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September 21, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 17.4pr7
12:41:00
New in this prerelease of the 17.4 plugins: Updated DynaPDF to version 4.0.13.35. Fixed a problem with > 2GB PDF files not reading correctly on macOS. Added WKWebViewControlMBS.takeSnapshot method and takeSnapshotCompleted event. Download: monke... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 7.4pr7
11:55:00
New in this prerelease of the 7.4 MBS FileMaker Plugin: Improved GMImage.Annotate to work in 5 different modes depending on what parameters you pass. Optionally make settings panels for popover, button bar and buttons resizable and black. Optional... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo Training in Germany and Europe with me
10:10:00
I just returned from a three day training in a big cooperation. One of them visited my training day at the Berlin conference and was so happy that they hired me for three days in their office Well, if you like to get a Xojo training on site, let m... [More]
September 20, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Xojo 2017 R2.1 and Updated Roadmap
22:43:14
I’ve had a hellacious travel schedule the past six months so I apologize that I’ve not been up to snuff on Xojo news. Last week Xojo 2017 Release 2.1 was made public and earlier this week Xojo CEO, Geoff Perlman, … Continue reading →... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Field Picker in FileMaker resizable and in black
19:56:00
Take a look on this screenshot: Another nice idea for people with big databases where the names of the fields can be really long. You can enable resize and/or black color in the preferences dialog for MBS Plugin. All options can be toggles on/off... [More]
September 19, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Showing Script IDs in FileMaker Script Workspace
22:29:00
The MBS Plugin can soon show the script IDs in the Script Workspace: As you trigger scripts via ID, it may be convenient to see the IDs right in the tab. Coming soon in the next 7.4 prerelease. Or email for a copy to test today. Update: We'll move... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
New Windows Framework for Xojo coming
21:47:00
Have you read the blog post The Short-Term Xojo Roadmap from Geoff Perlman, CEO of Xojo Inc.? Looks like they feel sorry to change the priorities on a few projects. Xcode 9 requires them to use 64-bit debugger for iOS apps. So be aware not to insta... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Plugin now showing field and table IDs in database design dialog
08:06:00
Take a close look on this FileMaker dialog: Of course you can toggle this off in preferences dialog and the checkboxes allow you to enable it only if you want to see them. But if enabled, the plugin tries to query all the field and table IDs and sh... [More]
September 17, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 17.4pr6
12:13:00
New in this prerelease of the 17.4 plugins: Fixed bug with CURL's GetInfoCookieList function. Fixed plugin options for CURL to pass empty C string for empty Xojo string. This helps with OptionCookieFile = "" to use in memory cookie engine. Added S... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 7.4pr6
11:56:00
New in this prerelease of the 7.4 MBS FileMaker Plugin: Added XML.GetPathValue, XML.DeletePath and XML.SetPathValue functions. Updated to LibXL 3.8.1. Added ImageView commands to show picture (GIF with animation) on the layout. Added Copy Table Sel... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Bluetooth Vulnerability BlueBorne Impacts Android, iOS, Windows, and Linux Devices
11:12:00
Have you seen the details on the Blueborne attack? armis.com/blueborne/ Any device unless patched can simply be taken over via bluetooth by just being in range of a hacker! If someone places a bot to hack all devices in range automatically in a sub... [More]
September 16, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Playing with CoreML in FileMaker
17:58:00
For the release of macOS 10.13 High Sierra, we are working on supporting CoreML framework in FileMaker and Xojo. Here is my test database to detect : While macOS 10.13 is not ready for a few weeks, we can already download the beta versions of mac... [More]
September 15, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Problems with killing Xojo threads with plugin calls.
12:19:00
While you can kill a thread in Xojo, you may think twice before doing it. The kill command usually raises a ThreadEndException on the thread which with normal exception handling exists all methods and returns to the run event, which on exit ends the... [More]
September 14, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Image view for FileMaker via MBS Plugin
13:04:00
For next MBS FileMaker Plugin release we add an image view control for macOS and iOS: So you can show an animated GIF images on the layout independent of container fields! Of course other images work, too. And you can hide/show as needed, change s... [More]
September 13, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Session List for Xojo Developer Conference 2018 posted
21:39:00
The session list is online with the first 26 sessions. A few more will follow once they are ready: This includes sessions about what is new Xojo in April including Android, Web Framework 2.0, Compiler changes and not yet released features. A few se... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
xDev Magazine Raffle winners
21:22:00
The raffle for a free Xojo Developer Magazine subscription ended. What raffle? Well, please read the last sentence in blog post. Congratulations on the winners: Lewis, Markus and Mattias. As three people commented and I couldn't decide on which ... [More]
August 22, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Xojo 2017 Release 2
22:41:19
Last week Xojo 2017 Release 2 hit the download servers. This release has the usual mix of new, changes, and bug fixes. At first blush it doesn’t seem like there is a lot to mention but there is, but I’ll … Continue reading →... [More]
August 03, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Software Development is Fluid
20:59:54
Software development is fluid. Some bug fixes and feature requests that seem simple are often not so simple, or, take a lot longer than originally thought. Some that seem like they’re hard are not, or, take practically no time at … Continue rea... [More]
July 19, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Shorts 2.0.4
22:15:36
Today we released BKeeney Shorts 2.0.4.  This is a free update to all version 2.0.x users. Shorts is the premier reporting tool for Xojo applications.  Shorts allows a Xojo developer to embed a report designer inside in an application, view reports i... [More]
June 22, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Automating Xojo Database Development with ARGen
19:35:12
Database applications are relatively easy with Xojo. The native Database, DatabaseRecord, and Recordset classes make it easy to connect, add, edit, and delete data in your console, desktop, and web applications. What we’ve found over the years isn’t ... [More]
June 08, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Shorts 2.0.3
15:16:47
Today we released BKeeney Shorts 2.0.3.  This is a free update to all version 2.0.x users. Shorts is the premier reporting tool for Xojo applications.  Shorts allows a Xojo developer to embed a report designer inside in an application, view reports i... [More]
June 06, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
BKS WebSplitter 1.0.1
19:50:13
BKeeney Software Releases Version 1.0.1 of WebSplitter for Xojo BKeeney Software is pleased to announce the release of version 1.0.1 of their WebSplitter for Xojo Web. The WebSplitter control is a browser-side draggable interface splitter for the Xoj... [More]
May 26, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Is Xojo the Right Development Tool
17:35:58
Quite often prospective clients, and developers thinking of learning Xojo, ask my opinion of Xojo.  They are about to embark on a journey spending tens of thousands of dollars on a cross-platform tool and they want to know if Xojo … Continue re... [More]
May 04, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
MBS Berlin Developers Conference Keynote
09:51:39
Geoff Perlman, CEO of Xojo Inc gave his keynote address at the Berlin Xojo Developers Conference today.  The conference is hosted by Monkeybread Software.  In his hour long talk, he discussed the future of Xojo and, in particular, what’s scheduled fo... [More]
April 28, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
BKS Shorts Version 2.0
14:57:54
BKeeney Software (Lenexa, KS) has released version 2.0 of it’s Xojo reporting tool, BKS Shorts, today. Shorts is the premier reporting tool for Xojo desktop and web applications and comes with an integrated Designer and Viewer components to make it &... [More]
June 14, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
We've Moved
15:12:00
The new Xojo blog is live! Join us now at http://www.xojo.com/blog to learn the latest and greatest about Xojo, cross-platform development, and technology.... [More]
June 06, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Save the Date for XDC 2014!
07:35:00
Save the date for the 2014 Xojo Developer's Conference, to be held March 26-28 at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas!  More information coming soon. ... [More]
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Real Studio is now Xojo!
07:29:00
We have some big announcements! 2013 Release 1 is now available for download and is definitely our biggest release ever! Our IDE has had a major makeover, giving it a very sleek and modern look and making it faster and much more intuitive t... [More]
May 16, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Using Twilio to answer phone calls
06:00:00
In a previous post, I wrote about how to use Twilio to send an SMS message. This time, I'm going to show you how you can use Twilio in conjunction with a web app to answer phone calls made to your Twilio phone number.First, you will want to have a Tw... [More]
May 15, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Calling a SOAP web service
16:21:00
SOAP web services, although not as common as they once were, are still readily available on the web. And they can be incredibly easy to use with your apps.Here is a quick example of how you would use a SOAP web service to get the conversion rate betw... [More]
May 14, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Connecting to Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server
17:00:00
Some of the most common questions I get from new users relate to using databases with Real Studio. We've got lots of tips and tricks on how to connect in our Documentation and videos too.  In addition to having it's own RealSQLDatabase for ... [More]
May 10, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Using Twilio to send an SMS message
13:43:00
I've been asked from time to time if it is possible to send an SMS message from your application. SMS stands for Short Message Service and is also commonly referred to as a Text Message or just a Text. SMS messages can contain up to 160 characte... [More]
April 30, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Coming Soon - New Pricing (Recap)
07:52:00
As we approach the June 4th Xojo ship date, we are receiving an increasing amount of questions about the new pricing.  It has been a while since we posted the information so here's a recap:Starting with 2013 Release 1, the IDE itself will be fre... [More]
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Why native controls are important
07:40:00
9to5Mac is reporting that iOS 7 will sport a new user interface. It's said to be flatter and simpler. If this is true, it almost certainly means that controls will have a new look as well. This reminds me of when Apple shipped Mac OS X with its new A... [More]
April 29, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Best computer for cross-platform development
12:57:00
Today The Telegraph has a post about a study showing the MacBook Pro is the best computer for running Windows. I've heard this before and don't doubt it for a moment. Apple makes the best computers in terms of quality. They are certainly not the chea... [More]
April 26, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
New IDE Preview
11:20:00
Many have been requesting a sneak peek of the new IDE.  We have been working on this new IDE for many months and are happy to finally be putting it in your hands in just a few weeks.  So, without further ado, here is Xojo...OS X:Windows:Lin... [More]
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Our servers are down for a security update
07:49:00
If you regularly read our forum and/or the NUG email list, you know that our web server was attacked the day before yesterday. This attack coincided with the start of our annual user conference. However, we believe that is coincidental. Fortunately, ... [More]
April 25, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Highlights from the Keynote
14:44:00
Greetings from the Real Studio Developer Conference!  As you have probably heard by now, during the keynote Geoff announced that with 2013r1 Real Studio will be called Xojo and Real Software will be called Xojo, Inc.Everyone here at the conferen... [More]
April 24, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Get it all with Xojo Pro
13:34:00
The new pricing will officially launch when Xojo ships on June 4th. Additionally, today at the conference we announced Xojo Pro, which will be available on June 4th. With Xojo Pro, you will enjoy the following great features:Single license for Desk... [More]
  (Blog: RS Blog)
A New Beginning with Xojo
08:10:00
Starting with the 2013 R1 release, Real Studio will become Xojo and Real Software, Inc. will become Xojo, Inc. We are still the same company and Xojo (2013r1) is the same great IDE you have come to know and love, with a brand new interface and some ... [More]
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Live from the Real Studio Developer Conference
05:23:00
In just a couple of hours the Real Studio Developer Conference will begin. We have a great crowd this year and an amazing session lineup! If you want to stay connected and get the latest announcements from the conference, join our discussion on Twi... [More]
April 02, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Inside the Real Studio Developer Conference
15:34:00
If you've been paying attention, you know that the Real Studio Developer Conference starts three weeks from today.  In three weeks we will arrive at the Holiday Inn at Downtown Disney, pass familiar faces in the lobby, exchange greetings with us... [More]
March 25, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Observer Pattern
13:02:00
Did you know Real Studio includes several "design pattern" example projects, including: Decorator, Factory, Interpreter, LazyInitialization and Singleton?Recently, someone on the mailing list asked how to do the Observer pattern using Real Studio. He... [More]
March 18, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Firefox 19 & Real Studio Web Applications
12:42:00
A bug report was filed with us recently that troubled me a bit, regarding WebPopupMenus not working in the recently released Firefox 19. The bug is that when the user clicks on a WebPopupMenu, they are not able to select anything using the mouse... [More]
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Bridges
07:29:00
I rather admire bridges - both the real ones that cross chasms, channels & all other manner of things, but also those in programming.Why?They both make it possible to solve difficult problems with very elegant solutions, but both can take some ti... [More]
March 15, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Quickly Access the Documentation Wiki using LaunchBar
13:34:00
If you use OS X, you may have heard of LaunchBar, a system utility that makes it easy to launch applications, search web sites and have multiple copy and paste buffers.If you use LaunchBar, you might find this documentation tip useful. I'm going to s... [More]
February 21, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Software Patent Reform
14:41:00
Recently, President Obama participated in a Google+ Hangout where he was asked about his views on software patents. You can watch it on YouTube. It was refreshing to hear that he understands patent trolls are harmful and more patent reform is needed.... [More]
February 19, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Aero Glass: Not Dead Yet!
10:31:00
Those already using Windows 8 know that the Aero Glass theme first introduced in Windows Vista is now no more.  In a quest to combine the look/feel of a tablet and desktop, Microsoft has gone with a more "Metro" aesthetic look, i.e. flat and dul... [More]
February 15, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
iOS Update
06:00:00
It's time for another update on our progress towards iOS support. Lately we've been working on toolbars, navigation and the splitview, which is a control specific to iPad.In the screenshot below, you can see the toolbar on the bottom. In this example... [More]
February 14, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
A Great Day for the Web
10:40:00
Opera Software announced they are no longer going to develop their own HTML rendering engine, Presto, for their popular Opera browser and are instead switching to WebKit, the engine in Safari and Chrome.With Opera switching to WebKit, that leave... [More]
October 31, 2009
  (Blog: Steve Garman)
RBScript opensource site
21:17:00
Back in July, I was wondering aloud how I could help improve RB and whether I should start up and host a testing suite.Well I had a few abortive attempts at designing the suite and never really came up with a decent spec.I don't have extensive knowle... [More]