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[MBS] [ANN] MonkeyBread Software Releases the MBS REALbasic plug-ins in version 11.0
Date: 18.01.11 08:51 (Tue, 18 Jan 2011 08:51:39 +0100)
From: Christian Schmitz
NICKENICH, Germany (January 18th, 2011) -- Monkeybread Software releases version 11.0 of the MBS plug-in for REALbasic.

The MBS plug-in comprises a collection of several plug-in parts which extend the REALbasic development environment with 1,400 classes featuring over 32,000 documented functions.

REAL Studio Web Edition was released last December and this plugin includes all the changes we made to better support the new Web Applications and the Cocoa target. Especially the picture handling code has improved.

Our plugin is available as part of the Omega Bundle where you can get 10 products around REAL Studio worth $3200 for just $399. See http://www.omegabundle.com/ for details.

A few of the new things in version 11.0:

* Added PhidgetIRMBS, PhidgetIRCodeInfoMBS, PhidgetSpatialMBS and PhidgetSpatialEventDataMBS classes.
* Added BuildConstantsMBS module.
* Added WindowsExecuteMBS function.
* Added CustomPicture for OpenDialogMBS on Windows.
* Added new UnZipMBS Constructor for passing a file offset inside the zip file.
* Added WindowsFontFamilyMBS class.
* Added QTKitCaptureFileOutputMBS events.
* Added OpenDialogMBS SelectionChanged event.
* Added HTMLViewer.PrintToPDFFileMBS function.
* Added GetTrackMatrix and SetTrackMatrix methods to QTTrackMBS class.
* Added SignalHandlerMBS SendSignal and SendSignalToSelf.
* Added QTKitModuleMBS module and a lot of methods to existing QTKit classes.
* Added one more EncodingToURLMBS option.
* Added CMYK support to PictureMBS.
* Added TiffPictureMBS.Scanline variant where you pass your own memoryblock.
* Added MatrixDimension parameter to the PictureMBS.ApplyMatrix.
* Added UUIDMBS.ValueFormattedString.
* Added OverlayWindowMBS.WindowPaint
* Added MemoryBlock.ExpandBitsMBS.
* Added second WinDataObjectMBS.AddDragImage method to always use color black and modifies the picture so no longer transparent areas are visible. The picture mask is now used to mask the picture.
* Added WindowsTimerMBS class.
* Added ClickThroughMBS class.
* Added QTTrackMBS.DisposeTrackMedia and QTTrackMBS.DeleteTrackReference.
* Added LinuxHIDInterfaceMBS.InterruptWrite.
* Added GlobalExceptionHandlerMBS class.
* Added GetObjectClassNameMBS function.
* Added ThreadMBS.CurrentThreadID function.
* Added Channel array and ChannelCount property to PictureMBS class.
* Added canResetPageZoomMBS, canZoomPageInMBS, canZoomPageOutMBS, mediaVolumeMBS, pageSizeMultiplierMBS, resetPageZoomMBS, setMediaVolumeMBS, setPageSizeMultiplierMBS, zoomPageInMBS and zoomPageOutMBS to HTMLViewer control.
* Added removeAllToolTips and scaleUnitSquareToSize to NSViewMBS class.
* Added BlueChannelMBS, GreenChannelMBS and RedChannelMBS functions to picture class.
* Added WindowClickCloseRgn, WindowClickCollapseRgn, WindowClickContentRgn, WindowClickDragRgn, WindowClickProxyIconRgn, WindowClickResizeRgn, WindowClickStructureRgn, WindowClickToolbarButtonRgn and WindowClickZoomRgn events to CarbonWindowsEventsMBS class.
* Added WindowsEjectVolumeMBS function.
* Added OptionFTPusePret, OptionMailFrom and SetOptionMailRecipients to CURLMBS and CURLSMBS classes.
* Updated DynaPDF to version
* Updated XMP Toolkit to Version 5.1.2. A few methods removed and a few new ones added. PPC is no longer supported by Adobe, so don't expect the plugin to work there.
* Updated CGSConnectionMBS.CGSWindow function to work on Cocoa targets.
* Updated Picture.ScaleMBS to support console targets. This will be useful with the REAL Studio Web Edition.
* Updated Phidget plugin classes to version 2.17 of the phidget SDK.
* Updated WindowsVMStatisticsMBS to use 64 bit numbers.

See release notes for a complete list of changes:

The plug-ins require REALbasic 2006r4 or newer. Also required are 500 MB hard disc space and around 64 MB of RAM in addition to the requirements of REALbasic 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 ($279 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:

For questions and announcements you may subscribe to our email list at http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/realbasic/mailinglist.shtml or visit the list archive at http://www.monkeybreadsoftware.de/listarchive/

Christian Schmitz
Monkeybread Software