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Enumeration Enhancements

Xojo 2021r2 introduces a couple of enhancements to Enumerations in Xojo. The enumeration editor now shows a preview of what the value will be so there’s no more guessing or counting. In addition, we’ve added a new Binary option which allows you to automatically create sets that aren’t mutually exclusive.

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Binary Magic with Signed Integers

In binary the high bit (the one immediately following the &b in Xojo code) is the “sign bit”. When it’s set to 1, the value is interpreted as “negative” and when it’s set to 0, the value is “positive”. Meaning that bit is not used as part of the “number” itself.

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