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Free M_Crypto Updated

Kem Tekinay of MacTechnologies Consulting is pleased to announce M_Crypto v.2.7, a collection of encryption and hashing tools. This version adds the ability to generate SHA3 hashes via a digest with 224, 256, 384, or 512 bits. This joins classes that generate SHA2 digests, Scrypt or Bcrypt hashes, and encrypt/decrypt AES and Blowfish.


Product: M_Crypto
Platforms: All
Price: Free
Website: Link to site

Valentina 11 Released; Supports macOS ARM

Paradigma Software announces Release 11 of its data driven solutions, database and reporting tools, including support for ARM based Apple Macintosh systems. The company announces updates and improvements across all tools, servers and developer solutions. Valentina Server 11 Valentina Server incorporates Valentina Reports Server, Valentina Forms Server and two database servers: ValentinaDB Server and Valentina SQLite Server, with client integration with Xojo on all supported platforms. Valentina Reports Server and Valentina Forms Server also works with all major databases, including MySQL / MariaDB, MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL, SQLite , and Paradigma Software's own ValentinaDB. Valentina Server 11 is available for Windows, Linux, macOS (Intel and ARM) and Raspberry PI (ARM 7). It also integrates with Xojo Web. Valentina Reports ADK for Xojo 11 Valentina Reports is the powerful, cross platform for building and deploying visually rich, data driven business reports, using a broad selection of visual objects and scripted with JavaScript. Valentina Reports works with all major databases and data sources, including MySQL / MariaDB, MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL and SQLite, and Paradigma Software's own ValentinaDB. Valentina Reports ADK 11 for Xojo is available for Windows, Linux, macOS (Intel and ARM) and Raspberry PI (ARM 7). It also integrates with Xojo Web. ValentinaDB ADK for Xojo 11 ValentinaDB is Paradigma Software advanced, object-relational database and available in ValentinaDB Server (a part of Valentina Server) and Valentina DB ADK for Xojo (developer components for adding runtime database support to applications). ValentinaDB ADK 11 for Xojo is available for Windows, Linux, macOS (Intel and ARM) and Raspberry PI (ARM 7). It also integrates with Xojo Web.


Product: Valentina for Xojo
Platforms: All
Price: Varies
Website: Link to site

GraffitiSuite Release 37 Available

GraffitiSuite is pleased to announce GraffitiSuite Release 37 for Xojo Desktop and Web 2.0! Release 37 is another Web 2.0-heavy release with two new products, 18 additions, 18 fixes, and 18 additional changes. Alot of focus was placed on Bootstrap 4 theming support, including the new GraffitiThemer class that allows customers to easily set both dark and light themes at runtime. Desktop wasn't ignored completely with the addition of GraffitiKanban -- a beautiful Trello-like card display component -- and a number of worthwhile fixes to GraffitiCalendar, GraffitiHTMLEditor, and GraffitiSyntaxEditor.


Product: GraffitiSuite
Platforms: All
Price: Starting at $249/year
Website: Link to site

gHTML Editor Updated

Gate61 is pleased to announce the release of gHTML Editor WEB version 1.8 and gHTML Editor Desktop version 1.6. gHTML Editor brings the power of CKEditor4 within your Xojo Web application while the desktop version supports your Xojo desktop applications. It offers following features: simple to use WYSIWYG text editor load or insert HTML insert Text read-only mode customize and change toolbar on the fly Important note: Gate61 WEB add-ons are not compatible with Xojo Web 2.0 (last supported Xojo version is 2019r3.3).


Product: gHTML Editor for Web or Desktop
Platforms: Web
Price: $19 (encrypted), $74 (with source)
Website Web: Link to site
Website Desktop: Link to site

M_Redis v.1.1, now with Redis Server

Kem Tekinay has released M_Redis v.1.3, a library to interact with Redis, an open-source in-memory database. This release includes both the Intel and ARM versions of redis-server v.6.0.9, so the Redis Server GUI app will run natively on both platforms.


Product: M_Redis
Platforms: Desktop
Price: Free
Website: Link to site

MBS Plugins 21.0 Released

MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS Xojo Plugins 21.0 for macOS, Linux and Windows, the latest update to their product that is easily the most powerful plugin collection currently available for Xojo. MBS Xojo Plugins have been updated and now includes over 2800 classes and 72,000 documented features, and the versatile plugins have gained more new functions: In this release we include plugins for iOS and Apple Silicon. All plugins have been compiled for the new CPU type from Apple. Over 300 plugin parts are ported for iOS and work well. We created a few new example projects for iOS, but usually you can copy and paste code from desktop to iOS projects. We start with new iOS controls for SceneKit (SCNIOSControlMBS), MapKit (MapKitIOSControlMBS) and WebKit (WKWebViewIOSControlMBS). Those iOS controls are nearly identical to the Mac desktop controls, except they now work on iOS. For macOS the new NSCollectionViewControlMBS control provides access to Apple's implementation of a collection view. This is the control used in applications like Photos or Finder to show a grid of files or photos. You can use container controls in Xojo to provide the views. The control comes with 10 more classes like NSCollectionViewMBS class. On Windows you can report errors with WindowsReportErrorMBS class to the Windows error log. For WebView2 you can run JavaScript synchronously with ExecuteScriptSync in our WebView2ControlMBS control. The WindowsExecuteMBS function can now minimize the new application you call with ShowWindow parameter. We updated IEDocumentMBS and IEWindowMBS classes to allow you to query frames content. For DirectShow we added more methods to our DirectShowPinMBS class. On macOS you can run can now manage the contextual menu with new events in WKWebViewControlMBS control. For AVFoundation's AVAudioEngineMBS class we added functions for manual rendering, so you can convert audio files without playing them in real time, but faster. DynaPDF got updated to newer version and this includes the new GetTypoLeading method. The DynaPDFMBS class now counts errors and warnings, so you can check on the end whether an error happened in-between. We let you pass leading parameter (line spacing) for converting styled text from TextArea or StyledText class to DynaPDF syntax. The MemoryBlock class got new bit set functions. The MarkDown functions now handle foot notes. The FileMappingMBS class can now handle shared memory views with over 2 GB in size for 64-bit systems. The HTMLToPlainText function in MimeEmailMBS class is improved to better convert HTML to text. Finally we updated SQLite library to version 3.34.0, curl to 7.74.0, DynaPDF to 4.0.46.132, SQLAPI to 5.1.3 and Xcode to version 12.3.


Product: MBS Xojo and Real Studio plugins
Platforms: All
Price: $29-$299
Website: Link to site

The Xojo Showcase

The Xojo Showcase has some great new apps - check it out if you haven't stopped by in a while. And of course, show off what you've done with Xojo! Submit your app (using the link on the upper right of the showcase) to be listed in the Xojo Showcase! Note: It does not have to be a commercially available app.


Product: Xojo Showcase
Platforms: All
Price: Varies
Website: Link to site

Christian Schmitz has joined the MVPs

Christian Schmitz has been nominated by the MVPs and Xojo Team to be an MVP. Christian joined the community when the first version came out in 1998, developing various freeware products. Since founding his company, Monkeybread Software, he provides various Xojo-related services like consulting, training, plugins, and magazine articles. Christian has organized over 10 Xojo conferences in Europe with hundreds of attendees. We look forward to working with him in his new role as MVP.


Product: Xojo MVP Program
Platforms: All
Website: Link to site

New SQLite ebook released

xDev Library has released a new book by Eugene Dakin, I Wish I Knew How to… Program SQLite with Xojo API2 delves into the mystery of programming a back-end database. The book is written as a guide and reference to Xojo programmers who program Desktop Applications in Windows and Mac. There are no plugins, dynamic link libraries (dll), COM, or Active X parts to add. There are more than 20 chapters with over 400 pages with over 80 example programs. Examples include opening RowSets, finding data, sorting, updating data, counting records, printing a report, deleting records, creating new records, creating reports, and more. Many screenshots have been added to show the results of the code with an index to help find topics quickly. All examples have been created with native Xojo code with Xojo 2020 r2.1. There is an older book for AP1 (Xojo 2014 – SQLite).


Product: I Wish I Knew How to… Program SQLite with Xojo API (ebook)
Platforms: All
Price: $15.99
Website: Link to site

New Xojo Canvas ebook released

xDev Library has released a new book by Eugene Dakin, I Wish I Knew How To… Program the Canvas Control 3 with Xojo Desktop with major updates to API2 code and adding GraphicsPath. Thousands of code and description changes have been made, and the original examples have been kept to assist with converting old API1 code to API2. All examples have been created with native Xojo code with Xojo 2020 r2.1. There are two older books for AP1 (Xojo 2018 r4 – Canvas 2) and legacy code (Xojo 2014 r2 – Canvas). This new book includes fourteen chapters and over 450 pages with over 65 examples that both show and describe the code. This book is in PDF format with example chapter folders containing Xojo source code and running examples. The Table of Contents can be previewed at the author's website (Link to site).


Product: I Wish I Knew How To… Program the Canvas Control 3 with Xojo Desktop (ebook)
Platforms: All
Price: $15.99
Website: Link to site

App Wrapper 4.0

Ohanaware Co., Ltd. Announce the immediate release of App Wrapper 4.0; a massive overhaul and re-write of their popular premium post-build process for macOS. This landmark release features a UI redesign to improvement clarity and discoverability, while at the same a complete rewrite of the processing engine to make it fast enough to be used for debugging with minimal impact. Since 2011 Ohanaware have been developing their premium post-build processor, aiding developers to process their applications for Apple's App Store and Apple's Notarization process. Version 4.0 is the fourth re-write of the product, taking everything that Ohanaware have learned in the last 9 years and re-employing that knowledge to create a modern, more assistive, more discoverable, more capable and importantly, more expandable product for todays post-build requirements. Major New Features in App Wrapper 4.0 Designed for macOS Big Sur: With a finely tuned engine to be used when debugging apps, performing nearly all the same tasks as a build, but in the quickest time possible, adding minimal impact to App Wrapper's customers workflows. Handsome Interface: Working with Tim Parnell from Strawberry Software, the interface was crafted to save time by improving accessibility, grouping things logically, and attempting to make the most needed options as available and clear as we could. Direct and built-in plist editor: Now more precise and custom edit to the Info.plist or Entitlements can be made directly in App Wrapper, saving time and easing the workflow. Dynamic Text: Replaces special constants in fields, plists and entitlements, using information from the application, signing certificate and more. SF Symbols Support: A built-in rasterizer (on macOS Big Sur) which can convert SF Symbols into a multi-representation TIFF images, allowing SF Symbols to be used on older versions of the macOS. DropDMG support: App Wrapper 4 now works with C-Command's DropDMG as well as Araelium's DMG Canvas. Submit Mac Apps directly to the App Store: With App Wrapper 4, App Store Submission is now as easy as a checkbox in the Packing Page.


Product: App Wrapper
Platforms: OSX
Price: $49.99/year (free trial)
Website: Link to site

Xojo 2020 Release 2.1 is Available

Xojo 2020 Release 2.1 is now available and includes 53 improvements and changes. View the Release Notes for full details.


Product: Xojo IDE
Platforms: All
Price: Free IDE (app deployment requires a one-time fee, $99-$1,999)
Website: Link to site

DynaPDF Licenses now include iOS

Since Xojo 2020r2 supports plugins for iOS, Monkeybread Software can now provide plugins for your iOS development. Use MBS Xojo Plugins in your iOS projects for PDF, charts, SQL, encryption, barcodes, and more! The DynaPDF licenses sold were for macOS, Windows, and Linux as a bundle. You always had the option to pay for additional platforms like AIX, Android, HP-UX, iOS, Solaris, and OS400. For future licenses, we change the flags and enable iOS for all our customers. All future license keys purchased from Monkeybread Software include the additional iOS platform without extra charge. Apple Silicon support is available or DynaPDF with MBS Xojo DynaPDF Plugin in version 20.5.


Product: DynaPDF
Platforms: All
Price: $199-$1599 (varies)
Website: Link to site

ARGen Updated

Rochester, NY – Tim Parnell is excited to announce the newest version of ARGen. This update improves API 2.0 compatibility and expands the documentation for using ActiveRecord. ARGen generates Xojo code classes and user interface elements to interact with databases with Xojo code rather than SQL. Save time and write less code by taking advantage of the ActiveRecord library which abstracts database interaction. ARGen creates the classes necessary to use ActiveRecord from an existing database schema. This is the last build that will support User Interface generation for Xojo Web 2020r1 as event names have changed. An update will be available soon supporting Xojo Web 2020r2 and newer. Key new features in the latest ARGen include: New: Dark mode User Guide New: Exception reporting with Radar Fixed: Database connection pooling for threads Fixed: Namespace module compatibility flags are now set correctly for Console projects Changed: Expanded documentation for Customize Template and Database Connection features Changed: Generated projects have Open and Opening events to automatically connect to the database


Product: Strawberry Software
Platforms: All
Price: Varies
Website: Link to site

Ohanaware Announces Iconographer Mini for macOS 11

Iconographer Mini is a quick and easy way to take a logo or image and create a compressed ICNS file for your Xojo made Mac apps. Iconographer Mini was designed for macOS 11.0 Big Sur, to fit in with the new visual theme and to aid developers in creating Big Sur style icons for their Mac apps. Icons can quickly be created using a single 1024 x 1024 image, or via multiple representations. Iconographer Mini also features many templates to help create Document icons, folder icons, DMG icons and others. Iconographer Mini includes our ICNSmini technology which can compress ICNS files down to 1/3rd of their original size. Helping developers to ship smaller apps. Other features include: Grid View provides an easy way of viewing the most common icon sizes. List View provides a list of the icons in the Iconset or ICNS file, as well as being able to add ICNS elements that are not supported with Iconset. Compare View allows multiple icons to be lined up next to each other. Multiple background options to help isolate minor imperfections with the icon design. Option to preview the icon in the dock. Several views supporting Zooming in and out, to get a closer look at elements. Iconographer Mini was created with Xojo and the Ohanaware App Kit, the icon was made using Iconographer Mini and applied to the application via App Wrapper 4.


Product: Iconographer Mini
Platforms: OSX
Price: $2.99
Website: Link to site

BKeeney Shorts has a new home

BKeeney Shorts has a new owner: varcess Software from Siegen, Germany continues the development and support of BKeeney Shorts. The further development focuses on new features and support of API 2.0: inheritable report designs (letterhead -> offer, delivery note etc.) XojoScript step-by-step debugger API 2.0 support Sub-reports simplified integration via interfaces and events Diagrams Report server via REST API Over the next few months, inheritable report designs and a XojoScript debugger, which allows XojoScripts to be debugged step-by-step and to look at variables, will be implemented. Both modules have already been integrated in a developer version of vcEuroFaktura. Support for Xojo's API 2.0 will of course follow. We expect new releases of BKeeney Shorts in spring 2021. The report server will enable iOS and all platforms to retrieve BKeeney Shorts reports as PDF via REST API.


Product: BKeeney Shorts
Platforms: All
Price: 299€
Website: Link to site

DataView and piDogScrollingCanvas Updated

Phoenix, AZ – piDog Software is proud to announce the release of DataView and piDogScrollingCanvas v1.15.5.1. piDogScrollingCanvas is a a custom canvas control enabling efficient scrolling, scaling, and zooming. piDogDataView, based on piDogScrollingCanvas is intended to be an easy to use yet powerful, replacement for Xojo's Listbox control, providing more capabilities and a more modern feel while extending the Classic Xojo ListBox API. 1.15.5.0/1 Highlights Fixes a potential crashing bug for Windows builds. Main demo has been cleaned up and now relies where it can on the inspector window to allow you to play with various settings and experiment with different combinations. Clicking text of a checkbox cell now checks/unchecks checkbox Significant overhaul of scrollbar behavior for more consistent behavior. Scrollwheel deltas now passed Byref to allow modification of the delta values


Product: DataView and piDogScrollingCanvas
Platforms: All
Price: $129 (encrypted), $349 (source code)
Website: Link to site

XDC 2021 Has New Dates!

The in-person element of the Xojo Developer's Conference is a huge benefit of attending and it's something you don't get from a virtual event. COVID restrictions continue to be in place for both travel to the UK and in-person events. As a result, the decision has been made to move the conference to later next year. Mark your calendar for October 13-15, 2021 for XDC London! If you have already registered, we will automatically move your registration to the new dates, but if you'd like a refund please contact Customer Service.


Product: Xojo Developer Conference
Platforms: All
Price: $750 (early) to $950 (late)
Website: Link to site

Introducing Queue_MTC, a fast queue class for Xojo

Queue_MTC, from Kem Tekinay, offers a fast way to queue, and dequeue (first-in-first-out) or pop (last-in-first-out), any type or data. It works mostly like an ordinary Variant array but is many times faster for this purpose.


Product: Queue_MTC
Platforms: All
Price: Free
Website: Link to site

DiscretePath Network Analysis Announced

In June 2020 Marc De Block launched the software DiscretePath. DiscretePath is completely written in Xojo and is an application to draw, visualize, and analyze networks (graphs). A deep understanding of how networks (molecular, metabolic, social, etc.) are organized and how the different components interact with each other is essential to gain new insights. Although good network visualization and analysis software is available on the market, Marc wrote his own software that suited his needs better (he is a research scientist in the field of plant biology and agriculture). The first version of DiscretePath contains most of the basic graph algorithms for analyzing networks. The flexible visualization tools help in discovering underlying network structures. With DiscretePath any type of network can be visualized and analyzed.


Product: DiscretePath
Platforms: OSX/Win
Price: Free
Website: Link to site

New Raspberry Pi 4B ebook released

xDev Library has released a new book on using Raspberry Pi 4B with Xojo. The 650-page ebook, "I Wish I Knew How to... Program Raspberry Pi 4B Electronics with Xojo", covers the latest Raspberry Pi 4B hardware with the newest version of the Buster Operating System. The book details numerous programs that can be built to interact with many types of electronic gadgets. Major updates to the book are: Written using the newest Xojo 2019 r3.1 (Xojo API2) code Uses the latest Raspberry Pi Operating System (Buster) The author wrote a new pigpio (wiringPi is deprecated) library wrapper (which is free at https://github.com/eugenedakin and called pigpio-GPIO). There are 27 chapters with more than 650 pages with over 70 example programs. This ebook is a PDF document and all examples include Xojo code. It is assumed readers have an intermediate understanding of both electronics and programming of the Xojo language. Please Note: There are different books for the older versions -- pre-Xojo 2019 r1.1, Jessie OS, and pre-Pi 3 B hardware. This book is for programing with the latest Raspberry Pi 4 B hardware, with the Buster OS, and API2 2019 r3.1 Xojo IDE with pigpio. The older books are still for sale for those who wish to use older versions of Raspberry Pi and Xojo.


Product: I Wish I Knew How to... Program Raspberry Pi 4B Electronics with Xojo (ebook)
Platforms: All
Price: $24.99
Website: Link to site

Android Update Video

Check out the latest Android video that demos 32 Xojo-made Android apps!


Product: Android Update Video
Platforms: All
Price: Free
Website: Link to site

xDevLibrary Announces New Xojo Beginner's Collection Ebook

xDevLibrary is delighted to announce the release of a massive new book targeted at beginning Xojo users. The "Xojo Beginner's Collection" is a 900-page ebook that gathers 17 years of *xDev Magazine* beginner columns into one volume. Just about every issue of *xDev Magazine* has included a column called *Beginner's Corner*. In that column we go in-depth on how to use a particular feature of Xojo, explore basic programming concepts, or give tips and instructions specifically geared toward beginners in programming or new to Xojo. Some of the topics covered include: basic controls, canvas, computed properties, contextual menus, control arrays, data structures, dates, dictionaries, drag and drop, encapsulation, folderitems, JSON, loops, OOP, printing, ProgressBar, Refactoring, Scope, strings, styled text, Threads, timers, toolbars, transparency, typecasting, unit testing, windows, XojoScript, and much more! We've gathered nearly two decades of those columns into a single book of over 900 pages and almost 100 demo projects. If you're new to Xojo this is a terrific resource that goes into much more detail than the often-cryptic Xojo help files. **Note**: This book is included as part of the 2020 Omegabundle, a terrific collection of top Xojo add-ons (Link to site).


Product: Xojo Beginner's Collection Ebook
Platforms: All
Price: $24.99
Website: Link to site

XDC Video Playlist Links

Xojo has been sharing videos from past XDCs. You can access the full playlists directly via these links: XDC 2020: Link to site XDC 2019: Link to site XDC 2018: Link to site XDC 2016: Link to site


Product: XDC Video Playlist Links
Platforms: All
Price: Free
Website: Link to site

EnvironmentVars_MTC

Kem Tekinay of MacTechnologies Consulting is pleased to announce EnvironmentVars_MTC, a class to handle environment variables conveniently. Using environment variables in Xojo usually means setting up constants and linking those to properties. This class envisions a different way where the environment variables are set up with their own names as Computed Properties with copy-and-paste code in the Get and Set functions. It includes functions to list the variables and get display values for each, even allowing you to hide those values when appropriate. Adding a new environment variable is as easy as duplicating an existing property and changing its name.


Product: EnvironmentVars_MTC
Platforms: All OSX/Win/Linux
Price: Free
Website: Link to site

XojoUnit 6.6

XojoUnit 6.6 is now available on GitHub. Changes include: In Desktop, "N/A" tests will show as grey and any test with a message will be bolded. Desktop will allow you to filter tests through the command line with either --includeunittests or --excludeunittests as the last item. Use patterns where "\*" is a wildcard and a dot separates group and test name. Multiple patterns can be separated by commas. Example, --includeunittests 'MyGroup.A\*' will only include tests in group MyGroup that start with "A". --excludeunittests '*.*Broker*' will exclude any tests in any groups that contain the word "Broker". --includeunittests 'MyGroup.MyTest' and --includeunittests 'MyGroup.My' will both include only the test named "MyTest" (the "Test" suffix is optional). A method that uses DoEvents (used behind the scenes by some Xojo functions) will no longer cause crashes. The package is available through GitHub and contains built-in tests that serve as an example of how to use it.


Product: XojoUnit
Platforms: All
Price: Free
Website: Link to site

XDC 2021: London

Mark your calendar for the first official Xojo Developer Conference in London, England! Xojo will be packing up their whole team for a 3-day conference -- full of new sessions, new speakers, and lots of opportunity to network and socialize. More details will come later this year, but mark your calendar for XDC 2021, taking place April 21-23 at the lovely Holiday Inn Bloomsbury near Russell Square.


Product: Xojo Developer Conference
Platforms: All
Price: $650 (early) to $950 (late)
Website: Link to site

Congratulations to the 2020 Xojo Design Award Winners!

The results are in and these are the 2020 Xojo Design Award Winners: Best Consumer App -- HDRtist NX, Ohanaware Best iOS App -- PropertyMe Manager, PropertyMe Best Lifestyle App -- Crossword Wizard, Rush Software Best Vertical Market App -- qwireCast, qWire Best Developer Tool -- RegExRX, MacTechnologies Consulting Best Vertical Market App -- bMD Medical Software Best Plugin -- MBS Plugins, MonkeyBread Software Yes, there are 2 Best Vertical Market Apps, they were both so good, Xojo had no choice but to award them both!


Product: Xojo Design Awards
Platforms: All
Price: Free
Website: Link to site

Xojo is part of the GitHub Student Developer Pack

The GitHub Student Developer Pack provides over 1.8 million students access to the best real-world developer tools and we are proud to now include Xojo in the Pack!


Product: GitHub Student Developer Pack
Platforms: All
Price: Free
Website: Link to site

XOJO.CONNECT Conference App

The XOJO.CONNECT Conference App is now available for Android and iOS! View the schedule, favorite the sessions you want to attend, and more.


Product: XOJO.CONNECT Conference App
Platforms: iOS/Android
Price: Free
Website: Link to site
Website: Link to site

ExeWrapper Updated to 1.2.1

Tim Parnell is excited to announce the latest version of ExeWrapper! A small incremental update, this version offers some user experience improvements. ExeWrapper is a tool for batch code signing Windows executables from macOS. Features like secure certificate password storage on the macOS Keychain, drag and drop file management, and one-click signing make packing deliverables easier than ever.


Product: ExeWrapper
Platforms: OSX
Price: Free ($16 for 5+ files at a time)
Website: Link to site

Xojo MVPs

One of the best things about Xojo is the community. Xojo is excited to recognize five Xojo developers within the community who have made exceptional contributions. These MVPs will be acting as an advisory board to help make Xojo even better. The MVPs were selected by nomination from Xojo employees. Congratulations to Jeremie Leroy, Anthony Cyphers, Kem Tekinay, Gavin Smith, and Wayne Golding!


Product: Xojo MVPs
Platforms: All
Price: Free
Website: Link to site

HDRtist NX2

Ohanaware Co., Ltd. is very proud to announce the immediate release of HDRtist NX2 2.2 a major update to their flagship High Dynamic Range Imaging software for the macOS operating system. Version 2.2 includes 26 improvements and 20 fixes/workarounds. Improving the user experience and capabilities of the product, while cracking down on issues. HDRtist NX2 is the fourth major revision of their HDR software, covering 10 years, allowing for a significantly improved engine, modern interface, and extendable functionality. Major changes in HDRtist NX 2.2: 6 New Gradient masking filters, with linear or radial gradients, enabling spot alterations. 6 existing filters updated with gradient masking. New Noise suppression options in Polaris and extra filter. New White Balance extra, for localized corrections and proving a new algorithm. Added 16 new blend modes for various filters. Improved the hardware options, with a new automated function. Cut, Copy and Paste filters between documents. More meta data options, including Keywords, the ability to ignore original camera meta data. Various interface changes, improving the user experience throughout the application. Added an extra 7 1-Click Styles. 20 bug fixes and workarounds for various issues.


Product: HDRtist NX2 2.2
Platforms: OSX
Price: $59.99 ($39.99 special)
Website: Link to site

RVCare Logbook

LibertyApp Ltd today is pleased to announce a brand new, completely revamped version of RVCare Logbook. RVCare Logbook 3 is a ground-up modernisation of the long-running RV maintenance and trip log app for Mac and Windows. It's completely compatible with your existing data and is a free upgrade for all current customers. RVCare Logbook is now a modern 64-bit app, with many bug fixes and new features too. And we're not done yet, there's lots more on the roadmap for RVCare Logbook! Organize your RV life with RVCare Logbook. Record service history, inventory, LP Gas, enhancements, tires and much more! You can even record details about campgrounds you visit and the trips that you go on as you travel. Keeping accurate and complete records will provide information for scheduling preventive maintenance and a history of work done on your vehicles.


Product: RVCare Logbook
Platforms: OSX/Win
Price: $39.99
Website: Link to site

Rondure 2.0 released

Park Bench Software, LLC announces the release of Rondure 2.0, a macOS native application for configuring and managing VMware vSphere hosts. The Rondure 2.0 release includes the availability of the new premium features, including: Create / edit / register / delete virtual machines Power on / off / suspend virtual machines Import / export OVF Create / delete / edit datastores Upload / download / manage files on datastores Add / edit / delete virtual switches / NICs / port groups Edit ESXi users / groups / permissions Manage licenses (ESXi and vCenter) Toggle ESXi host maintenance mode Backup / restore ESXi firmware settings Reboot / shut down ESXi host Join / remove ESXi host from AD domain Configure ESXi host settings (date / time configuration, logs location, enable / disable MOB)


Product: Rondure 2.0
Platforms: OSX
Price: $99/year per user
Website: Link to site

Server Ranger 2.5.5

LibertyApp Ltd is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Server Ranger 2.5.5. Server Ranger monitors your devices, websites and servers so you don't have to, automatically sending you alerts when things go wrong. Create alert policies for websites and servers that have a slow response or go offline. Get emails, SMS messages and other alerts automatically sent to you or your colleagues. Analyse the log files for server error messages. Server Ranger is already in use around the world, from home offices to IT departments to schools. It has been in the Top 5 and Top 10 App Store charts in several categories and countries and won a Xojo Design Award in 2018.


Product: Server Ranger
Platforms: OSX, Win, Linux
Price: $49.99
Website: Link to site

Xojo iOS Language Reference

Jeremie Leroy is pleased to announce the Xojo Language Reference free app is now available on the App Store. The entire Language Reference is now available from anywhere, no Internet connection required. This handy app, made with Xojo, will be updated with each Xojo release. Thanks to iOSDesignExtensions set of functions available on GitHub, writing this app only took two days.


Product: Xojo iOS Language Reference
Platforms: iOS
Price: Free
Website: Link to site

StackView Classes Updated

These classes enable a StackView, similar to Apple's NSStackView, to be used natively across platforms (macOS, Windows, Linux) with the help of ContainerControls. Version 1.08 of the StackView classes for Xojo contains significant internal changes to make StackView ready for API 2.0, so owners of the previous version are recommended to upgrade to the current version 1.08 (they receive the update for free by e-mail). This Version detects automatically, if it should use the classic API 1.0 or the new API 2.0 (Xojo 2019.02+). To purchase, just write Martin a private message at the Xojo Forum (https://forum.xojo.com/member/227571) with your valid e-mail address. I'll sent you the invoice about 15€ and after purchasing via PayPal you'll get the unencrypted source code.


Product: StackView classes for Xojo
Platforms: All
Price: 15€ (source code)
Website: Link to site

AXNumValidatedTF

AXNumValidatedTF is a Xojo TextField subclass (32/64 bits) for Windows and macOS allowing the input validation of a defined numeric range, using the system Locale settings for decimal and grouping text formatting. Raise Events when the entered value is in / out of Range (active catching / propagation of the value). Optionally displays a message Dialog when the entered value is out of range. Optionally stays in focus when the entered value is out of range. Use of Locale settings for Grouping and Decimal separators. Adaptive formatting during the value validation. Instance ToolTip / HelpTag set to the accepted value Range Set the length of the decimal part for Real numbers. IsInRange property to passively check if the value is inside the defined range. Xojo API 2.0 / API 1.0 versions of the Class. macOS / Windows (32/64 bits) compatible. Among other features, the user can set the kind of numerical input (Integer or Real), Minimum and Maximum values for the accepted numerical input, the decimal length for real numbers, and the default value for the field. It also provides properties to enforce the input of a numerical value in the defined range (the focus stays in the field) and the optional display of an error message dialog. As part of the validation process, AXNumValidatedTF properly formats the displayed number, including the use of the Grouping and Decimal character defined in the system Locale settings, the deletion of left side zeroes and even trying to fix the incorrect use of the Grouping and Decimal characters as part of the input from the user (for example, "10,00.32" is formatted as "1,000.32" after the validation when the "," character is set for number Grouping and "." as the decimal separator). AXNumValidatedTF formats the Minimum and Maximum values, showing them as a hint in the ToolTip (API 2.0) or HelpTag (API 1) for each of the instances used in the Layout of the App. The Xojo demo project is fully functional and whithout limitations when run from the Xojo IDE, but you need a License in order to deploy (compile) a project that includes AXNumValidatedTF. Licensed users are entitled to receive for free all the component updates published for 12 months after purchase.


Product: AXNumValidatedTF
Platforms: OSX/Win
Price: 20 Euros
Website: Link to site

AXControlGrid: Page Layout and Rendering

AXControlGrid is a complete and powerful Xojo desktop UI component for macOS and Windows that it makes possible to put Canvas-based controls in a Page or a series of Pages of a given size (width and height) and, optionally, their associated captions. It allows the rendering of such page content as Pictures objects so you can do further operations on them: including saving them to a database or as files, generating PDF files, sending them via email, printing them, etc. From the developer point of view everything is configurable and every change is visible on the fly, including the re-layout of the Page Contents to reflect the new settings applied. From the point of view of a final user, they will be able to Zoom the Page contents, navigate between the available pages, drag and drop new items to add them to the currently visible Page, select a range of items in the Page to cut and paste or delete them, besides writing and modifying caption texts (and their settings) or undoing every action done! The Xojo demo project is fully functional and whithout limitations when run from the Xojo IDE, but you need a License in order to deploy (compile) a project that includes AXControlGrid. AXControlGrid license users are entitled to receive for free all the component updates published for 12 months after purchase.


Product: AXControlGrid: Page Layout and Rendering
Platforms: OSX/Win
Price: 120 Euros
Website: Link to site

RegExRX updated to v.1.9.2

Kem Tekinay, MacTechnologies Consulting, is pleased to announce the release of RegExRX v.1.9.2, the regular expression development tool. The new version is 64-bit, ready for next version of macOS, and supports Dark Mode on the Mac. It introduces some other handy features too, like the ability to export replaced text, store the Match List in the clipboard, show invisible characters in any field (Mac-only), and more.


Product: RegExRX
Platforms: OSX/Win
Price: $4.99
Website: Link to site

Looper Class from Kem Tekinay

Kem Tekinay of MacTechnologies Consulting is pleased to announce Looper_MTC, a class to help process code in the background with full access to your responsive UI. Example code is in the download.


Product: Looper Class
Platforms: All
Price: Free
Website: Link to site

GuancheID Released

Javier Rodríguez (AprendeXojo.com) announces the immediate release of GuancheID for Xojo Desktop and Xojo Console (Windows and macOS; 32- and 64-bits). GuancheID is the easiest way to get a unique ID for macOS- and Windows-based computers, so you can use it in combination with GuancheMOS or your own software Licensing scheme to make sure your software only runs on the computer the license has been generated for. You can use GuancheID without restrictions when running your apps in Debug Mode from the Xojo IDE, but a license is required when building an application that makes use of it.


Product: GuancheID
Platforms: Desktop
Price: 40€
Website: Link to site

AXImageCanvas Released

Javier Rodríguez (AprendeXojo.com) announces the immediate release of AXImageCanvas for Xojo Desktop. AXImageCanvas greately simplifies the task of displaying a Picture into the containing control area, with the ability to correctly display the image maintaining its original aspect ratio keeping the original picture at its full resolution. This can be done with any dropped image from inside the app, via a Picture File dropped from the Desktop, or another Picture dropped from another AXImageCanvas control or executing App, plus any copied picture from another app or source. Of course, the displayed image can be set programmatically, just passing the desired Picture Object (instance). AXImageCanvas instances can be used in combination of any of the currently supported database engines (Database Edition): SQLite, MySQL / MariaDB, PostgreSQL. In these cases, and in addition of the previously described features (among others), it will take care of the usual CRUD operations; getting the picture for the specified record, creating new records, updating the current record or deleting the current displayed record (more on this a bit later). This class also brings methods and capture keyboard events allowing navigation through the records: first record, last record, next record, previous record; even if their ID are not consecutive.


Product: AXImageCanvas
Platforms: Desktop
Price: 30€/60€ (standard/database)
Website: Link to site

MBS updated Xojo Kits

Monkeybread Software releases new versions of their Xojo Kits, powerful add-ons to Xojo with additional functionality provided as source code. We offer six kits aiming to provide additional functionality for iOS projects in Xojo: Addressbook, Events, Audio Player, Encryption, Network, and UDP Socket. Our desktop kits Updater, Bugreporter, and WebStarter provide valuable code to add to your projects, but may require additional plugins from us.


Product: Xojo Kits
Platforms: All
Price: Varies
Website: Link to site

MarkdownKit

MarkdownKit is the only 100% native Xojo Markdown parser that is fully CommonMark compliant. It works on every supported Xojo platform (including iOS) and is fast. Really fast. MarkdownKit is an easy-to-use Xojo module that takes String or Text Markdown as input and outputs HTML as a String or Text. It is fully compliant with the CommonMark 0.29 specification which means that it passes all 649 tests in the test suite. Why use MarkdownKit? 100% native Xojo code. Requires no external plugins The only Xojo Markdown parser that works on iOS Fast. 3-4x faster than other Xojo Markdown parsers* The only CommonMark compliant Markdown parser for Xojo Unencrypted source code Provides access to the abstract syntax tree (AST) so you can easily create your own renderer. This allows you to easily output the Markdown in a format other than HMTL Advanced features Whilst MarkdownKit is very easy to use, it also provides access to the abstract syntax tree (AST) it generates whilst parsing the input Markdown. The AST is a representation of the structure and content of the Markdown document. Once created, it can then be "walked" or traversed by a renderer. A renderer is a class that implements the MarkdownKit.IRenderer interface. You can create your own if you wish. The default HTML renderer included in the MarkdownKit module is just such as class. A second renderer class called ASTRenderer is included which will print out the AST (instead of converting it to HTML). MarkdownKit comes with comprehensive documentation and a high quality demo application.


Product: MarkdownKit
Platforms: All
Price: $75 (unencrypted module)
Website: Link to site

MBS SQLite Extension 1.5

Monkeybread Software releases version 1.5 of the MBS SQLite Extension. The MBS SQLite Extension is a multifunctional extension to any SQLite powered application. Our SQLite Extension gives you over 50 new functions for SQLite: Additional mathematical functions like Round or Pow. Functions to save blob values in files outside the database. Functions to calculate checksums on blob values on the server. String functions like SoundEx or accents removing for your text searches. Regular Expressions in queries. UUID generation New in Version 1.5: Minimum macOS is now 10.9. Added CreateDirectoryMBS function. Improved RemoveAccentsMBS function. Windows DLL now code signed. Mac dylib now code signed.


Product: MBS SQLite Extension
Platforms: All
Price: 149
Website: Link to site

XojoTalk 034

The XojoTalk Podcast is back with a super-sized episode! Paul and Geoff talk about announcements from WWDC 2019 and more.


Product: XojoTalk 034
Platforms: All
Price: Free
Website: Link to site

New VB-to-Xojo Ebook

xDevLibrary is delighted to announce the release of a new book by Paul Abell, VB.Net to Xojo: Converting Visual Studio Basic to Xojo. Visual Studio Basic and Xojo are remarkably similar... but just enough different that those subtle changes can throw you off your programming game. What you need is a guide, someone to show you the Xojo ropes. Thankfully, Paul Abell is here to show you how to make the VB.net to Xojo transition. He's new to Xojo and still learning, but in this 53-page ebook he'll show you the conversion process, point out common Xojo misconceptions VB users make, and help you with tips and techniques to make your move to Xojo easy and successful! Some of the topics discussed include explanations in how the two languages handle files, menus, colors, sounds, errors, printing, and more. You'll learn how to add features like using the Escape key to close windows, make pictures fit a box, and more. Paul even includes the full source of a Xojo Windows project he wrote, XJSnip, which lets you manage snippets of Xojo code. The ebook is in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi (Kindle) formats.


Product: VB.Net to Xojo: Converting Visual Studio Basic to Xojo
Platforms: All
Price: $4.99
Website: Link to site

XOJO.CONNECT

Xojo Conferences are about connections -- whether it be with other users from around the world or the Xojo team themselves. Save the date for XOJO.CONNECT, to be held March 25-27, 2020 at The Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, TN! We have arranged a great room rate for conference attendees and free airport transportation. More information coming soon!


Product: XOJO.CONNECT,
Platforms: All
Price: $799-$999
Website: Link to site

XDC 2019 Session Videos Now Available

XDC 2018 session videos are now available for sale. Visit the Xojo Store to purchase your video pass for $299. You'll get access to all of the session videos and XDC Keynote! If you attended XDC 2018, you already have access to them in your Xojo Account. Also, everyone can check out Travis Hill and Paul Lefebvre's API 2.0 session now on YouTube (https://youtu.be/rPjbH4_sARs).


Product: XDC 2018 Session Videos
Platforms: All
Price: $299 (free for XDC 2019 attendees)
Website: Link to site

MBS Xojo Conference 2019 in Cologne, Germany

Monkeybread Software is pleased to announce the MBS Xojo Conference in metropolitan Cologne, Germany on the 24th and 25th October 2019 in the lovely Dorint hotel. The hotel is in the city center and in walking distance to the main station. Beside the two conference days there are a social program with a dinner event and optional two training days (in English on the 23rd and in German on the 26th). For the evenings there are casual get-togethers in the hotel bar or restaurant. Sessions are to be held in English. Our conference is conceived as a networking event for the Xojo community. The conference is an ideal opportunity for sharing your thoughts and your own development experience with fellow users and developers.


Product: MBS Xojo Conference 2019
Platforms: All
Price: 599-699 Euro plus VAT
Website: Link to site

xDevLibrary Announces New Canvas 2 Book

xDevLibrary is delighted to announce the release of a new book by Eugene Dakin, "I Wish I Knew How To... Program the Canvas Control 2 with Xojo." The 450+ page PDF book can be purchased via GumRoad for instant delivery (http://gum.co/atzaR). The focus of this book is to work with topics related to the Canvas Control. All of these examples are created with native Xojo code and does not use any third party programs. The examples have been tested on Windows 10, OS X Mojave 10.14.3, and Ubuntu 18.04 Operating Systems. By the time you finish the book you will be able to apply skills from these examples to create your own programs! Note: An older Canvas book that has legacy code for Xojo 2014r2 that works without the changes in the Xojo Language is still available at xDevLibrary (http://www.xdevlibrary.com). The book contains 13 chapters and over 450 pages of code to build 60 example programs. Create realistic 2D game motion. It also includes example images and the ways to use them in programs. The book is in PDF format with example chapter folders containing Xojo source code and running examples.


Product: I Wish I Knew How To... Program the Canvas Control 2 with Xojo (book)
Platforms: All
Price: $14.99
Website: Link to site

Aloe Express 4.1

Tim Dietrich has released an update to Aloe Express, the popular open-source Xojo Web server module. With Aloe Express, Xojo developers can quickly and easily build Web APIs, microservices, and more. You can create Xojo apps that serve dynamic and static content, easily route and process requests, make use of WebSockets, and more. Aloe Express Version 4.1 resolves multiple bugs, and includes several performance improvements, including improved support multi-threading request processing.


Product: Aloe Express
Platforms: Desktop
Price: Free
Website: Link to site

ARGen Updated

BKeeney Software Inc. is proud to announce an update to ARGen, their ActiveRecord Generator utility for Xojo developers. This minor update includes dark mode support, speed improvements, and important updates for generated projects. Updating to 3.0.3 is recommended for all ARGen users.


Product: ARGen
Platforms: OSX/Win
Price: $99.95
Website: Link to site

XDC Video Sale (Starting at $75)

As we are getting closer to XDC 2019, new conference videos are on the horizon! We are now offering some great pricing on the XDC 2018 and 2016 videos! Between now and XDC (May 1, 2019), you can get the XDC 2016 video set for $75 and the 2018 video set for $99!


Product: XDC Videos
Platforms: All
Price: $75-$99
Website: Link to site

Formatted Text Control 3.2

BKeeney Software Inc. releases a major update to Formatted Text Control. Developers can now implement tab leaders, change character spacing, implement text drop shadows, and use standard keyboard handling in their applications that require a robust word processing control. This version contains dozens of new, changed, and updated items. Formatted Text Control (FTC) is a set of classes that offer developers word processing capabilities for their Mac and Windows desktop applications. FTC has several viewing modes that gives users a choice of Page View, Edit View, or Single Line view. FTC supports inline graphics, hyperlinks, and text formatting that the built-in Xojo TextArea control just can't do. Users can import and save text, RTF, and XML format documents. FTC version 3.2.0 is a free update to all 3.x users and is recommended.


Product: Formatted Text Control 3.2
Platforms: Desktop
Price: $150 (source code)
Website: Link to site

BKS Tab Control Updated

BKeeney Software releases an update for BKS Tab Control enabling users to drag and drop to rearrange tabs. Developers can enable or disable this feature using a switch in the Xojo IDE. A new event, `TabOrderChanged`, is raised when the user performs a drag-rearrange. The BKS Tab Control is a set of classes that offer developers a classic "tabs control" for Xojo Desktop applications. The Tab Control can attach to any RectControl or Window, and will maintain a relationship to this parent control if and when it changes size. Tabs can be displayed in one of four directions (North, South, East, West) and individually offer options like a close button, an icon, a background color, and can be disabled.


Product: BKS Tab Control
Platforms: Desktop
Price: $75 (source code)
Website: Link to site

All Sascha Schneppmueller MAS Apps updated for macOS Dark Mode

Shortly before Christmas Sascha Schneppmueller managed to get all his macOS Dark Mode Updates approved by the MAS (Mac App Store) Review Team. Because of the hard work of the Xojo Team, it was really easy to achive this. Sascha writes: "A big **thank you** to the whole Xojo Team for making our lives so much easier with each new release!"


Product:
Platforms: OSX
Price: Varies
Website: Link to site

fp Plugin 10.1

The fp Plugin 10.1 for Xojo has eight data types: BigInteger, BigFloat, BigComplex, BigFraction, BigPoly, BigFloatMatrix, BigComplexMatrix, BigFractionMatrix fp Plugin allows a developer to construct Xojo programs which can handle the eight data types much like doubles and integers are handled. To a large extent the plugin's data types can be freely used with the +, -, *, and / operators, and can be used in comparisons. And some of Xojo's functions have been overloaded to take the plugin's data types, where it makes sense to do so. Version 10.1 adds the ability to calculate the eigenvectors and eigenvalues of any square matrix at any chosen precision. It also can compute the rank of any matrix. The included TestBigFractionMatrix application uses these new functions.


Product: fp Plugin 10.0
Platforms: All
Price: Free
Website: Link to site

CSTrueColors

With macOS Mojave support being one of the new features of Xojo 2018r3, you might want to polish your desktop UIs by incorporating the new dynamic color constants. While Xojo supports only a selection of them, CSTrueColors from Ulrich Bogun has all 50+ as dynamically buffered Xojo Colors--which means they are cached until a Dark Mode change or a change of the selection/AccentColor happens. To make cross-platform development easier, you find the same colors on Windows, too, and on this platform selection and high contrast mode changes are registered, but not the current Windows Dark Mode. convert Xojo pictures to macOS template images which change their brightness automatically insert pictures and templates into some of the most commonly used desktop controls. some color conversion methods and Apple's new System Effects macOS VisualEffectViews as custom controls (Mojave types) and more


Product: CSTrueColors
Platforms: OSX/Win
Price: 12.50€ (free demo)
Website: Link to site

New Cross-Platform Reporting Tool

BKeeney Software launches BKS Report Studio, a simple database reporting tool that features a visual interface, templates, and editing features that allow users to create reports without writing SQL. Designed for every skill level, BKS Report Studio operates like a layout editor by allowing users to drag and drop data sources, labels, images, and even barcodes to build powerful reports, quickly. Reports can be printed directly, or can be exported in several file formats. Created by a need to simplify and extend the database reporting process, BKS Report Studio focuses on making the report design phase easier. BKS Report Studio features several functions: Drag and Drop layout design for report templates Export as PDF documents or print directly SQL engine generates the necessary query and gathers data Filter data beforehand, or live at runtime with dynamic runtime filtering Boolean display is fully customizable, and supports Emoji Format numbers, and perform scripts on bands as they are generated Connect to the most popular database engines, or connect to any database engine that provides an ODBC driver. BKS Report Studio supports these database engines: CubeSQL, MySQL, ODBC, PostgreSQL, and SQLite


Product: BKS Report Studio
Platforms: OSX/Win
Price: $175 (free trial)
Website:

Free Xojo Menus Training

Javier Rodríguez announces the availability of this Free Online Xojo Course, initially available only in Spanish and very soon in English, about "Everything you need to know about Menus" in Xojo. Discover throughout a total of 13 Lessons and 10 Videos how to create static menus using the Menu Editor, associate actions, create complete menu hierarchies from code, how to assign actions to dynamic menu items, and even how to clone and display your own menu hierarchies in any spot inside the limits of any Window! This course is available for free to all registered users of AprendeXojo.com.


Product: Xojo Menus Training
Platforms: All
Price: Free
Website: Link to site

JSONItem_MTC Update

Kem Tekinay is pleased to announce an update to the JSONItem_MTC project that now includes the M_JSON module. This emulates the new framework's ParseJSON and GenerateJSON functions but with the classic (soon to be API 2.0) framework. While the native functions work with Text, Xojo.Core.Dictionary, and Auto(), these will work with String, Dictionary, and Variant(). More, GenerateJSON_MTC has an optional parameter to produce a formatted ("pretty") string. JSONItem_MTC is a drop-in replacement for the native JSONItem that is faster and compensates for some bugs found in the native version. The version has been changed to 4.0 to stay in sync with the new M_JSON module, but there have been no functional changes in this release. JSONItem_MTC and M_JSON can be used independently.


Product: JSONItem_MTC
Platforms: All
Price: Free
Website: Link to site

PDTSQL Released

PDTSoftware is pleased to announce the availability of PDTSQL, an embedded SQLite database server for Xojo. With PDTSQL, developers can easily create custom, redistributable SQLite database servers for their applications. It is intended for light-weight database applications with less than 10 users connected at a time. Developers can make the administration of the server as simple or as extensive as needed. A sample server and applications are included in the package. Server source code in the demo is encrypted and will only run in the Xojo IDE.


Product: PDTSQL
Platforms: All
Price: $75 (source code)
Website: Link to site

Tim Dietrich launches PromoStandards JSON API

Xojo developer Tim Dietrich has launched the PromoStandards JSON API, a service that provides developers with an alternative, JSON-based interface to PromoStandards. "PromoStandards is a collaborative effort by some of the leading companies in the promotional products industry to standardize how data is communicated," said Tim. "The goal is to reduce friction in the industry's business processes, which benefits suppliers, distributors, and customers alike. The promotional products industry is massive, with 2017 sales of $23.3 billion. So even the slightest increase in efficiency can have dramatic results." With the PromoStandards JSON API Service, developers can send simple JSON requests, and receive JSON responses as well. Tim developed the API using Xojo and Aloe Express, a popular open-source Xojo Web server module.


Product: PromoStandards JSON API Service
Platforms: All
Price: Free
Website: Link to site

New Raspberry Pi with Xojo Book

xDevLibrary is delighted to announce the release of a new book by Eugene Dakin, "I Wish I Knew How To... Program Raspberry Pi 3B+ Electronics with Xojo - Stretch Edition." The 600+ page PDF book can be purchased via GumRoad for instant delivery (http://gum.co/bXqy). You can do many things with the Raspberry Pi, and some have built a Star Trek interface, while others have built robots. This book provides the building block to work with Xojo to react with the real world through its motherboard to allow you to make your own interesting device. This inexpensive computer can be programed by the widely recognized Xojo programming language. This book "I Wish I Knew How to… Program Raspberry Pi 3B+ Electronics with Xojo" goes into the numerous programs that can be built to interact with many types of electronic gadgets. This book uses the latest Raspberry Pi 3B+ hardware with the newest version of the Stretch Operating System. Note: A previous version of this book that supports older Xojo releases and Raspberry Pi operating systems is still available at xDevLibrary (http://www.xdevlibrary.com ).


Product: I Wish I Knew How To... Program Raspberry Pi 3B+ Electronics with Xojo - Stretch Edition (book)
Platforms: Win
Price: $19.99
Website: Link to site

Just Code Challenge

Introducing this summer's Just Code challenge. The idea is that you try to make one app a week throughout the next 14 weeks of the summer. These apps don't need to do anything fancy, although they should do something. Any type of Xojo-made app counts -- desktop, iOS, or web. No need to compile, you are only required to submit your project to complete the challenge. This contest is a great way to show people new to coding what it takes to make an app, and to show how much fun coding is. The Just Code challenge starts today, June 18 and ends Friday, September 21. Submit a project on at least 10 out of 14 Fridays to complete the Just Code challenge! Complete the challenge and you'll get one of our super soft, new Xojo shirts (while supplies last) and you'll be entered to win a Xojo Pro license plus $100! UPDATE: Because of growing interest, we'll also be giving away a limited number of Xojo Lite licenses!


Product: Just Code Challenge
Platforms: All
Price: Free
Website: Link to site

Free SQLiteDatabase Online Course

Javier Rodríguez (AprendeXojo.com) announces the availability of this Online Xojo Course, initially available only in Spanish and English to follow, about creating and using SQLite databases from Xojo via code from scratch. Discover throughout a total of 14 Lessons, 10 Videos and 10 Test quizzes all you need to be aware of in order to create from Xojo code new in-memory SQLite database, file based SQLite database, create new tables, records, updating records, working with RecordSet, DatabaseRecord, DatabaseField executing direct queries against the database, synchronous and asynchronous backups, encrypting and decrypting SQLite Databases… and other regular operations for starters, and without previous experience! Once you finish every lesson, you will go through a quiz in order to test the learned topics, validating their correct assimilation.


Product: SQLiteDatabase Online Course
Platforms: All
Price: Free (with registration)
Website: Link to site

BKS Tab Control

BKeeney Software releases BKS Tab Control, a set of classes that offer developers a classic "tabs control" for Xojo Desktop applications. The Tab Control can attach to any RectControl or Window, and will maintain a relationship to this parent control if and when it changes size. Tabs can be displayed in one of four directions (North, South, East, West) and individually offer options like a close button, an icon, a background color, and can be disabled. Other features: Optional CloseBox can be positioned on the left of right If the CloseBox is selected a CancelClose event is fired Optional Icon can be positioned on the left or right Each tab can have a different background color Each tab can be disabled Each tab text can be stylized with font, font color, text size, bold, italic, underline Tabs that overflow the available width may be accessed with an overflow popup menu Works in HiDPI and non-HiDPI modes


Product: BKS Tab Control
Platforms: Desktop
Price: $75
Website: Link to site

SpeakerCue Confidence Monitoring

ampSoftware is excited to announce the release of SpeakerCue, a confidence monitor for professional producers and presenters. This handy communications tool is a simple, streamlined way for a presenter or speaker to monitor their time and for an assistant or producer to provide them with invaluable information. SpeakerCue requirements are simple; a Mac or PC for the person who is controlling the time and messaging, and an external display within view of the speaker to receive those messages.


Product: SpeakerCue
Platforms: Desktop
Price: $80
Website: Link to site

Introducing Temper: A Xojo-based Web API for FileMaker

Tim Dietrich has released Temper, a new Web API for FileMaker databases. With Temper, developers can make API calls to create, read, update, and delete records, run scripts, set and get the contents of containers, get information about layouts, scripts, and more. "I developed Temper as an alternative to FileMaker's Data API," said Tim. "Temper uses the FileMaker API for XML, so there are no additional licenses needed to transfer data, and no need to worry about hitting data transfer limits." Temper works with all versions of FileMaker Server that support the FileMaker API for XML. Temper was developed using Xojo, XFM (a FileMaker integration module), and Aloe Micro (a variant of the popular Aloe Express Web server module).


Product: Temper
Platforms: All
Price: Free
Website: Link to site

xDevLibrary Announces New WMIC Book

xDevLibrary is delighted to announce the release of a new book by Eugene Dakin, "I Wish I Knew How To... Program Windows WMIC With Xojo." The 550-page PDF book can be purchased via GumRoad for instant delivery (http://gum.co/limjl ). Has someone ever asked you the question "Is my computer 32-bit or 64- bit?" WMIC is the command that can retrieve this information about a Windows Operating System and almost all of the components installed on the computer. WMIC is the abbreviation for Windows Management Instrumentation Command-Line that has been used for over a decade in the Windows OS. The book "I Wish I Knew How To...Program Windows WMIC With Xojo" is able to query hundreds of parameters on the computer and this code can be implemented into your program. This is a reference book that shows the many possible options of WMIC and retrieves data seamlessly to your program. The most difficult part of working with WMIC is to provide the correct search parameters, which this book covers in all of these chapters. There are 60 chapters which contains over 550 pages and more than 60 example programs that can retrieved hundreds of specifications. Many screen shots have been added to show the results of the code with an index to help find topics quickly. Each chapter has a working version of the WMIC command that can be used. A few of the many examples include drivers, network protocols, Network Interface Card (NIC), motherboard data and specifications, boot configurations, the BIOS, and much more.


Product: "I Wish I Knew How To...Program Windows WMIC With Xojo" book
Platforms: All
Price: $14.99
Website: Link to site

Combine PDFs 5.3

Monkeybread Software is proud to announce Combine PDFs 5.3, an update to their popular PDF merge and split tool for Mac OS X. With a focus on ease-of-use, Combine PDFs is a lightweight utility which allows anyone to merge PDF files and images (JPEG, TIFF, etc.) into a single PDF file. Additionally, users can split a PDF file or create a new PDF file with interleaved pages from two different PDF files. The user need only drag and drop files onto the program icon. The main window appears allowing the user to set the order in which the files are joined, or to remove any files. A menu command launches a window for the input of metadata, such as Title, Author, Creator, Subject, and Keywords. Once all PDF and image files are correctly ordered, and metadata has been entered, a single menu command will automatically join all the selected files into a single PDF file. Combine PDFs also supports the use of encrypted passwords. With the password option activated users can restrict the viewing, copying and printing of any document. The app permits use of 40 bit, or extremely strong 128 bit encryption. Also supported are OS X Quartz filters which enable users to apply a variety of effects to both PDF and image files. Effects include variable compression level, lightness, gray tone, sepia, and black and white. A preview window allows the user to review all files and effects before producing the final PDF document, and full-screen preview is available. Changes in Version 5.3: Fixed preview window setting, so it's saved and honored on next app start. Added swedish translation. Can use app store license in shareware version. Added retina support and now a Cocoa application. Added preference option to enable copying of annotations. Requires MacOS 10.9 or newer. Upgraded to 64-bit. Version 5.3 sports many new improvements, adding support for French and Italian, automatic metadata, more metadata values, and user selectable fonts for text overlays. Combine PDFs exploits the powerful PDF Libraries built into the Core Graphics of Mac OS X, permitting operations not supported natively on the Windows platform.


Product: Combine PDFs 5.3
Platforms: OSX
Price: $30
Website: Link to site

Free iOSDesignExtensions

Following the announcement at XDC2018, Jeremie Leroy is pleased to announce iOSDesignExtensions, a collection of free extensions for the Xojo iOS framework. iOSDesignExtensions modules hold more than 100 extensions methods that will help any Xojo developer create a great design for iPhone and iPad apps. With this set of extensions, it is easy to add a background color to any control, change the keyboard display for iOSTextField, add rounded borders to buttons and container controls. Some advanced features enable recoloring a picture using its mask and adjusting font size for any control that displays a text label.


Product: iOSDesignExtensions
Platforms: iOS
Price: Free
Website: Link to site

mySalesAgent 2.7

Imagine mySalesAgent as your personal Media Wishlist, Media Shopping list or Collection List. You can search for iPhone, iPod, iPad, AppleTV and macOS apps, for Movies, TV Shows, Music Albums and Songs, Audiobooks or Books and add them to your watchlist. If one of your desired Media reaches the price for which you would like to buy it, mySalesAgent will inform you with a message center notification and optionally by email. You can select any iTunes Store Store worldwide and monitor the price of any Media in that region. The program is free of any advertisement and will not use in app purchases.


Product: mySalesAgent 2.7
Platforms: OSX
Price: Free
Website: Link to site

Free M_Presentation

Kem Tekinay is pleased to announce M_Presentation, a collection of tools to assist in presenting or demoing Xojo apps. The M_Presentation module holds a collection of control subclasses that will adjust their font size at runtime according to a module constant. Need to change the font size of all of your controls at once to something else? Just change the constant's value! There is also a window subclass that will automatically created a mirror image of your window that you can put in a projector or second monitor. This "ghost" will reflect almost everything in your main window in real-time and will show the cursor position as a red dot, like a laser pointer. You can have multiple windows open, each with its own "ghost" that will maintain order as you cycle through the main windows. There is even a scaler that will let you scale all the "ghosts" at once. M_Presentation is a free, open-source project


Product: M_Presentation
Platforms: All OSX/Win/Linux
Price: Free
Website: Link to site

MBS Xojo Event Kit 1.2 Released

The MBS Xojo Event Kit provides you with a few useful classes for using the calendar for your Xojo iOS application. New in version 1.2: Added privacy entries for info.plist via build script step. Updated for Xojo 2018r1 Fixed bugs with color for Mac and we now use NSColor there. Fixed bug with EKCalendarItemMB.URL setter


Product: MBS Xojo Event Kit
Platforms: iOS
Price: $99
Website: Link to site

Monkeybread Software Releases IP in Menubar

Monkeybread Software Releases IP in Menubar v4.6, an application to show the current IP address in the menubar. This small application runs in the background and shows the current IP address of your Mac in the menu bar. There are options available to customize the appearance of the menu entry. The IP address is updated regularly. Switch on the Router option if you are behind a router or gateway. You can still see your local IP address in the menu. New in version 4.6 is 64-bit support.


Product: IP in Menubar
Platforms: OSX
Price: Free
Website: Link to site

ActivityViewer

piDog Software releases version 2.6.0 of their ActivityViewer classes, which have been updated to improve compatibility with the current Xojo IDE and add support for SecureSockets. ActivityViewer is a set of classes by piDog Software that makes it easy to add progress displays for various background tasks to your Xojo projects. ActivityViewer works by extending the Thread, SocketCore and Shell classes with properties and methods like "Label", "Icon", "Progress", "ProgressText", "Cancel" and "Finish". An ActivityView can be embedded in any window or use the included default Activity Window. ActivityViewer also includes the ActivityViewer_HTTPFileDownloadSocket which includes SSL support, pausable downloads, automatic proxy detection, password protected directory handling and URL redirection.


Product: ActivityViewer
Platforms: OSX/Win/Linux
Price: $40
Website: Link to site

Announcing gTooltip

Gate61 is proud to announce gTooltip, a new Xojo Web add-on to create flexible, styled and customized Tooltips (HelpTags). Tooltip text can also contain html tags (strong, img, ...) and icons Different sizes, multi-lines allowed Dynamic (you can change settings at runtime, by code) Text and background colors, transparency allowed ! Triggered by hover, click or manually Multiple positioning options With or without arrows Delayed and animated display/hide Set the Tooltip to follow the mouse cursor Optional "flip" (position change) when not enough room available


Product: gTooltip
Platforms: Web
Price: $17/$69 (encrypted/source)
Website: Link to site

Free Xojo Pi!

In honor of Pi Day 2018, Xojo will be giving away Xojo Pi licenses for free! Xojo Pi allows you to build console apps for Linux ARM for use with Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 3. Back at XDC 2015 when we announced Xojo would be adding support for the Raspberry Pi, we thought it was a fun extra for Xojo users. We were not expecting the overwhelming excitement and interest from the Xojo community and makers around the world! To celebrate Pi Day like the true geeks we are, we're making Xojo Pi licenses free from Pi Day forward! Email hello@xojo.com or DM Xojo on Twitter for your free Xojo Pi license activation code.


Product: Xojo Pi
Platforms: Raspberry Pi
Price: Free
Website: Link to site

gNotify

Gate61 is proud to announce gNotify a new Xojo Web add-on, a powerful and flexible control to display Notifications.


Product: gNotify
Platforms: Web
Price: $17/$69 (encrypted/source)
Website: Link to site

Free Online Xojo Course: SQLite basics

Javier Rodríguez (AprendeXojo.com) announces the availability of this Online Xojo Course, initially available only in Spanish, about the basics on creating apps based on SQLite with Xojo. Discover throughout a total of 12 Lessons, 10 Videos, and 9 Test quizzes all the basics you need to be aware of in order to get the SQLite foundations in combination with Xojo. For that, we will create a basic but functional sample app that will manage Customers, Invoices and general Invoices listing per customer. Learn the foundations about SQLite database definition, creating, updating or deleting records… and more, withouth previous experience! Once you finish every lesson, you will go through a quiz in order to test the learned topics, validating their correct assimilation.


Product: SQLite basics course
Platforms: All
Price: Free (with registration)
Website: Link to site

gColorPicker

Gate61 is proud to announce our new Xojo Web add-on: gColorPicker, a Web Control providing a clean and flexible HTML Web Color Picker. This control was built with pure javascript and css, no images or external libraries needed. It works with all major modern browsers and is compatible with Xojo 2016r2.1 onwards. This control offers the following features: fully responsive customize layout by adding an Alpha (transparency) selection, and/or a sample of the selected color get or set color using Xojo colors provides hex and rgb/rgba HTML strings activate read-only mode


Product: gColorPicker
Platforms: Desktop OSX/Win/Linux
Price: $17 (encrypted), $69 (source code)
Website: Link to site

Free Online Xojo Course

Javier Rodríguez (AprendeXojo.com) announces the availability of his first Online Xojo Course, initially available only in Spanish, about the use of Timers in Xojo. Discover along a total of 7 Lessons, 6 Videos and 6 Test quizzes the three Timer classes available in Xojo, and where you should use any of them depending the deployment target or the things you want to accomplish. Learn when (and how) to instantiate the Timer classes, when to execute scheduled code without even instantiate Timers, and how the Scope is involved in the process! This course is available for free to all registered users of AprendeXojo.com.


Product: Online Xojo Course
Platforms: All
Price: Free (with registration)
Website: Link to site

Free Redis_MTC

Kem Tekinay is proud to announce Redis_MTC, a free, open-source project that will let you easily interact with a Redis Server. Redis_MTC offers an API that closely mimics the features available on a Redis server and makes the connection as easy as creating a new object. The project comes with unit tests that demonstrate its various features and show off its speed of around 25k requests per second in normal mode, and up to 500k requests per second when using "pipelines." You can read more about Redis at their site (https://redis.io/).


Product: Redis_MTC
Platforms: Desktop
Price: Free
Website: Link to site

Markdown Parser for Xojo

Javier Rodríguez (AprendeXojo.com) announces the availability of Markdown Parser for Xojo. This un-encrypted class allows any Xojo developer to implement in their products the ability to parse Markdown source text into HTML + the provided CSS styles, so it can be presented on the fly over an HTML control for its use "as-is", or as an starting point for invoices, reports, templates or document conversion (among other possibilities of use). Markdown Parser for Xojo is 32- and 64-bit compatible for macOS, Windows, Linux operating systems on Desktop, Web, Console and RaspberryPi deployments. Inspect / Access Source Code. No Chains! Extremely Easy to Implement and Use Free updates for one year Exclusive portal for Feedback / Feature Requests / Bugs submission and follow up


Product: Markdown Parser fo Xojo
Platforms: Desktop
Price: $96 (approx)
Website: Link to site

New Window Style component

The 'New Window Style' component for Xojo from PesaroSystem for desktop development platform is a class for customizing the windows of Xojo projects for macOS. The class allows to transform the "old" classical view into the new style adopted by the most common applications for macOS. The class allows different functions including: hide the title bar; display or hide the title caption; color a sidebar to create a left menu commands; etc. By downloading the class you will find an example of use. Everything is very simple and intuitive.


Product: Window Style
Platforms: OSX
Price: $12 (approx)
Website: Link to site

New Zoom Image Component

The Zoom Image component from PesaroSystem for Xojo Desktop development platform is a support tool for image management. A box containing the image is made available. The component allows various features including zoom on command, with the mouse wheel, via code, moving, loading by drag and drop, etc. It can be used for drawing applications or any other environment where a dynamic visualization of the image is required. In the download component you will find an example of use. Everything is very simple and intuitive.


Product: Zoom Image
Platforms: Desktop
Price: $17 (approx)
Website: Link to site