MonkeyBread Software Releases the MBS Xojo Plugins in version 20.1

Nickenich, Germany - (March 10th, 2020) – MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS Xojo Plugins 20.1 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 68,000 documented features, and the versatile plugins have gained more new functions:

Since Xojo 2019r3 uses a newer version of Chromium Embedded Framework for the Webkit enabled HTMLViewer controls, we updated our classes to support this. You can use the MBS Xojo Win Plugin with three different CEF versions depending on the version included with your Xojo version. For the ChromiumBrowserMBS class we have a new RegisterExtension function to register JavaScript based extensions.

Our JavaScriptEngineMBS class got upgraded to pass memoryblocks with copying in normal parameters, results and properties. The Memoryblock is available as UInt8 array in JavaScript. The new GlobalMemoryBlock function passes memory blocks to properties by reference to allow you to reference the same memory in Xojo and JavaScript. With our new MT methods you can call functions or evaluate code snippets on a preemptive thread to run them in background and keep your user interface responsive. Use JavaScriptDateComponentsMBS class to work with dates in JavaScript.

In MacOS you can now support Airplay devices. Use AVRouteDetectorMBS class to detect available devices and use AVRoutePickerViewControlMBS control to display the standard user interface to pick a target device. When using our WebKit 2.x browser control, you can now configure it using WKPreferencesMBS and WKWebViewConfigurationMBS classes. Use WKHTTPCookieStoreMBS to work with the cookies there.

For Windows check the new Navigate method in IEWebBrowserMBS class. You can use it to load a website with GET or POST operation and include POST data, e.g. to send a form directly and show resulting webpage. Pass additional headers with the request including a different user-agent, e.g. to pass a browser check which does not like Internet Explorer.

Check our new Windows file dialog classes around WinFileDialogMBS class. You can customize them including custom controls in the dialog like labels, buttons, checkboxes, textfields and popup menus. We provide a lot of events, so you can react to user interaction and enable/disable or query values.

For JPEGImporterMBS and GMImageMBS class we added EXIF thumbnail functions, so you can quickly get a thumbnail picture embedded in EXIF metadata. Use our new LTCMBS class to generate or recognize time codes in audio streams. For our Encryption plugin we added a BCryptMBS class to encrypt and hash passwords with bcrypt algorithm.

Finally we updated to CURL version 7.69.0, DynaPDF to, SQLAPI to 5.0.5 and SQLite to 3.31.0.

See release notes for a complete list of changes:

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 requires current or older versions of Xojo. 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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