My new path has taken me deep into the world of iOS and macOS and I thought I would create some projects & products which would benefit Xojo apps on those platforms by creating some products which expose some of the larger frameworks which are not already available but also cannot be accessed by declares alone…
Posts related to iOS development.
When developing iOS apps with Xojo you may spend a good amount of time debugging, whether in a iPhone, or iPad simulator or on a real device. With this in mind, let’s learn a good way to handle the Simulators list in Xcode and Xojo.
In my session at XDC 2023, I talked about ways to design your apps so you reuse code across platforms. The first project is JSONReader, so let’s dive in.
Graphic chart support is new in Xojo Desktop and Xojo Mobile (iOS) in Xojo 2023r1. The new DesktopChart and MobileChart offer a similar look and behavior to what you find when using Xojo’s WebChart. Let’s review all the things you can do with the new DesktopChart and MobileChart in your Xojo projects.
There are some situations where you may need a range of numbers that is equally spaced. For example, when given a minimum and a maximum value within which a set of numbers that need to be equally spaced. This is useful if you are designing an UI control displaying “ticks” or for the axis of a graphic chart displaying cartesian values. Continue reading to see a technique to do just this.
Knowing the firing order of the Opening event in Xojo Desktop and Mobile apps, and the Shown event for Xojo Web apps, is important to using these correctly for a control’s initialization. The same can be said for Closing and Closed events. Read on for a breakdown of this order for Desktop, Web and Mobile apps developed in Xojo.
Xojo 2022r3 included the ability to easily add tables to PDF documents created with Xojo. Now, starting with Xojo 2022r4, this feature has been improved so you can to merge the cells in table’s row! Additionally, you can now set a page’s upper and lower margins and get informed when the table has finished drawing itself. Continue reading to learn how to do all these things!
Does anyone else feel like 2022 is the first year in many years where we have gotten back together, in-person, for big events, small get-togethers, travel and even the daily office grind? Whether that is the right thing to have done or not, it seems that is what many of us did in 2022. Though we all tried new things to stay connected over the past few years (Zoom-fatigue anyone?), there’s nothing like seeing an old friend after years apart.
Many people around the world are celebrating the holidays by giving gifts, which means more and more people are organizing Secret Santa events. In November of 2018, Jérémie Leroy had the idea of making a Secret Santa iOS app. 3 years, 32 languages and 6.5 millions downloads later, Jérémie incorporated Xojo Web to improve his highly successful Xojo iOS app. Secret Santa is a prime example of what is possible and how you can leverage your Xojo skills to expand to other platforms when you need to.
While PDFTable and PDFDataTableSource ease the way to render tables in your PDF documents on Desktop, Web, Raspberry Pi and Console projects (iOS to come!) and are the big new features for PDFDocument in Xojo 2022r3, that’s not all that improved. There are additional features added to PDFDocument you might find helpful such as more control while using PDFForm and improvements to dealing with TOC indexes. Learn more about how to get advantage of these additions!