So, nine days have passed since the opening of this topic. Unfortunately, until today none of the more directly addressed Xojo employees has responded to this topic.
In full awareness that the survey result is not representative, it can be stated that there is a desire among the survey participants to integrate the
TextInputCanvas control into the Xojo IDE.
Since no one from Xojo has commented here yet, I have privately asked the head of Xojo directly about it.
He made it pretty clear that the result is irrelevant until the official feedback case is in the top 10 user feedback cases. Sad, especially considering that energy and time is spent on bringing “new desktop controls” to the IDE. My feeling was and is that already due to the fact that the
TextInputCanvas is a plugin, the integration into the IDE should not take further time, because e.g. also the
DatePicker control are in Xojo not other than plugins. A look in the Xojo program folder confirms this. And even if the feedback case would make it into the top 10, this would be far from a guarantee for a timely implementation as an official control.
My suggestion to name me a sum x, which would have to be raised, so that Xojo integrates the control into the IDE was unfortunately rejected and remained in detail also unanswered. My suggestion was that the members of the community, who also want this control in the IDE, could have donated together an amount to raise this sum. Too bad, because other features were implemented by “special payments” from users.
Oh well. What remains? The wish and the possibility to support the feedback cases from the first post of this topic and thus influence the ranking, hoping that Xojo will take a step towards us after all.