The MBS plug-in comprises a collection of several plug-in parts which extend the Real Studio development environment with 1,700 classes featuring over 44,000 documented functions. Our plugins support all three platforms Mac OS X, Windows and Linux with all project types desktop, web and console.
Some of the highlights on the 12.5 update:
For our ChartDirector plugin we updated the ChartDirector library to version 5.1.1 and added a couple of new functions related to tracking cursors. Please try the new amazing examples for tracking cursors in various charts.
We updated DynaPDF to version 184.108.40.206 and added a few new classes like DynaPDFEditTextMBS for editing page text. The new function ExtractPageText helps you to query the text of a page easily. And with the DynaPDFPageStatisticMBS you can quickly check if a page has images or vector graphics.
The new Mac USB class can connect to an USB device on a Mac. For Windows we have the WinUSBMBS class. This way you can read and write data to USB devices cross platform and integrate various devices from your clients.
For our SQL plugin we have several new features. First you can connect now to SQL Anywhere Servers in version 10, 11 and 12 from Sybase. For our regular SQLDatabaseMBS class we added SQLExecuteMT and SQLSelectMT methods for threaded queries in background. We also got an utility function CloneMBS to create a copy of a RecordSet and a few more utility functions like the new functions in our MySQLMBS class.
With the new ExtendedAttributesMBS module you can read and write extended attributes on Mac OS X like Finder comments and add your own metadata to each file.
Finally we have more additions like new picture functions, improvements to our Cocoa classes, improvements to PDFKit classes and the Twain plugin.
See release notes for a complete list of changes. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. Also you can ask questions at Real World in Orlando next year.