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Issue 7.5

NEWS

News

Issue: 7.5 (July/August 2009)
Article Description: No description available.
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Article Number: 7501
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http://customsolutionsofmaryland.50megs.com/remotemouse.htm/
http://seeditmaxi.cachefly.net/
http://www.rothsoft.ch/realbasic/rsreport/
http://opensource.the-meiers.org/
http://www.benandruby.com/bens_software/RBstuff.html
http://www.truenorthsoftware.com/spellcheckutilities
http://catalog.codeproject.com.
http://www.realsoftware.com/download
http://www.rbclass.com/
http://www.realsoftware.com/download
http://www.realsoftware.com/download
http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/Freeware/

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Remote Mouse Released

Custom Solutions of Maryland released Version 1.0.0 of Remote Mouse, a utility to use the little white remote that may have come with your computer to move and click your mouse. A single click on one of the remote's buttons move the cursor 5 pixels up/down/left/right. Multiple-click on the same buttons move the cursor Step Sizes where the Step Size is set from the menu bar. The User may try Remote Mouse in Demo Mode for ten launches before registration is required.

Product:

Remote Mouse

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

$10

Website:

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

SEEdit Maxi II 2009.09

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. New in this build: Improved User Interface, Improved Quick FTP, Improved Text Auto Complete, Minor Fixes.

Product:

SEEdit Maxi II 2009.09

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

$29

Website:

http://seeditmaxi.cachefly.net/

RSReport 2008.2.2

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. New in this version: Closing the Preview cancels the report-build-process; CRSRText.RotateAngel only supports given constants, falls back to non-rotated for unsupported angles; Elements contain methods to place and mesure width/height in Inches.

Product:

RSReport 2008.2.2

Platforms:

All

Price:

$86 (free to try)

Website:

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

DataPlotClasses

The open-source DataPlotClasses includes the following enhancements: Added ByRef DPoint as integer to Trace.Contains to return the index of the Datapoint that contains the passed coordinates. If no point was found, DPoint is -1. Added DPoint as integer as passed arguments to all trace mouse events in Figure, i.e. Figure.MouseDownTrace, Figure.MouseOverTrace, and Figure.TraceClick. Added xVal and yVal as return values to the Figure.BoxClick and Figure.TraceClick events. Added several MouseDown events to Figure, i.e. Figure.MouseDownTrace, Figure.MouseDownBox, Figure.MouseDownGraph, Figure.MouseDownFigure. Renamed the examples more appropriately and included a new example that demonstrates the concept of adding/inserting/dragging/deleting of datapoints using the mouse.

Product:

DataPlotClasses

Platforms:

All

Price:

Free

Website:

http://opensource.the-meiers.org/

Ben's ListBox Extras 1.3

Bens ListBox Extras is a REALbasic ListBox subclass allows you to easily print the contents of the ListBox, includes better cell formatting and a quick way to add and store hierarchical data. REALbasic 2006r3 or higher is required. This update is free for existing users. Features: Easily print the contents of a ListBox including custom headers and footers on each page; Different font and font sizes for the cells and headers; Provides a quick, standard way to add and store hierarchical data (1 row deep); Allows suppressing mouse clicks in the ListBox Header; Gets the Header Height; Add pictures to any cell and any position in that cell; Custom cell background colors; iTunes like odd/even row coloring; adds in a workaround for REALbasic bug wvvxhunx to allow drawing the row background color past the last column (like iTunes); adds Popup Menu type for cells/columns. The CellAction event includes x, y location for the menu; adds RectControls to any cell (these can also be printed); can set the color of cell text; can set the font and font size per cell; Mac style listbox selection including options for Blue and Gray gradient highlight styles; Resize columns to largest cell text New Features:; Cell Pictures can now be placed anwhere in the cell with the addtion of the Top parameter; added displaying and printing of controls in cells (only BevelButton, Checkbox, PopupMenu and ProgressBar have been tested) Bugfixes: fixed potential recursive bug with getting BB_RowHeight; renamed HeaderHeight to BB_HeaderHeight for compatibility with 2009r1; printing right aligned text now has the correct horizontal location.

Product:

Ben's ListBox Extras 1.3

Platforms:

All

Price:

$30 (full source code)

Website:

http://www.benandruby.com/bens_software/RBstuff.html

Spell Check Utilities

True North Software has announced the release of version 2.2 of the Spell Check Utilities (SCU). The SCU builds off the Wintertree Sentry Spell Checker Engine (SSCE) by providing the glue code, in the form of a plugin, to access the SSCE routines in REALbasic. The problem with many spell checking solutions in the REALbasic market place is that they use platform specific built-in services to provide spell checking. This is fine if you want to build for only one platform or the other, but becomes a hindrance when you want to create a cross platform application that behaves exactly the same for every platform. The SSCE is a fast, professional, cross-platform spell checking engine and has many features and benefits. Here is is what is new with version 2.2: Added functionality to the demo project that allows you to create compressed dictionaries from one or more word lists; Added a loadTXLXDictionary method that allows you to load tlx dictionaries in a cross platform independent manner; Fixed a problem with the ignore dictionary not being properly initialized. For a more complete list of features and capabilities, see the SCU User Guide in the download.

Product:

Spell Check Utilities 2.2

Platforms:

All

Price:

$500

Website:

http://www.truenorthsoftware.com/spellcheckutilities

REALbasic Wins 'Best Programming Language'

REAL Software, creator of REALbasic, a cross-platform development tool for creating software for Mac, Windows, and Linux, announced that REALbasic won "Best Programming Language" during The Code Project's First Annual Members Choice Awards. The Code Project is one of the largest online developer communities in the world, with more than six million registered members. The Code Project community was asked to rate their favorite software development-related applications at http://catalog.codeproject.com. Each codeproject.com member decides which companies or products deserve recognition. "Having REALbasic recognized as the 'Best Programming Language' in the Members Choice Awards is particularly valuable because it reinforces what our customers have been telling us all along - that REALbasic improves their productivity by letting them develop 4 times faster than any other programming language and being truly cross-platform, and that it puts the fun back into programming," commented Geoff Perlman, Founder and CEO of REAL Software.

Product:

REALbasic

Website:

http://www.realsoftware.com/download

KillerToolBar v1.0.1

KillerToolBar is a cross-platform toolbar for REALBasic which is like no other: it uses a theme-based framework so that the toolbar may mimic the look of any toolbar on any operating system, including OS X, Windows XP, Linux KDE Desktop or any other theme or design you care to create. Furthermore, KillerToolBar requires no additional images to be present in your code as all the drawing is handled by the toolbar itself. The developer has updated the demo files for KillerToolBar so that they work with newer versions of REALbasic. The previous demo windows used .State for checkboxes but since these are now tri-state and no longer Boolean the demo windows now use .Value instead.

Product:

KillerToolBar v1.0.1

Platforms:

All

Price:

$29.99

Website:

http://www.rbclass.com/

REAL Server 2009 r1

REAL Software, creator of REALbasic, a cross-platform development tool for creating software for Mac, Windows, and Linux, today announced that REAL Server 2009 Release 1 is now shipping. REAL Server, REAL Software's cross-platform, multi-user database server, boasts greater scalability, increased performance and 8 new features, including a new architecture, restore points and full-text searching. New Architecture: REAL Server 2009 has a new, scalable architecture that supports over 10,000 concurrent connections from a single server installation. REAL Server is simple to install and easy to manage while providing extraordinary scalability. Improved Adaptability: REAL Server 2009 can easily adapt to use all available cores or share them with other applications and it can utilize server hardware RAM to dramatically increase the speed of queries. Optimized Responsiveness: REAL Server 2009 uses state-of-the-art technology provided by each supported platform to maximize performance. This allows REAL Server to work on all operations concurrently which prevents large and time-consuming operations from slowing down other users. Restore Points: REAL Server 2009 adds restore points that log every operation, allowing users to restore their database right up to a specific operation. Extendable via Plug-Ins: REAL Server 2009 includes a plug-in architecture that can extend the SQL language, which offers the ability to change how results are sorted and to create custom server commands. SQLite Extensions: SQLite extensions are supported in this release of REAL Server which offer users all of the new functionality others have added to SQLite, the database engine of REAL Server. Full-Text Searching: Full-text searching is now supported in REAL Server, making it possible to build a new class of database applications that was not possible with previous versions. Also, developers can now store huge amounts of text-based data and search through it in seconds. Over 60 New Commands: REAL Server 2009 adds more than 60 new commands to the 70+ commands already supported by REAL Server.

Product:

REAL Server 2009 Release 1

Platforms:

All

Price:

$299 (5-user), $599 (unlimited), Free (Developer Edition)

Website:

http://www.realsoftware.com/download

REALbasic 2009 Release 2.1

This update to REALbasic includes 11 improvements and updated Oracle and ODBC plugins. The complete list of improvements and new features in REALbasic 2009 Release 2.1 can be found in the release notes in the product download.

Product:

REALbasic 2009 Release 2.1

Platforms:

All

Price:

$1495 (REAL Studio), $299 (Pro, was $500), $99 (Personal for OSX/Win, free for Linux)

Website:

http://www.realsoftware.com/download

IP in menubar 4.1

Monkeybread Software has released IP in menubar 4.2, an update of the app for Mac OS X (10.3.9 or higher) that shows the current IP address in the menubar. The new version adds German localization and fixes some bugs. The source code is included in IP in menubar 4.2. This application shows REALbasic developers how to create and update a menu in the top right of the menu bar.

Product:

IP in menubar 4.1

Platforms:

OSX

Price:

Free (donations accepted)

Website:

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

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