I recently wrote a big data processing app that was going to run for a while dealing with data that was occasionally inconsistent in ways…
Tag: Software Development
I’ve learned over the years not to have any specific expectations from Apple’s WWDC keynote. Some years they introduce something big and new that we were pretty much expecting. Other years they blindside us. As the CEO of a company that creates tools for building apps for most of Apple’s ecosystem and given Apple’s history of secrecy, I’m understandably curious just how blindsided I might be each June. Fortunately, this year’s keynote was filled with features that ranged from mildly interesting to really awesome but all incremental improvements across Apple’s software line.
When we create a PDF document is impossible (in most of the cases) to anticipate how many pages it will have. And yet, that is something that we are going to need if, for example, we want to add a footer reflecting the current page number over the total of pages in the document. The solution is using the PageCount and CurrentPage properties in the PDFDocument class.
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.
I know, I know, it’s not the usual thing to do when making presentations, but did you know that it is possible to create presentations using Xojo’s and PDF? If you’re interested in this little experiment, read on and I’ll show you how to do it using Xojo’s PDFDocument.
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.
I am so excited to be planning the Xojo Developer Retreat coming up in Nashville in September. We decided to call it a retreat to signify that we are emphasizing the part that attendees over the years has told us was the best and most beneficial part of XDC, the time spent with other users – networking, troubleshooting and building relationships. If you want to meet the Xojo Team and community members, attend some great sessions, network, collaborate, have fun and enjoy Nashville, please join us at the Xojo Developer Retreat.
The Game of Life, also known simply as Life, is a cellular automaton devised by the British mathematician John Horton Conway in 1970. You’ve probably seen this around in some form or another, but I ran across it again recently and thought it would be fun to implement in Xojo.
The WebImageViewer control allow us to load and display any image retrieved from a given URL. Wouldn’t be nice to have that same kind of functionality in the Desktop and iOS versions of the ImageViewer? Continue reading and I’ll show you how to achieve just that.