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How to Install the MBS Plugins

Issue: 20.4 (July/August 2022)
Author: Stefanie Juchmes
Author Bio: Stefanie studied computer science at the university in Bonn. She came in touch with Xojo due to the work of her brother-in-law and got a junior developer position in early 2019 at Monkeybread Software.
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For many years, Monkeybread Software has provided their Xojo plugins with many additional functionalities for developers. Often we get the question of how to integrate the plugins in Xojo. That's what I want to show you in this Spotlight column.

First, we need the plugin file or files we want to install. For the MBS plugins, you can download them directly from the website (https://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/Xojo/) as a package (see Figure 1).

There you can click on the download links. Depending on your choice of operating system, a zip archive or a disk image will then be downloaded. The contents are all the same.

You can then extract them on your computer. You find the plugin files in the Plugins folder. You can copy them. Then find the program folder of your Xojo version for which you want to use the plugins. In this program folder you will find the subfolder Plugins. Here you can put the plugins you need (see Figures 2-3).

We place the plugin files in the plugin folder of the Xojo application folder.

For the MBS plugins it is useful to put all plugin files in this folder. When you execute a program that uses the functionality of the plugin, only the parts that are really needed are loaded, so your application will not get unnecessarily larger when you use it.

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