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The May/June (17.3) issue of xDev Magazine is now available!

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Numbers Please! Part 2 by Markus Winter
Creating a numbers-only textfield sounds easy, but as Markus demonstrates, it's trickier than it looks. This time he explores various coding methods.

Coding in Paradise by Glen Newbury
If you're reading this, you're most likely a programmer, and in theory you can work anywhere there's a computer and an internet connection. So why not? Glen shows how you can rent a co-work space in an exotic location and work in paradise!

XDC 2019 Keynote by Marc Zeedar
Geoff Perlman's XDC Keynote is like a Xojo "State of the Union" address. This year he updates us on Android, API 2.0, the new Web app framework, and more. Find out what was announced -- just don't expect a timeline.

XDC 2019 by Marc Zeedar
It was a long trip to Miami, but it was a fun location for a conference. This year there were some amazing presentations raising the bar about what can be done with Xojo, from machine learning to creating a new language.

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Year 17
Issue 17.3 ("XDC 2019") Issue 17.2 ("Barchart API") Issue 17.1 ("iOS Success")
 
Year 16
Issue 16.6 ("Munich 2018") Issue 16.5 ("Spreadsheet Databases") Issue 16.4 ("Mojave")
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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May 19, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Test building of 2000 Xojo projects
12:15:00
The MBS Xojo Plugins come with over 2000 example projects. We want to make sure they all build and have no obvious problems like a syntax error. From time to time something in Xojo changes and the projects need to be adapted. For example last year t... [More]
May 18, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 9.2pr8
09:27:00
New in this prerelease of version 9.2 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Updated DynaPDF to version 4.0.27.80. Added Calendar.Initialize function. Updated LibXL to version 3.8.5.1 for Linux and Windows. Changed SystemInfo.MACAddress for Windows to look ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 19.2pr8
09:17:00
New in this prerelease of the 19.1 plugins: Updated DynaPDF to version 4.0.27.80. Moved CoreAnimation plugin part from AVFoundation to MacCG plugin to reduce dependencies. Fixed problem with BigNumberMBS raising RuntimeException instead of BigNumb... [More]
May 17, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
New XML Validator class for Xojo
13:28:00
For next Xojo plugin version we added a new class to validate XML text. Our XMLValidatorMBS class can take a XML scheme as text to initialize the validator. Then you can either validate a file or XML text in memory. With files, if you set the workin... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker DevCon ISTANBUL
11:04:00
Cabitas, a FileMaker Business Alliance Partner in Turkey, and Winsoft, the provider of various localized versions of FileMaker, host a FileMaker developer conference in Istanbul. Please join the first devcon in Istanbul to connect and collaborate wi... [More]
May 16, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
XDC 2019
18:50:00
The Xojo developer conference in Miami was my first Xojo conference in America. I met a lot of interesting new people and saw many well known friends from various European conferences again. Every time the conference feels like a family reunion. You... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo Developer Magazine 17.3 Issue
07:31:00
The May/June (17.3) issue of xDev Magazine is now available. Here's a quick preview of what's inside: Numbers Please! Part 2 by Markus Winter Creating a numbers-only textfield sounds easy, but as Markus demonstrates, it's trickier than it looks. Th... [More]
May 15, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 19.2pr7
15:29:00
New in this prerelease of the 19.1 plugins: Added scrollWheel and smartMagnifyWithEvent to CanvasGesturesMBS class. Updated DynaPDF to version 4.0.27.79. Changed Character Spacing for graphics with DynaPDFMBS to be closed to Xojo's behavior. Chang... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 9.2pr7
11:40:00
New in this prerelease of version 9.2 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Updated DynaPDF to version 4.0.27.79. Changed WordFile functions to not reformat XML unless changed. Added withEXIF parameter to ImagePicker.MediaEditedImage and ImagePicker.MediaO... [More]
May 14, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
News for European MBS Xojo Conference 2019 in Cologne
19:20:00
A few updates on our European Xojo Conference, 24/25th October in Cologne. We now have over 50 attendees on the list. The number of countries reached 12: 🇩🇪, 🇬🇧, 🇳🇱, 🇫🇷, 🇨&#x... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
New column names in an Excel document
18:47:00
If you want to export data from your FileMaker solution regularly as Excel document, perhaps you want to change the column headers every time. Maybe because you have a long grown database and the column names do not fit anymore. Maybe you work in a... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Stammtisch in Wien
11:55:00
Wer hat Interesse an einem FileMaker Entwicklertreffen im Juni in Wien? Einfach in gemütlicher Runde treffen in einem netten Restaurant und beim Abendessen was über FileMaker reden. Vielleicht habt ihr ja auch Fragen und Probleme, wo ich helfen kann... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo Stammtisch in Wien
11:54:00
Wer hat Interesse an einem Xojo Entwicklertreffen im Juni in Wien? Einfach in gemütlicher Runde treffen in einem netten Restaurant und beim Abendessen was über Xojo reden. Vielleicht habt ihr ja auch Fragen und Probleme, wo ich helfen kann? Zeit wär... [More]
May 13, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Magazin - MBS Artikel
21:17:00
Wir haben die Artikel zum MBS Plugin aus dem FileMaker Magazin gesammelt hier online gestellt: FileMaker Magazin Artikel. FMM 201902: Ordnung schaffen mit „DynaPDF“ und „MBS“, PDFs zusammenführen und Seitenzahlen einf... [More]
May 06, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Create a PDF with PageGraphics and DynaPDF
13:50:00
Here a nice short example on how to draw a PDF with our new PageGraphics property in DynaPDFMBS class: Dim pdf As New DynapdfMBS // please subclass DynapdfMBS to implement error event Dim f As FolderItem = SpecialFolder.Desktop.Child("DynaPDF... [More]
June 14, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
We've Moved
15:12:00
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]
June 06, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Save the Date for XDC 2014!
07:35:00
Save the date for the 2014 Xojo Developer's Conference, to be held March 26-28 at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas!  More information coming soon. ... [More]
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Real Studio is now Xojo!
07:29:00
We have some big announcements! 2013 Release 1 is now available for download and is definitely our biggest release ever! Our IDE has had a major makeover, giving it a very sleek and modern look and making it faster and much more intuitive t... [More]
May 16, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Using Twilio to answer phone calls
06:00:00
In a previous post, I wrote about how to use Twilio to send an SMS message. This time, I'm going to show you how you can use Twilio in conjunction with a web app to answer phone calls made to your Twilio phone number.First, you will want to have a Tw... [More]
May 15, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Calling a SOAP web service
16:21:00
SOAP web services, although not as common as they once were, are still readily available on the web. And they can be incredibly easy to use with your apps.Here is a quick example of how you would use a SOAP web service to get the conversion rate betw... [More]
May 14, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Connecting to Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server
17:00:00
Some of the most common questions I get from new users relate to using databases with Real Studio. We've got lots of tips and tricks on how to connect in our Documentation and videos too.  In addition to having it's own RealSQLDatabase for ... [More]
May 10, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Using Twilio to send an SMS message
13:43:00
I've been asked from time to time if it is possible to send an SMS message from your application. SMS stands for Short Message Service and is also commonly referred to as a Text Message or just a Text. SMS messages can contain up to 160 characte... [More]
April 30, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Coming Soon - New Pricing (Recap)
07:52:00
As we approach the June 4th Xojo ship date, we are receiving an increasing amount of questions about the new pricing.  It has been a while since we posted the information so here's a recap:Starting with 2013 Release 1, the IDE itself will be fre... [More]
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Why native controls are important
07:40:00
9to5Mac is reporting that iOS 7 will sport a new user interface. It's said to be flatter and simpler. If this is true, it almost certainly means that controls will have a new look as well. This reminds me of when Apple shipped Mac OS X with its new A... [More]
April 29, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
Best computer for cross-platform development
12:57:00
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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