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The March/April (15.2) issue of xDev Magazine is now available!

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PopupMenu Magic Show by Sam Rowlands
How to get the most out of Xojo’s PopupMenu control.

Inside Xojo by Christian Schmitz
A deep look at several under-used Xojo features: delegates, WebFile, and WebPicture.

Camera Viewer by Marc Zeedar
Marc builds a desktop app to get a live snapshot of his IP cameras.

A Window To Data by JC Cruz
Building a window view for data is complex, so JC shows how he does it for his health data application.

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Year 15
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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April 06, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Berlin Xojo Developer Conference
20:43:07
We are 30 days away from the biggest Xojo developers conference of 2017.  Monkeybread Software is hosting this two-day conference in Berlin, Germany May 4th and 5th. There are currently 79 attendees from all over the world which is an … Continu... [More]
April 05, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 7.2pr2
21:10:00
New in this prerelease of the 7.2 MBS FileMaker Plugin: Added context menu for popup menus to copy title and list entries. Updated OpenSSL to 1.1.0e and 1.0.2k Download at monkeybreadsoftware.de/filemaker/files/Prerelease/ or ask for being adde... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 17.2pr2
19:56:00
New in this prerelease of the 17.1 plugins: Fixed ECDHEMBS for 64-bit. Redone option properties on TidyDocumentMBS. Updated libarchive to version 3.3.1. Updated PostgreSQL to version 9.6.2. Removed PPC code. Updated OpenSSL to 1.1.0e and 1.0.2k ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Copy entries from PopupMenus
18:49:00
Sometimes you see a popup menu control in FileMaker and you like to copy the entries. To help you our new 7.2pr2 plugin does offer a context menu on all popup controls: You can copy the visible text or the whole list of options as text. ... [More]
April 04, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Abend bei der Denkform
19:37:00
Am 18. Mai 2017 treffen sich interessierte FileMaker Entwickler bei der Denkform in Hofheim (Taunus). Wir schauen uns neues in der FileMaker Welt an. Unter anderem FileMaker Cloud und das aktuelle MBS Plugin. Michael Valentin von FileMaker Deutschla... [More]
April 03, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
DevCon 2017 Conference Scholarship
17:51:00
A great move by FileMaker to add young people to the conference:Women of FileMaker is excited to offer three scholarships to the 2017 FileMaker Developer Conference (DevCon) held July 25-26 in Phoenix, Arizona. We believe that DevCon is a wonderful ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Conference .fmp[x]Berlin 2017
13:44:00
Just two months till the FileMaker Conference .fmp[x]Berlin 2017. See you there! This conference is organized by Egbert Friedrich and takes place from 1st to 3rd June 2017 in Berlin, Germany. As the conference is in english, this is your chance to m... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 17.2pr1
09:55:00
New in this prerelease of the 17.1 plugins: Added WinUserNotificationMBS class for notifications on Windows. Added JPEGMovieMBS class. Updated SQLite to 3.18.0. Fixed bug in WordFile.ReplaceTag with several tags in one line. Added NSBitmapImageRepM... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 7.2pr1
09:28:00
New in this prerelease of the 7.2 MBS FileMaker Plugin: Added WindowsUserNotification functions. Changed Audit, so that Extra fields can be numeric instead of just text. Updated SQLite to 3.18.0. Fixed bug in WordFile.ReplaceTag with several tags ... [More]
April 02, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Windows User Notifications
21:21:00
Coming soon in MBS Plugins for Xojo and FileMaker: Will be part of next prerelease in a few days. My coding challenge for the spare time on the weekend. The most difficult thing is to get this build in a plugin that can load on Windows XP, even t... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
JPEGs to Movie
15:58:00
The last weeks, I had a little hobby project which included writing a movie out based on some picture files. Normally in the last years we used  QTPictureMovieTrackMBS class. This works fine in Real Studio applications on Mac and Window... [More]
April 01, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Company Birthday: 17 Years
09:59:00
1st April 2000 I found my company. Well, I registered as a business by getting my Gewerbeanmeldung (business registration) here in Germany. That was 2 months before I finished school (Gymnasium). While alternative civilian service (Zivildienst) and... [More]
March 30, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Special guests at the MBS Xojo Conference in Berlin
12:56:00
Just five weeks till the MBS Xojo Developer Conference in Berlin. Have you seen the list of guests coming to our conference? Geoff Perlman, CEO and Founder of Xojo, Inc.Travis Hill, engineer at Xojo, Inc.Stéphane Pinel, build engineer at Xoj... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo and FileMaker meetings in Arizona
09:39:00
As you know I come to attend the FileMaker DevCon 2017 in Phoenix Arizona. Now I stay a few extra days in Phoenix and I thought we could have a meeting for local Xojo and FileMaker developers:Xojo Meeting in PhoenixXojo Meeting in Tucson FileMaker m... [More]
March 29, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Plugin Schulung in Hamburg, Salzburg und Hofheim
13:39:00
Dieses Jahr haben wir noch einige MBS Plugin Workshops/Schulungen rund um das MBS Plugin:7. April 2017 in Hamburg mit dem FileMaker Magazin, siehe filemaker-magazin.de11. Oktober 2017 in Salzburg vor der FileMaker Konferenz, siehe Ankündigung7. Deze... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Releases the MBS Xojo UDP Socket Kit in version 1.0
11:28:00
Nickenich, Germany (March 29th, 2017) -- Monkeybread Software releases version 1.0 of the MBS Xojo UDP Socket Kit. The MBS Xojo UDP Socket Kit provides you with a new socket class to use UDP Sockets in your Xojo iOS application. UDP Socket class: ... [More]
March 28, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Xojo 2017 Release 1
14:22:19
The road to 64-bit took another step forward today with the release of Xojo 2017 R1.  This important release let’s you do 64-bit Remote Debugging for some targets with some important caveats.  It also adds the ability to Remote Debug … Continue... [More]
March 07, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Recharging the Battery
16:55:17
One of the ‘joys’ of having my own business is that I’m always on-call and there are times I’m answering emails on a Saturday night.  Most of the time, it’s no big deal but it can become exhausting without a break.  … Continue reading →... [More]
February 24, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Grateful for the Xojo IDE
21:52:03
I use Xojo every day and it’s almost my exclusive development tool.  I’m so close to the product it is easy to see the warts of the product but in reality it’s a pretty stable and easy-to-use system that’s mostly … Continue reading →... [More]
February 02, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Remote Debugging Enhancement Idea
22:13:40
Remote Debugging in Xojo is perhaps one of my favorite features in Xojo because it lets me work in the environment of my choice (macOS) and run it on any Windows, Linux, or even another Mac on my network, or … Continue reading →... [More]
January 09, 2017
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Consulting Red Flags
17:16:44
The one absolute truth about consulting is that if you’re not working you’re not making any money.  The corollary to this truth is that you are either 100% busy or 100% not busy.  This is especially true if you are … Continue reading →... [More]
December 29, 2016
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
MBS Xojo Developer Conference 2017
14:00:22
Xojo isn’t having their annual conference as they’ve decided to switch back to spring events. Since they last did one in October of 2016 they are not doing one in 2017. It makes me sad that I won’t see my … Continue reading →... [More]
December 28, 2016
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
BKS Shorts 1.8.0
00:20:04
BKeeney Software has released version 1.8 of our reporting classes and tool for Xojo. Thanks for using BKS Shorts, the premier reporting tool for Xojo projects. We appreciate all of the feedback we’ve received over the course of the year. ̷... [More]
December 22, 2016
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Windows Printing Broken in Xojo R4
22:27:43
We’ve done a lot more testing with Shorts and R4.1 this week.  Wow.  Where to begin.  I guess the first thing to say is if you need to print in Windows stick with Xojo Release 3 for now.  R4, with … Continue reading →... [More]
December 12, 2016
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Xojo 2016 R4.1
22:02:06
Xojo 2016 R4.1 was released today.  The 4.1 release mostly contains Windows fixes related to the switch in drawing engines.  Gone is GDI Plus and Direct2D is now used instead. GDI Plus wasn’t only deprecated but removed so that is a … Continue ... [More]

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