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August 18, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Windows, Xojo and the Clipboard
14:22:00
You may know that we have a few clipboard dedicated classes in our Xojo plugins. WindowsClipboardMBS for Windows to get/set data.NSPasteboardMBS for Cocoa apps.ClipboardMBS for older Carbon apps.Now Xojo’s move to DirectDraw in 2016r4 and subsequent... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Multiple recordsets with Microsoft SQL Server
10:39:00
If you try to run two SQL statements on one connection, you often see this error message: "HY000 [Microsoft][SQL Server Native Client 11.0]Connection is busy with results for another command" We regularly see the problem with Microsoft SQL Server, ... [More]
August 15, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo 2017 Release 2
13:21:00
Xojo Inc. released today Xojo 2017 Release 2. You can download it on their website. This update adds more than 250 improvements, with a focus on 64-bit enhancements, Linux GTK+ 3 and HiDPI, and iOS Launch Screen support.. Xojo 2017 Release 2 featu... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Zwei Monate bis zur FileMaker Konferenz in Salzburg
12:38:00
In gerade mal zwei Monaten startet die FileMaker Konferenz in Salzburg. So langsam füllt sich die Konferenz und inzwischen steht auch das Programm. Vom 12. bis 14. Oktober 2017 treffen sich wieder ca. 200 Teilnehmer im Pitter in Salzburg. Die deuts... [More]
August 14, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 17.4pr2
18:00:00
New in this prerelease of the 17.4 plugins: Updated CURL Library to 7.55.1. Added convenience properties Name, Model, Manufacturer and DisplayName for MidiObjectMBS class. Improved GTK classes for future. Modernized GetInfoCertInfo for newer CURL v... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 7.4pr2
17:34:00
New in this prerelease of the 7.4 MBS FileMaker Plugin: Added ScriptWorkspace functions to work with the script workspace and list scripts, current tab and open script by name. This could be useful for tools using DDR and wanting to show the scrip... [More]
August 12, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
URL scheme handling in Xojo
00:23:00
Handling URL schemes in both Mac and Windows can be tricky. For Mac you need to define plist entry to declare the URL scheme and later handle the AppleEvent. For Windows it is more difficult. First you edit registry to declare your URL scheme. Than ... [More]
August 09, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker consultants with MBS Knowledge
11:22:00
Quite a couple of FileMaker users and developers ask for help on implementing MBS Plugin functions in FileMaker solutions. So I'd like to start with a list of MBS aware consultants for FileMaker projects: CompanyDeveloperWebsiteLocation cross solu... [More]
August 06, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Special Complete Upgrade offer for MBS Xojo Plugins
22:54:00
For next plugin release 17.4, we will have some reorganization in the plugins. Some smaller plugins get merged, some older stuff dropped and some parts move to other plugins. There may some change needed for people who don't have the Complete licens... [More]
August 04, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Meeting in Braunschweig
22:36:00
If you live near Braunschweig or Hannover area in Germany, you are welcome to join the FileMaker meeting in Braunschweig and meet me there: Am Mittwoch, 9. August 2017 findet der nächste FileMaker Stammtisch für die Region Braunschweig statt. Für i... [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]
August 02, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
DevCon Offer still available
21:15:00
Everyone who attended the FileMaker DevCon 2017 in Phoenix can still use the coupon code to get 20% off the plugin licenses. We extend the coupon code for another two weeks. The discount is a thank you to the attendees for joining the conference. P... [More]
August 01, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 17.4pr1
19:37:00
New in this prerelease of the 17.4 plugins: Updated DynaPDF to version 4.0.12.32. Fixed memory leak in XL Plugin for Windows (leak of GDI handles). Added RAWSocketMBS class. Changed DynaPDFMBS.HighlightPattern to create highlight annotations inste... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 7.4pr1
16:01:00
New in this prerelease of the 7.4 MBS FileMaker Plugin: Added AVAsset.TrackInfo function. Updated DynaPDF to version 4.0.12.32. Changed PrintDialog.Enable to call PrintDialog.Install for you if needed. Changed Encryption functions to better handle... [More]
July 31, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MySQL with SSL in MBS Xojo SQL Plugin
20:36:00
Today an example on how to connect to MySQL via MBS SQL Plugin in Xojo: dim con as new SQLConnectionMBS try // Specify SSL key file Dim keyFile As FolderItem #If TargetMacOS Then // pick from inside budnle keyFile = App.ExecutableFile.Pare... [More]
July 29, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Good bye Phoenix!
20:21:00
Leaving soon from Phoenix airport. I enjoyed a great week in Phoenix with the FileMaker DevCon and seeing so many developers: I look forward to come back in one of the next years. There is still plenty left to see. The picture above is from Dobb... [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]
April 25, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Xojo 2017 Release 1.1
13:48:54
Xojo 2017 Release 1.1 hit the web today.  This dot release contains some very important Windows framework bug fixes related to printing and is recommended for all users.  There are a few other changes as well. For those that are … Continue read... [More]
April 10, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Discoverability in Xojo
19:10:28
Xojo has a big API and it’s impossible to know everything. This is made even more impossible since Xojo gets updated three to four times a year and, in the past couple of years, they’ve added two new targets (iOS … Continue reading →... [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]