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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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Creating your own ComboBox Subclass with Sorted Menu Items

The Xojo ComboBox desktop control is a powerful one. It combines the capabilities of a TextField with the PopupMenu. That means that you can choose from the available options in the associated menu or you can type another value in the ComboBox text field. What about getting the ComboBox to do things not included in the class?

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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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Backwards SQLite Backups

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.

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