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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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Enumeration Enhancements

Xojo 2021r2 introduces a couple of enhancements to Enumerations in Xojo. The enumeration editor now shows a preview of what the value will be so there’s no more guessing or counting. In addition, we’ve added a new Binary option which allows you to automatically create sets that aren’t mutually exclusive.

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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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iOS User Authentication with Face ID

With the new UserAuthentication class available in Xojo 2021 Release 1, you can now easily ask an iOS user to authenticate themselves using Face ID, Touch ID or with their password/passcode. In an iOS project, add a UserAuthentication object to your screen and change its name to Authenticator.

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MobileMoviePlayer

The MobileMoviePlayer is a relatively new iOS feature in the Xojo Programming language. To use MobileMoviePlayer start a new iOS project and drag the MoviePlayer control from the Library onto a Screen.

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A Functional ForEach

When looping through an array, I am a big fan of using For Each as I find it more readable than using a For loop with a counter and looking up the item in the array with the counter. Sometimes it’s fun to do stuff just because you can! Plus, it makes for a good excuse to learn about some more advanced Xojo features

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