The MBS plug-in comprises a collection of several plug-in parts which extend the Real Studio development environment with 1,700 classes featuring over 46,000 documented functions. Our plugins support all three platforms Mac OS X, Windows and Linux with all project types desktop, web and console.
Some of the highlights on the 13.1 update:
First we put a lot of work into getting our plugins working fine with the upcoming Xojo 2013r1 version. If you plan to try the new release, be aware that older plugin versions will not work correctly with Xojo. You can use the normal Real Studio plugins from us with Xojo, but you may prefer to download our new Xojo plugins. They are optimized for the new version and you benefit from smaller file sizes and faster loading times.
Our new NikonCamera plugin allows you to connect to Nikon cameras with the Nikon SDK. You can query features and download image files. With sending commands to the devices you can have it delete files or shoot a new image. Than you can download image files and also show live video preview.
For Core Image we added ten new filter classes. You can automatically enhance your pictures by using the auto adjust filter functions. In Cocoa applications you can directly render to a picture with a context. The new MT functions on CIImageMBS allow you to load images better in background thread.
For Cocoa applications we have new classes for Drag and Drop handling. We also improved our custom cocoa control classes to have drag and drop events. Our NSMenu handling has been improved with better validation code. For Core Animation we now have classes for layers and transitions to do some effects.
In your Mac application you can use the new keychain classes which use the latest APIs and provide much more functionality. The MacAliasMBS class has been improved to use newer APIs and offer more functionality. Several CoreGraphics functions have been updated and we got new function to create graphics contexts. This way you can draw directly to picture objects in Cocoa.
For Windows we have now a class to learn about disk changes. The WMI classes can now read string arrays. Our DNS functions like DNSNameToAddressMBS now use newer APIs on Windows 7 and still carry fallback code for Windows XP. So you get better result with DNS queries. And we now support IPv6 for all platforms.
To improve security we now offer HMAC hash functions for MD5, SHA1 and SHA256.
We improved our SQL Plugin with new informix class and improved record insertion code. The Twain scanning classes got new options for orientation and resolution and handle better when scanning without user interface. For the Java database classes we improved blob support for drivers using streams.
We updated DynaPDF library to 220.127.116.11 and added new table functions which allow multi page tables. Our XL plugin now uses libXL version 3.4.2 to benefit from latest changes there.
See release notes for a complete list of changes.