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The March/April (14.2) issue of xDev Magazine is now available!

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Fun With Fonts by Marc Zeedar
Fonts in Cocoa are grouped into families, but Xojo doesn't let us know about their members (styles). Learn how to work with Cocoa fonts in Xojo.

Making Better Examples by Markus Winter
There's an art to making coding examples that beginners can understand and yet are still sophisticated enough to be useful. Markus shares his opinions.

Retina, Retina, Retina by Sam Rowlands
Did you know there's a wrong way to do Retina? Sam shows how to do it the right way, the Apple way, and it's actually less work than doing it yourself!

Designing Data-Oriented Pop-ups by JC Cruz
Xojo has a limited support for complicated popupmenus, such as comboboxes. JC shows how to create a more powerful widet.

Plus: creating an API, Role Party Model, HiDPI, Sample Web Service API, TextField Highlighting, how to solve problems, dim as shell, Self, bounce the dock icon, math, and more

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Year 14
Issue 14.1 ("Barcodes")
Issue 14.2 ("Cocoa Fonts")
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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May 01, 2016
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Developer Meetings for Sweden
Later in May we have Xojo and FileMaker developer meetings in Stockholm, Sweden. Maybe you want to join me for a dinner event?Xojo Meeting, Sunday 29th May 2016FileMaker Meeting, Monday 30th May 2016 Location is not yet decided and will be emailed t... [More]
April 30, 2016
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Extracting PDF text from area
From time to time we have the need to extract text from PDF. We can do that with our DynaPDF plugin functions for a long time now. The next prerelease has a new function to extract text from only a part of the page. So like in example you can defin... [More]
April 29, 2016
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo / Real Studio Plugins, version 16.2pr6
New in this prerelease of the 16.2 plugins: Fixed folderitem.AccessDateMBS setter. Fixed HexStringMBS function returning sometimes one line too much. Fixed a bug in DynaPDF Trace feature when not doing trace. Repaired ColorSync classes. Due to a li... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 6.2pr6
New in this prerelease of the 6.2 plugins: Added Window.Scrollbar.getHorizontalMaximum, Window.Scrollbar.getHorizontalPosition, Window.Scrollbar.getVerticalMaximum, Window.Scrollbar.getVerticalPosition and Window.Scrollbar.set. Added Files.GetComme... [More]
April 27, 2016
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Shorts Report Designer 1.6.1
BKeeney Software is proud to announce Version 1.6.1 of BKS Shorts with Report Designer, our reporting classes and tool for Xojo.  Shorts allows you to integrate a report designer into your own Xojo desktop application.  Desktop and Web applications c... [More]
April 26, 2016
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo Developer Meeting in Zurich, Swiss
We had a nice meeting in Zürich with a few Xojo developers from the area: Topics included web projects, desktop apps, the new 2016r1 release, upcoming conferences in Germany and USA. Thanks everyone for coming. ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Workshop in Austria
For our German speaking clients we have a workshop day: In Zusammenarbeit mit der Putz EDV bieten wir eine Schulung zum MBS Plugin an. Am 9. Mai 2016 können Sie in Salzburg in Österreich an einer eintägigen Schulung teilnehmen. Lernen... [More]
April 24, 2016
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Final Extension of Omegabundle for Xojo 2016 with Free Icon Pack
The participating vendors of Omegabundle for Xojo 2016 announce a final extension to the annual special bundle of the best add-on tools for Xojo development, plus an addition. Omegabundle for Xojo 2016 is a collection of 16 of the most useful tools,... [More]
April 23, 2016
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker and Calendar (iCal)
If you need to add events or reminders to the local calendar database on a Mac, you can use our MBS Plugin to do so. We use the appropriate APIs from Apple to talk to the calendar database and read/write events and reminders. As far as Apple support... [More]
April 22, 2016
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo Meetings in Zurich, Switzerland
We meet with Xojo developers on Monday, 25th April 2016 in Zurich in Switzerland. Time is from around 6pm to 10pm and if you like to join, please email me soon. Location will be announced soon to all people on the attendees list. Topics include of c... [More]
April 20, 2016
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo / Real Studio Plugins, version 16.2pr5
New in this prerelease of the 16.2 plugins: Updated SQLite to 3.12.2. Updated DynaPDF to version Download: macsw.de/plugin/Prerelease . Or ask us to be added to our shared Dropbox folder. ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 6.2pr5
New in this prerelease of the 6.2 plugins: Updated DynaPDF to version Updated SQLite to 3.12.2. Fixed bug in FM.InsertRecordTSV for handling extra fields and more columns in some lines. Improved XML.Import to better handle extra tables... [More]
April 18, 2016
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
xDev Magazine Purchases RBLibrary
Good news for XojoLibrary.com: April 18, 2016 -- xDev Magazine is pleased to announce the purchase of RBLibrary.com from owner Norman Palardy. "We are proud of providing expert articles about REALbasic and Xojo to the community, and are excited th... [More]
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
ISA and Casting
One of the things that’s just not talked about much in the Xojo documentation unless you know where it is located is object casting.  ISA and Casting is so useful it’s worth devoting some time talking about it. Let’s start … Continue reading &#... [More]
April 17, 2016
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Arq 5
Online backup is important. We use Arq a lot for this as we are in control of our backup destination. If you have some webspace available or you have an amazon S3 account, you can route your backup there. You are in control and you have the account ... [More]
April 15, 2016
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 6.2pr4
New in this prerelease of the 6.2 plugins: Fixed issue where plugin didn't load on Windows XP or Windows Server 2003. Fixed bug with creating dataMatrix barcodes. Updated DynaPDF to version Fixed bugs in RemoteControl.ClickMouse for W... [More]
April 12, 2016
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
We Are Part of the Problem
For some users, Xojo 2016 R1 hasn’t been a great release.  Some Windows users are experiencing frequent crashes.  For others (myself included), working in the WebPage Layout Editor is an exercise in frustration because it’s unusably slow.  We blame X... [More]
April 05, 2016
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Xojo 2016 Release 1
Xojo 2016 Release 1 was released today.  This much anticipated version is all about Retina and HiDPI display support.  In addition to that, there are, as always, the usual mix of new features and bug fixes.  Let’s get to it! … Continue reading ... [More]
March 27, 2016
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Shorts Report Designer Release 1.6.0
BKeeney Software is proud to announce Version 1.6.0 of BKS Shorts with Report Designer, our reporting classes and tool for Xojo.  Shorts allows you to integrate a report designer into your own Xojo desktop application.  Desktop and Web applications c... [More]
March 21, 2016
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
XDC 2016 Sessions Announced
Xojo announced an initial session list for XDC 2016.  The full list at http://xojo.com/xdc/HTML/sessions.html.  I’ve been told there are yet more sessions to be announced. I’m doing a session on Reporting in Xojo and Carol is doing a session on ̷... [More]
March 08, 2016
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Microsoft Buys Xamarin and SQL Server Goes Cross-Platform
It’s been an interesting couple of weeks in the cross-platform development world.  First, Microsoft announced that they were purchasing Xamarin.  Xamarin and Microsoft have always been friendly and this move isn’t very surprising.  As a Mac user much... [More]
March 01, 2016
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Imposter Syndrome
Today I’m going to talk about the Imposter Syndrome.  That feeling that says everyone knows you’re faking it and they’re going to find out, at any minute, that you’re a fraud.  You’ll be cast down into the depths of despair … Continue reading &... [More]
February 17, 2016
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Upcoming Xojo Events
Next Wednesday, February 24th, I will be meeting with Xojo developers in the Palm Coast, Florida area. The location isn’t set yet, so check in the forums at https://forum.xojo.com/28686-central-florida-xojo-user-group and let us know if you can make ... [More]
February 11, 2016
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Shorts Report Designer Release 1.5.4
We released version 1.5.4 of the Report Designer today.  One of the bigger changes is it ships with a web example of how to take a report definition and display it for a web app.  This affects a significant amount … Continue reading →... [More]
June 14, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
We've Moved
The new Xojo blog is live! Join us now at http://www.xojo.com/blog to learn the latest and greatest about Xojo, cross-platform development, and technology.... [More]

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