.com/gtooltip.html

Free Xojo Pi!

In honor of Pi Day 2018, Xojo will be giving away Xojo Pi licenses for free! Xojo Pi allows you to build console apps for Linux ARM for use with Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 3.

Back at XDC 2015 when we announced Xojo would be adding support for the Raspberry Pi, we thought it was a fun extra for Xojo users. We were not expecting the overwhelming excitement and interest from the Xojo community and makers around the world! To celebrate Pi Day like the true geeks we are, we're making Xojo Pi licenses free from Pi Day forward! Email hello@xojo.com or DM Xojo on Twitter for your free Xojo Pi license activation code.

Product: Xojo Pi

Platforms: Raspberry Pi

Price: Free

Website: http://www.xojo.com

gNotify

Gate61 is proud to announce gNotify a new Xojo Web add-on, a powerful and flexible control to display Notifications.

Product: gNotify

Platforms: Web

Price: $17/$69 (encrypted/source)

Website: https://www.gate61.com/gnotify.html

Free Online Xojo Course: SQLite basics

Javier Rodriguez (AprendeXojo.com) announces the availability of this Online Xojo Course, initially available only in Spanish, about the basics on creating apps based on SQLite with Xojo.

Discover throughout a total of 12 Lessons, 10 Videos, and 9 Test quizzes all the basics you need to be aware of in order to get the SQLite foundations in combination with Xojo. For that, we will create a basic but functional sample app that will manage Customers, Invoices and general Invoices listing per customer. Learn the foundations about SQLite database definition, creating, updating or deleting records... and more, withouth previous experience!

Once you finish every lesson, you will go through a quiz in order to test the learned topics, validating their correct assimilation.

Product: SQLite basics course

Platforms: All

Price: Free (with registration)

Website: https://www.aprendexojo.com/shop/fundamentos-sqlite/

gColorPicker

Gate61 is proud to announce our new Xojo Web add-on: gColorPicker, a Web Control providing a clean and flexible HTML Web Color Picker.

This control was built with pure javascript and css, no images or external libraries needed. It works with all major modern browsers and is compatible with Xojo 2016r2.1 onwards.

This control offers the following features:

fully responsive

customize layout by adding an Alpha (transparency) selection, and/or a sample of the selected color

get or set color using Xojo colors

provides hex and rgb/rgba HTML strings

activate read-only mode

Product: gColorPicker

Platforms: Desktop OSX/Win/Linux

Price: $17 (encrypted), $69 (source code)

Website: https://www.gate61.com/gcolorpicker.html

Free Online Xojo Course

Javier Rodriguez (AprendeXojo.com) announces the availability of his first Online Xojo Course, initially available only in Spanish, about the use of Timers in Xojo.

Discover along a total of 7 Lessons, 6 Videos and 6 Test quizzes the three Timer classes available in Xojo, and where you should use any of them depending the deployment target or the things you want to accomplish. Learn when (and how) to instantiate the Timer classes, when to execute scheduled code without even instantiate Timers, and how the Scope is involved in the process!

This course is available for free to all registered users of AprendeXojo.com.

Product: Online Xojo Course

Platforms: All

Price: Free (with registration)

Website: https://www.aprendexojo.com/shop/uso-timer-xojo/

GraffitiSuite Release 25

GraffitiSuite Solutions is proud to announce Release 25 for GraffitiSuite Desktop and Web Editions! Included in Release 25 are major bug fixes, compatibility improvements, and new products.

According to the company: "For R25, we focused on improving not only the end-user's experience, but also the developer's experience. We've done some work converting old Constant values for properties to Enumerations and added properties and methods that were previously missing and frequently requested for a number of the classes."

In the realm of new products, Desktop Edition has three new classes (GraffitiNote, GraffitiSettings and GraffitiTabBar), while two new classes have been added to Web Edition (GraffitiWebLabel and GraffitiQRReader). These new classes are sure to be a welcome addition to any developer's arsenal.

In terms of bug fixes, for Desktop, GraffitiHTMLEditor has seen a plethora of changes aimed at improving support on MacOS primarily. Other notable changes are to GraffitiGrid, GraffitiCalendar, and GraffitiSlideshow.

Product: GraffitiSuite

Platforms: All

Price: Starting at $149/year

Website: http://www.GraffitiSuite.com/

Free Redis_MTC

Kem Tekinay is proud to announce Redis_MTC, a free, open-source project that will let you easily interact with a Redis Server.

Redis_MTC offers an API that closely mimics the features available on a Redis server and makes the connection as easy as creating a new object. The project comes with unit tests that demonstrate its various features and show off its speed of around 25k requests per second in normal mode, and up to 500k requests per second when using "pipelines."

You can read more about Redis at their site (https://redis.io/).

Product: Redis_MTC

Platforms: Desktop

Price: Free

Website: https://github.com/ktekinay/XOJO-Redis/

XojoUnit 6.5

XojoUnit 6.3 is now available on GitHub. Changes include:

Added "Run Until Fail"" button to Desktop. Tests will continue to run in a loop until one fails. "Stop Tests" will stop after the last test if running in a loop, or immediately if not. If you want to stop looping tests right away, press "Stop Tests" twice.

Added more contextual menus to Desktop (Selected Failed Tests, Select One Test).

Better updating of results and summary on Desktop. Also means less flicker on Windows.

Better handling of Controller.Duration.

Added more Currency tests.

Disabled Run button and added progress wheel to iOS.

Added Test Timers.

Product: XojoUnit

Platforms: All

Price: Free

Website: https://github.com/xojo/XojoUnit

Markdown Parser for Xojo

Javier Rodriguez (AprendeXojo.com) announces the availability of Markdown Parser for Xojo. This un-encrypted class allows any Xojo developer to implement in their products the ability to parse Markdown source text into HTML + the provided CSS styles, so it can be presented on the fly over an HTML control for its use "as-is", or as an starting point for invoices, reports, templates or document conversion (among other possibilities of use).

Markdown Parser for Xojo is 32- and 64-bit compatible for macOS, Windows, Linux operating systems on Desktop, Web, Console and RaspberryPi deployments.

Inspect / Access Source Code. No Chains!

Extremely Easy to Implement and Use

Free updates for one year

Exclusive portal for Feedback / Feature Requests / Bugs submission and follow up

Product: Markdown Parser fo Xojo

Platforms: Desktop

Price: $96 (approx)

Website: https://www.aprendexojo.com/shop/markdown-parser-for-xojo-with-source-code/

New Window Style component

The 'New Window Style' component for Xojo from PesaroSystem for desktop development platform is a class for customizing the windows of Xojo projects for macOS. The class allows to transform the "old" classical view into the new style adopted by the most common applications for macOS.

The class allows different functions including: hide the title bar; display or hide the title caption; color a sidebar to create a left menu commands; etc.

By downloading the class you will find an example of use. Everything is very simple and intuitive.

Product: Window Style

Platforms: OSX

Price: $12 (approx)

Website: http://www.pesarosystem.it/xojo-new-window-style-english.asp

New Zoom Image Component

The Zoom Image component from PesaroSystem for Xojo Desktop development platform is a support tool for image management. A box containing the image is made available.

The component allows various features including zoom on command, with the mouse wheel, via code, moving, loading by drag and drop, etc. It can be used for drawing applications or any other environment where a dynamic visualization of the image is required.

In the download component you will find an example of use. Everything is very simple and intuitive.

Product: Zoom Image

Platforms: Desktop

Price: $17 (approx)

Website: http://www.pesarosystem.it/xojo-zoom-image.asp

xDev Archive 15 available

This 538-page printed book contains all of Year 15 of xDev Magazine (Jan. 2017-Dec. 2017). Existing xDev subscribers can save 25% off the normal price.

Product: xDev Archive 15 (printed book)

Platforms: All

Price: $59.99

Website: http://xdevmag.com/orders_book.shtml

GridMap Component for Xojo

The GridMap component for Xojo Desktop development platform is a tool for area management. It is possible to set the size of the area in rows and columns. This will create a grid divided into cells, each with its properties. This will allow you to use the component for any situation, such as: beaches, land, campsites, parking lots, etc.

After inserting the component into the whole window it is possible, via code, to change the characteristics. It will be possible to choose the size of the grid, Columns x Rows. For each cell it will be possible to set the color, the tag, and other properties. Clicking on a cell will trigger an event with parameters that will report: the position of the Cell, and the Cell object from which it is possible to trace all the properties.

Product: GridMap Component for Xojo

Platforms: All

Price: 58?/145? (single/multi)

Website: http://www.pesarosystem.it/xojo-gridmap-english.asp

Server Ranger 2 Released

LibertyApp Ltd is proud to announce the immediate availability of Server Ranger 2 for Mac, the server and website monitoring solution. And for the first time, Server Ranger is also coming soon to Windows and Linux, thanks to Xojo's cross-platform capabilities.

Are your servers, websites and devices online? Monitor their network performance and uptime with Server Ranger 2. Get email or SMS alerts when things go wrong. Any number of nodes. Server Ranger 2 can check 1 device or 1000.

PER-DEVICE POLICIES: Choose from Critical, Normal or Less important default policies. Or create a custom policy for each server.

SMART INTERFACE: Nodes performing properly are in green. Yellow indicates the node is online but slow. Red is for offline. Only interested in 1 device? Switch to Single Server Mode to reduce on-screen clutter.

ALERTS: New in Server Ranger 2 are SMS text message alerts (Optional SMS alerts use the Twilio service and costs may vary). Nodes can send a text to one or multiple recipients, as well as emails, notifications, sound alerts and more. Decide if alerts should repeat or not. Only receive alerts after a timeframe of your choice. It's all entirely customisable.

ANCHOR SERVER: Prevent false alerts using the new Anchor Server system. Simply give Server Ranger 2 a server that you can rely on, such as a Google DNS server, and Server Ranger 2 will intelligently check it first, to ensure local connectivity.

MORE THAN JUST PING: Server Ranger 2 can Ping any device to check if it is online and performing properly. But it's possible for a server to be online yet still have website problems so Server Ranger 2 does more than just Ping. Check HTTP headers are successfully downloaded and in a timely manner. Login to email servers and test for availability. You choose the type of check that Server Ranger 2 performs.

STATISTICS: Server Ranger 2 logs every response from your devices. Graphs show uptime and performance. Spot patterns of poor performance and print or export the log to a CSV file.

BIG SCREEN MODE: Open the Overview window and get a glance at all your servers. Airplay to a screen on the wall or another monitor.

Key features:

Monitor any type of server or site - file servers, routers, web servers, email servers and more

Define alerts for slow and offline devices

Emails, SMS texts, Mac notifications, sounds, and visual alerts

Eliminate false positives - alerts are only sent after verifying local connection and a user-definable number of checks

Single Server Mode

Overview window - perfect for a screen on the wall or Airplaying to an Apple TV

Detailed log file with export and print

One simple price - no adverts or monthly subscription fees

Server Ranger 2 is shipping for Mac now, for a special introductory price of only $49.99, and is available on the Mac App Store. Server Ranger 2 is a free upgrade for all current customers. For news on the Windows and Linux launch, please join our newsletter (https://www.serverranger.com).

Product: Server Ranger

Platforms: OSX, Win, Linux

Price: $49.99 (introductory price)

Website: http://www.serverranger.com/

Word and Excel Xojo Books Updated

Eugene Dakin has updated two of his "I Wish I Knew How To..." books, one on programming Excel 2016 and one on Word for Windows.

"Program Excel 2016 with Xojo in Windows" includes six new examples and "Program Word with Xojo in Windows" adds nine.

Previous purchasers of these books are eligible for free upgrades (contact xDev Library if you did not receive the upgrade automatically).

Product: "Program Excel 2016 with Xojo in Windows" and "Program Excel 2016 with Xojo in Windows" (books)

Platforms: Win

Price: $14.99 each

Website: http://xdevlibrary.com

CPI - Custom Property Inspector

CPI, the "Custom Property Inspector" control, allows Xojo developers to add a "Property Inspector" pane (similar to the one in the Xojo IDE) as a component in their own applications. This control is 100% Retina/HDPI compatible, written in Xojo2016r4.3, and uses no platform-specific declares.

It supports the following Property Types

Boolean (as "switches" instead of "checkbox")

Color

Date (and/or) Time

Double

Single

Integer

Path (folderitem of ANY filetype)

Image (folderItem of only PNG or JPG filetypes)

String (as in TextField)

Text (as in TextArea)

Dropdown List (values are handled as Strings)

"Special".... this will fire an event to allow the developer to manage any other type of data they need

It supports Expand/Collapse Sections (the old version did not)

It uses a in-memory SQLite database instead of custom classes and arrays

For Color datatype the developer can use the built-in color picker (based on the OS), or opt to supply their own external picker. A similar feature is available for Date/Time datatypes.

Almost all visual attributes can be adjusted by the developer, this includes colors, font size and row heights

Product: CPI

Platforms: All

Price: $29.95 (with source code)

Website: http://www.rdsisemore.com/cpi

MBS Announces Munich Conference 2018

Monkeybread Software is pleased to organize the biggest European Xojo conference in Munich, Germany. People from all over Europe, Australia and North America plan to come. This is your chance to the meet the Xojo Community and finally know the faces for all the forum members.

The conference dates are September 6-7, 2018, at the Maritim Munchen Hotel (https://www.maritim.de/de/hotels/deutschland/hotel-muenchen/uebersicht). Special training days will be offered before the conference.

MBS is currently seeking presenters (http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.info/cgi-bin/docfeedback.cgi?path=munich-2018-event-speaker).

Product: Conference

Platforms: All

Price: 349-699 euros

Website: http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/xojo/events/munich-2018-event.shtml

gHTML Editor for Xojo Desktop Applications

gHTML Editor brings the power of CKEditor to your Xojo Desktop applications. gHTML Desktop features:

simple to use WYSIWYG text editor

load or insert HTML

insert Text

read-only mode

customize toolbar and change on the fly

load skins on the fly

free updates

Product: gHTML Editor for Desktop

Platforms: Web

Price: $17 (encrypted), $69 (with source)

Website: https://www.gate61.com/ghtml.html

XojoApp for Desktop and iOS Developers

Use XojoApp to quickly create Mac, Windows, or iOS apps with Xojo.

XojoApp Desktop Edition: This class library is a new version of RbApp. 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.

XojoApp iOS Edition: This class library contains iOS versions of Desktop edition classes. New classes and functions simplify migration from Desktop to iOS apps. For example, iosDate 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

Platforms: All

Price: $295 each

Website: http://www.excelsoftware.com/xojoapp

Free M_Crypto Updated

Kem Tekinay of MacTechnologies Consulting is pleased to announce the availability of M_Crypto (formerly Blowfish_MTC), a set of encryption tools for Xojo.

M_Crypto implements AES-128, AES-192, AES-256, Blowfish, and Bcrypt in all-native Xojo code (no plugins!) in easy-to-use modules and classes. This free, open-source project is well-documented in the included Read Me file, has been optimized for speed, and is 32- and 64-bit compatible. The included project comes with an all-purpose encryption and decryption app that can be used for testing, along with an extensive series of unit tests.

M_Crypto v.2.2 adds a native-code implementation of Scrypt, a password-hashing algorithm along the lines of Bcrypt and PBKDF2. Scrypt can be made "costlier" than other algorithms and therefore harder to attack via brute-force. You can read more about it online (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrypt).

This update also adds GenerateUUID as a M_Crypto method that uses native system calls where possible generate a cryptographically secure UUID.

The previous update added a command-line utility that will make these tools available in the terminal. The CLI will allow you to encrypt and decrypt with various options or generate a Bcrypt or Scrypt hash.

Product: M_Crypto

Platforms: All

Price: Free

Website: https://github.com/ktekinay/M_Crypto

Take Control of Your Dynamic IP Addresses with xProDDNS

F.W.Roller and Associates LLC, cross-platform business software developers and Enterprise Resource Planning consultants, today announced availability of xProDDNS 17.1.0.

xProDDNS is a Dynamic DNS Client for Dyn, No-IP, OpenDNS and DNS-O-Matic that runs natively on Windows, macOS and Linux, including Raspbian for the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3. It is secure, fast and efficient. Workstations and headless servers are easy to manage thanks to local and remote access via mobile and full web user interfaces powered by a built-in web server.

17.1.0 is the evolution and improvement of the finest Dynamic DNS Client available. Security and performance are better than ever. The user interface has been further tweaked and Dynamic DNS updates now use HTTP/1.1, which is required by Dyn and likely soon will be by No-IP, OpenDNS and DNS-O-Matic.

Native cross-platform

Mobile and full web user interfaces

Encrypted databases

Hashed passphrase with obfuscated salt

Multiple providers, accounts, hosts and NICs

Secure checks, updates and notifications

Realtime email and text message alerts

Dynamic detailed log display

CSV, XML and JSON data exports

Context-sensitive help

Product: xProDDNS

Platforms: All

Price: Free

Website: http://fwroller.com/xproddns/

New MemoryBlocks with Xojo Book

xDevLibrary is delighted to announce the release of a new book by Eugene Dakin, "I Wish I Knew How To... Use MemoryBlocks with Xojo."

Memory Blocks are commonly used with games because of increased speed, and are commonly used with Operating System APIs that are used to extend functionality of your program. If you have played a computer game that has nice graphics such as Medal of Honor, Need for Speed, or other real-time games, then your computer has been directly using memory management.

This new book provides working examples to modify memory, work with structures, and work with binary files. Eugene goes through Bitwise Operations, classic and new framework reading and writing of memory blocks, adding, editing, and removing data, and binary streams.

MemoryBlocks are difficult to master, and provide added speed and flexibility to your programs. Because this is a more challenging topic, there are few resources that are written and even less examples are available. This book provides information and examples on how to work through each solution whether you are a beginning or advanced Xojo programmer.

Introduces memoryblock addresses and data theory

Learn about data assignment and retrieval

Techniques available for text encoding and decoding

Code for Windows, OSX, and Linux OSs

Understand solutions with strings and text

Create, save, and read binary mixed data type binary data files

Examples include both Classic MemoryBlock and New Framework MemoryBlock data types

And more...

There are more than 180 pages with over 55 example programs that encompass 10 Chapters. These examples were written and tested with Xojo 2017 r2.

Product: I Wish I Knew How To... Use MemoryBlocks with Xojo (book)

Platforms: Win

Price: $14.99

Website: http://xdevlibrary.com

MBS Announces London Conference 2017

Monkeybread Software is pleased to host a little MBS Xojo Developer Conference. We meet once again in the nice Antoinette Hotel in Wimbledon, England, for a meeting day and a training day.

We have a Xojo training day on 9th November 2017. We talk a close look on Xojo and show you in little projects how to work with advanced Xojo language features, databases, sockets and threads. Please bring your own ideas and topic wishes to be added to schedule.

On 10th November 2017, we meet with Xojo developers from all over UK to talk about Xojo on our conference day. We have a few nice sessions in the pipeline for you. Stephane Pinel will give his keynote and talk about what's new and coming in Xojo. Christian Schmitz from Monkeybread Software will update us on the latest plugin news. We will soon add more sessions, so keep an eye on the schedule. If you like to speak, please contact us soon.

If you like to join the events, please register with us. More than 20 people are already planning to join this event and we also hope to see a lot of people for the dinners in the evenings.

Product: Conference

Platforms: All

Price: 95?/99?

Website: http://monkeybreadsoftware.com/xojo/events/london-2017-event.shtml

MBS Xojo Bug Reporter Kit 1.3

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.

Added console example project.

Updated for Xojo 2017

Product: MBS Xojo Bug Reporter Kit in version 1.2

Platforms: All

Price: $69 (49 Euro)

Website: http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/Bugreporter/

MBS Updater Kit Updated

The MBS Updater Kit helps you in adding an automatic update feature to your application. Version 2.1 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.

Fixed timeout property for CURL.

Updated for Xojo 2017.

Product: MBS Updater Kit

Platforms: All

Price: $99 USD (79 Euro)

Website: http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/UpdaterKit/

Kaju v.2.0

em Tekinay is pleased to announce Kaju v.2.0, available today. Kaju is a set of classes that lets you easily and securely implement self-updating apps in Xojo that look and work the same on Mac, Windows, and Linux.

Among other improvements, Kaju v.2.0 includes support for 64-bit binaries while letting you control if and when your users can switch from a 32-bit version to 64-bit.

CLI: Made help prettier.

Admin GUI: Use a temp file for the LoadPage "relativeTo" parameter.

KajuUpdateWindow: Delete the temp file used for the LoadPage "relativeTo" parameter on close.

Added Dutch translation.

KajuUpdateWindow: If an exception is raised while displaying the release notes, any exception message will be added to the dialog text.

Ability to load release notes through a URL.

Admin GUI: Fixed Dupe button.

Added support for 64-bit binaries.

Kaju: Changed parameters of DidLastUpdateSucceed to report the "bit-ness" of the version that initiated the update.

Test App: Use better technique for compressing Windows and Linux executables.

Product:

Platforms: All

Price: Free

Website: https://github.com/ktekinay/Kaju

SQLite Control Now Available

Simcar Software is pleased to announce that their SQLite Control application is now ready for general release. This is a free SQLite Database Manager that handles the creation of a new database, addition/modification/dropping of Tables, View maintenance, Index maintenance, Trigger maintenance, ad hoc SQL statements (with a statement builder), Script maintenance etc.

Product: SQLite Control

Platforms: OSX

Price: Free

Website: http://simcarsoftware.com/newfree/applications/sqlitecontrol.html

Valentina Studio 7.1 Delivers JavaScript Automation, Xojo Code Generation and Excel Export

Paradigma Software announces a major update to its visual database design and management product Valentina Studio. Valentina Studio Pro includes several key improvements, as well as two highly requested features: JavaScript automation and code generation.

The code generation feature enables Valentina Studio Pro to generate native programming code for interacting with Valentina objects. The first implementation is for use with Xojo Inc's Xojo cross platform development tool and even generates native Xojo projects in XML. Xojo was prioritized because of the currently available Omegabundle for Xojo 2017 (http://www.omegabundle.net), which includes Valentina Studio Pro.

Product: Valentina Studio 7.1

Platforms: All

Price: $199-$399

Website: http://valentina-db.com/

SQLBuilder_MTC

Kem Tekinay of MacTechnologies Consulting is proud to release SQLBuilder_MTC, a free, open-source module to build and prepare SQL statements.

SQLBuilder_MTC is pure Xojo code that lets you construct a SQL statement naturally while it assists with syntax through auto-complete. Thanks to the innovative "Conditional Where" feature, you can easily construct a query that varies depending on the values given.

SQLBuilder_MTC also introduces intelligence to the process. Because it links values directly to clauses, it can do things like substitute IS NULL for = where the given value is nil, or let you provide multiple values either in sequence (ParamArray) or as an array.

An example of how it's used: dim rs as RecordSet = SQLBuilder_MTC.SQLSelect( "" ).From( "person" ).CondWhere( firstName <> "", "first_name", "ILIKE", firstName ).CondWhere( lastName <> "", "last_name", "ILIKE", lastName ).Where( "ssn", ssn ).OrderBy( "last_name, first_name" ).Prepare( db ).SQLSelect

SQLBuilder_MTC is database agnostic and will handle all binding and preparation for you.

Product: SQLBuilder_MTC

Platforms: All

Price: Free

Website: https://www.github.com/ktekinay/xojo-sqlbuilder

Omegabundle for Xojo 2017 Dev Tools Bundle

Get the top developer tools and third party components for the Xojo cross-platform development platform for a limited time for over 89% savings!

Omegbundle for Xojo 2017 is a collection of 14 (90+ individual items!) of the most useful tool sets, add-ons, digital books, training material, and components for use with Xojo Inc's Xojo development environment. If purchased separately and not including any additional offers, the total cost would be over $3700. Omegabundle for Xojo 2017 costs $399.

Included Products:

AprendeXojo GuancheMOS. The toolkit you need for application serialization and validation.

Monkeybread Complete Plugins. 60 plugins that extend Xojo with capabilities you want and need to build professional, native OS applications

Jeremie LeRoy Software Desktop Bundle. Nine visual components for building superior user interfaces for desktop apps, plus bonus iOS components!

Monkeybread Software DynaPDF Starter. Create, import and modify PDF files on Mac, Windows, Linux

xDev Library. Two books, several key how to articles plus a heavily documented LDAP Xojo module!

Paradigma Software Valentina Studio Pro. Ultimate reports designer and database administration tool that runs on all three operating systems - Windows, Mac OS X, Linux

Ohanaware App Wrapper. Make your Xojo based applications ready for distribution on Mac App Store

Ohanaware Retina Kit. Retina Kit is the best add-on for making your Xojo applications Retina ready, with fall back solution for Windows, Linux

Ohanaware Sandbox Kit. A necessity for selling on the Mac App Store - makes sure your application complies with the Mac App Store requirements for sandboxing

Paradigma Software Valentina DB ADK for Xojo. Embed the ultra-fast, object-relational Valentina database into your applications and deploy royalty free - Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, including Raspberry PI!

Paradigma Software Valentina Reports ADK for Xojo. Generate visually rich reports as graphics, web pages or PDF from your Xojo applications on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux including Raspberry PI!

Paradigma Software Valentina Server Unlimited. 3-in-1 Reports Server along with two database servers: one built on object-relational Valentina Database and the other on SQLite. Report serving works with MySQL, PostgreSQL, MS SQL Server and the included Valentina and SQLite servers

xDev Magazine. One-year subscription to xDev Magazine, the professional's magazine for developing with Xojo with topical articles by professional Xojo developers

Product: Omegabundle 2017 for Xojo

Platforms: All

Price: $399

Website: http://www.omegabundle.net/

MBS Xojo UDP Socket Kit

The MBS Xojo UDP Socket Kit provides you with a new socket class to use UDP Sockets in your Xojo iOS application.

UDP Socket class:

Create socket

Send message

Listen on a port for incoming data

DataAvailable event for incoming data

Wrapper Features:

For Xojo 2015r1 or later

Using exception handling to track error

Test code included

All classes with MB postfix to avoid name conflicts.

All module definitions are protected to avoid conflicts

Inline documentation

Full Source code, no encryption

Works for 32bit and 64bit targets.

Product: MBS Xojo UDP Socket Kit

Platforms: iOS

Price: $99

Website: http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/xojo/UDPSocketKit/

LexingControl Updated

LexingControl has been updated to version 3.5.6. It is a code editor for the Mac and Windows platforms. Its main feature is to colorize text according to the rules of programming syntax, such as C/C++, XojoScript, PHP, SQL, HTML, and so on.

The look and feel of the Editor is finally correctly appreciated by setting your project to be Hi-DPI aware. Fonts on Mac OS-X are crisp, not blurred, a feature that was already present two years ago in Scintilla, but never showed in applications build with Xojo versions before 2016r4. On Windows it showed the font quality already, yet scaling on Windows could not be accomplished until Xojo 2016r4.

Current users of the plugin can upgrade to this plugin with a minimum fee.

Product: LexingControl

Platforms: OSX/Win

Price: $30 ($10 upgrade)

Website: http://vanhoekplugins.com/REALStudio/Lexing.html

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)

Platforms: Win

Price: $11.99

Website: http://xdevlibrary.com

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

Platforms: All

Price: $349 (introductory price)

Website: https://xojo.com/store/#conference

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

Platforms: All

Price: $299-$599

Website: http://www.valentina-db.com

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

Platforms: All

Price: $35 (free demo)

Website: http://vanhoekplugins.com./

ComplexMatrixPlugin Updated

ComplexMatrixPlugin 4.6 has a much more powerful testComplexMatrix project which produces the application MatrixCalc.

ComplexMatrixPlugin:

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.

Product: ComplexMatrixPlugin

Platforms: All

Price: Free

Website: http://delaneyrm.com/ComplexMatrixPlugin.html

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

Platforms: OSX

Price: $29.99

Website: http://www.machdr.com/

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

Platforms: All

Price: N/A

Website: http://xojo.com/xdc/

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

Platforms: All

Price: $22 (free for debug builds)

Website: http://www.domador.net/products/components-for-xojo/

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.

Product: EverWeb

Platforms: OSX

Price: $79.95 ($99.95/year with hosting)

Website: http://everwebapp.com/features.html

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 OSX are 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.

Examples include:

Many primitives (quads, triangles, etc.)

Fundamentals of colours

Movement and rotation

Points

Starting a graph and chart

Beginning lighting

Lots of texturing

Blender models

Transparency

Camera viewing

An introductory understanding of threads

Collision detection

Xojo Blocks game

A first person viewer (no shooting)

...and more

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

Platforms: All

Price: $14.99

Website: http://gum.co/SzsJ

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:

Introductory Session

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 susan@beyondthechaos.biz 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

Platforms: All

Price: NA

Website: http://www.calendly.com/beyondthechaos/btc

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.

Product: WebGen

Platforms: OSX

Price: Free

Website: http://webgen.timi.me/

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

Platforms: All

Price: Free

Website: http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/xojo/events/berlin-2017-event.shtml

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

Platforms: Win

Price: $200-$800

Website: https://soraco.co

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

Platforms: All

Price: $129

Website: http://www.rdsisemore.com/gpdf

FileName Extreme

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

Platforms: OSX

Price: $20

Website: http://www.filenameextreme.com/

Mac App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/filename-extreme/id1159638311

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

Platforms: Win

Price: Free Trial/$24

Website: http://www.domador.net/products/brd/

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

Price: Free

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."

Website: https://clutch.co/press-releases/clutch-identifies-top-cross-platform-app-development-tools

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:

Liquids Database

Flavour Database

Bases Database

Distributors Database

Storage

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

Platforms: OSX

Price: $2.99

Website: https://itunes.apple.com/app/liquid-database/id1149829246

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

Platforms: All

Price: 299 Euros (until Dec. 4, 2017)

Website: http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/xojo/events/berlin-2017-event.shtml

ArchiveXojo

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.

Product: ArchiveXojo

Platforms: OSX

Price: Free

Website: http://www.bearboat.net/ArchiveXojo/ArchiveXojo.html

XojoThemes 2.0

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.

Product: XojoThemes

Platforms: OSX/Win

Price: Free

Website: http://www.libertyapp.com/xojothemes/

Snippery 1.2

Snippery 1.2 adds Syntax Highlighting for HTML, JavaScript, PHP, and Xojo programming languages (more to come!); Color Schemes to customize the main editor window background, language keywords and other elements; self-update feature and a new Finder menu item that simplifies even more the creation of a new entry from the selected text into Snippery.

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!

Product: Snippery

Platforms: OSX

Price: 14.95 Euros

Website: http://www.aprendexojo.com/software/snippery

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

Platforms: All

Price: 8 Euros

Website: http://www.pesarosystem.it/xojo-picker-color-english.asp

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

Platforms: All

Price: $14.99

Website: http://xdevlibrary.com

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

Platforms: All

Price: $79

Website: http://www.zappappz.com/

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.

Product:

Platforms: iOS

Price: 29?

Website: http://www.jeremieleroy.com/products/flexgrid.php

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.

Product: TipWiz

Platforms: iOS

Price: $0.99

Website: https://itunes.apple.com/app/tipwiz-fast-simple-tip-calculator/id1102406928

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

Platforms: OSX

Price: $9.99/month

Price: $49.99/year

Price: $199.99/year for small team edition

Website: http://www.ohanaware.com/appwrapper/

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

Platforms: All

Price: 48 Euros

Website: http://www.pesarosystem.it/xojo-gantt-english.asp

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

Product: gGauge

Platforms: Web and Desktop

Price: Desktop: $17 (encrypted), $69 (with source)

Price: Web: $17 (encrypted), $69 (with source)

Website: https://www.gate61.com/ggauge.html

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.

Product: Answers

Platforms: OSX/Win

Price: Free/$29 (Pro)

Website: http://nswrs.com/

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!

Product: xDevLibrary

Platforms: All

Price: Varies by product

Website: http://www.xdevlibrary.com

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):

Screencast recording

Presentations

Screen sharing

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

Platforms: OSX

Price: Free

Website: http://www.aprendexojo.com/product/hide/

ReText Released

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:

Easiest operation

Unlimited amount of ReTexter Groups

Unlimited amount of ReTexters in each Group

Automatic acquisition and processing of the Clipboard

Templates Testtext

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

Product: ReText

Platforms: OSX

Price: $2.99

Website: https://itunes.apple.com/app/retext-regex-search-replace/id1115122731

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

Platforms: OSX

Price: 4.95 ?

Website: http://www.aprendexojo.com/software/stamp-dont-repeat-yourself/

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

Platforms: OSX

Price: Free

Website: http://www.tempel.org/R

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