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Month: November 2014

Xojo Black Friday Sale

That’s right, we’re doing it again! Xojo’s Black Friday through Cyber Monday sale is happening again and we’re offering 30% off all new Xojo licenses and upgrades to Xojo Pro- Friday, November 28th through Monday, December 1st.

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Shadowing: You can’t always get what you want (or expect)

Shadowing is when a subclass defines a constant, property or enumeration (almost anything that is not an event or a method) that has the same name as a constant, property or enumeration (but not an event or a method) in the superclass. Generally the best rule is avoid using the same names for constants, properties and enumerations that the superclass has already used.

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It’s 10 o’clock. Do you know where your time zone is ?

If you’ve worked with times and dates you know how much fun they can be especially when you deal with different time zones, differing Daylight savings time rules, if they observe DST and all the other intricacies tracking dates and times bring up.

And very often you need to save data to a database. So how do you store the data in your database so you can properly deal with it? And does your chosen database make that easy?

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Can You Catch?

This came up recently on the forums and I thought it good to share. Do you see what is wrong with the following code?

Function foo() As FolderItem
  try
    beep
  catch NilObjectException
    return nil
  end try
End Function

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