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Issue 19.1

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Xojo 2020 Release 2

Xojo thoughts, news, and tips

Issue: 19.1 (January/February 2021)
Author: Paul Lefebvre
Author Bio: Paul Lefebvre is a Xojo engineer. He has been using Xojo and its prior versions since 2001.
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Coming just three months after 2020r1, our second huge release in 2020 has an incredible amount of stuff in it! Let me walk you through some of the more interesting bits.

iOS API 2.0

This has been planned and underway for a long time and we are extremely pleased to finally make it available to you. With iOS API 2.0, you can now use the String and Variant data types in your iOS projects for better code compatibility with your desktop and web projects, but it doesn't stop there!

We've rebuilt all the iOS UI controls (now with the Mobile prefix so that they'll be ready for Android when it is released) to take advantage of String and Variant where appropriate, cleaned up the API to fit the API 2.0 naming guidelines and added features. In particular, iOSView is now MobileScreen and iOSScreen is now iOSLayout.

Speaking of MobileScreen, you can now show a modal screen using the new ShowModal method like this:

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