MBS Xojo Plugins, version 24.4pr1

New in this prerelease of the 24.4 plugins:
  • Added size and boundingRectWithSize methods for NSAttributedStringMBS class.
  • Fixed WindowsDeviceWatcherMBS class to pass an WindowsDeviceInformationUpdateMBS for Updated event.
  • Upgraded all linux compilers to newer versions. Requires GLIBCXX_3.4.26 now for Scintilla.
  • Disabled trace logging for MongoDB by default. Was accidentally enabled.
  • Implemented async events for 32-bit Linux for newer Phidget classes.
  • Improved events for LibUSBTransferMBS class on Linux 32-bit.
  • Enabled new JSONMBS class to work well on Linux 32-bit.
  • Fixed a bug in DrawRotatedTextMBS function where it would not rotate text on Windows.
  • Added DecodeIMAPFolderName functions to CURLSMBS class to help decoding IMAP folder names.
  • Updated Tidy library to version 5.8.
  • Removed a deprecated constants and methods from tidy classes and added new ones.
  • Added OptionNames and Tidy functions to TidyDocumentMBS class.
  • Added NSUserActivityMBS and NSUserActivityEventsMBS classes for adding the Handoff feature in your iOS or macOS application.
  • Updated XL plugin for Linux 32-bit to use version 4.3 of LibXL.
  • Added hitTest function to NSViewMBS class.
  • Added Records method and Operator_Convert to MongoCursorMBS class.
  • Added kSSLVersionMax* constants for CURLSMBS class.
Download: monkeybreadsoftware.de/xojo/download/plugin/Prerelease/.
Or ask us to be added to our shared DropBox folder.

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MBS Xojo Conference - More Design Patterns

We recorded the presentations at the MBS Xojo Conference in April 2024 and here is the nineth video with Marc Zeedar presenting about more Design Patterns:

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News from the MBS Xojo Plugins Version 24.3

In this article Stefanie introduces you to the new functionalities from the MBS Xojo Plugins in version 24.3

Python

I would like to introduce you to the highlight of this release right at the beginning. You can now use Python code in your application with the help of the MBS Xojo Plugins. This programming language, which appeared in the 90s, is one of the most popular of its kind and is used by many developers. We are therefore pleased to be able to open up this world to you in this release. Our new PythonMBS class can load a local Python library and evaluate expressions or run scripts. Get and set variables in Python to exchange data in memory. The Python code can optionally call back to Xojo code with custom functions

We discuss this topic in more detail in our blog article Using Python in Xojo. Take a look at this article and take a dip into the world of Python with Xojo.

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MBS Xojo Conference - Using URLConnection to Export to PDF across all platforms

We recorded the presentations at the MBS Xojo Conference in April 2024 and here is the eight video with David Cox presenting about using URLConnection to Export to PDF across all platforms:

Providing PDF reports from HTML within your applications is easy for Desktop and Web apps, but nearly impossible with Mobile apps. Including additional software to do the conversion makes your app larger and more likely to be rejected by App Stores. Instead, create a RESTful Web server to take your HTML via a URLConnection and place the result into a database as a solution that works consistently for Desktop, Web and Mobile apps.

More videos will follow into the playlist.


Omegabundle for Xojo 2024 Now Available

Get the top developer tools and third party components for the Xojo cross-platform development platform at a huge savings.

Omegabundle for Xojo 2024 is a collection of the most useful tool sets, add-ons, digital books and components for use with Xojo Inc’s Xojo development environment. If purchased separately and not including any additional offers, the total cost would be over $4066. Omegabundle for Xojo 2024 costs $399.99, a $100 limited time discount off of the regular $499.99 price.

Xojo is an award-winning, cross-platform development tool for the Desktop (macOS, Windows, Linux), Web, iOS (iPad/iPhone) and Raspberry Pi. With Xojo, you can create native applications by using drag-and-drop to build your user interface and then one straight-forward programming language to enable the functionality. Xojo is powerful and modern, yet easy to use and learn.

Included Products

  • Einhugur Plugin Pack for Xojo (UPDATED). e-CryptIt Engine for Xojo and all 39 libraries and plugins, including plugins to work with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.

  • Ohanaware App Wrapper (UPDATED). Prepare your application for the Mac App Store or Web Distribution (macOS only app)

  • GrafittiSuite Desktop Edition (UPDATED). 69 (up from 66 from 2023!) incredible user interface controls for Xojo that add value and improve the professional appeal of your Xojo applications.

  • xDev Library (NEW) Xojo Database Collection Book + 19 new digital articles

  • MBS Complete Plugins for Xojo (UPDATED). 47 plugins that extend Xojo with capabilities you want and need to build professional, native OS applications

  • MBS SQL Plugin for Xojo (UPDATED). The alternative database interface to Xojo. Connect to 14 different database systems, use more without relaying on ODBC.

  • MBS SQLite Extension for Xojo (UPDATED). Adds significant additional functions and support of Regular Expressions in working with SQLite databases.

  • Paradigma Software Valentina Studio Pro (UPDATED). Ultimate reports designer, database administration and forms creation tool that runs on all three operating systems - Windows, macOS, Linux. Select one OS version.

  • Paradigma Software ValentinaDB ADK for Xojo (UPDATED). Embed the ultra-fast, object-relational Valentina database into your applications and deploy royalty free - Windows, macOS, Linux, including Raspberry PI! Also works with local SQLite files and as a client to Valentina Server.

  • Paradigma Software Valentina Reports ADK for Xojo (UPDATED). Generate visually rich reports as graphics, web pages or PDF from your Xojo applications on Windows, macOS, Linux including Raspberry PI! Also works with local SQLite files and as a client to Valentina Server.

  • Paradigma Software Valentina Server Unlimited (UPDATED). 4-in-1 Reports Server, Forms Server along with two database servers: one built on object-relational Valentina Database and the other on SQLite. Report and forms serving works with MySQL, PostgreSQL, MS SQL Server and the included Valentina and SQLite servers

  • xDev Magazine (UPDATED). Get back issues and a year’s subscription to xDev Magazine, the professional’s magazine for developing with Xojo.

You can learn more Omegabundle for Xojo 2024 from the Omegabundle website.. Please allow up to 3-5 business days for all components to be supplied by participating vendors. If you are ready to purchase, order now from the Paradigma Software store.


MonkeyBread Software Releases the MBS Xojo Plugins in version 24.3

Nickenich, Germany - (July 9th, 2024) -- Monkeybread Software today is pleased to announce MBS Xojo Plugins 24.3 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 82,000 documented features, and the versatile plugins have gained more new functions:

Use Python scripts in your Xojo application. Our new PythonMBS class can load a local Python library and evaluate expressions or run scripts. Get and set variables in Python to exchange data in memory. The Python code can optionally call back to Xojo code with custom functions.

We improved NSLocaleMBS class for macOS and iOS to provide more information with properties. Use localizedString functions to get localized names for these identifiers and use the DidChange notification with NSNotificationObserverMBS class to get a callback if locale changes.

In DynaPDF you can now keep annotations from flattening if DynaPDF doesn't recognize them. The FindText method in DynaPDFParserMBS class can now skip sorting with the new SearchAsIs flag. You can enable an image cache for DynaPDF and change line annotation's coordinates.

Our CURL plugin got enhanced to better handle MQTT connections. We got a new example to show you how to do MQTT connections. The debug log for CURL connections shows the URL for the request for helping you to debug the scripts.

For Windows we added WindowsDeviceWatcherMBS class to watch for devices connecting. The WindowsDeviceInformationMBS class provides details. This helps with our BLE classes for Windows to better find devices.

The low level compression classes for bzip and zlib (ZLibDecompressMBS, ZLibCompressMBS, BZip2DecompressMBS and BZip2CompressMBS classes) got new constructors to take output buffer as ptr and buffer size as integer, so you can use them with MemoryBlocks. The SetInput methods now take ptr, too.

The new UIDeviceMBS class provides details about the iOS device. Query orientation, system version, model and orientation. The XMLValidatorMBS class can now convert XML to canonical format. The isValidJSON function in JSONMBS class can validate whether some text is valid JSON.

Use the new DarwinHostVMStatisticsMBS class to query memory statistics for virtual memory on macOS and iOS. Use the Duplex property with NSPrintInfoMBS class to switch duplex on or off. And check the isSequoia function in SystemInformationMBS module to detect the next macOS version.

Finally we updated CubeSQL library to version 5.9, CURL to 8.8.0, DynaPDF to 4.0.89.256, the plugin SDK for Xojo 2024r2, SQLAPI to 5.3.2, SQLite to 3.46.0 and updated to Xcode to version 15.4.

See release notes for a complete list of changes.


MBS Xojo Conference - Xojo Performance

We recorded the presentations at the MBS Xojo Conference in April 2024 and here is the seventh video with Christian Schmitz presenting about Xojo Performance:

Let's check out what got faster in Xojo 2023r4. Let's measure the changes, look for slow functions and improve projects.

More videos will follow into the playlist.


MBS Xojo Plugins, version 24.3pr7

New in this prerelease of the 24.3 plugins: Download: monkeybreadsoftware.de/xojo/download/plugin/Prerelease/.
Or ask us to be added to our shared DropBox folder.

You can subscribe to our Xojo mailing list to get notified for new pre-release and release versions.


Using Python in Xojo

For MBS Xojo Plugins version 24.3 we add a new Python plugin part. The MBS Xojo Python Plugin and the new PythonMBS class allows you to evaluate Python code in Xojo and run scripts. This enables you to integrate existing Python code and use it in Xojo within your application. That may be a quick calculation to calculate a checksum, process some text, JSON or XML data or to utilize an existing script by running it within your application. Python comes with hundreds of available modules that you can import and use.

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MBS Xojo Conference - Web Development

We recorded the presentations at the MBS Xojo Conference in April 2024 and here is the sixth video with Ricardo Cruz presenting about Web Development:

Design tips for building applications with Xojo Web

More videos will follow into the playlist.


xDev Magazine 22.4

The July/August (22.4) issue of xDev Magazine is now available. Here's a quick preview of what's inside:

Apple Intelligence by Marc Zeedar
At Apple's developer conference (WWDC) this June, the company announced their ambitious move into AI -- which they call Apple Intelligence. What is it and how will it effect Xojo developers?

A Household Light Controller (Rasp Pi Part 8) by Eugene Dakin
Eugene continues his series on fun projects with Xojo and Raspberry Pi, this time demonstrating how to use your Pi to control your household lights!

Spy On Your Variables by Marc Zeedar
Marc's design pattern series continues with the Observer pattern, which gives you a way to spy on your variables and take action when their value changes.

Comments on Comments by Tim Dietrich
Tim shares his thoughts on commenting code.

Plus: Topics such as how to use ChatGPT to correct your grammar, Mac text recognition, Xojo multitasking, an interview with Marc Zeedar, and more!

MBS Xojo Plugins, version 24.3pr6

New in this prerelease of the 24.3 plugins: Download: monkeybreadsoftware.de/xojo/download/plugin/Prerelease/.
Or ask us to be added to our shared DropBox folder.

You can subscribe to our Xojo mailing list to get notified for new pre-release and release versions.


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