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The May/June (16.3) issue of xDev Magazine is now available!

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Farewell New Framework by Marc Zeedar
Big announcements were made at this year's Xojo Developers Conference in Denver, Colorado in late April. Find out all the details here!

A Roundabout Way to Denver by Marc Zeedar
As usual, Marc likes to do things the hard way. Instead of a quick flight to Denver and a stay in a comfy hotel, he decided to drive 1300 miles and sleep in his car. Er, what?!

Give Yourself to the Dark Side by Sam Rowlands
Apple has added "dark mode" support in recent OS updates, but using it in the best way can be tricky. Sam demonstrates how by creating a custom slider control.

A Predicate For Data, Part 2 by JC Cruz
This time Jose adds new features to his data predicate class.

Plus: Xojo 2018r1, refactoring, PITR, MailgunX, and more!

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Year 16
Issue 16.3 ("XDC 2018") Issue 16.2 ("StockScripter") Issue 16.1 ("London 2017")
Year 15
Issue 15.6 ("Green Screen Saver") Issue 15.5 ("Touch Bar") Issue 15.4 ("Xojo in Germany")
Issue 15.3 ("Beginner's Guide") Issue 15.2 ("Power Tricks") Issue 15.1 ("Xojo Pi Lab")
Year 14
Issue 14.6 ("XDC 2016") Issue 14.5 ("Keyboard Shortcuts") Issue 14.4 ("NSTableView")
Issue 14.3 ("Sunroom") Issue 14.2 ("Cocoa Fonts") Issue 14.1 ("Barcodes")
Year 13
Issue 13.6 ("Stay Out of Jail") Issue 13.5 ("Text Messaging") Issue 13.4 ("El Capitan")
Issue 13.3 ("XDC 2015") Issue 13.2 ("Control Animation") Issue 13.1 ("iOS First Look")
Year 12
Issue 12.6 ("Cheap Web App Hosting") Issue 12.5 ("Yosemite") Issue 12.4 ("Game Center")
Issue 12.3 ("XDC 2014") Issue 12.2 ("Inefficiencies") Issue 12.1 ("Smart Localization")
Year 11
Issue 11.6 ("Apple About Box") Issue 11.5 ("Weeds") Issue 11.4 ("Blackjack")
Issue 11.3 ("XDC") Issue 11.2 ("PDF") Issue 11.1 ("PDF")
Year 10
Issue 10.6 ("Retina") Issue 10.5 ("Real World 2012") Issue 10.4 ("Extreme Programming")
Issue 10.3 ("Hashes") Issue 10.2 ("Assumption Approach") Issue 10.1 ("Reporting")

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June 22, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Omegabundle 2018 for Xojo
Omegabundle for Xojo 2018 Developer Tools Bundle Announced; Save 89% on Top Tools Omegabundle for Xojo 2018 is a collection of 13 (122+ individual items!) of the most useful tool sets, add-ons, digital books and components for use with Xojo Inc's... [More]
June 21, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 18.3pr3
New in this prerelease of the 18.3 plugins: Fixed a problem with ODBC crashing on Linux with using freetds to connect to Microsoft SQL Server. Added RAWSocketMBS.Connect method to take IPv4/IPv6/hostname to connect. Added Protocol and SocketType p... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 8.3pr3
New in this prerelease of version 8.3 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Updated code for Socket.Connect, ServerSocket.SendQuery, SSH.Connect and SendCommand to use new unified socket connection code, which uses IPv4 and IPv6, queries DNS if needed and ... [More]
June 20, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Stammtisch in Hamburg
On my next visit to Hamburg, I'd love to make another MBS Xojo & FileMaker developer meeting: Wer hat Interesse an einem MBS Entwicklertreffen am 27. oder 28. Juni 2018 in Hamburg? Einfach in gemütlicher Runde treffen in einem netten Restaurant ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
SSH tunnel in Xojo
As you may have seen, we got SSH tunnel function for Xojo to run a SSH tunnel from within your application. That works nice, if you like to connect and provide data right in the app. But it does not help if some other class needs to connect. Our ne... [More]
June 19, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Ask the Experts at MBS Xojo Conference in Munich
We add an ask the experts table at the European MBS Xojo Conference 2018. Experts can sign up to provide one to one talks outside the conference room. We provide a table outside, where you can sit together with an expert and discuss a problem in Xo... [More]
June 18, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Putting an end to the Server Busy Dialog in Xojo and FileMaker
When using COM functions in both Xojo and FileMaker, you may have seen this dialog: We saw it a lot recently with WIA for scanning. It's the default dialog for COM for the case a message can't be answered quickly. So with remote method calls, the... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 18.3pr2
New in this prerelease of the 18.3 plugins: Added InitMessageFilterMBS function to block COM retry dialogs. Added JSONMBS.NewUInt64Node function. Changed NSImageMBS.CopyPictureWithMask to return mask, even if image representation is not marked to ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 8.3pr2
New in this prerelease of version 8.3 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Added ColorPanel functions for MacOS. Added ColorPanel.Choose for Windows. Added FM.InitMessageFilter function to block COM retry dialogs. Added WIA.GetCurrentItem and allow you to... [More]
June 15, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Convert office documents to PDF with LibreOffice
Did you know you can use LibreOffice to convert your Word, Excel or Powerpoint documents to PDF files? You can learn about command line commands in the help: Starting the LibreOffice Software With Parameters. To show an example, let us convert a W... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Crossplatform connection to Microsoft SQL Server in Xojo
Today we got updated sample code to connect from Mac, Windows and Linux to Microsoft SQL Server. As you see we use freetds on MacOS and Linux to connect to the SQL Server and ODBC or DB Library on Windows. Please try soon with SQLDatabaseMBS or SQLC... [More]
June 13, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Plugin wishes for macOS 10.14 and iOS 12
You may all be watching videos from WWDC and learn what's coming soon for macOS and iOS.Create ML to make model on deviceLoad UDSZ file and show itMeasure tool for plugin as dialogDetecting paper in picture and extracting it, correcting rotation and... [More]
June 09, 2018
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Configure Toolbar Menu with MBS FileMaker Plugin
We got a new function Window.ConfigureToolbarMenu for you: As you see, you can configure the toolbar menu to remove the whole menu (mode 1) or hide only the entries to show/hide/configure. For mode 1 we skipped the screenshot as simply no menu sh... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Disable tab panel item in Xojo
Did you know you can disable a tab panel item? You can simply use code like this on MacOS: dim n as NSTabViewMBS = TabPanel1.NSTabViewMBSdim it as NSTabViewItemMBS = n.tabViewItemAtIndex(2)it.Enabled = me.Value You can use NSTabViewItemMBS and N... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Tips for FileMaker Data Migration Tool
You may have seen the release of the FileMaker data migration Tool. And you can read documentation here. We got a few extra tips for you here: First, be aware that matching of tables is by name or ID. So please do not reuse field or tables names.... [More]
June 14, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
We've Moved
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June 06, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Save the Date for XDC 2014!
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  (Blog: RS Blog)
Real Studio is now Xojo!
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May 16, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Using Twilio to answer phone calls
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May 15, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Calling a SOAP web service
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May 14, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Connecting to Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server
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May 10, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Using Twilio to send an SMS message
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April 30, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Coming Soon - New Pricing (Recap)
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  (Blog: RS Blog)
Why native controls are important
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April 29, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Best computer for cross-platform development
Today The Telegraph has a post about a study showing the MacBook Pro is the best computer for running Windows. I've heard this before and don't doubt it for a moment. Apple makes the best computers in terms of quality. They are certainly not the chea... [More]

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