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FileMaker Stammtisch Koblenz

Wednesday 29 July 2015 at 11:49 am
for our German speaking FileMaker developers in Koblenz and nearby:

Ein herzliches Hallo an alle FileMaker Freunde,

es ist wieder soweit! Am Donnerstag, 13. August 2015, trifft sich der Koblenzer Stammtisch ab 19:00 Uhr bei Martin Gärtner.

Aktueller Ort: Hotel Winzerhaus Gärtner
An der Loreley 49
46329 St. Goar am Rhein
Telefon: 0 67 41 / 334
www.hotel-winzerhaus.de

Aktuelles Thema: FileMaker 14 in der Gastronomie

FileMaker 14 für alle die noch keine Zeit hatten sich die neuen Features anzusehen sowie regen Erfahrungsaustausch für alle, die die neuen Funktionen bereits intensiv nutzen. Eigene Ideen, Konzepte oder gar Lösungen beleben lockeren Erfahrungsaustausch und erquickendes Fachsimpeln. Genießen Sie den Abend und machen Sie mit! Gerne kommt der Stammtisch auch zu Ihnen und Ihrer FileMaker Entwicklung :)

Fragen sowie Anregungen einfach an filemaker@interact.de senden. Freunde und Kollegen sind wie immer gern gesehen und werden auf Wunsch in den Verteiler aufgenommen.


XDC Videos available

Tuesday 28 July 2015 at 11:00 am
The XDC videos are now available and as an attendee, you automatically have access to them via your Xojo account.

Downloading all of them can take a while.

The videos are available on the Xojo store for $499.


MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 5.2pr8

Friday 24 July 2015 at 01:46 am
New in this prerelease of the 5.2 plugins:
  • Fixed variable declaration check for FileMaker 14.
  • Added RichText.ReadHTML and RichText.ReadRTF functions.
  • Added mutex so trace logs don't mess up on server with multiple threads logging.
  • Added new print options for WebView.SetPrintParameter: PaperName, PaperWidth and PaperHeight.
  • Changed IsError function to be more thread safe and work better on FileMaker server.
  • Fixed an issue with Syntax Coloring on FM 14.
  • Changed the variable declaration check to show user notification, because we can't show it inline for FM 14.
  • Updated DynaPDF to version 3.0.40.122.
  • Fixed issues with TWAIN plugin by working more asynchronously. This helps getting plugin work with drivers it did not work before. But the modal parameter is no longer used.
Download at monkeybreadsoftware.de/filemaker/files/Prerelease/ or ask for being added to the dropbox shared folder.

MBS Xojo / Real Studio Plugins, version 15.2pr8

Friday 24 July 2015 at 01:41 am
New in this prerelease of the 15.2 plugins:
  • Added CURLSFileInfoMBS class and CURL wild card support. You can download several files via FTP or just use it for getting verbose directory listings.
  • Updated DynaPDF to version 3.0.40.122.
  • Overloaded DynaPDFTableMBS.SetCellImage to take folderitems.
  • Improved WindowsPlayerMBS class. Now play can have a start position and you actually can better play several sounds.
  • Fixed issues with TWAIN plugin by working more asynchronously. This helps getting plugin work with drivers it did not work before. But the modal parameter is no longer used.
  • Fixed TwainMBS.DiscardBlankPages property which did not correct enable the feature.
  • Added plugin code for CURLSFileInfoMBS to provide date/time.
  • Added methods to CVImageBufferMBS class to get NSImage or JPEG data from sample.
Download: macsw.de/plugin/Prerelease . Or ask us to be added to our shared Dropbox folder.

Checking Variable Declarations in FileMaker with MBS Plugin

Thursday 23 July 2015 at 11:22 pm
While at DevCon I fixed a few bugs for the variable declaration checking in our MBS Plugin.
You all probably know the syntax highlighting feature which also got a bug fix for FileMaker 14 yesterday.

So this is what the script workspace looks like for FileMaker 14 if you have an undefined variable:


As you see we have a variable $test7 which is not defined, so we show a red warning on the right side of the line.
We also show a notification:


The variable check needs to be enabled by the developer using the MBS( "SyntaxColoring.CheckVariableDeclaration.Enable" ) function call. The plugin will mark all variables as undefined which are not declared in a "Set Variable" script step.

PS: 5.2pr8 plugin is available later today.

A Xojo Summer Sale!

Thursday 23 July 2015 at 6:24 pm
New Xojo Licenses are 20% off!
Special savings on new licenses through July 27th

Beat that summer heat, stay inside with Xojo! Between today and July 27th you can buy any NEW Xojo license for 20% off! Simply use discount code SUMMERSALE when you check out in the store!

Save on any of the following licenses:

Xojo Pro
Want to go Pro? Get all of the power of Xojo with Xojo Pro! Xojo Pro includes a single license for Desktop, iOS, and Web. You'll also get Raspberry Pi support when it's released later this year at no additional cost! Plus you get all of the following added benefits:
  • Priority support via phone and email
  • Access to Xojo Beta Program
  • Membership in a special Xojo Pro-only forum
  • 3x Feedback multiplier when ranking cases
  • Xojo consulting leads
  • Xojo Pro licenses work on up to 3 machines
  • Full Desktop
The full Xojo Desktop license includes database support and allows for building for all 3 desktop platforms- OS X, Windows and Linux.

Single Desktop
Get any of the single-platform Desktop licenses and build for the single platform that you prefer!

iOS
Quickly develop native iOS apps with the same Xojo language you can apply to desktop and web apps!

Web
Creating a web app with Xojo is just as easy as creating a desktop app.

visit store: xojo.com/store

Learn more about the different Xojo license options.

PS: If your license expires within the next month, it's cheaper to buy a new one than the upgrade!

Greetings from FileMaker DevCon

Wednesday 22 July 2015 at 04:58 am
Are you in Las Vegas for FileMaker DevCon? We are here with our booth:



Come and visit us. This is a great conference with over 1500 attendees plus the FileMaker staff!

MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 5.2pr7

Thursday 16 July 2015 at 3:56 pm
New in this prerelease of the 5.2 plugins:
  • Added Dictionary.List function.
  • For CURL.GetHeaderAsText, CURL.GetDebugAsText, CURL.GetInputAsText and CURL.GetResultAsText we now always fix line endings for you.
  • Added asynchronous CURL transfers.
  • Changed CURL plugin to turn off VerifyHost and VerifyPeer if you didn't set them or provided certificates. This should avoid beginner mistakes.
  • Added more CURL functions.
  • Fixed bug in text length function used in plugin. (introduced in pr6)
  • Added Text.RedefineEncoding function.
Download at monkeybreadsoftware.de/filemaker/files/Prerelease/ or ask for being added to the dropbox shared folder.

MBS Xojo / Real Studio Plugins, version 15.2pr7

Thursday 16 July 2015 at 3:26 pm
New in this prerelease of the 15.2 plugins:
  • Added CURLSFileInfoMBS class and CURL wild card support. You can download several files via FTP or just use it for getting verbose directory listings.
  • Fixed bug in CCMD4MBS class for handling big block sizes.
  • Fixed a bug with returning UTF32 string in Real Studio 2012.
  • Deprecated a couple of CURL properties in favor of new names.
  • Added more CURL properties/functions/events.
  • Changed CURL plugin to turn off VerifyHost and VerifyPeer if you didn't set them or provided certificates. This should avoid beginner mistakes.
Download: macsw.de/plugin/Prerelease . Or ask us to be added to our shared Dropbox folder.

Las Vegas Xojo Meeting

Monday 13 July 2015 at 4:44 pm
Next week we visit the FileMaker DevCon in Las Vegas.

Are there Xojo developers interested in a meeting?

We have a survey and some developers are interested:
survey

Maybe you want to join this?

MBS Xojo / Real Studio Plugins, version 15.2pr6

Friday 10 July 2015 at 2:14 pm
New in this prerelease of the 15.2 plugins:
  • Changed CDBaseChartMBS.InitDynamicLayer to raise OutOfMemoryException in case of low memory situation.
  • Added more CURL properties/functions/events.
  • Added DynaPDFOCGContUsageMBS.ViewState property.
  • Changed options for CURL to be 64-bit by default. So OptionMaxSendSpeed, OptionMaxRecvSpeed, OptionMaxFileSize, OptionInFileSize, OptionResumeFrom and OptionPostFieldSize are now Int64. The same name options with Large postfix are deprecated.
  • Updated DynaPDF to version 3.0.40.120.
  • Added WindowsPrinterInfoMBS.Printers function.
  • Added HotKeyMBS class for Mac/Win hotkeys.
Download: MBS Plugins for Xojo and MBS Plugins for Real Studio. Or ask us to be added to our shared Dropbox folder.

MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 5.2pr6

Friday 10 July 2015 at 1:51 pm
New in this prerelease of the 5.2 plugins:
  • Fixed bug in Text.InvalidCharactersForEncoding.
  • Fixed handling of separators in Menu.DefineQuickMenu function.
  • Added NetworkInterfaces.Default function.
  • When using QuickMenu functions we now release any menu with same name defined before.
  • Added more CURL functions.
  • Added functions for serialize and deserialize for container, dictionary and lists: Container.Deserialize, Container.Serialize, Dictionary.Deserialize, Dictionary.Serialize, List.Deserialize, List.Serialize, QuickList.Deserialize and QuickList.Serialize.
  • Added Notification.SendDirect function.
  • Updated DynaPDF to version 3.0.40.120.
  • Fixed bug for Menu.SetFontSize, so that entries with custom font are not always bold and italic.
  • Added Windows support for HotKey functions and a few more functions.
Download at dropbox.com or ask for being added to the dropbox shared folder.

Tip of the day: Adding links to Textarea on OS X

Thursday 09 July 2015 at 03:19 am
A recent question was how to put a link into a textarea. You can do this with MBS Plugin like the snippets below.
The first snippet here checks to see if current cursor position has a link set:
dim n as NSTextViewMBS = textarea1.NSTextViewMBS dim a as NSAttributedStringMBS = n.textStorage if a.Length > 0 then dim d as Dictionary = n.selectedTextAttributes dim r as NSRangeMBS = n.selectedRange if r.Location < a.Length then dim l as string = a.attributeAtIndex(a.NSLinkAttributeName, r.Location) InputField.Text = l Return end if end if InputField.Text = ""
Second snippet shows how to remove/add a link to the current selection:
dim n as NSTextViewMBS = TextArea1.NSTextViewMBS dim a as NSMutableAttributedStringMBS = n.textStorage if InputField.Text = "" then // remove link a.removeAttribute(a.NSLinkAttributeName, n.selectedRange) else // add one a.addAttribute(a.NSLinkAttributeName, InputField.text, n.selectedRange) end if

FileMaker DevCon in two weeks

Tuesday 07 July 2015 at 4:57 pm
Just two weeks left until FileMaker Developer Conference in Las Vegas. Currently traveling through Norway, I will move from very cold weather with still a lot of snow to the Mojave desert of Nevada.

The Developer Conference is a great chance to meet over 1200 other FileMaker developers from all around the world. Not to forget that Las Vegas is a great place to visit!

Even if you are not so interested in casinos, you can take a car and drive outside the city to visit some desert like Red Rock Canyon. Or drive to Boulder and visit the Hoover Dam.

And did you know that if you sign up as a company with a group of 4 developers, the 4th ticket is free?

MBS will be present with a booth, so visit us there!
Anyone wants some German specialties like the famous gummy bears?


xDev Magazine Issue 13.4

Thursday 02 July 2015 at 11:38 am
The July/August 2015 (13.4) issue of xDev Magazine is now available.
Here's a quick preview of what's inside:

* WWDC 2015 * by Sam Rowlands
Amongst other news, Apple announced OSX "El Capitan" at their recent developers' conference. What does the new OS mean to Xojo users? Can you take advantage of El Capitan's new features now? Sam explains everything!

* Overflow Errors * by Markus Winter
We all make misakes, I mean, mistakes. But overflow errors are invisible and far too easy to overlook until your program doesn't work right. Find out what they are and how to stop them.

* MacBook For Who * by Sam Rowlands
Apple's latest single-port MacBook is controversial for trading power and expandability for thinness, but did the company find the right balance? Sam bought one and reveals how well it works for the Xojo developer.

* Charting Personal Health * by JC Cruz
As part of his ongoing personal health journal project, JC Cruz explains how to chart a user's health data.

Plus: making programming decisions, database design tools, OS updates, tips on DoubleClickTime and line endings, and much more.

FileMaker Meeting in Kiel

Thursday 02 July 2015 at 11:15 am
We had a nice small FileMaker user meeting in Kiel, Germany:

Sadly two people didn't show up, but well, I have been to meetings ranging from one to 29 people in the last years :-)

Job offer in Midlands, UK

Wednesday 01 July 2015 at 4:11 pm
We just got notice about a job position from Dave Duke in UK:

Name: Dave Duke
Company: Access defender ltd
Phone: 0792 0123456
Website: www.siemfree.com
E-Mail: Dave@daveduke.co.uk
Location: Wet last Midlands UK
Platform: All

I am looking for 3-6 xojo developers to be based in West Midlands UK, at least 5 years RB/XOJO experience. Security experience a bonus. SQL Postgres XL a bonus. Positions start at £50,000 and above.

Problem solving a must!

These are full time job positions, a new company set up to deliver security solutions.

I know Dave now for over 5 years as a Xojo developer using our plugins. I did myself several consulting projects for him and I know that he hired at least one other Xojo developer in UK for another of his companies in the past. So if you are looking for a Xojo related job in UK, maybe this is your chance?

MBS Xojo / Real Studio Plugins, version 15.2pr5

Sunday 28 June 2015 at 6:42 pm
New in this prerelease of the 15.2 plugins:
  • Fixed bug with ChartDirector string array handling introduced in earlier prerelease.
  • Marked some QuickTime stuff to be deprecated for Xojo 2014 and newer.
  • Fixed a bug with ChartDirector setDataSymbol method for bigger image sizes.
  • Changed JavaVMMBS to raise more exceptions if initialization failed.
Download: MBS Plugins for Xojo and MBS Plugins for Real Studio. Or ask us to be added to our shared Dropbox folder.

MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 5.2pr5

Sunday 28 June 2015 at 12:47 pm
New in this prerelease of the 5.2 plugins:
  • Changed Text.WriteTextFile and others to better handle null characters in text.
  • Fixed bug in GMImage.NewFromBase64.
  • Changed syntax coloring to not color text black unless we have something to format like a bracket. This way you should normally not see syntax coloring in field picker.
Download at dropbox.com or ask for being added to the dropbox shared folder.

MBS Xojo / Real Studio Plugins, version 15.2pr4

Wednesday 24 June 2015 at 10:35 pm
New in this prerelease of the 15.2 plugins:
  • Modernized HexStringMBS to use dynamic memory allocations, raise OutOfMemoryException and avoid an overflow bug we had there.
  • Added feature to SQLDatabaseMBS, SQLCommandMBS and SQLConnectionMBS to pass on options from connection/database object into commands. This way you can set PrePreFetchRows option on database/connection and option, so you can use that for SQLSelect calls.
  • Changed CURL class so that the file streaming not just works for PerformMT, but also for Perform.
  • Added old TrackingMode property to NSSegmentedControlMBS now named cellTrackingMode.
  • Added missing functions relativeRadialGradient and relativeLinearGradient to CDAngularMeterMBS class.
  • Changed PortAudioStreamBufferedMBS and PortAudioStreamCallbackMBS to make sure Finished event fires on main thread always.
  • Reduced plugin interdependencies.
  • Fixed UUIDMBS.randomUUID which was not always really random.
  • Changed CURL to set Verbose option on by default. Also we switch on Collect properties if you have no event and no file streaming in use.
  • Updated DynaPDF to version 3.0.40.119.
  • Fixed Merge and HyperLink methods in XLSheetMBS class.
  • Rebuilt with newer Plugin SDK.
  • Optimized ChartDirector Plugin array access and memory usage.
  • Added ProcessMBS.TransformProcessType.
  • Improved exception handling in ChartDirector so it raises OutOfMemoryException in low memory situations..
  • Our plugin now more consistently use FunctionNotFoundException if a library/function isn't available/loaded.
Download: macsw.de/plugin/Prerelease . Or ask us to be added to our shared Dropbox folder.

Older blog entries:

2015-06-24 MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 5.2pr4
2015-06-24 Xojo 64-bit progress
2015-06-24 WMI queries in FileMaker
2015-06-22 EventMonitor
2015-06-19 Text data type
2015-06-19 FileMaker Meeting in Kiel and future meetings
2015-06-15 ChartDirector 6.0 Released
2015-06-14 Exceptions and Private Constructors
2015-06-13 MBS Xojo / Real Studio Plugins, version 15.2pr3
2015-06-13 MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 5.2pr3
2015-06-12 Xojo Meeting in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
2015-06-12 Paypal example project
2015-06-12 Features to be removed
2015-06-11 SQLite in memory databases
2015-06-10 Handling tab in Listbox
2015-06-09 Make a 32-bit FileMaker 14 application
2015-06-08 MBS Xojo / Real Studio Plugins, version 15.2pr2
2015-06-08 MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 5.2pr2
2015-06-08 SQL Plugin option to include SQLite Library
2015-06-06 Microsoft Access?

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