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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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?
Learn to program a simple but entertaining game as an introduction to the Xojo programming language. In this game the computer calculates a random number between 1 and 100 and we have to guess it. Follow this tutorial…
The popular PDF support and features introduced last year in Xojo 2020r1, have gained several improvements and bug fixes in today’s release. Now, with Xojo 2021r1, Xojo’s PDF support include a set of new Graphics features that will continue to be expanded more in future releases.
The Xojo ComboBox desktop control is a powerful one. It combines the capabilities of a TextField with the PopupMenu. That means that you can choose from the available options in the associated menu or you can type another value in the ComboBox text field. What about getting the ComboBox to do things not included in the class?
Learn to build a reusable Gravatar Connection class for web, desktop and iOS apps using the Gravatar API.
It’s helpful and common these days to add a “Recent Items” menu that tracks the last opened files or other recent searches among other things. This blog post will teach you one of the multiple approaches to do this in Xojo.
With the newly released M1 Macs, there have been lots of questions about being able to run other operating systems on it, particularly from developers that are used to running Window or Linux in Virtual Machines using virtualization on their Intel Macs.
A Worker provides a way for you to have code that runs on multiple CPU cores. A Worker achieves this by running its code in a Console app. One or more of these console apps are started based on your Worker settings. Since these run as Console apps, the OS treats them as separate processes and spreads them out amongst available CPU cores.
Let’s talk about the new properties and methods added to the Graphics class that will make all your Paint drawings more flexible and powerful! The enhancements include: LineDash, LineCap, LineJoin, the new Brush property with LinearGradientBrush, RadialGradientBrush, ShadowBrush and PictureBrush, and the new PictureBrush class.