We continue to work towards Xojo support for iOS. Since the last update, we have been working on support for Auto Layout. We demonstrated Auto Layout at XDC last year. However, at the time we only had support for it in the framework; not the IDE. In case the term Auto Layout is unfamilar to you, it’s a technology for controlling the size and postion of controls. In Xojo today, you use the locking properties. We determined early in the development of our iOS framework that locking would not be sufficent for iOS since the user will often radically change the size of the layout by rotating the device. Instead of locking, you will use Auto Layout. Think of it as locking on steroids.
Xojo Blog Posts
While no one likes to admit it, we all write software that has bugs. Recently, I was analyzing some code that seemed to be slower than desired in the Xojo IDE and I literally stumbled on a bug that has very likely been causing issues in VCP projects for a while.
Did you know that Xojo can call code written in .NET? Here’s how to do it!
I am often asked when it makes sense to use Commit with your database code. The answer is always “it depends”. To go into more detail, let’s talk a bit about transactions.
Build Automation is a feature of Xojo that allows you to automatically run “steps” before and after you build your project. Are you taking advantage of this useful feature?
Did you know that you can use the IDE Scripting feature of Xojo to automate many tasks?
As I mentioned in a previous post, beginning with Xojo 2013r4 we will no longer be localizing the IDE into any European languages. Some of our German users on OS X were surprised this morning when they launched today’s release (2013r4) expecting to get the English version of the IDE only to discover it in Japanese instead. Is this a bug?
When I was about 12, my dad brought home a Texas Instruments portable terminal. It was not a computer, just a terminal that could connect to the mainframe computer at his work through the telephone. It had no screen, just a thermal printer.
Here’s something teachers can do in an hour: create a web app that lets their students practice their math facts.