Microsoft recently announced that they are discontinuing Visual Studio for Mac, which was only just introduced in 2016. So how “safe” is relying on a big company for your development tool, really? If you are an enterprise company with a large investment in software and IT, you might want to take a look outside the big names and see what Xojo can offer. Xojo makes it quicker and easier to try out software ideas before you commit expensive development resources to your primary tools. And we’ve been dong it since 1998, with a focus on native, cross-platform development.
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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…
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 recently introduced the ability to add (aka draw) tables in PDFDocument using the PDFTable class and the PDFTableDataSource class interface together. Perhaps you already know how to use it, but what if you want to add a table using data from a RowSet? Continue reading and I will show you a technique that will have you doing just that!
Starting with Xojo 2022r4 we’ve helped you clarify the minimum operating system needed for your compiled desktop apps to run on. You will be able to set the macOS minimum version required to run your compiled apps. Plus updated “Runs On” build settings for Windows 10/11 and Windows 7/8 compatibility. Continue reading to learn how!
Starting with Xojo 2022r3 it is possible to create and add tables to PDF documents using Xojo’s PDFTable class and the PDFTableDataSource class interface. Among…
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!
Xojo has very good graphics support. You can drop images into your project and use them with several controls. You can use the various Paint events to draw your own graphics. And there’s another source of graphics you may not have considered: emojis. Emojis can be used anywhere that text can be used because they are simply Unicode characters. That means they can be used in textfields, buttons, labels, popup menus, listboxes and more.