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Using Xojo to Make NetSuite Development More Efficient

We love hearing from Xojo users when they want to share what they’re working on! One project that was just shared with me was from Tim Dietrich, a Xojo user who has spoken at our user conferences. Late last year Tim shared that he was working on a project that could get Xojo in front of a new audience. Yesterday he released SuiteTransmit. About the project and development process, Tim commented: I was impressed by how easy Xojo made it to get the app working on both platforms. 

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Graphics: Right and Center Aligned Text

The DrawText method from the Graphics class offers a simple way to left-align text at the given X and Y coordinates, even applying a wrap value to wrap every line of the text block at the provided width value. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to do the same thing while aligning blocks of text to the right and center? Continue reading and I will show you a technique you can use as the starting point which you can fine-tune to your specific needs.

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The Xojo Showcase

We created the Xojo Showcase to, well, showcase the broad variety of apps made in Xojo. Want to get more eyes on your latest Xojo app? Upload your Xojo-made app to the Xojo Showcase. Whether it’s a Desktop, Web, Mobile or Raspberry Pi app, commercial, personal or educational, anything developed in Xojo can be added. Upload screenshots, add a description of the app, point to a promotional video, include a direct link to your website, the app’s webpage and a download link. There isn’t an easier way to spread awareness of your latest Xojo app!

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Automated Testing: How We Test Xojo Builds

Xojo has an extensive testing period where actual users test a pre-release version with their projects but if you are wondering what kind of testing we do internally before each pre-release of Xojo, we have quite a bit of automated testing processes. There are over 400 tests just for the compiler alone. Already, we are approaching 300 tests for our Android framework. In total, across all supported platforms, there are over 2500 automated tests.

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New Desktop Controls

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.

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QuickTip: Using SF Symbols in macOS … revisited!

Earlier this year ago I wrote a post about using the SF Font symbols on macOS Picture.SystemImagein iOS apps. However that technique has some downsides. For one, the symbol glyphs are hardcoded, which means that it’s not possible to access the new symbols added to the SF Font by Apple. In addition, it isn’t possible to set the font weight and scale for the glyph. In this new post, I’ll show a more flexible way to work with these symbols on macOS 11+.

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