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Posts about the Xojo Community, events and activities.

Spread the Word, Grow the Community

A bigger community is always beneficial to its members. More Xojo users lead to more ideas, more discussions and more resources for everyone. At Xojo we aren’t just marketing a development tool, we are advertising our truly amazing community! However, marketing is inherently met with a degree of skepticism. You say it can hold 12 times its weight in liquid, but can it really?

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XDC Sessions

XDC, the Xojo Developer Conference, is less than 6 months away! The conference will take place March 26-28, 2014 at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, the entertainment capital of the world! Planning is in full gear – we just closed the call for speakers and will announce the final session schedule later this month. We received more submissions than we could ever present in a single conference, which is extremely exciting and surely indicative that this will be the biggest XDC yet! Over the next few weeks we at Xojo have a big challenge selecting the best sessions from these submissions, but the result will surely be a terrific XDC!

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Guest Post: Running Xojo Apps on Windows with Elevated UAC

We’d like to thank Wayne Golding for offering the following tip. Wayne Golding has been a Xojo developer since 2005. He operates an IT Company Axis Direct Ltd which primarily develops applications using Xojo that integrate with Xero  Wayne’s hobby is robotics where he uses Xojo to build applications for his Pi2 often implementing IoT for remote control.

Do you need to run a Xojo Application on Windows with Elevated UAC? Here’s Wayne’s trick to achieve that goal.

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Dumb Ways to Code

Dumb Ways to Code

By Geoff Perlman

Sung to the tune of “Dumb Ways to Die” by Tangerine Kitty

Use an object that's out of scope
Don't escape your SQL quotes
Ship without a beta test
Think Google Translate to localize is best
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Assigning Your Xojo License To Someone Else

Managers, Coordinators, Purchasing Agents, Xojo has got you covered! Did you know you can assign Xojo licenses from your account to other accounts? Assigning a license to a member of your team gives them access to that Xojo license, while you retain the ability to revoke and extend those licenses.

This blog post steps through a license owner assigning their Xojo license to an end user.

TL;DR  Go to go your Team pages. End users share their connection key with the license owner, then owner connects with end user’s account by adding that connection key. Now, the owner can assign licenses to anyone they are connected with from their Licenses Page.

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GUEST POST: Testing a Windows Service Application with Xojo

When working with Windows services you’ll want to debug the application while it’s running as a service. To do this, you can Select Run Paused from the project menu, then create the windows service and start it. Now you’re debugging your app while it runs in service mode.

All of this takes time, and having to create/start the service each time slows down debugging considerably.

I have written a little utility that allows me to right click on the debug executable and automate the service creation and startup. You can download this utility from The source for the Xojo project is included. The utility accepts the executable path as its argument, creates a service “_test” and starts the service.

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