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NEWS

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Issue: 7.3 (March/April 2009)
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http://www.truenorthsoftware.com/FormattedTextControl/FormattedTextControl.html
http://homepage.mac.com/delaneyrm/ComplexMatrixPlugin.html
http://ljensen.com/releasenotebrowser
http://www.rothsoft.ch/realbasic/rsreport/
http://seeditmaxi.cachefly.net/rb/FullKeyboardAccess.zip
http://www.maxvalle.com/AppleRemoteClass.zip
http://www.arbp.org
http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/plugins.shtml
http://homepage.mac.com/delaneyrm/DecimalPlugin.html
http://homepage.mac.com/alexrestrepo
http://www.logicalvue.com/sqlite/sqlite.html
http://www.qedit.com.au/
http://www.realsoftware.com/affiliate
http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/cgi-bin/item/9780981871417/The-Dawning-of-Power-eBook.html
http://www.brianrathbone.com/wordpress/rbftp-free-open-source-ftp-client/
http://code.google.com/p/rb-tcmportmapper/
http://seeditmaxi.cachefly.net.
http://seeditmaxi.cachefly.net/
http://customsolutionsofmaryland.50megs.com/subpixeldisplay.htm/
http://www.passportphotostudio.com/
http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/Freeware/CombinePDFs.shtml
http://www.bkeeney.com/products/filesheriff

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Formatted Text Control 1.4

The FTC is a canvas based control for REALbasic that implements word processor capabilities similar to Apple Pages or Microsoft Word. The FTC is useful for implementing reports and general word processing capabilities within your REALbasic applications. The FTC features the following capabilities. - Three display modes including page, normal and edit - RTF support including picture support - A full range of paragraph and character styles - Picture support - Custom object support for adding application specific items - Built in undo management - Many customization options to adapt the FTC to your application - Highly optimized code written in REALbasic for maximum flexibility. Version 1.4 allows you to embed the FTC within a Canvas control to allow you to create custom controls with editing capabilities. This version also addresses 6 bug fixes. See the version history for a complete list of changes. For a more complete list of features and capabilities, see the FTC User Guide in the demo download. The price of the FTC has been reduced by $100 to make it more affordable! Pricing for this software is $350 for a set of non-encrypted modules. Currently we are offering a coupon on the website for 33% off the price. If you join the Association of REALbasic Professionals (www.arbp.org) at the professional level, you will receive a coupon for 50% off the price of the FTC!

Product:

Formatted Text Control 1.2

Platforms:

OSX / WIN

Price:

$350 (unencrypted modules)

Website:

http://www.truenorthsoftware.com/FormattedTextControl/FormattedTextControl.html

ComplexMatrix Plugin 2.6

ComplexMatrix Plugin for REALbasic 2008 Release 4 has all the functionality of Bob Delayney's Complex and Matrix plugins and adds the ability to handle complex matrices and polynomials. (If you are using them, you should remove Complex Plugin and Matrix Plugin.) ComplexMatrix Plugin itself allows you to construct programs which can handle complex numbers, real matrices, and complex matrices much like doubles and integers are handled. Version 2.6 corrects a bug in FindRoots for a Polynomial. ComplexMatrix Plugin is compiled for Mac OS X (Universal), Windows, and Linux.

Product:

ComplexMatrix Plugin

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free

Website:

http://homepage.mac.com/delaneyrm/ComplexMatrixPlugin.html

Release Note Browser 1.0b031

Release Note Browser lets you type a few characters and see the REALbasic release notes that match them, within or across any combination of versions. This version cleans up the formatting of selected notes -- no more

extraneous tabs and linefeeds.

Product:

Release Note Browser

Platforms:

OSX / WIN

Price:

Free

Website:

http://ljensen.com/releasenotebrowser

RSReport 2008.2

With RSReport you can create static or dynamic reports in an object-oriented manner, show them in a print-preview, of course print them -- and even save them as .pdf. This is on both OSX and Windows (Linux should work, too -- but has never been tested and used) -- without the need of any Plugin or PDF-Converter/Printer. It's all written in pure REALbasic. The following basic drawing elements are available: Text, Line, Oval, Rectangle, Checkbox, Image, RTF-Text, Triangle. Charts:Line and Bar. Requires REALbasic Professional 2008r4 or newer.

Product:

RSReport 2008.2

Platforms:

All

Price:

$86 (free to try)

Website:

http://www.rothsoft.ch/realbasic/rsreport/

Full Keyboard Acces

Get Full Keyboard Access with native feel and look using REALbasic 2008.r5 and later. With a single line of code in the window.activate event you get Full keyboard Access with native feel and look, also when the user turn the feature on/off.

Product:

Full Keyboard Acces

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

Free (source code)

Website:

http://seeditmaxi.cachefly.net/rb/FullKeyboardAccess.zip

Apple Remote Class

Massimo Valle created a class to handle the Apple Infrared Remote in pure REALbasic without using plugins or weird hacks. Even if other solutions are already available he thought to share his work because it's not plugin-dependant and also show how to use some techniques to handle COM objects with REALbasic delegates. Donations via PayPal are accepted and highly appreciated.

Product:

Apple Remote Class

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

Free (open source)

Website:

http://www.maxvalle.com/AppleRemoteClass.zip

RBScript User Guide Project

True North Software in conjunction with the Association of REALbasic Professionals has teamed up to create a user guide for RBScript. Imagine that you have written an application that uses RBScript to allow end users to expand the functionality of your application, so what do you give to your users to explain how to program in RBScript? The purpose of this project is to develop a base user guide that fully explains how to program in RBScript. With this manual all you have to do is provide an application-specific reference for the methods and properties in your context object. This project is a work in progress and currently has 125 pages of material. If you wish to contribute to this project, there are opportunities for you to add the missing sections and help edit the content. To download the project go to the "Articles" section at www.arbp.org and read the "READ ME" file in the download for instructions.

Product:

RBScript User Guide Project

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free for ARBP members

Website:

http://www.arbp.org

MBS Plugins 9.1

The MBS plug-in comprises a collection of several plug-in parts which extend the REALbasic development environment with 1500 classes featuring over 28000 documented functions. The plug-ins require REALbasic 5.5 or newer. Also required are 300 MB hard disc space and around 64 MB of RAM in addition to the requirements of REALbasic and your operation system itself. While all plug-in parts compile on Mac OS 8.x, Mac OS 9.x, Mac OS X (universal), Linux and Windows, each function may depend on additional system requirements to work successfully. A few of the new items in version 9.1: Updated DynaPDF to version 2.0.43.434 and added AES128 and AES256 encryption; Added UniMotionMBS module to detect movements of a Mac (Sudden Motion Detector); Added TCMPortMapperMBS, TCMPortMappingMBS and TCMPortMappingArrayMBS classes for use with TCMPortMapper.framework; Added new MacScripting plugin part to control the following applications: Addressbook, SystemPreferences, Base, FileMaker, GarageBand, iCal, iChat, iDVD, iPhoto, iTunes, TextEdit, Mail, Safari, Pages, Keynote, Numbers and the Finder; Added PortAudioStreamRecorderMBS class for easy crossplatform audio recording; Added to PictureMBS AutoLevel, ApplyMatrix, Rotate180, Rotate270, Rotate90, Rotate (any degree) and PictureMBS.Rotate90DebugPicture and DebugPictureEnabled; Added NSIndexSetMBS and NSMutableIndexSetMBS classes; Added StrCompBinaryMBS; Added more methods for NSControlMBS, NSEventMBS, NSScrollerMBS and NSTableViewMBS; Added folderitem.IsBundleMBS function; Added new NSLocaleMBS functions to query all localizations for all countries; Added new WinLocalizationMBS functions and constants to get details for all countries; Added OverlayMBS.MouseDragged; Added new modes to JPEGImporterMBS: ModeRGBbyRow, ModeCMYKbyRow and ModeGraybyRow. Using this modes you can load JPEG files row by row into a memoryblock; Added folderitem.MacIsHardLinked; Added NSRectMBS, NSPointMBS and NSSizeMBS classes; Added Picture.AutoLevelMBS variant to change pixels without making a copy; Added NodeID, ParentDirectoryID, LastAccessDate, BackupDate and AttributeModificationDate to FileListMBS class; Added BackupDateMBS, AttributeModificationDateMBS, AccessDateMBS, MacNodeIDMBS and MacParentDirectoryIDMBS to folderitem class; Added more methods to the JavaDatabaseMetaDataMBS class.

Monkeybread Software Plugin for REALBasic

Platforms:

OSX / WIN

Price:

200 Euros (complete set); 20 Euros and up (per component)

Website:

http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/plugins.shtml

Decimal Plugin 2.0

Decimal Plugin 2.0 is now compatible with REALbasic 2008. Bob Delaney's freeware Decimal Plugin adds a new number type, Decimal, to REALbasic 2008 and higher. Decimal can handle big numbers whose size is only limited by available memory. Decimals can be freely mixed with REALbasic's numeric types. The Decimal type can exactly represent any finite decimal. One can think of a Decimal as two numbers (i, e), where i is an integer of any length, and e is of Integer type and is the exponent for base ten. That is: (i, e) = i x 10^e. For example, 1.3 in the binary representation used by most computers is 1.010011001100110011... , where there are an infinite number of bits after the binary point. So, when represented by a double, the number is truncated to a finite number of bits and is an inexact representation of 1.3. For many purposes this is adequate, but for some calculations one needs a more accurate representation. One way to accomplish this is to have the computer remember a larger number of bits per number, hence all the available multi-precision libraries. But another way is to remember numbers in a decimal representation and do calculations essentially in decimal. Decimal Plugin implements the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division in base ten. So if one does arithmetic operations, except for division, the results will be exact, regardless of the number of digits in the result. But for some Decimals division can give a result with an infinite number of decimal places which cannot be represented exactly by a Decimal. So one must limit the length of the integer i by specifying a decimal precision, an upper limit for the number of digits in the integer resulting from division. Decimal Plugin also has two conversion functions which can handle the full 19 digits of a Currency variable.

Product:

Decimal Plugin 2.0

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free

Website:

http://homepage.mac.com/delaneyrm/DecimalPlugin.html

Custom EditField 1.6

Alex Restrepo's Custom EditField, a powerful replacement text editor class for REALbasic, has been updated to 1.6. Among the new features are: Bookmarks; the ability to highlight characters without a selection; custom background colors for specific lines; reindent text; the ability to do custom drawing below or above a text line. The download archive also includes a great sample project by Thomas Tempelmann, using his diff code.

Product:

Custom EditField 1.6

Platforms:

All

Price:

$100 (source code)

Website:

http://homepage.mac.com/alexrestrepo

SQLite Migrator

LogicalVue Software, Inc. announced the availability of SQLite Migrator, the quick and easy way to migrate your databases to SQLite. SQLite a free, open-source, single-user database engine that is taking the world by storm. It is used by a wide variety of applications and development tools, including Apple OS X (CoreData), REALbasic, Adobe Flex/Air, Google Gears, REAL Server, Bento, and more. With SQLite Migrator you can migrate to SQLite any database that you can connect to using ODBC. It is a great way to migrate Access and FoxPro databases to SQLite, but it works with just about any database including MySQL, PostgreSQL, Microsoft SQL Server, and much more. A demo version is available from the LogicalVue website.

Product:

SQLite Migrator

Platforms:

All

Price:

$49.95

Website:

http://www.logicalvue.com/sqlite/sqlite.html

Source List, Action Bar, and Pill Button Controls

Tom Benson writes, "It seems we underestimated the number of Windows/Linux users who are interested in our GUI classes." His company has updated these controls to be cross-platform friendly (redraw, key and mouse handling event chains all re-written). All classes have been thoroughly tested on OS X 10.4 and 10.5 and the developer seeks feedback from Windows/Linux users.

Product:

Source List, Action Bar, and Pill Button Controls

Platforms:

All

Price:

Varies (from Free to AUD $20 for source)

Website:

http://www.qedit.com.au/

REAL Software Launches Affiliate Program

REAL Software, creator of REALbasic, a cross-platform software development environment, announced the launch of their new affiliate program. The affiliate program allows individuals with a website to help advertise REAL Software's products, REALbasic and REAL Server, and in exchange, REAL Software will pay a commission per each sale to the affiliate.

Product:

REAL Software Launches Affiliate Program

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free

Website:

http://www.realsoftware.com/affiliate

RBFTP Free FTP Client

Created with RB 5.5.5, this project uses pure, unencrypted RB code to provide a fully functional FTP client. The MBS plugin can be used to provide optional icon extraction. Features include: PASV mode transfers for firewall friendliness; Multiple File Uploads; Multiple File Downloads; View and change UNIX permissions; Rename and move files and folders; ;Create new folders; Can be distributed as a single file executable; Can be run from a thumb drive. Also available from Brian Rathbone is an ebook of his trilogy, The Dawning of Power, on sale at Diesel eBooks for less than $5.00 (http://www.diesel-ebooks.com/cgi-bin/item/9780981871417/The-Dawning-of-Power-eBook.html).

Product:

RBFTP

Platforms:

All

Price:

Website:

http://www.brianrathbone.com/wordpress/rbftp-free-open-source-ftp-client/

TCMPortMapper

Thomas Tempelmann has released a set of classes that allows your application to open TCP/UDP ports in a router/gateway using UPnP or NAT-PMP.

Product:

TCMPortMapper

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

Free (open source)

Website:

http://code.google.com/p/rb-tcmportmapper/

SEEdit Maxi II 2009 r3

SEEdit Maxi II is an XHTML editor for Macintosh. With SEEdit's fast and powerful Editor Toolbox insertion of code and classes is always just one click away. SEEdit's handy advanced Tag Editor also handles CSS classes and Javascript functions. Other powerful features to assist professionals and hobbyists alike include: Tidy Checker for standards-compliant code; the Quick CSS Tool for rapid CSS development; extensive Multi-language support and Auto Complete. Users can download a fully functional Shareware version of SEEdit Maxi, with no limitations at http://seeditmaxi.cachefly.net. Since 2004, SEEdit - THE XHTML EDITOR FOR MACINTOSH has helped professionals and hobbyists worldwide developing clean and valid XHTML/CSS sites on Macintosh. New in this build: Added Sparkle Tool to create public and private dsa keys. This tool also update the appcast file (xml file). A SparkleFolder is available for download from our home page.

Product:

SEEdit Maxi II 2009 r3

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

Shareware

Website:

http://seeditmaxi.cachefly.net/

SubPixel Display Released

Custom Solutions of Maryland released Version 1.0.0 of SubPixel Display, an application that lets developers see color information (red, green, blue) of subpixels used to display a pixel's color. There is a Control Panel where options are chosen and there are two display windows. One display window shows the area around the mouse with a magnification of x18. The other display window shows the same area using subpixels. The green and blue subpixels can be reordered. Black and white thresholds can be set to remove "clutter" from black and white backgrounds. The SubPixel Display can be locked/unlocked using key combinations. Because SubPixel Display is CPU intensive, displays are updated only when the mouse moves. SubPixel Display is $10 shareware.The application may be used in Demo Mode for ten launches before registration.

Product:

SubPixel Display

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

$10

Website:

http://customsolutionsofmaryland.50megs.com/subpixeldisplay.htm/

Passport Photo Studio Shipping

Grogware LLC announces Passport Photo Studio is shipping and available for purchase. Passport Photo Studio is passport photo software that makes it easy to create and print quality passport pictures at home. Passport Photo Studio's features include: Templates for US and UK passport pictures - Ability to easily import, scale and adjust pictures - Printing to a photo printer - Optionally exporting a picture for printing at 4"x6" - Adjustmensts for rotation, color, and brightness.

Product:

Passport Photo Studio 1.1

Platforms:

OSX / WIN

Price:

$8.95

Website:

http://www.passportphotostudio.com/

Combine PDFs 4.2

Monkeybread Software releases version 4.2 of the application Combine PDFs. Combine PDFs is a utility which allows you to merge PDF files and images (jpg,tiff,etc.) into one PDF file. You can split a PDF file or create a new PDF file with interleaved pages from two different PDF files. Options are available to apply Quartz Filters, add encryption and metadata. Requires Mac OS X 10.3.9. Changes in version 4.2 include improved speed for processing (30% faster now). After a test period, you are asked to order a license for 30 USD or 20 Euro.

Product:

Combine PDFs 4.2

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

$30

Website:

http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/Freeware/CombinePDFs.shtml

File Sheriff Updated

BKeeney Software Inc. announces the availability of an update of their file management tool, File Sheriff. Version 1.3 changes all branding and registration codes from Koingo Software to BKeeney Software.All users need to obtain new registration codes. Existing licensed users can request a coupon code to get File Sheriff for free by sending an email to info@bkeeney.com with their existing File Sheriff registration code. File Sheriff allows you to easily generate icon previews, rename your MP3 files based on their ID3 tags, batch-apply file attributes, edit hidden file options, and more!File Sheriff gives you full control over some of the advanced features like the bundle bit, custom icon setting, visibility, and more! Manage the thousands of MP3s on your hard drive.File Sheriff can automatically rename MP3s based on their ID3 tags (which shows in iTunes). No longer do you have dysfunctional file names! One of the most powerful features File Sheriff offers is its Batch module. Batch operations allow you to choose a folder and apply a set of attributes to all files and/or folders within it.A powerful Find and Replace feature finds files or folders with specific attributes and allows you to change them. The File Sheriff Icon Creator takes the contents of your picture, movie, text file, or other compatible media, and automatically creates Mac OS X Finder icons for them.Now you don't have to wait for the Finder to generate a preview for you.

Product:

File Sheriffs

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

$9.95

Website:

http://www.bkeeney.com/products/filesheriff

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