MonkeyBread Software Releases the MBS Xojo / Real Studio plug-ins in version 15.1

NICKENICH, Germany (May 19th, 2015) – Monkeybread Software releases
version 15.1 of the MBS plug-in for Xojo and Real Studio.

The MBS plug-in comprises a collection of several plug-in parts which
extend the Xojo (Real Studio) development environment with 2,100 classes featuring
over 55,000 documented functions. Our plugins support all three platforms
Mac OS X, Windows and Linux with all project types desktop, web and

Some of the highlights on the 15.1 update:

We added a new plugin for markdown processing. Markdown is a markup
language with plain text formatting syntax designed to be converted to HTML.
Using our plugin you can process markdown text and create HTML on the fly.

For this release we updated ChartDirector to current version 6. Beside some
useful tweaks for various charts like glares, round edges and extra colors,
this new release adds PDF output. You can now render a chart as a PDF file
with vector graphics. For some complex charts we can fall back to a picture
embedded in a PDF file.

For the Map, HashMap and Set classes in our plugin, you can now switch
between case sensitive and case insensitive string comparison. Those
specialized classes act like a dictionary, but can provide better
performance by avoiding variants.

Our plugins include various classes for CoreGraphics, the graphics
framework on OS X. Improvements have been made to CGPathMBS class with a
new helper class CGPathElementMBS so you can inspect a path content. The
CoreGraphics display class got a new property to check the refresh rate of
the screen.

For Windows graphics, we got additional methods in the WindowsBitmapMBS
module. Here you can find functions to convert between HBITMAP and HDIB as
well as Xojo pictures. Related to this are new methods on our
GraphicsMagick and ImageMagick image classes to get a HBITMAP. This is
useful for declares to Windows APIs and passing images.

The HTMLViewer in Xojo can have various platform specific backends. For the
Mac part, we added support to WebUIDelegateMBS for multiple selection in
file open dialogs. For Internet Explorer on Windows, we added a new way to
load HTML from memory and a function to check the reference count. When
using Chromium instead we can also check reference count and adjust.

For OS X we improved our QCView classes and added a full functional control
for showing Quartz Compositions. The repository class helps you locate

Our SQL Plugin got new functions to receive notifications for postgre SQL
databases. We also got a Trace event for our SQLDatabaseMBS class to better
log what is happening. For MySQL we can now repeat requests in case of a
dead lock.

In this release we updated ChartDirector to version 6.0, DynaPDF to and LCMS to 2.7. While Xojo Inc. announced 64-bit support for
upcoming Xojo versions, this plugin version does not yet support 64-bit

See release notes for a complete list of changes:

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

The plug-ins require Xojo or Real Studio 2006r4 or newer. Also required are
1 GB hard disc space and around 512 MB of RAM in addition to the
requirements of Xojo (Real Studio) and your operation system itself. While
all plug-in parts compile on Mac OS X (universal), Linux and Windows, each
function may depend on additional system requirements to work successfully.

Plugin licenses are available for components or for the complete
collection. Starting at 20 Euro ($29 USD) for one component. The
complete package costs 199 Euro ($299 USD) for commercial usage. If you
buy a current license, you will get free updates for one year. After
that year, you can update your license to cover an additional year.

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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