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The January/February (19.1) issue of xDev Magazine is now available!

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Moving to Apple Silicon by Marc Zeedar
Apple has just revolutionized the PC desktop with a major leap ahead in performance, power efficiency, and value by introducing their own CPU architecture. But just what does Apple Silicon mean to the Xojo developer?

Working with Workers by Marc Zeedar
Writing multi-core apps in Xojo has traditionally been difficult. Now Xojo introduces Workers, a system that lets Xojo do the heavy lifting so you can take advantage of a multi-core CPU. Learn how to use them to speed up your app's processing power.

Get Ready for Git (Part 2) by Justin Elliott
In part 1, Justin showed how to install, setup, and use Git. This time he demonstrates how to use Git with your Xojo projects, track changes, manage branches, fix sync conflicts, and more.

MapKit (Part 8) by Markus Winter
Markus shows how to further customize annotation views in Apple's MapKit in Xojo.

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Year 19
Issue 19.1 ("Apple Silicon")
Year 18
Issue 18.6 ("Git") Issue 18.5 ("OOP Listbox") Issue 18.4 ("Mac to iOS")
Issue 18.3 ("Machine Learning") Issue 18.2 ("Listbox Drawing") Issue 18.1 ("SceneKit")
Year 17
Issue 17.6 ("Xojo in Cologne") Issue 17.5 ("Numbers") Issue 17.4 ("100th Issue")
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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January 09, 2021
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 11.0pr6
New in this prerelease of version 11.0 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Updated DynaPDF to version Added PrintDialog.GetReverseOrder and PrintDialog.SetReverseOrder functions. Added leading factor parameter for DynaPDF.ConvertStyledText, D... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 21.0pr6
New in this prerelease of the 21.0 plugins: Updated DynaPDF to version Added manual rendering functions to AVAudioEngineMBS class. Fixed a memory leak in WordFileMBS class. Added LeadingFactor parameter for ConvertStyledText, WriteStyl... [More]
January 08, 2021
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Becoming Xojo MVP
Today Xojo Inc. asked whether I want to join their MVP Program. Well, as a close contributor to the Xojo community for over 20 years, there was no hesitation to join the opportunity this gives. Beside the honor of being recognized as a valuable m... [More]
January 04, 2021
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
xDev 19.1 Issue
The January/February (19.1) issue of xDev Magazine is now available. Here's a quick preview of what's inside: Moving to Apple Silicon by Marc Zeedar Apple has just revolutionized the PC desktop with a major leap ahead in performance, power efficien... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Adding cutting lines for PDF in FileMaker
We have a new example for a client to add cutting edges and a crop box to a PDF document. The picture on the left shows the debug version, where you see the red lines we add and a rectangle around the content. The crop box is put around the cont... [More]
January 02, 2021
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Two years junior developer at MBS
Two years ago I had my first working day at MBS. Today I have the opportunity to résumé about these two years. I have learned a lot in this time, especially I got to know the programming language Xojo and the FileMaker platform and was allowed to ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 20.6pr5
New in this prerelease of the 20.6 plugins: Added willShowContextualMenu and didCloseContextualMenu events for WKWebViewControlMBS class. Added ClearBitMBS, SetBitMBS, IsBitSetMBS, and GetBitMBS to MemoryBlock class. Updated DynaPDF to version 4.0... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 11.0pr5
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January 01, 2021
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Plugin License Decision Graph
We updated the Plugin License Decision Graph for the newer targets: Since Data API and FileMaker Go can't run the plugin directly, you have to use Perform Script on Server there. With FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Go you can use Perform Script on S... [More]
December 28, 2020
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Convert PDF text to outlines
A long term project came to delivery just before Christmas 2020: DynaPDF got a new feature to convert texts to outlines. And it's just a new flag for the Optimize function: ConvTextToOutlines. The benefit of this conversion is that you can sen... [More]
December 27, 2020
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Tax changes for 2021
We have upcoming tax changes in Germany, Ireland and the United Kingdom. United Kingdom Since the United Kingdom leaved the EU, the EU VAT rules don't apply any more from 1st January 2021. Orders will have to go through the web shop in future and ... [More]
December 26, 2020
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo in Quarantine
From time to time customers complain that Xojo doesn't load plugins. This may include MBS Plugins as well as the included database plugins with Xojo. The reason is simply: Xojo got downloaded from the internet, it gets put in quarantine. But when in... [More]
December 24, 2020
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Merry Christmas
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  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 20.6pr4
New in this prerelease of the 20.6 plugins: Added ErrorCount and WarningCount to DynaPDFMBS class. Changed Append in DynaPDFMBS to close page if one is open. When querying PageGraphics in DynaPDFMBS, we now make sure a font is set to have TextWid... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 10.6pr4
New in this prerelease of version 10.6 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Updated LibXL to version 3.9.3. Added DragDrop.GetFilePathsToDrag, DragDrop.SetDragImage and DragDrop.SetFilePathsToDrag functions to allow drag from Drag & Drop control.. Upd... [More]

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