I Wish I Knew How to...Program Plugins with Xojo on Windows

Version 2.0 (April 2015) of the book: I Wish I Knew How to…Program Plugins with Xojo on Windows Version 2 is a complete rewrite of the previous book.

The first version of this book was an introduction and is out-of-date. The second version contains many examples with the fundamentals, Module, Classes, and Controls. The new packaging of xojo_plugins are shown and the older rbx extensions should no-longer be created.

This version also uses the free community edition of Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 to create the dll plugins for the Xojo programming language.

This is an intermediate level book for those who are already familiar with the Xojo programming language and have a fundamental Visual Studio C/C++ programming understanding - this book is not recommended for beginners.

The book is written as a guide and reference to Xojo programmers who program desktop applications in the Windows Operating System. Dynamic Link Libraries (dll) are created with Visual Studio to allow extra functionality in Xojo.

Feel free to view the Table of Contents which includes a glimpse of one of the many topics in the book which is available on http://scispec.ca under the ‘Books’ heading.

There are 8 chapters with over 300 pages and 27 example programs. Examples include creating a manual plugin, using prebuilt templates, class constants, modules, controls, events, and more. Many screen grabs have been added to show the results of code with a helpful index to find topics quickly.

This is one of the many available books at Great White Software (http://great-white-software.com/rblibrary/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=34) where many Xojo and Real Studio resources are available.

ISBN: 978-1-927924-09-9