Formatted Text Control 3.2

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    Dana B

    Feb 12 Xojo Inc Austin, Texas

    Lenexa, KS (February 12th 2019) — BKeeney Software Inc. releases a major update to Formatted Text Control. Developers can now implement tab leaders, change character spacing, implement text drop shadows, and use standard keyboard handling in their applications that require a robust word processing control. This version contains dozens of new, changed, and updated items.

    Formatted Text Control (FTC) is a set of classes that offer developers word processing capabilities for their Mac and Windows desktop applications. FTC has several viewing modes that gives users a choice of Page View, Edit View, or Single Line view. FTC supports inline graphics, hyperlinks, and text formatting that the built-in Xojo TextArea control just can’t do. Users can import and save text, RTF, and XML format documents.

    FTC version 3.2.0 is a free update to all 3.x users and is recommended. Existing users should be notified via FileShare but can contact BKeeney Software at support@bkeeney.com if they have any questions.

    FTC is sold as unencrypted source code and costs $150 USD. More information and demo projects are available at https://www.bkeeney.com/formatted-text-control/ .

    Complete change list:
    New Items:

    • Contains code from the ImagePlay Effects Library - http://imageplay.sourceforge.net
    • Tab Leaders implemented
    • Issue #3832: Implement Control + Up/Down Arrow Key Handling
    • Issue #3833: Implement paragraph moving via keyboard handling
    • Issue #3700: Drop Shadow available on Windows and Linux
    • Issue #3795: The FTDocument properties characterStyles and paragraphStyles need to be accessible to subclasses.

    Added CharacterStyles and ParagraphStyles getter/setters so developers can create their own style editor.
    * Character Spacing implemented (requires Xojo >= 2015.4)

    Bug Fixes:

    • Issue #3650: CustomObjects Demo: Added FTFile.Clone method so it works with FTIterator propertly.
    • Issue #3653: macOS: "getDoubleClickTime" - Cocoa replacement for old CarbonLib call
    • Issue #3699: Add Win64 Declares
    • Issue #3654: Hi-DPI Mode: FTPicture - Handles drawn incorrect and matches wrong.
    • Issue #3702: DragRect is half height in HiDPI
    • Fixed an issue with FTParagraph clones that have a different ID after going through the FTIterator
    • Issue #2007/3605: Candidate Window Shows up in Wrong Location
    • Issue #3646: FTParagraph.getXML saves wrong TabStop Properties
    • Issue #3709: FTPicture ignores Nudge property
    • Issue #3748: FTDocument.selectionBold,Italic, shadow, strikethrough, subscript, superscript, underline now works properly
    • Issue #3752: FTRBScript: Fix for printing line numbers
    • Issue #3763: RTFReader/FtcRtfReader ignored the left/right margin and first indent of paragraphs.
    • Issue #3764: RTFReader ignored "\sb" SpaceBefore of paragraphs.
    • Win64 Issue: Modified FTCUndoPaste.constructor and FTCUndoManager.savePaste to allow pasting (Xojo Compiler Issue. Feedback 53967)
    • Issue #3750: Suggestion & comparison of the Office applications for the display optimization of the paragraph background color
    • Issue #3775: Implement Corner Color Property in Formatted Text (Switch between Light/DarkMode - Xojo Version >= 2018.3)
    • Issue #3777: Implement Page Shadow Property in Formatted Text (Switch between Light/DarkMode - Xojo Version >= 2018.3)
    • Issue #3755: Printing has the side-effect of scrolling the editing window to the top
    • Issue #3794: FTDocument.getSelectedParagraphs returns first paragraph of multi-paragraph doc regardless of insertion point
    • Issue #3796: FTStyleRun.copyStyleData does not copy background color
    • Issue #3820: RTFWriter missed "\par" after the last Paragraph
    • Issue #3774: FormattedText — changeParagraphMargins method name changeParagraphMarigns
    • Issue #3762: FTDocument.selectionFontColor returns sameColor false when it should be true
    • Issue #3842: FTStyleRun.updateWith Style sets textColor black when undefined
    • Issue #3806: FTDocument.addParagraphStyle and addCharacterStyle bypassed by insertXML and cannot be overridden in subclass
    • Issue #3818: Print RB Code Editor: Unwanted positive y-offset of the content compared to its line number
    • Issue #3637: FTCParagraphStyle.backgroundColor won’t set correctly
    • Issue #3910: RTF-Reader ignores local value for first line indent in paragraphs
    • Issue #3914: First Paragraph on Page with Background Color ignores Before Space
    • Issue #3917: Paragraphs Background Color ignores Hanging Indent

    Changes:

    • Renamed FormattedText.xDisplayPosition to FormattedText.hScrollValue to better reflect what it is.
    • Renamed FormattedText.lastXDisplayPosition to FormattedText.lastHScrollValue
    • Renamed FormattedText.yDisplayPosition to FormattedText.vScrollValue to better reflect what it is.
    • Renamed FormattedText.lastYDisplayPosition to FormattedText.lastVScrollValue
    • Renamed FormattedText.GetResolution to FormattedText.GetMonitorPixelsPerInch to better reflect what it does.
    • Renamed FTDocument.SetResolution to FTDocument.setMonitorPixelsPerInch
    • Renamed FTDocument.GetResolution to FTDocument.getMonitorPixelsPerInch
    • Renamed FTDocument.Resolution to FTDocument.MonitorPixelsPerInch
    • FormattedText.DISPLAY_ALIGN_CENTER/LEFT/RIGHT replaced with Display_Alignment enum
    • FormattedText.MODE_PAGE/NORMAL/EDIT/Single replaced with Display_Mode enum
    • FTLine.FIRST_LINE/MIDDLE/LAST/BOTH replaced with Line_Type enum
    • FTPicture.Handle constants converted to FTPicture.Handle_Type enum
    • FTParagraph.Alignment constants converted to FTParagraph.Alignment_Type enum
    • Removed Alignment constants from RTFConstants module
    • Changed how hyperlinks are drawn in FTObject.drawHyperLink
    • Changed how the gradient shadow is drawn in FTPage.drawPageViewMode
    • Changed how strikethroughs are drawn in FTObject.drawStrikethrough
    • Changed how underline is drawing in FTObject.drawUnderline
    • Can now read/write shadow properties from/to RTF Documents
    • Added AcceptFileDrop to test window for testing custom objects. Added FTFile into project.
    • Changed how Styles are saved and read in XML format.
    • Issue #3802/1456: Command + (Shift Key) + Arrow Keys doesn't move insertion point correctly
    • Changed RB Script classes to Xojo Script.
    • Now have TabLeaders (WORK IN PROGRESS)
    • Embedded FTC demo now does text formatting with keyboard shortcuts.
    • Removed unused FTDocument.DocOffset method.
    • Fixed TargetCocoa and TargetWin32 constants with more appropriate ones for 2018 R4.
    • Removed duplicated code line in RTFReader.SetupKnownCommands
    • Updated ParagraphWindow to easy format First Line and Hanging Indents

    PARTIAL IMPLEMENATION:
    * Issue #3753: PageBreaks won't load from RTF

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