On this day 25 years ago I wandered into the local Chase Bank here in Austin, Texas to open a checking account for my latest venture. At that time I was planning to write custom software applications for various businesses that were interested in hiring me to do so. Not long after that, one of the developers who worked for one of my customers asked if I’d be interested in hiring him. Jason and I still work together to this day. What you now know as Xojo came along about 18 months later. As we prepared v1.0 to ship, we wound down the custom software development part of the business. We’ve been a development tools company ever since.
Tag: Xojo Programming
Since I was asked for a few enhancements, here’s a quick update to my previous Folder Contents in a Menu post from earlier this week. Enhancements include: Display the requested folder in the menu.
Sort the folder contents.
Skip files that cannot be accessed.
A user on the forum asked how they might show folder contents in a PopupMenu. Since a PopupMenu is not hierarchical, that wasn’t really an option. But an alternative would be to show the contents in a hierarchical menu. Here’s how you can recurse through files and add them to a regular MenuItem.
Since the publication of the post Quick Tip: SystemImage, more than 2,400 symbols at your disposal, some users raised the question about how to do the same on macOS. Continue reading to learn one possible technique.
We’re hard at work on Xojo’s upcoming Android support — it is our top priority. As we’ve discussed previously, you can see in the current versions of Xojo that the latest iOS controls now start with “Mobile” in their name. Although Android and iOS will start off as different project types, implementing the “Mobile” prefix is an important step to complete so you will see similar controls when Android support is available.
It’s helpful and common these days to add a “Recent Items” menu that tracks the last opened files or other recent searches among other things. This blog post will teach you one of the multiple approaches to do this in Xojo.
With Xojo 2020r2, we’ve given you a really easy way to provide hi-resolution and scalable symbols for use as images in Canvas drawings or as Toolbar…
Despite the uncertainty, 2020 has been a terrific year for Xojo by nearly every measure. We will continue to plan and be hopeful for the future and we look forward to seeing you in person at XDC London in October 2021. Best wishes to everyone for a happy and healthy 2021.
While we make the full transition of building the Xojo IDE for M1, you can continue to leverage debugging M1 apps while using the Intel based Xojo IDE on macOS.