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REALbasic News

News about REALbasic and related products from around the Web.

March 15, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Spanish Devcon 2018
In October all around Europe are conferences for FileMaker. This year there is the second Spanish conference: 26th to 27th October 2018 in Madrid. See Website You can now sign up as speaker or sponsor. ... [More]
March 14, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Plugin classes for use on Raspberry Pi
Did you know we compile all our plugins to run on Raspberry Pi, too? Of course classes for Mac and Windows will do nothing on Linux, but you can still have them in the code and they will not cause compile errors. This allows cross compilations from... [More]
March 13, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Workshop in Malbun bei der FileMaker Konferenz
In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Verein FM Konferenz bieten wir eine Schulung zum MBS Plugin an. Am 17. Oktober 2018 können Sie in Malbun, Liechtenstein an einer eintägigen Schulung teilnehmen. Lernen Sie die über 5000 Funktionen einmal n&au... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Check version of FileMaker Plugins on Windows
As you may see, on MacOS we provide metadata about plugin version in Finder's info dialog. But for Windows? Well, turns out the problem is the file extensions. FileMaker plugins for Windows are technical just DLLs with a special relation to FileMak... [More]
March 12, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Baseball before XDC
If you join the Xojo developer conference in Denver this year, you have the chance to join the Rockies vs Padres, April 24th game right in the Coors Field stadium. If you like to attend a Major League baseball game on Tuesday, April 24t... [More]
March 09, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Normalize PDF orientation with MBS Plugins and DynaPDF
A client got scanned PDFs and they are sometimes showing rotated in FileMaker's container fields. The reason is simple: They are scanned and marked to be rotated. But preview in FileMaker ignores the orientation metadata (see issue 137094). &... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Disabled Plugins in FileMaker
Today a client contacted use with the following problem. Whenever they go to the plugins section in FileMaker Pro, they get an error message and the plugins are greyed out: and after clicking OK button: They asked for help, so we checked. Turn... [More]
March 07, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Six months till European MBS Xojo Conference in Munich
The early bird offer is set to expire in today (6 months before conference) for our European MBS Xojo Conference 2018 in Munich. If you like to join for the best rate or become a speaker, please contact us soon. Already over 25 attendees are regist... [More]
March 06, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Pro 16.0.5 Update available
FileMaker Inc. just released the version 16.0.5 for FileMaker Pro (Advanced). This update fixes a crash with scrolling in FileMaker Pro, which you only see with macOS High Sierra 10.13. The same problem we fixed a few days ago with the FM.PatchNot... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin v8.1 with 5100 Functions In One Plugin
Nickenich, Germany - (March 6th, 2018) -- MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS FileMaker Plugin 8.1 for macOS, iOS, Linux and Windows, the latest update to their product that is easily the most powerful plugin currently available fo... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MonkeyBread Software Releases the MBS Xojo Plugins in version 18.1
Nickenich, Germany (March 6th, 2018) -- Monkeybread Software releases version 18.1 of the MBS plug-in for Xojo. The MBS plug-in comprises a collection of several plug-in parts which extend the Xojo (Real Studio) development environment with 2,300 c... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin 8.1
6. März 2018 - Monkeybread Software veröffentlicht heute das MBS Plugin für FileMaker in Version 8.1, mit inzwischen über 5100 Funktionen eines der größten FileMaker Plugins überhaupt. Hier einige der Neuerungen: ... [More]
March 05, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Magazin - MBS Artikel
For our German speaking users: Wir haben die Artikel zum MBS Plugin aus dem FileMaker Magazin gesammelt hier online gestellt: FileMaker Magazin Artikel: FMM 201801: PDF/A und ZUGFeRD, Rechnungen mit eingebettetem XML FMM 201706: PDFs drucken, Au... [More]
March 04, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Have you tried new search feature in MBS Plugin?
Coming for 8.1 release is the new search in tables and fields in the Database Design dialog on MacOS: As you see, we got to the Database Design dialog in a contacts solution. There we first search for "stat" and later for "city". We can jump from... [More]
March 03, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Microsoft SQL Server connectivity
Sometimes you need to connect to Microsoft SQL Server and you know it's not as easy as with MySQL or PostgreSQL. SQL Server is a bit different which makes trouble and things more difficult. Windows On Windows we can just connect with "WIN-TEST\SQLEX... [More]
June 14, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
We've Moved
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!
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!
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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]
October 01, 2009
  (Blog: Steve Garman)
Low-level security is often needed in a compiled app.Things like hiding a secret string from the casual hacker with a hex-editor.When the pro edition of RB of allowed me to use IDEScripts, I had a simple script that changed the currently selected cod... [More]
July 26, 2009
  (Blog: Steve Garman)
How can I help improve RB?
When I was developing large apps for other people to use, one of my recurring nightmares was that old bugs, once fixed, would return in a future version and make me look unprofessional.Consequently, one of my most important tools was an ever-growing ... [More]
February 08, 2009
  (Blog: Steve Garman)
Editfields that update each other
I've been creating a number of EditFields lately where the TextChange event of each updates all the others.I pretty soon got fed up with wrapping every bit of update code in "alreadyUpdating" flags, so I decided to create a simple EditField subclass ... [More]
January 31, 2009
  (Blog: Steve Garman)
Open Source projects on Google Code
I went through a patch when I tried to answer quite a number of questions on the forums and one or two on the NUG.Whenever I post code, I always try to test that it at least compiles.Many of the test projects I used ended up on a website that is alas... [More]
May 08, 2008
  (Blog: Steve Garman)
Telling the truth
We all know that REAL Software can't be bothered to document REALbasic properly, so it comes as no surprise that I can find no reference in the docs to the pairs class, the only new feature RS is advertising for 2008r2.Of course, Aaron has stepped in... [More]
April 22, 2008
  (Blog: Steve Garman)
Feedback changes
I probably should not write this first paragraph publicly. The beta list has been awash lately with phrases like, "I really like this new spirit of openness," "thanks for keeping us informed" and even "thanks for listening, the changes are much bette... [More]
April 02, 2008
  (Blog: Steve Garman)
I've been playing with Yuma and it's great fun.I've got a lot of learning to do but I thought I'd mention one or two bits I've found useful.I have an include file called myGlobals.yuma which includes methodsSub MsgBox(s As String)Function MsgBox(s As... [More]
March 23, 2008
  (Blog: Steve Garman)
Self and Me
A question that comes up a lot in REALbasic is What is the difference between the Self and Me keywords?Everybody eventually thinks they have it sorted out in their own minds but it's surprising how many of us then find we're wrong.I think that essent... [More]
March 16, 2008
  (Blog: Steve Garman)
Threads - Cooperative and Preemptive
Lots of developers talk about multiple processors in the same dubiousway they've always spoken of bigger screens and higher screen resolutions. If the user happens to have more, how can I fill it up?All those resources aren't there so the computer ca... [More]
March 14, 2008
  (Blog: Steve Garman)
Personal Messages on the Forums
I've been trying to be helpful on the forums for a while now and in general people seem to appreciate most of my efforts.One thing that does happen quite a lot is that I post a reply to a query, then the original poster (or someone else) wants to sta... [More]