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MBS Xojo Plugins in version 22.3

Nickenich, Germany - (July 12th, 2022) -- MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS Xojo Plugins 22.3 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 3000 classes and 80,000 documented features, and the versatile plugins have gained more new functions:

This release allows you to connect from Xojo directly to MongoDB. Based on the open source Mongo driver we defined over 50 functions. You can connect, run queries, insert, update and delete records. Since the NoSQL Mongo database stores JSON documents in collections, our functions pass and return JSON. We support transport encryption and compression as well as multiple connections. Free your mind and enjoy a new way to store and retrieve data without a fixed table schema!

DynaPDF got new support for PDF/X 5 and 6. The new FontSize property provides current font size. The SetTemplBBox method allows you to change the size of a template.

Since Xojo announced they work on Windows ARM 64-bit support, we started working on our plugins to support the new target. This plugin version includes a first version for testing. Once Xojo ships later this year with the feature, we will probably find a couple of issues. Currently XL and ChartDirector are still missing for ARM on Windows. For the time being we updated the IsTranslated function in SystemInformationMBS class to detect the emulation status on Windows for ARM.

For iOS projects you may need to show an open, save or export dialog. We add UIDocumentPickerMBS class to show the standard document picker. This allows your users to pick documents from anywhere without your application having direct access to their folders as you get a temporary copy of a file. And you can write a file to temporary folder and then show the dialog to export it to wherever your user likes to store it.

We update our WebKit 2 control for our macOS and iOS. If you use decidePolicyForNavigationAction, you have to update the code to use the new WKPolicyForNavigationDecisionHandlerMBS class to pass navigation decision to the plugin instead of returning a boolean. Check the new WKNavigationActionMBS and WKFrameInfoMBS classes for details on the requests. The new WKDownloadMBS class and related events let you track downloads.

This version continues our development of a new set of classes for Windows Bluetooth. We add WindowsGattDeviceServicesResultMBS, WindowsGattCharacteristicsResultMBS, WindowsGattDescriptorsResultMBS and WindowsGattDescriptorMBS classes. We got WindowsGattWriteResultMBS, WindowsGattWriteRequestMBS, WindowsGattReadResultMBS, WindowsGattReadRequestMBS, WindowsGattDeviceServiceMBS and WindowsGattCharacteristicMBS classes to read and write values via GATT services.

We added a SerialPortMBS class to work with serial ports on macOS, Windows and Linux. For our SQL Plugin, you can now explicitly specify MariaDB as database type to use. We added CalculateTOTPMBS function for time-based one-time-passwords calculated in Xojo to calculate the second factor for logins. We updated TessEngineMBS class to work with tesseract 5.1

We added a new AVPlayerLooperMBS class for AVFoundation Plugin to help you do looping playback. Customize a search field with the new NSSearchFieldCellMBS class. Use SCNAudioPlayerMBS and SCNAudioSourceMBS classes for audio inside a SceneKit scene.

For iOS the new CNContactPickerViewControllerMBS class can display the information of a contact.

Finally we updated CURL to version 7.84.0, DynaPDF to, LibXL to version 4.0.3, SQLAPI to 5.2.1 and Xcode to version 13.4.

See release notes for a complete list of changes.
12 07 22 - 15:31