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June 22, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Konferenz 2018 in Malbun
15:52:00
Der Fr├╝hbucherrabatt gilt noch bis 23. Juni, also schnell zur FileMaker Konferenz 2018 anmelden. Vom 17. bis 20. Oktober diesen Jahres findet die neunte deutschsprachige FileMaker Konferenz in Malbun, Liechtenstein statt. FileMaker Anwender und Ent... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Omegabundle 2018 for Xojo
11:37:00
Omegabundle for Xojo 2018 Developer Tools Bundle Announced; Save 89% on Top Tools Omegabundle for Xojo 2018 is a collection of 13 (122+ individual items!) of the most useful tool sets, add-ons, digital books and components for use with Xojo Inc's... [More]
June 21, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 18.3pr3
17:48:00
New in this prerelease of the 18.3 plugins: Fixed a problem with ODBC crashing on Linux with using freetds to connect to Microsoft SQL Server. Added RAWSocketMBS.Connect method to take IPv4/IPv6/hostname to connect. Added Protocol and SocketType p... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 8.3pr3
17:37:00
New in this prerelease of version 8.3 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Updated code for Socket.Connect, ServerSocket.SendQuery, SSH.Connect and SendCommand to use new unified socket connection code, which uses IPv4 and IPv6, queries DNS if needed and ... [More]
June 20, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Stammtisch in Hamburg
10:59:00
On my next visit to Hamburg, I'd love to make another MBS Xojo & FileMaker developer meeting: Wer hat Interesse an einem MBS Entwicklertreffen am 27. oder 28. Juni 2018 in Hamburg? Einfach in gem├╝tlicher Runde treffen in einem netten Restaurant ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
SSH tunnel in Xojo
08:35:00
As you may have seen, we got SSH tunnel function for Xojo to run a SSH tunnel from within your application. That works nice, if you like to connect and provide data right in the app. But it does not help if some other class needs to connect. Our ne... [More]
June 19, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Ask the Experts at MBS Xojo Conference in Munich
10:19:00
We add an ask the experts table at the European MBS Xojo Conference 2018. Experts can sign up to provide one to one talks outside the conference room. We provide a table outside, where you can sit together with an expert and discuss a problem in Xo... [More]
June 18, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Putting an end to the Server Busy Dialog in Xojo and FileMaker
13:09:00
When using COM functions in both Xojo and FileMaker, you may have seen this dialog: We saw it a lot recently with WIA for scanning. It's the default dialog for COM for the case a message can't be answered quickly. So with remote method calls, the... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 18.3pr2
12:33:00
New in this prerelease of the 18.3 plugins: Added InitMessageFilterMBS function to block COM retry dialogs. Added JSONMBS.NewUInt64Node function. Changed NSImageMBS.CopyPictureWithMask to return mask, even if image representation is not marked to ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 8.3pr2
11:51:00
New in this prerelease of version 8.3 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Added ColorPanel functions for MacOS. Added ColorPanel.Choose for Windows. Added FM.InitMessageFilter function to block COM retry dialogs. Added WIA.GetCurrentItem and allow you to... [More]
June 15, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Convert office documents to PDF with LibreOffice
22:02:00
Did you know you can use LibreOffice to convert your Word, Excel or Powerpoint documents to PDF files? You can learn about command line commands in the help: Starting the LibreOffice Software With Parameters. To show an example, let us convert a W... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Crossplatform connection to Microsoft SQL Server in Xojo
19:23:00
Today we got updated sample code to connect from Mac, Windows and Linux to Microsoft SQL Server. As you see we use freetds on MacOS and Linux to connect to the SQL Server and ODBC or DB Library on Windows. Please try soon with SQLDatabaseMBS or SQLC... [More]
June 13, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Plugin wishes for macOS 10.14 and iOS 12
11:37:00
You may all be watching videos from WWDC and learn what's coming soon for macOS and iOS.Create ML to make model on deviceLoad UDSZ file and show itMeasure tool for plugin as dialogDetecting paper in picture and extracting it, correcting rotation and... [More]
June 09, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Configure Toolbar Menu with MBS FileMaker Plugin
16:54:00
We got a new function Window.ConfigureToolbarMenu for you: As you see, you can configure the toolbar menu to remove the whole menu (mode 1) or hide only the entries to show/hide/configure. For mode 1 we skipped the screenshot as simply no menu sh... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Disable tab panel item in Xojo
14:38:00
Did you know you can disable a tab panel item? You can simply use code like this on MacOS: dim n as NSTabViewMBS = TabPanel1.NSTabViewMBSdim it as NSTabViewItemMBS = n.tabViewItemAtIndex(2)it.Enabled = me.Value You can use NSTabViewItemMBS and N... [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]
October 01, 2009
  (Blog: Steve Garman)
Obfuscating
19:47:00
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?
07:41:00
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
20:51:00
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
22:54:00
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
06:25:00
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
07:32:00
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)
Yuma
17:09:00
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
07:10:00
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
07:45:00
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
16:42:00
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]