XDC Schedule Now Available


The schedule is now available for the Xojo Developer Conference. Check the session and speaker list for the conference and join us 1st to 3rd May 2019 in Miami, Florida. As you can see, there is now a MBS Plugin session listed, so you can learn what we have new this year. Let's see what new surprise we can bring to the conference.



The Marriott Biscayne Bay is located in the north side of Miami downtown and is a convenient location to reach most of Miami easily. Registration is possible and current rate is $899 for the ticket.

JPEG rendering in MacOS Mojave


We got a problem reported by am user about PDFKit RenderPage function (PDFKit.GetPDFPageImage in FileMaker Plugin and PDFPageMBS.Render in Xojo Plugin) in our plugin skipping some content in a PDF file. Precisely a server with MacOS failed to render a PDF completely as one of the images inside was missing.

The PDF itself seems to open fine in Preview.app on that Mac. But when you extract the JPEG, it fails to render
When you open that jpeg on the server in Apple's Preview.app, the app freezes. The stack trace looks like this:

+ 2669 CGImageProviderCopyImageBlockSetWithOptions (in CoreGraphics) + 137 [0x7fff367b16e0]
+  2669 IIOImageProviderInfo::CopyImageBlockSetWithOptions(void*, CGImageProvider*, CGRect, CGSize, __CFDictionary const*) (in ImageIO) + 650 [0x7fff38ead344]
+   2669 IIOImageProviderInfo::copyImageBlockSetWithOptions(CGImageProvider*, CGRect, CGSize, __CFDictionary const*) (in ImageIO) + 509 [0x7fff38ead5b1]
+     2669 IIO_Reader::CopyImageBlockSetProc(void*, CGImageProvider*, CGRect, CGSize, __CFDictionary const*) (in ImageIO) + 101 [0x7fff38ead71d]
+      2669 AppleJPEGReadPlugin::copyImageBlockSet(InfoRec*, CGImageProvider*, CGRect, CGSize, __CFDictionary const*) (in ImageIO) + 1708 [0x7fff38eae880]
+       2669 AppleJPEGReadPlugin::createImageBlockSetWithHardwareDecode(InfoRec*, CGImageProvider*, CGSize, bool*) (in ImageIO) + 85 [0x7fff38f77397]
+         2669 AppleJPEGReadPlugin::createImageBlockSetWithHardware_intel(InfoRec*, CGImageProvider*, __CFData const*, CGSize, bool*) (in ImageIO) + 343 [0x7fff38f16b1b]
+          2669 AppleJPEGReadPlugin::createIOSurfaceWithHardware_intel(CGImageProvider*, __CFData const*, unsigned int, VPA_HWJPEGDecodeSession*, __IOSurface**) (in ImageIO) + 74 [0x7fff38f15d9a]
+           2669 AppleJPEGReadPlugin::acquireSession() (in ImageIO) + 24 [0x7fff38f15816]
+             2669 _pthread_mutex_firstfit_lock_slow (in libsystem_pthread.dylib) + 226 [0x7fff637944b7]
+              2669 _pthread_mutex_firstfit_lock_wait (in libsystem_pthread.dylib) + 96 [0x7fff63796d6c]
+               2669 __psynch_mutexwait (in libsystem_kernel.dylib) + 10 [0x7fff636dee76]


So JPEG rendering is done via Intel hardware in Mojave and the server in VMWare has no access to that hardware. But the same file in other places like Finder Icon preview works as that seems to use a different code path!?

Looks like the PDFKit code we use is different from the one Preview.app uses. With PDFKit drawing PDF into memory buffer to create image, it tries to do the hardware. That fails, but it doesn't wait endless, but returns quickly without rendering the JPEG image. Images not embedded in JPEG format render correctly.

Alternative way is to render would be via DynaPDF which brings its own code libraries.

PS: Also happens on a FileMaker Server on MacOS (Without VM) running without display. So if graphics card is deactivated, this seems to fail for PDFKit rendering, too. Reported to Apple with radar 47544376.

Nine month till European MBS Xojo Conference 2019 in Cologne


Monkeybread Software is pleased to announce the European MBS Xojo Conference in metropolitan Cologne, Germany. We meet in the lovely Dorint Hotel in the center of Cologne. The hotel is in the city center and in walking distance to the main station. Beside our two conference days we have accompanying social programme with our dinner event and optional two training days. For the evenings we have casual get-together in the hotel bar or beer garden.

To give you an update, we have a few attendees already, we got a few session proposals from a few potential speakers and we even got the first student to apply for a free ticket. If you like to join the conference and get one of the first 20 tickets promotion, please sign up soon. If you like to speak, please send a proposal soon and please sign up for the conference soon. As of today we have people from six countries already signed up.

The schedule:

Oct 23rd: Xojo Training in English
Oct 24th: Conference, first day with dinner event
Oct 25th: Conference, second day
Oct 26th: Xojo Training in German

Registration is open. The early bird offer available till 24th April is just 499 Euro plus VAT. For the first 20 people we offer tickets for just 399 Euro plus VAT. Attending the conference costs regularly 699 Euro plus VAT, including food and beverage in the Dorint Hotel as well as an accompanying social program.

Sessions are to be held in English. Our conference is conceived as a networking event for the Xojo community. The conference is an ideal opportunity for sharing your thoughts and your own development experience with fellow users and developers. If you like to hold a presentation, please contact us as soon as possible. Speaker receive discounted tickets.

More details on the conference website.

Alternating row colors for Dark Mode


We ported a bigger Xojo project to MacOS Mojave recently and in that process needed a good solution to update our alternating row colors for the list boxes. We used to have the usual code with "row mod 2 = 1" and picking a color for the every second row. But that is not perfect with a fixed color for switching between light and dark mode. And while the average user never switches the setting while using the application, the beta testers of course do that. So we needed a good solution for the project.

Xojo 2018r4 has the AppearanceChanged event for Application class, which is very handy to switch colors. Or you check with IsDarkMode function every time you draw something and decide the color. As CellBackgroundPaint event in the Listbox class is called for each cell, it can be called 100s of times just for redrawing the list once. So we like to optimize the handling and cache the colors.

In MBS Plugin we got last summer the dark mode additions for NSColorMBS class. The NSColorMBS.alternatingContentBackgroundColors function returns an array with two NSColor objects with the current preferred background colors for lists. So we want to use this, but not call it for every event as building an array and color objects costs a little bit performance for each draw.

So here is some example code: (more)

Xojo Design Awards 2019


Xojo Inc. will recognizes developers for their Xojo applications at the upcoming conference in Miami:

The Xojo Design Awards call for entries is officially open! The Xojo Design Awards foster creativity and encourage independent development by rewarding developers that produce quality products. Judging these awards gets more challenging every time, but the overwhelming response really illustrates how Xojo helps bring ideas to life.

The deadline for entry is March 20, 2019. The awards will be presented at XDC 2019, The Xojo Developer Conference, taking place May 1 - 3, 2019 in Miami, Florida. You do not need to be present to win.

The categories to be awarded (depending on participation) are likely to be:

  • Best Overall
  • Best iOS App
  • Best Business App
  • Best Consumer App
  • Best Cross-Platform App
  • Best Developer Tools
The criteria on which the software will be judged includes: creativity, ease of use, design, utility and best use of Xojo technologies. All software submitted to the Xojo Design Awards must be shipping at the time the software is entered (no beta software). Each winner will receive an engraved Xojo Design Award and the right to use the Xojo Design Award logo in marketing materials. For more information or to submit an entry, please visit xojo.com/designawards .

See you in Miami and good luck to win!

MBS Xojo Plugins in version 19.0


Nickenich, Germany - (Januar 22nd, 2019) -- MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS Xojo Plugins 19.0 for macOS, Linux and Windows, the latest update to their product that is easily the most powerful plugin collection currently available for Xojo. MBS Xojo Plugins have been updated and now includes over 2400 classes and 63000 documented features, and the versatile plugins have gained more new functions:

The rewritten MapKit plugin now uses Apple's maps framework for the map views. It is 64-bit Mac only and includes showing maps, getting directions, and rendering snapshots.

Newer archive classes allow to create or read various archive formats like zip, tar and handles several compression algorithms like gzip, bzip2 or compress. An example shows you how to zip a files/folders or how to expand an archive. Compared to the old zip file classes, the new classes better handle file permissions and support more archive types.

We upgraded DynaPDFRasterizerMBS class to handle alpha channel better. You can now decide whether we render with alpha channel and provide you the rendered image as a picture with alpha channel. The updated class works with DirectDraw pictures on Windows.

We rewrote FileListMBS class for MacOS to use newer APIs for higher performance on newer APFS and older HFS+. The new ReadFileMBS and WriteFileMBS functions allow you to quickly read or write a file, faster than BinaryStream or TextInputStream/TextOutputStream.

The documentation now links to blog articles related to the classes, modules or controls related.

If you use WebKit classes, the new ProgressChanged and TitleChanged events for WKWebViewControlMBS control may be useful. With the new NSURLCacheMBS class you can change cache behavior and use NSCachedURLResponseMBS for cached responses.

Our VLC classes got updated to better work with VLC 3.x libraries. This includes newer methods to get current picture from VLCMediaPlayerMBS objects including CopyCGImage for getting CGImageMBS and showing it in the window.

GraphicsMagick got a major upgrade in this release. New functions include auto orient, resize, and extent for images. Over 80 properties are now visible in the debugger.

The SQL Plugin got improved for handling ODBC connections to FileMaker. Our SQL variant functions can now use folderitems to stream files for blob fields. SQLite is now built with API armor option to increase stability.

We got a new XLCopyOptionsMBS class for copy options in Excel files. JSON classes can now compare two objects and find items in JSON arrays. CURL can now parse MLSD results for FTP file listings into CURLSFileInfoMBS objects. PNGReaderMBS and PNGWriterMBS classes can now handle EXIF data blocks directly.

This release drops a lot of older classes, which are 32-bit Carbon only and can't really be used any more in Cocoa applications. Old carbon classes for ColorSync, View, Drag & Drop, Menu, Font, ATS and Navigation dialogs are gone. QuickDraw related picture support is gone and if you need a new plugin for Real Studio, please contact us.

Finally we updated CURL to version 7.63.0, DynaPDF to 4.0.25.72, freetype to 2.9.1, GraphicsMagick to 1.3.31, iconv to 1.15, libarchive to 3.3.3, libexpat to 2.2.6, OpenSSL to 1.1.1a, png to 1.6.36, regex to 8.42, SQLAPI to 4.2.4 and SQLite to version 3.26.0.

See release notes for a complete list of changes.

Xojo Training in Europe


If you are looking for an experienced Xojo trainer in Germany and surrounding countries, I'd like to remind you that Ulrich Bogun and Christian Schmitz (me) do offer personal and group training for Xojo.

Beginner's Training

Get a jump start into Xojo and let Ulrich show you the Xojo features. Next look at the programming basics like data types and objects. Learn about loops, structures and conditions and the OOP basics: Classes, inheritance and events.

From an idea to an app means to formalize your ideas and decide on algorithms to implement in a Xojo project. Learn about error handling, debugging and profiling to optimize and fix your application.

Finally learn about platform specific features and differences between platforms. Write code that works on MacOS and Windows as well as Linux. If possible, we can look into iOS vs. Android and check web projects in comparison to desktop projects.

Advanced Training

If you like to look deeper into Xojo with advanced features in detail, how about a session where we look into dictionaries, delegates, variants? We can work with exceptions and advanced usage of the debugger.

Databases are the core of most applications, so let's connect to several types of databases. Learn how to handle errors, use prepared statements and learn how to easily handle different databases in one app.

Network communication is essential for every application, so let's use sockets. Whether we use lower level TCP/UDP sockets or higher level HTTPSockets, we can communicate between two applications and use various web services.

Let's use threads and helper apps to process data in the background without blocking the user interface. Learn what IPCSockets do for you and how to synchronize threads and write efficient queues.

Training days in Cologne

Group training is available with the MBS Xojo Conference in Cologne: Training Website. Two days are planned where 23rd October 2019 is dedicated for English speaking trainees and 26th October 2019 is scheduled for German speaking guests. Of course that is a suggestion so if we get a lot of people who speak English, we may do both days in English unless someone is German speaking only. And technically we could also swap the days, depending on the people signing up.

Personal Training

Personal training for you or your company can be done in your office, our office or in a hotel meeting room somewhere between. The topics for the trainings is different and depends on the trainees. Usually we have our topics list as a base, but can do first your favorites.

As Christian Schmitz is the main developer for the MBS Plugins, we can of course schedule topics related to plugin classes, too. This may include getting you a kick start on how to use some plugins or help with integration of features right into your project.

Ulrich Bogun and Christian Schmitz are available as trainer and can travel as needed. Day rate for Ulrich is about 600 to 800 Euro and for Christian about 800 to 1200 Euro. Pricing depends on number of attendees, number of days and travel & hosting arrangements.

Real Studio plugins on demand


The last version of Real Studio was released over six years ago. We still build our plugins for support with Real Studio (and REALbasic), but don't put them on the public download site anymore.

A few customers still need to use Real Studio for various reasons, but 99% of the plugin users are now using Xojo.

If you need new plugins for Real Studio or REALbasic in the future, please email us to get the current link to download them. We'll keep you on a list, so we can inform you if the download link changes or anything to the plugin related to the use with Real Studio or REALbasic.

Eventually there will be the day where we can stop building them.

MBS Xojo Plugins, version 19.0pr9


New in this prerelease of the 19.0 plugins:
  • Updated to DynaPDF to version 4.0.25.71.
  • Changed default SQL options for connecting to FileMaker via ODBC so it works out of the box.
  • Changed DynaPDFMBS.Optimize to use in memory flag by default unless you change it.
  • Added index parameter for IORegistryMBS.PerformanceStatistics function.
Download: monkeybreadsoftware.com/xojo/download/plugin/Prerelease/.
Or ask us to be added to our shared Dropbox folder.

Booked for XDC 2019


We are signed up for the 2019 Xojo Developer Conference. See you 1st to 3rd May 2019 in Miami, Florida. Stefanie will join me on the trip and I will present about what is new in our MBS Plugins.

The Marriott Biscayne Bay is located in the north side of Miami downtown and is a convenient location to reach most of Miami easily. Registration is possible and current rate is $899 for the ticket.



The session list has been published. An impressive list with a lot of new speakers. Check your schedule and get a ticket soon, if you can find the time to come.

Use Apple Maps in your app


With Apple Maps support coming for MBS Xojo and FileMaker Plugin you can even get 3D flyover hybrid snapshots:



This example renders with MapType=HybridFlyover with a camera set to 40.7457172/-73.9941266 coordinate. The distance is set to 3000 meter, the pitch is set to 70 degree and heading is at 28 degree. Please try soon with next prerelease or next week with final release.

Smileys and UTF32


Here a few smileys:

😀😁😂😃😄😅😆😇😈😉😊😋😌😍😎😏😐😑😒😓😔😕😖😗😘😙😚😛
😜😝😞😟😠😡😢😣😤😥😦😧😨😩😪😫😬😭😮😯😰😱😲😳😴😵😶😷

Do you see all 56?
Well, in our plugins we have functions to encode text to HTML and it didn't work for those smileys. The reason is that those are outside the normal 16-bit unicode range. They need 2 characters to encode in UTF-16 format. Most functions in our plugins don't care for this details. Normally it doesn't matter as we pass through texts. But for encoding to HTML we need to process text in UTF-32 well. So plugin needs to decode 16bit character pairs to make sure they are encoded correctly.
After a couple of hours work on our plugin's text handling you can enjoy plugins doing it right!

See Text.EncodeToHTML function in MBS FileMaker Plugin and EncodingToHTMLMBS function in MBS Xojo Util Plugin.

MBS Xojo Plugins, version 19.0pr8


New in this prerelease of the 19.0 plugins:
  • Changed ICDeviceBrowserMBS destructor to call stop for you automatically.
  • Added nil check of saveRequest parameter for CNContactStoreMBS.executeSaveRequest function.
  • Manually applied CURL fix: vauth/oauth2: Fix OAUTHBEARER token generation #3377 (for Mac)
  • Fixed bug with inline email text decoding and an extra space character sometimes.
  • Updated to DynaPDF to version 4.0.25.69.
  • Fixed bug in FileListMBS, introduced in pr6.
  • Removed clock_gettime symbol for GraphicsMagick as that is not available before MacOS 10.11, bug introduced in pr4.
  • Fixed bug in NewCFObjectMBSFromXML introduced in earlier pr.
  • Added more clases for MapKit, so the framework is now completely covered in the plugin.
Download: monkeybreadsoftware.com/xojo/download/plugin/Prerelease/.
Or ask us to be added to our shared Dropbox folder.

CURL change for email download via IMAP


Last year there was a little change in the CURL library for handling email downloads via IMAP. We used to download the list of email, get the index in the email box and download the email by passing the index with UID parameter in the URL. The first email in the mailbox is 1. If you delete email with ID 1, than the second email moves down to become the new first email.

Now since CURL version 7.62.0 from October, the default fetch is using the IMAP UID command. That means the IMAP server gives every email in the mailbox an unique ID which counts up for every new email coming in. The UID does not change if emails are moved or deleted, so we can address emails on the server much better. Now the new parameter is named UID and the old UID parameter is renamed MAILINDEX.

As you may guess, the old and new UID are not the name values, so existing applications with newer plugin fail to load emails. You can fix your script by changing UID to MAILINDEX. MBS FileMaker Plugin in version 9.0 for FileMaker and MBS Xojo CURL Plugin version 19.0 for Xojo have a mitigation to switch to MAILINDEX if the query via UID failed.

For newer projects we recommend to do the lookup of the emails in the mailbox with UID FETCH and get the emails with unique IDs. Next we recommend to use BODY.PEEK instead of just BODY to avoid emails being marked as read automatically. When switching to BODY.PEEK you can remove workarounds which removed the seen flag. And you can include options like INTERNALDATE for the date of the email and/or RFC822.SIZE for the email size:

UID FETCH 1:* (FLAGS INTERNALDATE RFC822.SIZE BODY.PEEK[HEADER.FIELDS (Message-Id DATE FROM SUBJECT TO SENDER REPLY-TO CC BCC)])

As you see we include a few headers fields in this sample query.
The result looks like this:

* 1 FETCH (UID 103 FLAGS (\Seen $junk) INTERNALDATE "06-Apr-2018 19:42:11 +0200" RFC822.SIZE 2091 BODY[HEADER.FIELDS (MESSAGE-ID DATE FROM SUBJECT TO SENDER REPLY-TO CC BCC)] {214}
From: Christian Schmitz
Subject: Hello World
Message-Id: <6F3B718F-8427-4EFB-B291-106A8ABFC1AA@monkeybreadsoftware.de>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2018 19:42:05 +0200
To: test@macsw.de

)

Now you can parse that easily. But for our FileMaker plugin we made a new function CURL.GetResultAsEMailList to parse the list and return as JSON. The JSON looks like this:

[{
    "Index":   1,
    "UID":   103,
    "Size":   2091,
    "InternalDate":   "06-Apr-2018 19:42:11 +0200",
    "URL":   "imap://imap.macsw.de/INBOX;UID=103",
    "Flags":   ["Seen"],
    "Subject":   "Hello World",
    "Message-Id":   "<6F3B718F-8427-4EFB-B291-106A8ABFC1AA@monkeybreadsoftware.de>",
    "Addresses":   [{
        "Type":   "from",
        "Email":   "testing@monkeybreadsoftware.de",
        "Name":   "Christian Schmitz"
      }, {
        "Type":   "to",
        "Email":   "test@macsw.de",
        "Name":   ""
      }],
    "Date":   "06.04.2018 09:42:05"
  }]

This JSON contains all the parsed values. We convert the date to the timestamp for FileMaker into local time zone. The subject lines and names are decoded if needed. For each email we include the URL to the email for easier download. Please try the new functions for UID fetch and let us know how you like them.

MapKit Framework for Xojo


After weeks of work, the new MapKit plugin for MacOS is done. We have all the features included and got a few example projects for you. One example shows the MapKit control, one to search for local items and one to get directions.

The classes include support for
  • Showing map with standard, hybrid or satellite.
  • Adding annotations like pins or lines
  • Adding overlays like colored areas.
  • Using customized renderes for overlays
  • Get directions for routes
  • Calculate expected time of arrival.
  • Format distances as localized text
  • Do local search query for finding items
  • Show suggestions for auto complete for local search
  • Control camera for fly over
  • Render snapshots of maps
  • Show user location
(more)

xDev 17.1 Issue


The January/February (17.1) issue of xDev Magazine is now available. Here's a quick preview of what's inside:

Xojo UK Meetup by Paula Roberts (and Paul Budd)
Recently a small group of Xojo developers decided to get together for an informal meetup to show off their apps and discuss problems and solutions.

iOS Success by Jérémie Leroy (and Marc Zeedar)
If you're having trouble getting your iOS app noticed, Jérémie has some great tips for you.

Beyond JSON by Tim Dietrich
Using JSON to retrieve data from a web app is great, but what if you want something else, such as a graphic? Tim creates a web app that serves barcodes.

Vague Errors by Marc Zeedar
Marc discusses the problems of unhelpful error messages from both the developer and user perspectives.

Building a data-list Controller by JC Cruz
Jose shows how to build a data-list controller.

PLUS: Threads, Hour of Code, Best of the Web, Xojo Dojo, Xojo 2018r4, and more!

European Xojo Conference Upgrades


The next European Xojo conference organized by Monkeybread Software is going to be a significant upgrade to previous conferences from us. An excellent hotel, a ballroom for us, two tracks and space for even more attendees.



We have booked a full ball room in Cologne which can be split into two rooms. The ball room can fit over 150 people so we have plenty of space, even if we split it. We ordered of course two projectors and microphones as well as speakers. The advantage of taking the whole ball room is that we can be there on our own. No other group will fight with us for the coffee breaks. In Munich were one of three groups and the break area was too small. So we had to schedule to take break when others couldn’t have a break. This is different for Cologne, where we will have our own space in front of the ballroom. In the foyer we have all day coffee, a tea station, snacks for the breaks as well as a refrigerator with cold soft drinks.

We hope to find speakers to fill the schedule and have two tracks in parallel. The big sessions like the keynotes will be in the full ballroom. But for smaller sessions we split and than we could for example get a database and a mobile track.

For the dinner on Thursday we got an excellent party location. The Höhnerstall is a two story event location with a fantastic view to the city center. We rented the place for our group, so we can enjoy ourselves. Buffet and an open bar will as well as the brewery tour will make a nice conference night. We expect a couple of you to bring partners and maybe even kids there, so please let us know how many you have for that night. (more)

MBS Xojo Plugins, version 19.0pr7


New in this prerelease of the 19.0 plugins: Download: monkeybreadsoftware.com/xojo/download/plugin/Prerelease/.
Or ask us to be added to our shared Dropbox folder.

New ReplaceLineEndingsMBS function


For a client, we add a new ReplaceLineEndingsMBS function to the MBS Xojo Plugin.
It addresses two problems the built-in Xojo function has:
  • Performance: We can do the same job approximately 30% faster as far as we measured.
  • Yielding: If you process 100 MB blocks, a yield every few MB may help to keep the application responsive, especially if you use the function on a thread.
Our new function handles all combinations of CR, LF, CRLF and LFCR correctly and replaces them with the given replacement text. The operation is done in binary mode for 8 bit encodings or no text encoding. For UTF16/32, we first convert to UTF-8.

The new function will be available soon in the next prerelease. See also other functions like ReplaceNonPrintableCharactersMBS.

MBS Xojo Plugins, version 19.0pr6


New in this prerelease of the 19.0 plugins:
  • Added SortByFileName method to FileListMBS class.
  • Rewrote MapKit classes to use only Apple Map and get more features from it.
  • Fixed crash in SKProductsRequestMBS destructor.
  • Added XLCopyOptionsMBS class to specify copy options for MBS Xojo XL Plugin.
  • Removed helpbook functions: RegisterHelpBookMBS, LookupHelpBookAnchorMBS, GotoHelpBookPageMBS, GotoMainHelpBookTOCMBS and SearchHelpBookMBS.
  • Removed folderitem.GetFileAttributeMBS function.
  • Removed descriptorWithFSRef and FSRefValue from NSAppleEventDescriptorMBS in favor of FileURL methods.
  • Removed Application.IsBundleMBS function.
  • Upgraded UTTypeMBS.UTI to newer API.
  • Rewrote FileListMBS for Mac to get better speed on APFS.
  • Added CFDateMBS convert and constructor methods.
  • Changed conversion from CFDate to Xojo date and back to use current time zone instead of always UTC.
  • Changed 80 properties in GMImageMBS class to be debugger visible.
  • Added JasperLibVersion, TIFFLibVersion and ZLibVersion to GMImageMBS class.
  • Added autoOrient, extent, formatExpression, Quiet, repage and resize methods to GMImageMBS class.
  • Added ReadEXIF for PNGReaderMBS class.
  • Added SetEXIF for PNGWriterMBS class.
  • Added fillArea and limitPixels flags for GMGeometryMBS class.
  • Added addBoundaryTimeObserverForTime and addLoopTimeObserver methods to AVPlayerMBS class.
  • Added AVVideoCodecTypeAppleProRes422, AVVideoCodecTypeAppleProRes4444, AVVideoCodecTypeH264, AVVideoCodecTypeHEVC, and AVVideoCodecTypeJPEG functions to AVFoundationMBS class.
  • Updated GraphicsMagick library to version 1.3.31.
  • Updated iconv to version 1.15.
  • Updated regex library to version 8.42.
  • Updated png library to version 1.6.36.
  • Updated freetype to version 2.9.1.
  • Updated SQLAPI to version 4.2.4.
  • Fixed a bug in Oracle initialization for Linux for SQL Plugin.
  • Changed Linux compile to include function names for stack traces.
Download: monkeybreadsoftware.com/xojo/download/plugin/Prerelease/.
Or ask us to be added to our shared Dropbox folder.

MapKit upgrade coming to Xojo


The older MapKit replacement framework we used to use is no longer supported and Google Maps now requires a developer key. But before changing the old framework, we decided to go with Apple Maps only.

So for next plugin version, we'll add more classes for MapKit.

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