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Xojo 2021 Release 3

Xojo thoughts, news and tips

Issue: 19.6 (November/December 2021)
Author: Paul Lefebvre
Author Bio: Paul Lefebvre is a Xojo Software Engineer. He has been using Xojo and its prior versions since 2001.
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Currently in active pre-release testing, 2021 Release 3 has a couple of pretty big changes that I can talk about.

First is the addition of the new Desktop API 2.0 controls. These controls bring Desktop projects up to API 2.0 with new naming, event names that are consistent with other platforms, and a few other tweaks.

You'll be able to migrate your existing projects if you want or you can continue to use the existing desktop controls as you always have. You can also mix and match old and new controls on layouts.

Geoff did a Hangout in early October to talk about Desktop API 2.0 with the community and we will definitely have more to say when 2021 Release 3 ships.

The second feature that I can mention is the return of the ability to build Mac apps from Windows and Linux. This feature has been missing ever since Apple dropped 32-bit app support on macOS. This was because the linker being used on Windows and Linux was unable to link 64-bit Mac apps. But the open-source linker project that we use on macOS added Windows and Linux support earlier this summer and we were able to quickly get it incorporated into Xojo so that we could bring this feature back. Of course, you still want to be testing your Mac apps on an actual Mac to ensure that they work the way you want.

These certainly are not the only improvements coming in 2021 Release 3. To learn about the others you will have to wait until 2021 Release 3 ships. If you'd like to help test, please get in touch: hello@xojo.com

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