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Xojo 2020 Release 1

Xojo thoughts, news and tips

Issue: 18.5 (September/October 2020)
Author: Paul Lefebvre
Author Bio: Paul Lefebvre is a Xojo engineer. He has been using Xojo and its prior versions since 2001.
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This release has been a long time coming. If it's not out by the time you read this, it will be out real soon. The big feature of Xojo 2020 Release 1 is Web 2.0, which is a complete re-write and re-implementation of the web framework.

There are many new controls, improved performance, API 2.0 naming and much, much more that is available with Web 2.0. Be sure to give it a try with your existing web projects and if you've not looked at making web apps yet, now is a great time to start!

But this release had more than just web stuff in it! Another signature feature is the ability to create your own PDFs using standard Xojo graphics commands. Essentially, just about anything you could draw into a Canvas, you can now draw into a PDF to save or print.

XojoScript has been improved with the ability to save compiled scripts and you can use API 2.0 methods in your XojoScript code.

If you have large projects in text format, you'll be happy to learn that project load time has been significantly reduced, allowing you to get to coding faster.

The desktop ListBox control was updated with the new ability to draw your own custom headers. You can use the HeaderBackgroundPaint and HeaderContentPaint events to draw whatever you want in the headers.

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