For those of you that don’t consider reading through over 220 items as fun as I do, here are a few things I thought I would highlight, in no particular order…
Xojo Programming Blog Posts
Starting with Xojo 2021r3, the Windows IDE is now themed for dark mode. This is because we’ve added support for dark mode aware Windows apps. But wait, how is that even possible with Win32 controls?
Xojo 2021 Release 3 includes SQLite 3.36.0, which has a few new features, such as: RETURNING on DELETE, INSERT and UPDATE commands
ALTER TABLE DROP COLUMN
EXPLAIN QUERY PLAN
Among the many improvements added to PDFDocument in Xojo 2021r3 is support for Graphics.Transparency as well as support for the alpha value in the color…
Xojo 2021 Release 3 has a few improvements to the Crypto module that you might find useful such as SHA3, BlowFish/TwoFish and CRC-32.
Added to PDFDocument in Xojo 2021r3 is the ability to create PDF Forms (aka AcroForms) in your PDFs. This means that it is possible to add the following Form controls to a PDF: PDFButton, PDFTextField, PDFTextArea, PDFCheckBox, PDFRadioButton, PDFPopupMenu, PDFComboBox, PDFListBox
Our vision for Xojo has always been to make it fast and easy for people of varying programming skill levels to create applications. The primary…
Xojo 2021 Release 3 Xojo introduces a new set of Desktop controls. Each of these controls replaces its original control counterpart and is prefixed with Desktop. For example, Window is now DesktopWindow and TextField is now DesktopTextField. The driving logic behind these new controls is that they allow us to make their event names match the Web and Mobile versions. In addition, the new controls gave us the opportunity to make some other changes to various methods that would have been problematic to make in the existing controls. Desktop controls now are a much closer match in terms of API to their Web and Mobile equivalents. These new controls make more code work without changes when you move from one project type to another.
Among the major enhancements made to the images support in
PDFDocument in Xojo 2021r3 release, in addition to transparency support, alpha channel support, and the new way the data is codified in the resulting PDF stream (no more DCTEncoding), we’ve also tackled an issue with images not being as sharp as they should have been.
Since its first appearance in Xojo 2020r1, one of the most demanded features for
PDFDocument has been the ability to add Table Of Content entries. With Xojo 2021r3 that’s now possible, and pretty straightforward! Continue reading and I will show you how.