During this week’s May Sale all Xojo licenses and everything in the Xojo Extras Store are discounted 20%! What kind of deals and extras are out there? Let’s check them out! There are 5 categories of Xojo Extras: Developer Tools, User Interface, Database, Distribution and Learning.
Xojo creates native apps and uses the native user interface toolkit on each platform. This is important from the end-user’s point of view – we’ve all used apps that didn’t feel quite right, often Java or Electron-made apps. But it’s also important from the developer’s point of view because many of these design changes are effectively done for you.
Xojo 2021 Release 1 updates its SQLite engine to 3.34.1 (from 3.33.0). This release does not have a lot of new features, but there are…
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
Did you know that you can make temporary FolderItems that automatically delete when they go out of scope? This technique makes it fairly easy.
If you use SQLite databases in your apps you may or may not be aware of the Backup method which allows you to quickly and asynchronously create a backup of an existing connected database. This is especially great if you have an in-memory database and you want to store that data on disk for later reference.
We’re hard at work on Xojo’s upcoming Android support — it is our top priority. As we’ve discussed previously, you can see in the current versions of Xojo that the latest iOS controls now start with “Mobile” in their name. Although Android and iOS will start off as different project types, implementing the “Mobile” prefix is an important step to complete so you will see similar controls when Android support is available.
Despite the uncertainty, 2020 has been a terrific year for Xojo by nearly every measure. We will continue to plan and be hopeful for the future and we look forward to seeing you in person at XDC London in October 2021. Best wishes to everyone for a happy and healthy 2021.
While we make the full transition of building the Xojo IDE for M1, you can continue to leverage debugging M1 apps while using the Intel based Xojo IDE on macOS.
Xojo 2020r1 upgraded to SQLite 3.31.1. Notable new features include PRAGMA lists and generated columns aka computed columns!