Many times, when we create a desktop application which is doing huge processes, it happens that the responsiveness of our app can be interrupted for few seconds. As developers we need to avoid such scenarios because we want to keep the interaction between the user and the app constant while it’s in use. You have to imagine that our customer doesn’t have a developer’s mindset and will not wait more than 5 seconds if the app freezes. Threading is a great solution to these situations.
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Yuck! It happens to everyone, from beginners to experienced developers: sometimes you’ll get stuck. Perhaps the code you’re working on just won’t do what you want or maybe you’re having trouble understanding code plucked from the internet. Talk to the duck. The rubber duck, that is. The term “rubber ducking” or “rubber duck debugging” is a software development technique where you explain the problem you are having to a rubber duck (or appropriate substitute). Often the act of explaining the problem to someone else, even if that someone is not real, can help you figure it out. It might be like inspiration struck.
ALE is a tool which Xojo developers can use to write assembly language in their applications. It can be used just for fun, distribution in compiled apps, or as a learning tool to discover what Xojo and other languages must be doing underneath.
In Xojo 2021R2 binary enumerations were introduced. These Enums must be declared in a module and are treated by the compiler as a class. Learn to create an Enum for Days of the Week and demonstrate the use of that by creating a custom segmented button control.
I’m happy to report that the Xojo engineers have overcome the hurdles that prevented building for macOS from Windows and Linux. The ability to cross-compile macOS apps from Windows and Linux will return in Xojo 2021r3.
There is something that is even better than using Cell Renderers from third parties- building them yourself. In this second part, you will learn how…
A quick tip I wanted to share about using Web DatePicker. I was using the DatePicker control on a web page and the results didn’t look correct.
If you are creating a web application, you’ve already noticed most of the time you are using WebListBox controls. Xojo Web 2.0 comes with a hidden gem called Custom Cell Renderers. They allow you to create reusable pieces of code to enhance your table cells.
ducators can download Xojo to a classroom of computers and activate the Xojo Educational license on a build machine. Whether your classroom is Windows, Mac or Linux, the Xojo IDE is cross-platform and free to download. Though you may only be teaching desktop development, your students can stretch their skills and use Xojo’s free IDE to develop web, mobile or Raspberry Pi apps.
Are you working on a solution consisting of several projects? Are you working in a team or as a single developer and want to share code between different projects? If so, then a MonoRepo could be something to think about.