With API 2.0, Xojo has taken the opportunity to transition to more consistent APIs, modernize frameworks when we can and generally prepare for the future so that you can continue to use Xojo to make great apps for a long time. We are excited about the future of Xojo and can’t wait to see the apps you create!
Xojo 2021r2 brings more enhancements, new features and a bunch of bug fixes to the PDFDocument class. Among these, probably the most important is the arrival of PDFDocument for iOS. But you’ll also find new features like adding annotations and links to your PDFs, new PDF viewer options and the ability to jump to a specific page in a PDF.
Starting in Xojo 2021r2, users with a Xojo Cloud server can deploy web apps which can hook into the Apple Push Notification service directly with a user friendly Xojo API.
There are several Code Editor improvements in Xojo 2021 Release 2 that you might enjoy: Line Numbering and the Gutter, Code Folding, Super Return and more…
We are excited about Microsoft’s announcement regarding Windows 11. A large portion of Xojo users develop on and/or for Windows. The new UI looks fantastic and will be a welcome upgrade for Windows users. Xojo and apps written in Xojo will run without modification on Windows 11.
Did you love Visual Basic? A lot of us did, but it’s 2021 and technology is ever-changing. As you look at the modern alternatives, consider Xojo. For over 20 years, Xojo has been the spiritual successor to VB, a rapid, cross-platform programming language and integrated development environment (IDE). Often called “VB for the Mac”, Xojo is more powerful than VB6 and more approachable than VB.NET. Two factors that are increasingly important because modern coders are everywhere, not just in the technology department.
Happy (almost) summer! It’s been a while since our last Android update, so we thought you might want to see and learn a bit more…
I was recently asked how to set the background color in a
WebDialog. There are a few approaches you can take to accomplish this. The simplest one is to add a rectangle as a layer of the WebDialog and set a color to it. In this tutorial you’ll learn how to set the background cool by accessing the style property of the object in the DOM model and setting it there.
This tutorial provides a step-by-step guide to deploying Xojo web apps on a Linux server. You’ll find deployment of more complex web apps can follow the same basic principles. If all of this seems too complex, Xojo Cloud is the easy, powerful and secure way to deploy web apps.
Xojo’s Library offers a good amount of UI controls ready to use: buttons, input text controls, lists, popup menus, progress bars, panels, labels, a control to play movies, etc. However, sometimes we need to display exactly the same combination of controls, using the same layout, in several windows of an app. What’s the best approach in these cases?