MonkeyBread Software Releases the MBS Xojo Plugins in version 23.0

Nickenich, Germany - (January 17th, 2023) – MonkeyBread Software today is pleased to announce MBS Xojo Plugins 23.0 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 80,000 documented features, and the versatile plugins have gained more new functions:

Since you can build your applications for Linux 64-bit ARM target with Xojo 2022r4, we now include the support for this in our plugins. All plugins are now build for the new target, but not all plugins parts work. We updated Scintilla and ChartDirector plugins to work, but e.g. for LibXL we wait for the next version to include Linux 64-bit ARM support.

Our MongoDB plugin got a new MongoChangeStreamMBS class to provide a stream of changes in a database. This may help you to audit changes on the database and check what changes you or others do on the database.

The updated CURL plugin includes functions for web sockets. This includes the new CURLSWebSocketFrameMBS class for receiving a message and WebSocketReceive and WebSocketSend methods to CURLSMBS class. If you use SetupAWS, you may now do so with PATCH requests. The OptionConnectOnly property is now an integer as required for using with web sockets. The CURLSVersionMBS class can report protocols and features as string arrays.

The new CallDelegateCrashSafeMBS module provides a way to run a method, which may normally crash your application. Instead of a crash, we raise an exception and you can catch it and react on it.

The new WindowsThreadExecutionStateMBS class can help to block display or computer from sleeping while your application performs a longer operation. The TimerMBS class got updated to create yielding timers, which can help to keep threads running while menus are used on Windows.

With the update of the barcode generator, we got new WhitespaceHeight, GuardDescent and WarnLevel properties for BarcodeGeneratorMBS class.

Our Bluetooth LE classes for Windows got an update. With the new WindowsGattSessionMBS class you can manage a session for a connection to a Bluetooth device. The new FromIdAsync shared method in WindowsBluetoothLEDeviceMBS and WindowsGattDeviceServiceMBS classes can create an object for a given device ID. We added several GUIDs methods for WindowsGattCharacteristicMBS and WindowsGattDeviceServiceMBS classes.

We updated our Core Image filter classes for macOS Ventura. This adds 28 new classes to the MacCI Plugin. The new DCDeviceMBS class can help to generate a token that identifies a device for macOS or iOS.

The XML Plugin got a new parser class named XMLDOMParserMBS class. We added a ReSVGMBS class to use the ReSVG library to render SVG images to pictures. For the MemoryBlock class we added BitwiseAndMBS, BitwiseOrMBS and BitwiseXOrMBS methods.

Finally we updated CURL library to version 7.87.0, DynaPDF to, GraphicsMagick to 1.3.38, SQLAPI to 5.2.3, SQLite to 3.40.0, Xcode to 14.2, zint to 2.11.1 and zlib to version 1.2.13.

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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