The MBS plug-in comprises a collection of several plug-in parts which extend the Xojo (Real Studio) development environment with 2,300 classes featuring over 60,000 documented functions. Our plugins support all three platforms Mac OS X, Windows and Linux with all project types desktop, web and console including 64-bit and ARM targets. Some of the highlights on the 18.0 update:
We got a new Clipper plugin part inside our Tools plugin. The ClipperMBS module performs line & polygon clipping - intersection, union, difference & exclusive-or, and line & polygon offsetting. Please play with new example projects to see what it can do for you!
Our DynaPDF Plugin got a new ExtractText function to extract text of a page, optionally inside a rectangle. The RenderPDFFileEx function writes images for all pages of a PDF file to a given folder, optionally preemptive threaded. We added example to sign PDF with 2048bit PKCS#12 certificate file.
For our CURLSMBS class on Windows we added support for IDN domains, so you can use umlauts and other special characters in domain names there. This requires Windows Vista or newer and will return error on Windows XP. On Mac all file paths passed into CURL functions are now properly encoded, always as UTF-8.
Our CSV Split function now supports tab character as separator and better handles multi line texts.
For PictureMBS we got new functions to multiply and un-multiply RGBA pixel data to convert between pictures with alpha channel and those with masks. You can also clear cache, fill rect with alpha, blend pictures and copy picture with alpha channel.
The new NSViewTooltipMBS class allows you to add dynamic tooltips to Mac applications. You can provide a static tooltip text or provide current text via event based on the mouse position.
We added clipboard functions for NSAttributedStringMBS, GUID parsing for DirectShowGUIDMBS and WIAGUIDMBS, a function for OpenSSLMBS to sign data with PKCS7, new camera configuration properties for RaspberryPiCameraMBS class, LocalIP, LocalPort and Poll to RAWSocketMBS and UDPSocketMBS classes, AppReceiptVerificatorMBS.MACAddress shared property and we pass through picture resolution properties for various picture functions.
Finally we updated Xcode to version 9.2, CURL library to version 7.57.0, updated DynaPDF to version 188.8.131.52, updated OpenSSL to 1.1.0g and 1.0.2m, updated Rockesy4ND library for macOS to better support macOS High Sierra and updated SQLAPI to version 4.2.1.
See release notes for a complete list of changes.