MonkeyBread Software Releases the MBS Xojo Plugins in version 19.4

Nickenich, Germany - (September 17th, 2019) – MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS Xojo Plugins 19.4 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 have been updated and now includes over 2600 classes and 65,000 documented features, and the versatile plugins have gained more new functions:

With this version we update the plugin to work with Xojo 2019r2. A few changes where required due to API changes in Xojo. Please update plugins if you plan to use Xojo 2019r2.

MacOS 10.15 Catalina is coming soon and we prepare for it. We notarize the uploads to avoid warning dialogs and updated a couple of functions to use newer APIs, so they work for the new MacOS version. ChartDirector got an update to handle fonts on the new MacOS version better. We added a new NSColorSamplerMBS class to ask the user to pick a color from screen without needing permissions to take screenshots.

For MacOS we added a new CopyFileMBS class. It provides the low level APIs used on MacOS to copy files with various options, recursive directory handling and handling of extended attributes. We upgraded our CVPixelBufferMBS class with additional methods to create pixel buffers from data in memoryblocks and to create CIImageMBS for it.

The Vision framework on MacOS provides functions to detect faces, face landmarks, recognize text, barcodes, humans and animals. We added over 50 classes related to this framework to cover all the features for use in Xojo.

In our Barcode plugin, we now support more Barcode types including the Ultra type. For detection of barcodes, we have new classes to search on quadrants of pages and detect multiple barcodes in an image. To debugging we provide pictures for bitmaps and luminance sources.

The Java classes got an upgrade with using variants more. You can get/set a field via variant and we convert it to the data type of the property. You call methods and pass parameters as variant and we type conversion automatically. This greatly simplifies passing parameters and receiving results.

We added SSL connectivity for CubeSQL, more text encodings for TextConverterMBS class, LZ4MBS module for LZ4 compression, magnification methods to WKWebViewControlMBS control, a hash function for GMImageMBS class and TagLibFileRefMBS class got a new SetProperties method to change ID3v2 tags for audio files. ICScannerBandDataMBS class now provides picture property, SHA512MBS class got a HMAC function and CipherMBS class now better reports errors via exceptions.

Finally we updated DynaPDF to version, CURL to 7.66.0, CubeSQL client to 5.8.3, Xcode to 10.3 and zint library to version 2.6.5.

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 applications.

The plug-ins require Xojo. 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 successfully. Only used plugin parts of plugins are added to your application.

Plugin licenses are available for components or for the complete collection. Please visit the website store for prices. Please join us on the next conferences to ask questions in person.

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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Located in beautiful Nickenich, Germany, MonkeyBread Software is a privately held company founded in 2000 by Christian Schmitz. MonkeyBread Software focuses on the Macintosh, Linux and Windows platforms. With over twenty years as a software developer, Christian’s aim is developing unique and useful utilities, complemented by first-class customer support.

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