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The January/February (15.1) issue of xDev Magazine is now available!

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VB6 DLL Class to Xojo by Eugene Dakin
If you have Windows software that depends on VB6 DLLs, here's how you can convert them to Xojo and continue to use them.

Interview: Mark Franken by Marc Zeedar
Are you curious how one becomes a Xojo-using Emmy-winning sound editor? Marc was, so he asked Mark a few questions and got his life story. (With pictures!)

Xojo Pi Lab by Mattias Sandström
Mattias tells about a fascinating project he took on involving Xojo, Raspberry Pi, and a Web App for a technical school in Sweden.

Working with Bitmasks by JC Cruz
If you didn't take computer science courses, you may be fuzzy on the use of bitmasks. Jose explains how to work with them.

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Year 15
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 18, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Pro 15.0.3 Update
FileMaker Inc today released FileMaker Pro 15.0.3, an update to address bug fixes and various compatibility issues. You can read in the knowledge base about FileMaker Server 15.0.3 (6 fixes), FileMaker Pro (Advanced) 15.0.3 (6 fixes) and FileMaker... [More]
January 17, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
curl meeting in Germany, March 2017
On the weekend of March 18-19, 2017, the first ever curl meeting is taking place is Nuremberg, Germany. Users, developers, binding authors, application authors, curl maintainers, libcurl hackers and other people with a curl interest are welcome! I... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
SuperScript and SubScript for Xojo Textarea
just added to MBS Xojo Plugins: Our new example project shows how to use the new functions WinSelSubScriptMBS and WinSelSuperScriptMBS on the TextArea control. The example includes a module to do the same for Mac via NSTextViewMBS class. Screens... [More]
January 13, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo / Real Studio Plugins, version 17.0pr3
New in this prerelease of the 17.0 plugins: Fixed an issue with DynaPDF printing blank papers. Changed SQL plugin to detect ODBC to FileMaker and handle that better for reading text fields and avoid a crash. Added MeasureRotatedTextMBS function. ... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 7.0pr3
New in this prerelease of the 7.0 MBS FileMaker Plugin: Changed Audit: CurrentTimeStamp, CurrentTime and CurrentDate. Those can now be TimeStamp, Time, Date instead of Text fields. Changed Audit: FieldID, TableID and RecordID can now be number fiel... [More]
January 10, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Free tickets for young developers for MBS Xojo Conference
Monkeybread Software is pleased to announce the MBS Xojo Conference in metropolitan Berlin, Germany. We will meet in the lovely Ellington hotel in the center of west Berlin. The hotel is near Kurfürstendamm, the Zoo and KaDeWe. Beside our two c... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Batch sending Emails in FileMaker via MBS Plugin
As you may know you can use CURL functions in MBS Plugin to send emails. We include examples to show you how to send with attachments, html text and inline graphics. A recent example coming with 7.0pr2 showed you how to batch send emails. But that ... [More]
January 09, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Xojo job offer in southern France
MedinCell S.A. is a company located in Montpellier in southern France near the Mediterranean Sea. They use my plugins for a few years now and are looking for another Xojo developer:Desktop Application Developer Are you ready to be part of a growing... [More]
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Consulting Red Flags
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]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Allow file drag and drop from FileMaker container field to Finder
On the weekend we run into the issue that you can store files in a container, but you can't simply drag them into other applications or to the Finder. To enable the desired behavior with a new plugin function called FM.AllowFileDragDrop. The plugi... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo / Real Studio Plugins, version 17.0pr2
New in this prerelease of the 17.0 plugins: Updated DynaPDF to version Added LoadLibrary functions to DynaPDFMBS, so you can use other DynaPDF DLL, e.g. other version. Due to changes in PrintPDFFile we had to update our print examples fo... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 7.0pr2
New in this prerelease of the 7.0 MBS FileMaker Plugin: Added FM.SQL.Text and FM.SQL.CSV. Added FM.AllowFileDragDrop function. Updated DynaPDF to version Fixed FieldType for Audit. Added DynaPDF.RotateTemplate function. Added ScriptName t... [More]
January 08, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Loading LibXL and DynaPDF libraries in our Xojo plugins
For the future you can provide a feature in your application to load a dynapdf or libxl library from a folder if needed. I added LoadLibrary methods there, so you can load a given version of those libraries and use those instead of the built in libr... [More]
January 07, 2017
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Conference .fmp[x]Berlin 2017
Registration just started for the FileMaker Conference .fmp[x]Berlin 2017. 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 meet pe... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Stammtisch SaarLorLux
Next Thursday, 12th January 2017, I will visit the regular FileMaker meeting in Saarbrücken. If you like to join us, please sign up on the website filemaker-stammtisch-saarlorlux.de. Feel free to ask me about our MBS FileMaker Plugin. Or lets t... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Audit with MBS FileMaker Plugin
How FileMaker Pro can log changes Since 2012, the MBS plugin has an audit functions. With version 6.5 they got much faster and therefore you may want to take a closer look on our audit functions. In FileMaker Pro, you can use them to easily log all ... [More]
December 29, 2016
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
MBS Xojo Developer Conference 2017
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
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
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
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]
December 06, 2016
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Xojo 2016 R4 (The Xojo IDE I Always Needed)
Xojo 2016 Release 4 hit the web today.  In many respects this is the IDE that I wish had been released three and a half years ago as a few of the more insidious features bugs have been fixed.  And, … Continue reading →... [More]
December 05, 2016
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Beta Program Incentives
I’ve been part of the beta program for over a decade.  Many cycles I bemoan the fact that I’ve found very little time to real testing before its released.  That’s bad and I suspect many of my fellow members of … Continue reading →... [More]
December 01, 2016
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
The Xojo Community is Awesome
Have I told you how much I love the Xojo community?  I’ve been part of it for fifteen years and I’ve met hundreds of Xojo developers at developers conferences and probably exchanged emails with thousands more.  I am amazed at … Continue reading... [More]
November 25, 2016
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
FTC 3.1.7
Today we released version 3.1.7 of Formatted Text Control (FTC), our word processor control for Xojo.  This is a maintenance release and is recommend for all users.  It is a free update for all version 3 license holders. License holders should …... [More]
November 14, 2016
  (Blog: Bob Keeney)
Iconographer Review
If you’ve spent any amount of time making cross-platform applications in Xojo you probably hate icons as much as I do.  I’m no graphic artist and because of this I’ve paid good money for several icon sets.  These icon set … Continue reading ... [More]

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