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Category: Cross-Platform

New Additions to PDFDocument

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.

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Xojo and Windows 11

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.

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Modern, Visual Basic For Your Mac

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.

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Tip: Setting the Background Color in WebDialogs

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. 

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ContainerControl: Composed User Interface Components

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?

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