NICKENICH, Germany (January 28th, 2016) – Monkeybread Software releases
version 16.0 of the MBS plug-in for Xojo.
The MBS plug-in comprises a collection of several plug-in parts which
extend the Xojo (Real Studio) development environment with 2,200 classes featuring
over 57,000 documented functions. Our plugins support all three platforms
Mac OS X, Windows and Linux with all project types desktop, web and
console including 64-bit and ARM targets.
Some of the highlights on the 16.0 update:
For AVFoundation we got a couple of new classes related to working with
movies. You can work with tracks and modify them similar to the deprecated
QuickTime functions. Merge videos, cut parts of tracks, add new tracks and
save the resulting movie as self containing movie or reference movie.
For people interested in USB HID devices we have a new set of classes to
use them cross platform. For your Mac, Windows and Linux applications, you
can now easily find devices and read/write data.
Windows applications have different ways for drag & drop of files. We now
added a third way which allows use to get attachments when people drag &
drop them from an email in Microsoft Outlook.
For XL plugin to read and write Excel files without Microsoft Excel, we got
an update to latest version. Now you can even use those classes on 64-bit
and ARM Linux platforms.
If you like to use zip archives with our plugin, we got two new convenience
functions. The ExtractFiles function write the content of a zip archive to
a given folder in the file system. Our CompressFiles function on the other
side takes a folder and list of files and adds them to a zip archive. If
you need more control, you can still use all the individual functions.
In order to write more encoding safe applications, we now have CheckUTF8MBS
to replace DefineEncoding for UTF-8. The plugin replaces invalid byte
values and makes sure the text is valid UTF-8. For better crash reports,
you can now use SetThreadNameMBS method to name the thread and easier
identify them in each report.
For better encryption, we added new padding property for CipherMBS class.
The RSA sign/verify data functions can now take algorithm parameter to
produces signatures using various secure hashes.
We got a new multithreaded SQL Database connection method, so your app is
not blocked while connecting. You can now easily create a PDF directly from
a NSAttributedStringMBS, good to make a PDF from rtf or word files. We
updated the CoreImage classes with new filters, e.g. for QRCodes.
Finally we updated SQLAPI++ to version 4.1.7, DynaPDF to version
22.214.171.124, OpenSSL to version 1.0.2e, libXL to version 3.6.5 and SQLite to
3.10.2. This is the first plugin version without PPC code for older
REALbasic versions. Now OS X 10.5 is required for deployment of Carbon
applications with Real Studio.
See release notes for a complete list of changes:
The plug-ins require Xojo or Real Studio 2006r4 or newer. Also required are
1 GB hard disc space and around 1 GB 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, 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
one 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: