Nickenich, Germany - (September 25th, 2018) -- MonkeyBread Software today is
pleased to announce MBS Xojo Plugins 18.4 for macOS, Linux and Windows, the
latest update to their product that is easily the most powerful plugin
collection currently available for Xojo. MBS Xojo Plugins 18.4 have been
updated and now includes over 2400 classes and 63000 documented features, and
the versatile plugins have gained more new functions:
For the MacOS 10.14 Mojave release, we got a few changes in our plugin. The
NSColorMBS class got 40 new colors for better supporting light and dark mode.
The AVCaptureDeviceMBS class has new methods to check authentication status
and request authentication for video and audio device access. In the new
operation system user needs to give permissions to applications before they
can use camera or microphone. The functions working on Node IDs for files on
MacOS got updated to use new APIs for Apple File System. For NSAppleScriptMBS
we got a method to determinate whether you have permissions to control another
application and request permissions from the user.
We got a new example to detect QR-Codes, faces and text areas via
CIDetectorMBS class. The video is received via AVCaptureVideoDataOutputMBS and
processed in background, so your main thread stays free while the work in done
on a preemptive thread. If you just want to get pictures in Xojo, we can do
the conversion from YUV to RGB in the preemptive thread.
Our encryption plugin got new functions to work with S/Mime standard. This may
be useful to work on encrypted emails or web forms. Our PKeyMBS class can now
open key files directly and query content.
The socket classes got improvements: RAWSocketMBS can now do Listen and Accept
to receive multiple connections for TCP/IP like a ServerSocket. UDPSocketMBS
and RAWSocketMBS now handle better IPv6 vs. IPv4 protocols and got a new
Our BitRotateMBS function allows to rotate 1-bit bitmaps easier by 90, 180 or
270 degrees and use multiple preemptive threads. The direct show functions to
record video use higher resolutions is available. We got a new CATextLayerMBS
class for layers on MacOS and SQL operations can be cancelled easier.
The OverlayMBS class got a new draw event, so you can draw yourself with
CoreGraphics on MacOS and get the window class name for Windows, so you can
change properties of the class.
Finally we updated CURL to version 7.61.1, DynaPDF to 126.96.36.199, Growl on
Windows for 64-bit, LibXML2 to 2.9.8., SQLAPI to 4.3.3, SQLite to 3.25.0 and
Xcode to version 9.4.
See release notes for a complete list of changes:
If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
More details in the release notes. Please take the time to check our 2100
example project and check where you can use our plugin features in your
The plug-ins require Xojo 2006r4 or newer. Also required are 1 GB hard disc
space and around 1 GB of RAM in addition to the requirements of Xojo and your
operation system itself. While all plug-in parts compile on macOS, Linux and
Windows, each function may depend on additional system requirements to work
Plugin licenses are available for components or for the complete collection.
Please visit the website store for prices.
The plugins can be downloaded on MBS' website as one big package or
several smaller ones:
The online documentation can be found here:
Read the complete release notes here:
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