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The Annual Xojo Survey

For many years we have conducted an annual user survey to get feedback on many things – from features you would like to see on the Roadmap, to whether or not you contact Xojo’s support team, to overall satisfaction and more. All of the feedback is important and used to create internal action items.

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My Thoughts on the WWDC 2022 Keynote

I’ve learned over the years not to have any specific expectations from Apple’s WWDC keynote. Some years they introduce something big and new that we were pretty much expecting. Other years they blindside us. As the CEO of a company that creates tools for building apps for most of Apple’s ecosystem and given Apple’s history of secrecy, I’m understandably curious just how blindsided I might be each June. Fortunately, this year’s keynote was filled with features that ranged from mildly interesting to really awesome but all incremental improvements across Apple’s software line.

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PDFDocument: How to Add New Content to a Given Page

When we create a PDF document is impossible (in most of the cases) to anticipate how many pages it will have. And yet, that is something that we are going to need if, for example, we want to add a footer reflecting the current page number over the total of pages in the document. The solution is using the PageCount and CurrentPage properties in the PDFDocument class.

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Using Xojo to Make NetSuite Development More Efficient

We love hearing from Xojo users when they want to share what they’re working on! One project that was just shared with me was from Tim Dietrich, a Xojo user who has spoken at our user conferences. Late last year Tim shared that he was working on a project that could get Xojo in front of a new audience. Yesterday he released SuiteTransmit. About the project and development process, Tim commented: I was impressed by how easy Xojo made it to get the app working on both platforms. 

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Graphics: Right and Center Aligned Text

The DrawText method from the Graphics class offers a simple way to left-align text at the given X and Y coordinates, even applying a wrap value to wrap every line of the text block at the provided width value. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to do the same thing while aligning blocks of text to the right and center? Continue reading and I will show you a technique you can use as the starting point which you can fine-tune to your specific needs.

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