For the most part, designing mobile apps for Android and iOS is similar, but there are differences. Here are some important ones to keep in mind for a smoother Android experience.
With the introduction of DesktopXAMLContainer you can slowly modernize your Windows apps or supplement your existing user interface with additional WinUI controls. In this tutorial I’ll demonstrate how you can do more with XAML.
Bootstrap continues to improve and as a result we have upgraded the Web framework to the latest version. For most Xojo users, this update won’t require any changes at all to your existing projects.
As a direct result of user feedback, starting with Xojo 2023r2, the MobileCanvas control on iOS can now receive KeyDown events from the user, both from the on-device keyboard and any connected keyboard. In addition, this support is available in MobileTextArea, MobileTextField and MobileScreen.
We’re calling Android support in Xojo 2023r2 “Beta”. Android is a unique platform and has required a large number of brand new parts of Xojo to bring it to you in a way that follows recommended platform guidelines.
DesktopChart, MobileChart, and WebChart have received some new features and improvements based mostly on user feedback. New features include a new Stacked chart type, more customization options for the already supported chart types and improvements to the chart control itself. Continue reading to get the details about all these great new things in Xojo.
In order to test the Android apps you create in Xojo, you either need to have an actual Android device (Xojo supports on-device testing/debugging) or you need to set up an Android Emulator in Android Studio. Read on or jump over to Xojo YouTube Channel to watch this process in this Creating an Android Emulator video.
For those developing on Windows, Xojo 2023r2 leverages the power of XAML to offer the ability to include WinUI controls alongside existing Win32 controls in Windows apps.