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Xojo Plugins (was Real Studio Plugins) adds around 15,000 functions, methods and classes to Xojo. If you're still using Real Studio, see 'Related Links' below for access to those plug-ins.

What's New

Version 14.2:
  • Added CoreText clases.
  • Added AUPlayerMBS class for playing sound on Mac with pitch, rate, pan, equalizer and other features.
  • Added ChromiumBrowserMBS and ChromiumFrameMBS classes.
  • Added barcode functions to write SVG/Postscript files.
  • Added JoinDataMBS and JoinStringMBS functions.
  • Added JPEGExporterMBS.Markers.
  • Added back the help menu more...


  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • Xojo 2013r1 or later

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Drscott Member IconReview+10

I've developed 70 educational programs in Real Studio for use in the classroom. Many of these programs would not have been possible at all without the MBS plugins. Even though the plugins are amazingly comprehensive in adding core Cocoa and Carbon API access, the developer somehow has done a superhuman job of continuously adding even more functionality with each release. If you want to develop complex professional software with Real Studio, you must purchase these plugins.

By the way, before the typical troll on MacUpdate accuses me of being an amateur for using Real Studio, for 30 years I've developed neurophysiology research software in assembly, C++, LabVIEW, Prograph CPX and Java, to name a few programming languages, on laboratory minicomputers and several types of personal computers. I currently program in Objective-C as well.

I use the appropriate tool for the particular job, and for my educational software, Real Studio and the MBS plugins allowed me to quickly create professional applications that are used at colleges around the world.

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Version 12.0
Markus Winter Member IconReview+360
Markus Winter

An absolutely outstanding package - when asking professional developers what add-ons they recommend they always say that the MBS plugins are essential. I have to admit that I am still dipping my toes into the water - there is just so much of it that the whole package can be daunting … scratch that, IS daunting. But certainly well worth it - and the video tutorials in iTunes are a big help. New features seem to be often added before anything similar appears in REALbasic itself, and seem certainly much better implemented (like regular expressions), and while some features DO disappear that is the nature of progress (if you no longer support Win 98 or MacOS 10.3 then what is the point of having specific features for those systems in there?). Apple stopped supporting PowerPC (G4, G5) years ago, REAL.studio has now stopped supporting it, so I have the last REAL.studio version with the right MBS plugin to support people on PowerPC, while using the newer version to compile for Cocoa - my code is the same for both.

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Version 11.3
Szq Member IconReview+47

New features added, useful features stripped away without warning.
You would think this plugin would improve over time, it doesn't.
In order to use new features you find features you were using are stripped out!

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Version 11.2
mac912374 Member IconComment+46

I mostly agree with ADOBE INC. Where does Christian's code come from? If he uses code licensed by Free Software Foundation, he must also make his source code available to his users. Does he? Free Software Foundation should launch investigations on his products and rip him of his profits if necessary.

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Version 9.5
Anonymous Member IconReview

This plug-in collection is nearly prefect. If you use REAlbasic, then without a doubt, you should be using this also. It exposes much more of OS X than REALbasic does out of the box. The countless features and APIs will save you a ton of time so that you don't have to keep "reinventing the wheel".

Most importantly, though, is the responsiveness of the developer. I've almost always gotten a response within hours (sometimes even minutes!). He has always been willing to come up with solutions for my needs and he continuously works to improve his product.

Another significant thing is that the plug-ins contain much more complete versions of existing REALbasic features and classes. So if you need lower-level access to things like the clipboard, drag & drop, webkit, etc., then this will provide it for you.

Highly recommended.

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Version 4.1
Anonymous Member IconReview

Outstanding Customer Service

I asked the developer of this plugin whether it could handle a specific task, and he promptly replied that he thought it could. I immediately purchased a license.

Minutes later, I received another message from Christian that he had done some research and some testing that revealed that the plugin could not, unfortunately, do what I needed on the Windows platform.

He promptly refunded my money (even though he loses money on the deal) within hours of my e-mail. This is excellent customer support! Many other companies would have made it a lot harder to resolve the problem.

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Version 4.0
Anonymous Member IconReview

This plugin is great. I cannot say there is anything wrong with it at all. Christian's done a great job of filling huge gaps in REALbasic's functionality. If there was ever a notion that RB was missing a few features - get MBS! From very general to very specific, the whole spectrum of features has been implemented to a high standard.

In reply to 'Adobe' (yeah, whatever); the point of open source is for people to use the code for their own benefit. Christian has to make his money somehow. Anyway a good percentage of the functions and classes in the plugin don't require a serial number and are therefore free. You get literally thousands of really useful features which aren't implemented by anyone else for REALbasic. I say that's worth the money

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Version 4.0
Adobe Inc. Member IconComment+0
Adobe Inc.

I cannot recommend this collection of REALbasic plugins, because it contains mostly GPL-stuff, freeware and open source. This guy (Christian Schmitz) tries to make money, nothing else.
He should make a statement, that most stuff in his plugin collection is stolen, pirated or used without the knowledge of the original authors.

Sorry, but this plugin collection sucks!

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Version 4.0
Anonymous Member IconReview

I recommend this plugin to everyone that use RB, specially on MacOSX.

The functions are fast, very stable, and easy to use. All majors features of the system are now available for the rest of us : coreFoundations, coreGraphic, Midi, safari Webkit, services, rendezvous...

Awesome !
Definitively a must-have.

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Version 3.3
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Downloads 22,827
Version Downloads 95
License Demo
Date 24 Jun 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $299.00