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Numbers Please! Part 4 by Markus Winter
What is a number? And just how do you tell a program to detect a number? It's much more complicated than you'd think -- hope you like Regex formulas!

What's New in the MBS Plugins by Stefanie Juchmes
Based on Christian's talk at the Miami Xojo Conference, Stefanie covers many new aspects of the Monkeybread Plugins you might have missed.

Maps (Part 1) by Markus Winter
Would you like to include maps in your application? Be careful, as what used to be free now costs a fortune. Markus sets the stage for saving money by switching to Apple Maps.

Your First Web App -- Part 2 by Paul Budd
Paul continues to build his Web app, this time incorporating the functionality of adding records, searching, and using SQL prepared statements.

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Year 17
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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September 18, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Mapview with icons in Xojo
08:38:00
We got a new example to show how to put icons on a MapView control in Xojo: As you see, we use the Xojo icon to mark all the XDC cities on the map including the next XDC location in Nashville. If you are interested in a Xojo conference, check the... [More]
September 17, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin 9.4 - More than 5900 Functions In One Plugin
13:05:00
Nickenich, Germany - (September 17th, 2019) -- MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS FileMaker Plugin 9.4 for macOS, iOS, Linux and Windows, the latest update to their product that is easily the most powerful plugin currently availab... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MonkeyBread Software Releases the MBS Xojo Plugins in version 19.4
12:59:00
Nickenich, Germany - (September 17th, 2019) -- MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS Xojo Plugins 19.4 for macOS, Linux and Windows, the latest update to their product that is easily the most powerful plugin collection currently avai... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Neues MBS FileMaker Plugin 9.4
12:32:00
17. September 2019 - Monkeybread Software veröffentlicht heute das MBS Plugin für FileMaker in Version 9.4, mit inzwischen über 5900 Funktionen eines der größten FileMaker Plugins überhaupt. Hier einige der Neuerungen: MacOS 10.15 Catalina ers... [More]
September 16, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Plugin SDK related product ideas for FileMaker
11:42:00
The following product ideas for FileMaker are related to the plugin SDK and plugin usage. I appreciate if your vote helps getting some attention for them from FileMaker Inc.. If the plugin SDK improves over future releases, the plugin authors can wr... [More]
September 14, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 19.4pr8
10:53:00
New in this prerelease of the 19.4 plugins: Updated DynaPDF to version 4.0.30.92. Improved RemoveHTMLTagsMBS to ignore greater than or smaller than characters in quoted text. Added YieldTicks shared property to FileListMBS class. Added TagLibFileR... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 9.4pr8
09:57:00
New in this prerelease of version 9.4 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Updated DynaPDF to version 4.0.30.92. Added EmailParser.AttachedEmails function. Rewrote EmailParser.SourceWithoutAttachments function. Added CoreLocation.hasLocation function. Add... [More]
September 13, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Neues vom MBS Plugin 9.3
10:44:00
In diesem Artikel möchte ich ihnen die neuen Funktionen vorstellen, die wir ihnen mit der im Juli erschienen Version 9.3 des MBS FileMaker Plugin anbieten. Neue Funktionen für einen besseren Umgang mit dem Plugin Vielleicht haben sie sich schon ei... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
Four ways to save picture as Tiff in Xojo
09:31:00
Depending on your needs, we can offer four different ways to save a picture in tiff (and other) formats. NSImageMBS is a high level class for handling images on MacOS and it can save in various formats. CGImageDestinationMBS offers a way to export... [More]
September 12, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
FileMaker Marketplace started
20:04:00
The FileMaker Marketplace started today. A new way for Claris to present products surrounding their FileMaker software. Currently it is USA and English only. More countries and languages are said to follow later. MBS FileMaker Plugin is listed wit... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
TagLib to read and write ID3v2 Tags in FileMaker
17:22:00
We now use Taglib for our FileMaker plugin to provide tag reading for audio files. Currently it supports both ID3v1 and ID3v2 for MP3 files, Ogg Vorbis comments and ID3 tags and Vorbis comments in FLAC, MPC, Speex, WavPack, TrueAudio, WAV, AIF... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
TagLib to write ID3v2 Tags in Xojo
17:04:00
As you may know, we use TagLib, an open source library to read metadata from audio files, e.g. ID3 tags. With our TagLibFileRefMBS class you can read properties of an audio file including all the common values like artist, title, album or comment. W... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS FileMaker Plugin, version 9.4pr7
12:37:00
New in this prerelease of version 9.4 of the MBS FileMaker Plugin: Added MapView.SetAnnotationCoordinate and MapView.GetAnnotationCoordinate. Added WebView.SetFocus function. Added SSL connection modes for CubeSQL client. Updated DynaPDF to versio... [More]
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
MBS Xojo Plugins, version 19.4pr7
12:10:00
New in this prerelease of the 19.4 plugins: Added allowsMagnification and magnification properties as well as setMagnification method for WKWebViewControlMBS control. Added SSL connection modes for CubeSQL client in MBS Xojo SQL Plugin. Updated Cu... [More]
September 11, 2019
  (Blog: Monkeybread Software)
WIA Error Codes
10:24:00
If you use WIA classes in MBS Xojo Win Plugin or WIA functions in MBS FileMaker Plugin, you may run into some Windows specific error codes. They all start with hex 8021 and below is a list of Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) error codes. See also b... [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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