MonkeyBread Software Releases the MBS Xojo Plugins in version 21.3

Nickenich, Germany - (July 12th, 2021) – MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS Xojo Plugins 21.3 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 2800 classes and 73,000 documented features, and the versatile plugins have gained more new functions:

With this release we integrate zbar as an option for barcode detection. If you have a picture of a barcode to detect, you can try zxing classes. Or you load the zbar library with ZBarMBS.LoadLibrary function and then try the new Scan function in ZBarMBS class. Supported barcodes in zbar includes EAN-13/UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-8, Code 128, Code 39, Interleaved 2 of 5 and QR Code.

For years we have OCR functions using tesseract 3.02 and that library got dated. We now allow you to opt-in to use LoadLibrary method in TessEngineMBS class and load the current version 4.1 of tesseract and benefit from the enhancements in the library. With the new version you can recognize with multiple languages in the same text and pass a picture directly to the engine.

For our CURLSMBS class we added a support for pre-signed URLs. You can use our examples for Amazon S3 to upload files and then generate time limited URLs to access those files with AWSPresignURL method and load them in a HTMLViewer. The CAInfo file can now be passed from a container.

For macOS we added support for more barcodes in VNDetectBarcodesRequestMBS class, a new isMonterey function for SystemInformationMBS to detect the upcoming macOS version. And isLowPowerModeEnabled property in NSProcessInfoMBS lets you detect low power mode. Our MapKit integration got new classes for multi polygons and polylines. The NSCollectionViewControlMBS control got new features for sections and drag & drop.

On Windows when you use Chromium for HTMLViewer, we can now use cross origin white list to allow JavaScript to perform across origins.

Check the new StringCodePointsMBS function and the StringHandleMBS improvements for faster string handling. Our LGLMBS class got multithreaded functions and a separate exception class.

Finally we updated curl library to version 7.77.0, DynaPDF to, openssl library to 1.1.1k, SQLite to 3.36.0 and Xcode to version 12.5.1.

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 2200 example projects 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:

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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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