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WebStyles and Web Framework 2.0

One of the big changes in Web Framework 2.0 is that web styles are no longer the primary means of styling controls. Instead themes are used to provide a single, consistent look and feel across the entire application. We made this change because dealing with individual styles became more complex and unwieldy as projects grew bigger. Themes simplify this dramatically.

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The Modern Control Panel + 4 More Powerful Features New in Xojo Cloud

Our vision for Xojo Cloud is a simple, one-click deployment option for your web app. Xojo Cloud allows you to focus on developing your app instead of dealing with the nitty gritty details of web hosting and security. Xojo Cloud has tons of new stuff to compliment apps built with Xojo 2020r1!

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Xojo’s PDFDocument Class, Beyond the Standard 14 and More

One of the trickier things when dealing with PDF document creation is typography. By default, the PDF typography handling in Xojo’s PDFDocument class includes the “standard 14“, 14 typefaces you can use freely without requiring them to be included as part of the document itself. This guarantees a very important thing: any user can open and view that PDF document as it was created, without the text suffering from typography substitution, style lost, variations in kerning and tracking, etc. The standard 14 include Times, Courier, Helvetica, Symbol and Zapf Dingbats.

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PDF Arrives at Xojo!

Xojo 2020r1 brings a highly requested feature to the Xojo IDE: the ability to create PDF documents from code! Now you can use the already familiar methods in Xojo’s Graphics class to create Standard PDF 1.4 documents with the PDFDocument class.

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Converting Web Projects to Web Framework 2.0

With the release of Xojo 2020r1 comes the new 2.0 version of our web framework. While the way in which you build web applications hasn’t fundamentally changed, this new version is a from-the-ground-up rewrite and utilizes API 2.0 for greatly improved consistency. This means that the conversion process is going to be time-consuming, but will be well worth the effort as web applications built upon Web Framework 2.0 will be more robust, handle more users, be more responsive and have a far more modern look and feel.

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