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Numbers Please! Part 3 by Markus Winter
What is a number? And just how do you tell a program to detect a number?

TextField with Warning Sign by Markus Winter
For his Numberfield, Markus needed a new control with a warning sign.

Husband + Wife + Xojo by Richard and Trisha Duke
Richard looks back on 30 years in the computer business.

Creating Barcodes in Xojo by Stefanie Juchmes
With the MBS barcode plugin, you can create over 80 types of barcodes.

Curves Ahead by Marc Zeedar
Predicting the future is tough. All we really know is that everything will change.

Your First Web App by Paul Budd
Never created a Web App? Now is your chance!

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Year 17
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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July 22, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Fun with While function in FileMaker
We can use While function (or FM.Loop function in our plugin) to do loops directly in FileMaker.  With Let statement we can combine several calls to our plugin including While() calls into one expression. You can put this into a custom functio... [More]
July 21, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 9.3pr7
New in this prerelease of version 9.3 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Added GMImage.WriteToContainer function. Added Plugin.CallCounter function. Improved performance and stability on server with more mutex checks. Fixed a bug with GraphicsMagick ini... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 19.3pr7
New in this prerelease of the 19.3 plugins: Changed NSColorMBS constructor and colorValue property to always use generic RGB for compatibility to Xojo. Updated DynaPDF to version Updated CURL to version 7.65.3. Fixed HTML tags for JSONM... [More]
July 20, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Plugin beim FileMaker 18 Launch Event
Das Video zur MBS Plugin Präsentation vom FileMaker 18 Launch Event bei der Denkform in Wiesbaden steht bereit. Viel Spaß beim zuschauen und bis bald auf der FileMaker DevCon in Orlando! ... [More]
July 19, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
DynaPDF Manual online updated
DynaPDF has it's own documentation, which you can find included with our plugin: dynapdf_help.pdf. In order to read it in a browser and for search engines to soon index it, I put the manual online as a webpage version:monkeybread.net/DynaPDF-Manual/... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Embedded links with MBS and DynaPDF in Xojo
Perhaps you have a PDF document and want to add some links to the PDF. You want to add some page links to navigate inside the PDF Document and jump to the right pages or websites. Maybe you want to change the target of a linked url in the document. ... [More]
July 17, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 9.3pr6
New in this prerelease of version 9.3 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Updated CURL to version 7.65.2. Added preserveLineEndings parameter for CURL.GetDebugAsText, CURL.GetHeaderAsText, CURL.GetInputAsText and CURL.GetResultAsText function. Added Webv... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 19.3pr6
New in this prerelease of the 19.3 plugins: Updated CURL to version 7.65.2. Added LinuxWebViewMBS.IsLoading function. Fixed geometrySourceWithData function in SCNGeometrySourceMBS class. Implemented WebKit2 support for Linux partially. Updated SQL... [More]
July 16, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Drei Monate für FileMaker Konferenz 2019 in Hamburg
Vom 16. bis 19. Oktober 2019 findet die zehnte deutschsprachige FileMaker Konferenz in Hamburg, Deutschland statt. FileMaker Anwender und Entwickler sind herzlich eingeladen sich anzumelden. Die Veranstalter vom Verein FM Konferenz erwarten auch 2... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Was gibt es neues bei MBS Version 9.2
In diesem Artikel möchte ich ihnen die neuen Funktionen, die ihnen mit der Version 9.2 des MBS Plugins zur Verfügung stehen, vorstellen. Matrix Wenn sie bereits einmal mit einer anderen Programmiersprache gearbeitet haben, kennen sie vielleicht s... [More]
July 15, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Customer Distribution
for our MBS plugin users, we have this distribution: Japan: 2% Australia: 3% Canada: 3% France: 3% Netherlands: 4% Italy: 4% Switzerland: 5% United Kingdom: 6% Germany: 19% United States: 33% and just a few in Afghanistan, Argentina, Armenia, Aust... [More]
July 14, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 19.3pr5
New in this prerelease of the 19.3 plugins: Added SCNGeometryElementMBS, SCNGeometrySourceMBS, SCNGeometryTessellatorMBS and SCNLevelOfDetailMBS classes for SceneKit. Updated DynaPDF to version Plus last minute patch for font style bug.... [More]
July 13, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 9.3pr5
New in this prerelease of version 9.3 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Updated DynaPDF to version Added flags for DynaPDF.Optimize: ConvertToGray, ConvertToRGB, ConvertToCMYK and ReplaceJP2KWithJPEG. Implemented GraphicsMagick font mapping ... [More]
July 12, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Calendar access in FileMaker 18
We have a little problem with MacOS privacy protection on MacOS Mojave. To access the Calendar, Reminder or Addressbook databases, you need user consent. Usually you query Events.AuthorizationStatusForEntityType function with our plugin to ask for s... [More]
July 11, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Hotel rooms for European Xojo Conference 2019 in Cologne
Our hotel room contingent "Xojo" will expire in two weeks, about three months before the conference. If you plan to join the conference, but you don't yet have a hotel room in Dorint Hotel, please reserve your room as soon as possible. Monkeybread ... [More]
June 14, 2013
  (Blog: RS Blog)
We've Moved
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!
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!
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
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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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