Nickenich, Germany - (March 15th, 2022) – MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS Xojo Plugins 22.1 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 3000 classes and 79,000 documented features, and the versatile plugins have gained more new functions:
For over ten years we had classes to work with Phidget devices. Check out the Phidgets website for a list of sensors, motors and I/O boards available. We rewrote the classes to use the newer Phidgets libraries and integrate newer APIs. Your Xojo app can use sensors for light or temperature, react on them with running a motor to move the solar arrays. The old Phidget classes got an Old prefix, so you can continue to use them until you moved to the new classes.
Our Scintilla control to host a professional text editor got a lot of Xojo developers excited. We enhanced it with a few new functions and bug fixes. The updated example shows you how to implement search and replace as well as HTML syntax colorizing. The LexerNames functions can list the over 100 available lexers to pick one for syntax coloring.
For macOS we added NSSwitchControlMBS and DesktopNSSwitchControlMBS controls to host a switch control. The NSSwitchMBS class can configure the control appearance. The controlSize property for NSControlMBS class allows you to pick between small, normal and big button styles. If you load symbol images for NSImageMBS class, you can now use NSImageSymbolConfigurationMBS class to configure the options for it.
The DynaPDFMBS class got new support for PDF/A 2u and 3u. The new SpaceWidthFactor property allows you to control how the ExtractText function adds spaces. And you can pass empty text for RenameSpotColor to make a no name spot color.
For Windows we updated our Chromium classes to a newer version of CEF. Whatever Xojo version you use, our plugin can detect the version of Chromium and use the right interface.
We changed the MenuAction events for our controls to be named ContextualMenuAction or ContextualMenuItemSelected to match Xojo. Our ConstructContextualMenu events are now matching Xojo’s controls. You may have to adjust your code if you use those.
We got a CoverArt property for TagLibFileRefMBS class to read cover art for MP3, MP4 or FLAC music files, the CheckCertificates and Verify methods for X509MBS class, a quick and handy ContainsWholeWordMBS function, and a SetTextAlignment method to change text alignment for NSAlertMBS class.
Finally we updated CURL library to version 7.82.0, DynaPDF to 22.214.171.124, LCMS to 2.13.1, SQLAPI to 5.1.9, SQLite to 3.38.1 and Xcode to 13.2.1.
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:
Read the complete release notes here: