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MBS Xojo Developer Conference

The MBS Xojo conference is approaching soon. With 50 attendees from 12 countries so far, we have the biggest event ever in Europe for Xojo and Real Studio developers!
This is your chance to meet a lot of other developers. Of course you can travel next year to Las Vegas, but our conference may be closer to your home and easier to get to.

For training we have bad news: We will probably not have the iOS enabled Xojo version for coding there. So we concentrate on Web, Desktop and Console. iOS support will be presented by Stephane at the conference, so it's not completely gone.

Today we visited the beer garden and here are two shots from our hotel towards the kiosk and the hotel. We will reserve space where you can meet the group in the evenings before/after sessions. In case of bad whether you find us at the bar.

More details about the conference and registration on the website.

CMYK Colors

One of the features of our MBS Plugins is the handling of CMYK colors. If you work with computers most images are RGB with red, green and blue as colors. But if you work with printers, you may have seen CMYK images with cyan, magenta, yellow and black colors. That translates directly to the printer and each pixel specifies how much ink is needed for printing. When you print, the printer or the computer has somewhere to translate from RGB (display screen) to CMYK (printer).


Our MBS DynaPDF Plugin handles CMYK in various places. First you can use any color space including CMYK for drawings. You can draw a line in cyan if you like. Also if you insert images, the image will be converted to the current color space and placed in the PDF. For CMYK images you better go and load a CMYK color space before you place the image. Else it is converted to your current colorspace which is normally RGB.

With 13.4 plugin we include a new CMYK example project to show how to place CMYK images. Especially with all the settings to make sure the image is included as is. This way DynaPDF does not change colors and not compress image for best results.


Our TIFF and JPEG plugins can handle CMYK images. Of course we can't easily give you a picture object. But we can give you scan lines or whole image as memoryblock. With 13.4 plugins we also include sample project here to show how to work with CMYK images.

LCMS, Apple ColorSync and Windows Color System

With MBS Plugin you have various color matching engines at hand. First we have LCMS which is a lightweight, but powerful color matching engine. It can load, edit and save ICC profiles and apply them in color transformations. Second we have Apple's ColorSync which also does color matching as well as Microsoft's Windows Color System. Both are of course platform dependent, but can be extended by plugins. And you can also use Adobe's engine.

Our plugin comes with examples showing how to load profiles and apply transformations. Both for picture object in RGB and memory blocks in other color spaces.


The PictureMBS class in our LargePicture plugin can handle CMYK. Not with all images, but if you have a memoryblock with CMYK data, you can use our plugin class to apply functions like rotation or mirror here. Than you can get the memoryblock of the image back in CMYK and write it to a file.
With 13.4 plugins we include sample projects for that.

NSImage & CIImage

With Cocoa and CoreImage classes you also have color matching. In Cocoa application by default things are matched automatically. And CoreImage can also do this matching with using GPU so it is much faster.

If you have questions about CMYK pictures, please do not hesitate to contact us.

MBS Xojo / Real Studio Plugins, version 13.4pr1

New in this prerelease of the 13.4 plugins:
  • Added WMIObjectMBS.GetPropertyBoolean.
  • Updated GraphicsMagick to version 1.3.18.
  • Updated FreeType to version
  • Updated DynaPDF to version
  • Updated tiff library to version 4.0.3.
  • Updated jpeg library to version 9.
  • Updated tesseract library to version 3.0.2.
  • Updated bzip2 library to version 1.0.6.
  • Updated zlib library to version 1.2.8.
  • Updated png library to version 1.6.3.
  • Our plugin should again work with 2010.04 and older Real Studio versions.
  • Improved ScalingMBS function's rounding so white stays white.
  • Added EnableEvents for NSControlMBS class.
  • Added timeZone and calendar for NSDatePickerMBS class.
  • Fixed a bug in DynaPDF where EnumHostFonts functions would not return all fonts.
  • Added Offset Parameter to CURL OpenMTInputFile function.
  • Added AccessibilityMBS.IsProcessTrusted function.
  • Fixed bug in CURL plugin with OpenMTInputFile and resuming uploads.
  • Added fieldEditor and endEditingFor functions to NSWindowMBS class.
  • Added QTKitCaptureViewMBS.setFilters and QTKitMovieViewMBS.setFilters to apply a list of filters to both views.
  • Changed GKDialogControllerMBS.presentViewController to use NSViewControllerMBS for parameter.
  • Added more NSFileManagerMBS methods.
  • Added cocoa support for QTPictureMovieTrackMBS.AddPicture.
  • Added Folderitem.VolumeSupportsHugeFilesMBS function.
  • Added GetVideoImageData, GetVideoImageDataSize, SetCapEnumPackedString to NikonMBS module.
  • Fixed NikonMBS.GetCapEnumPacketString method.
  • Changed AVFoundation plugin to not link to the function CVImageBufferIsFlipped directly as that causes trouble with Apple's Mac Store. While the function is in public headers, the testers for Mac App Store claim it is a private function.
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Beer garden

Today we stopped at the Vulkan Brauerei, a local brewery. They have a really nice beer garden there with a playground for the kids. We had lunch there and Michael enjoyed the slide and the seesaw. Also we like the face that kids below 120 cm eat for free.

Now if you come to us someday for a training session or a consulting meeting, we can drive there. Just 3 miles.

PS: 47 people at the MBS Xojo Developer Conference in Koblenz.


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Additionally to the core items, there are a few extra goodies:

Seven month till XDC 2014

Just seven months until the Xojo Developer Conference 2014 in Las Vegas.

The Monte Carlo has a big parking garage. From there you walk over a bridge into the hotel. On the picture above you see the hotel main entrance from the top level of the parking garage, the main hall with the registration on the left and two snapshots from the pool area. They have several pools including one with waves and one where you use floating tires.

Dash Support for plugin help

Today we add support for the Dash application. It looks like some developers use it and we created today the feeds for our help.

So here you can click to launch Dash and install our plugin help:
MBS Xojo Plugin and MBS FileMaker Plugin

This is of course a 1.0 and some things will be improved. We just wait for your feedback.

MBS Xojo Developer Conference

The MBS Xojo Developer Conference is approaching soon. With currently 42 attendees from 12 countries so far, we have the biggest event ever in Europe for Xojo and Real Studio developers!
This is your chance to meet a lot of other developers. Of course you can travel next year to Las Vegas, but our conference may be closer to your home and easier to get to.

For our thursday evening program, the dinner at the castle Ehrenburg, we can host additional guests. Like if you bring your girl friend or your wife, we can offer an additional seat for 59 Euro.

More details about the conference and registration on the website.

San Diego Xojo Developer Meeting

After returning from the USA, I can report you that we had a nice dinner event with some Xojo developers.

Well, we went from the Hilton Hotel to the gaslamp quarter and found this nice restaurant barleymash.
See you for next conference in Koblenz in September or Las Vegas in March!

Blog from Thomas Tempelmann

Our friend Thomas Tempelmann recently started a new blog about Xojo related programming topics.
Maybe this is interesting in the future, so we keep an eye on it.

See new blog:

San Diego Xojo & Real Studio Meeting

Friday we have meeting here. Come at about 6 pm to the Hilton Bayfront Hotel in San Diego and you find me at the bar or the lobby.

I'll probably weak a Xojo T-Shirt.

Would be nice to meet a couple of developers here. So far we already have 10 people who said they would be coming here.

We later either go to the Gaslamp Quarter or stay in the hotel restaurant for dinner.

Xojo Developer Meeting in Los Angeles and San Diego

So we had a nice meeting in Santa Monica at the pier with a couple Xojo and Real Studio developers.

Next meeting is 16th August in San Diego and it looks like we have ten people coming!
If you like to join us, please email.

MBS Xojo Developer Conference

The MBS Xojo conference is approaching soon. With over 40 attendees from 11 countries so far, we have the biggest event ever in Europe for Xojo and Real Studio developers!
This is your chance to meet a lot of other developers. Of course you can travel next year to Las Vegas, but our conference may be closer to your home and easier to get to.

Also we add a new session about web development with Torsten Grube from matchingIT GmbH. They develop a web portal called ActionItem.Tracker and he will talk about how they did it and what things you need to take care of. Especially how they handle session management, emails, security and user interface.

So we have various topics and sessions about desktop, web and iOS included. See you soon in Koblenz!

More details about the conference and registration on the website.

Xojo & Real Studio Meetings in Los Angeles and San Diego

Interested Xojo (Real Studio) developers can join a dinner with us and other developers in southern California.
  • 7th August, 6pm at the Santa Monica Pier. We will probably have dinner at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. restaurant.
  • 16th August, 6pm at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. We either stay in the hotel for dinner or we walk from there to the gas lamp quarter.
For each meeting, please email us, so we keep you updated. Especially if we have your email and/or mobile phone number, we can keep you updated about the exact location for dinner. So you can find us if you are late.
For a few guests to those events we have little presents to raffle.

If you are interested in a personal meeting in-between to discuss your projects with Xojo or Real Stuido, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Newsletter Raffle

End of July we sent out a little newsletter to our plugin users. Included was a raffle for free six-month subscriptions for xDev Magazine. First we thought about raffling 3 coupon codes. But as we got only a few people answering, we decided to give everyone a coupon code. :-)

So we have this winners:
Jim Cramer, Ishan Amin and Michael Koop

If you see your name and you miss our email, please contact us.
And if you got no newsletter, maybe you check your spam filter or contact us to make sure your email is on the list.

Meeting & Conference Rooms here in Nickenich

Today we visited the new conference and meeting rooms here in the local hotel Burgklause.
Here two pictures:

In the past we already had clients stay in this three star hotel.
But with those new rooms, well it may be much easier to quickly get here a room for a meeting if needed. So if you take one of our offers for personal or group trainings here in our office, we could always decide to go to the rooms in the hotel. Especially if you also stay there.

Interested in a personal or group training for Xojo or FileMaker? Integrate new features in your app using our plugins? Or some basics you'd like to learn?

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need some assistance, training or a bug fixing session.

Now offering bundles with Xojo and MBS Plugin licenses

We have been reselling a few Real Studio licenses over the years. With Xojo we also want to offer this service in the future with attractive bundles. So if you need a plugin licenses and Xojo licenses, you can now order them from us together as a package with a discount.

We can resell new licenses for Pro, Database Server, Desktop, Console and Web. Simply check what you need and we make you an offer like this:

Xojo Pro with 12 month updates:820 €
MBS Xojo DynaPDF Pro Plugin:799 €
MBS Xojo Complete Plugin:199 €
total, sold separated:1818 €
total, with MBS Bundle:1717 €

As you see we grant here a special price which saves you 100 Euro in this example. To order simply send us an email and we write an invoice for you.

MBS Xojo / Real Studio Plugins, version 13.3pr2

New in this prerelease of the 13.3 plugins:
  • Changed WinHIDMBS class. Instead of background thread doing read and Poll methods, we now use Read methods with timeouts.
Download: Or ask us to be added to our shared Dropbox folder.
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