Ideas wanted for surprise MBS feature for Xojo.Connect

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  2. 2 months ago

    Gavin S

    Jan 30 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro, Forum Moderators, MVP UK

    Access to Airplay 2 in Mac apps. In fairness, this would be a big job but media applications could really use it these days.

    https://developer.apple.com/documentation/avfoundation/airplay_2/getting_airplay_2_into_your_app?language=objc

  3. Andy B

    Jan 30 Airdrie, AB, Canada

    @David C Does an HTML to Word converter exist? Or a PDF to Word converter?

    Word can already open HTML directly.

  4. Christian M

    Jan 30 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Germany

    Maybe some additional database plugin, for example MongoDB .

  5. An interface to run and interact with Python scripts would be great

  6. Pathfinding?

  7. David C

    Jan 31 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro, XDC Speakers Derby, ITM

    @Andy B Word can already open HTML directly.

    True, but my core format is always HTML and I want to be able to export as HTML, Plain Text, PDF (all of which I can do now) and Word Docx formats directly. As a workaround, the user could export as HTML and open it in Word or LibreOffice.

    BTW LibreOffice can edit HTML, and export it as odt, but cannot export it as docx.

  8. Christian S

    Feb 1 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro, XDC Speakers, Third Party Store Germany

    @Guido B An interface to run and interact with Python scripts would be great

    exists already:
    https://einhugur.com/Html/Python3Script/index.html

  9. Tim P

    Feb 1 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Rochester, NY

    How about some JWT verification ? It requires some cryptography not available in Xojo directly.

  10. Christian S

    Feb 2 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro, XDC Speakers, Third Party Store Germany

    Just yesterday I helped a client to get JWT working.

    We do have SHA256MBS .HMAC in our plugin.

  11. Pierre V

    Feb 2 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro

    @Tim P How about some JWT verification ? It requires some cryptography not available in Xojo directly.

    Take a look here

  12. Christian S

    Feb 2 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro, XDC Speakers, Third Party Store Germany

    @Gavin S Access to Airplay 2 in Mac apps. In fairness, this would be a big job but media applications could really use it these days.

    Let me just add AVRouteDetectorMBS class and AVRoutePickerViewControlMBS control.

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  13. Gavin S

    Feb 2 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro, Forum Moderators, MVP UK

    @ChristianSchmitz Let me just add AVRouteDetectorMBS class and AVRoutePickerViewControlMBS control.

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    Very cool. Looks like I need to renew my plugins license soon!

  14. Brock N

    Feb 3 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro

    +1 on a good MongoDB Driver

    Otherwise a way to easily call into C# .Net Core Libraries would be great since these libraries are already cross-platform (Linux, Mac, PC). It would instantly expand the capacity of Xojo to do a wide range of things with limited amount of work. Granted that might be shooting your own business model in the foot Christian...

  15. Tomas J

    Feb 3 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Europe (Germany)

    @Brock N +1 on a good MongoDB Driver

    https://github.com/Zoclee/mongodb-xojodriver

  16. Christian S

    Feb 3 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro, XDC Speakers, Third Party Store Germany

    MongoDB doesn't fit well into SQL interface, right?
    And you can do it in Xojo directly, so no need for a plugin.

  17. Brock N

    Feb 3 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro

    @Tomas J https://github.com/Zoclee/mongodb-xojodriver

    Last I tried it didn't work great and couldn't do the secure authentication required to talk to my Mongo Server. Based on the last update I doubt much has changed

  18. Brock N

    Feb 3 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro

    @ChristianSchmitz And you can do it in Xojo directly, so no need for a plugin.

    How? Everything I've seen is for calling on a Windows machine not a Mac. And usually the old .Net Framework - not the new .Net Core. And I don't want to have to build a COM wrapper library I want to just take an existing C# Core Library and call straight into it from Xojo. Eventually it would be cool to auto-generate a Xojo Module from pointing it at a .Net Library but the lack of nullable primitives, lambdas, and generics makes this unlikely. Granted these problems are ones the Xojo engineers are already facing with trying to introduce "interops" so maybe we'll see some changes to make this more viable soon...

  19. Garry P

    Feb 3 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Europe (Torquay, UK)

    A plug-in control time provide a Vulkan canvas for Mac and Windows (similar to what Xojo does for OpenGL with its OpenGLSurface control). This is becoming increasingly important as OpenGL is deprecated in favour of Metal (which Vulkan can bridge to) on MacOS and without support soon graphics intensive work with Xojo will become very challenging.

    Maybe you could wrap this open source library:

    https://github.com/KhronosGroup/MoltenVK

    And provide a simple canvas/surface that Xojo developers could draw to?

  20. Bob K

    Feb 3 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Kansas City

    @Garry P A plug-in control time provide a Vulkan canvas for Mac and Windows (similar to what Xojo does for OpenGL with its OpenGLSurface control). This is becoming increasingly important as OpenGL is deprecated in favour of Metal (which Vulkan can bridge to) on MacOS and without support soon graphics intensive work with Xojo will become very challenging.

    Yup, we have a consulting project that uses OpenGL and this will become really important to them in the next year or so. I'm sure Apple will kill OpenGL entirely in the near future.

  21. Christian S

    Feb 3 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro, XDC Speakers, Third Party Store Germany

    Vulkan is something we should talk with Xojo Inc. about to learn their plans.

    I would be more happy to do this if Xojo Inc. would not do their own in parallel, promote ours and assist with plugin API changes if needed to make it possible. Really, this is a huge job and would take easily a year to get the plugin done in several steps.

    Maybe we discuss that in Nashville next month.

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