With the new XAML Control chooser window that’s available in Xojo 2023 Release 3 for Windows, you can now play/experiment with XAML like never before, right in the IDE.
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Xojo 2023r3 comes with a new map renderer for your map driven web applications. MapLibre is a robust Open Source mapping library alternative that Xojo is using under the hood now. With this update, you can create truly interactive maps with Xojo supporting multiple markers and customization.
With macOS Sonoma, users can add a Xojo web app to the Home / Dock. That brings icon badges and manifest files to Xojo web apps starting with Xojo 2023r2. Let’s see how you can use them to make your web apps more accessible and useful.
After you have designed your interface and begun coding, your next step may be to connect to a database. This blog post tells you the databases supported by Xojo, shows you where to find code samples and examples, plus tutorials and videos that walk you through connecting, updating, querying and managing a database, plus, an introduction to Xojo’s new DBKit. Get the resources and knowledge you need to get your first database project off the ground today.
The recent news about Microsoft discontinuing Visual Studio’s support for Mac has got us talking about longevity in the field of software development. We all know technology changes rapidly and you, and the tools you use, can’t afford to stand still. Here’s an infographic that illustrates how Xojo’s been continually updating and modernizing since 1996 while other development tools come and go.
Microsoft recently announced that they are discontinuing Visual Studio for Mac, which was only just introduced in 2016. So how “safe” is relying on a big company for your development tool, really? If you are an enterprise company with a large investment in software and IT, you might want to take a look outside the big names and see what Xojo can offer. Xojo makes it quicker and easier to try out software ideas before you commit expensive development resources to your primary tools. And we’ve been dong it since 1998, with a focus on native, cross-platform development.
At Xojo we continually look to improve our skills and we are happy to be offering opportunities for everyone in the Xojo community to upgrade their skills too. At least once a month we are hosting new webinars. Webinars cover a variety of valuable topics, including getting started with Xojo, developing web apps, iOS development tips and the basics of using our newest platform, Android.
If you build desktop apps for Windows and wish to start using the new XAML-based controls via the DesktopXAMLContainer but aren’t sure how to localize those controls, here’s the solution:
In this first beta release of Android, there is some simple support for creating Android libraries and calling their methods from Xojo code. The Android libraries have to be written in Kotlin and compiled as AAR library files. Xojo code can call into the library using Declares.
The experience of creating Android apps in Xojo it very similar to how you create desktop, web and iOS apps. Having said that, here are 5 differences that you should be aware of to make your Xojo Android experience go smoothly.