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MBS Xojo Plugins in version 20.5

Nickenich, Germany - (November 17th, 2020) -- MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS Xojo Plugins 20.5 for macOS, Linux and Windows, the latest update to their product that is easily the most powerful plugin collection currently available for Xojo. MBS Xojo Plugins have been updated and now includes over 2800 classes and 71,000 documented features, and the versatile plugins have gained more new functions:

Recently Microsoft released the newer WebView2 control for Windows 7 and newer. This is a new control to provide a web viewer inside applications based on Edge/Chrome engine. Use our new WebView2ControlMBS control if you need newer JavaScript or CSS compared to older Internet Explorer engine in HTMLViewer or the Chromium version offered by Xojo. Currently your users will have to install WebView2 control, but future Windows versions will include it.

If you are interested in Machine Learning, please check our new WindowsML classes for Windows. Beside the CoreML classes on macOS, we now can do similar things on Windows like detecting the primary object of a picture.

The new plugin embraces DateTime class and adds over 200 new methods and properties. In newer Xojo versions you can use DateTime or Date class, but in older Xojo versions only Date functions are available.

DynaPDF got updated and now supports more ZUGFeRD 2.1 and Factur-X variants. The new InsertBarcode function helps to place vector graphics barcodes on the PDF pages. You can now detect whether the user cancelled PDF print dialog on Windows. In that dialog you can now use collate and copies options. We support LineDash, LineJoin and LineCap for drawing with graphics class.

We improved the handling of unsigned integers with our variant related functions. We got new constants for GetVariantTypeMBS function for unsigned integers. To create arrays from values with specific types, we got ArrayInt64MBS, ArrayStringMBS, ArrayVariantMBS, ArrayIntegerMBS and ArrayDoubleMBS functions. The CompareNumbersMBS function helps to compare signed and unsigned integer values of any size correctly.

For XL classes we got a new function to copy columns in a sheet. Our new ReadValue function can read a value from a cell and return it as variant depending of the cell type.

The SQL plugin can now report last insert ID for CubeSQL. The PostgreSQL plugin part loads LDAP libraries if needed dynamically.

The SSH2ChannelMBS class got a DataAvailable event and a new example for an interactive Terminal.

Finally we updated CURL library to version 7.73.0, DynaPDF to, freetype to 2.10.4, LibXL to 3.9.2, OpenSSL to 1.1.1h, SQLAPI to 5.1.3b3, to a newer plugin SDK and Xcode to version 12.1.

See release notes for a complete list of changes.
17 11 20 - 12:45