Xojo Plugins
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Adds thousands of new classes to Xojo. (was Real Studio Plugins).   Demo ($299.00)
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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 14.1:
  • Added MapKit plugin.
  • Added LinuxProcessMBS class.
  • Added WinHTTPClientMBS class to detect proxy on Windows automatically.
  • Added BackColor and ForeColor properties for BarcodeGeneratorMBS class.
  • Added CFProxyMBS class to detect proxy on Mac.
  • Added CLLocationCoordinate2DMBS class.
  • Added DirectShowAMCrossbarMBS.PhysicalPinName, DirectShowCaptureGraphBuilderMBS.Crossbar and DirectShowAMCrossbarMBS.BaseFilter functions.
  • Added flags parameter to SystemInformationMBS.MachineID so you can decide what values are used.
  • Added LCMS2ContextMBS class for context information. Now you need to pass objects of this class instead of variant.
  • Added more CoreImage functions.
  • Added MYSQL_SECURE_AUTH option to SQL Plugin, so you can pass true/false to enable/disable secure authentication for connecting to MySQL server.
  • Added NSFileHandleMBS.AvailableBytes function.
  • Added NSPrintInfoMBS methods to redirect printing to a file with normal Xojo OpenPrinter command in Cocoa app.
  • Added RenderPageToImageMT function to raster PDF pages in preemptive thread.
  • Added SQLDatabaseMBS.RaiseExceptions property. By default SQLDatabaseMBS raises no exceptions, but SQLConnectionMBS does. With the properties on both you can switch to the opposite. In all cases we update error properties.
  • Added SQLDateTimeMBS Constructor, DateValue and Set method to work better with normal date objects.
  • Added SQLPreparedStatementMBS.Scrollable property.
  • Added VLCEventManagerMBS.Listen method.
  • Added WebSocketHelperMBS.Unmask parameter.
  • Added WindowsICMProfileMBS.CreateIccProfile function.
  • Changed GammaMBS for Mac, so you can have one GammaMBS object for each screen.
  • Changed NSIMage*MBS classes to have properties instead of methods, so you see something in debugger. Also added a few more methods.
  • Fixed a bug in PNG plugin with reading picture from string.
  • Fixed an issue where plugin would call QuickTime function on Windows where no QuickTime is available.
  • Fixed bug with printing on HTMLViewer. PrintingPageMBS function returned nil.
  • Fixed issue where GUI code was performed on thread causing a ThreadAccessingUIException. Workaround for feedback case 32738.
  • Fixed issue with HTMLViewer.PrintDialogMBS function, so it actually prints a second time.
  • Fixed problem with Graphicsmagick, so JPEG 2000 works again on Mac and Linux.
  • Fixed WindowsICMProfileMBS.CreateIccProfile function to load the Windows function WcsCreateIccProfile dynamically.
  • Improved CFBookmarkMBS module with new overloaded methods using CFURLMBS.
  • Improved event handling for CFSocket, Bonjour classes, FSEvents, Mac HID classes, IOIOPowerSourcesMBS and SleepNotificationMBS so it works better if you run it on a thread.
  • Rewrote SQLPreparedStatementMBS class. Now also taking binds on parameter name, not just index.
  • Updated DynaPDF library to version
  • Updated GammaMBS class to work on newer Macbooks with 1024 entries in the gamma table.
  • Updated LCMS2 library to version 2.6.
Version 14.1:
  • Added MapKit plugin.
  • Added LinuxProcessMBS class.
  • Added WinHTTPClientMBS class to detect proxy on Windows automatically.
  • Added BackColor and ForeColor properties for BarcodeGeneratorMBS class.
  • Added CFProxyMBS class to detect proxy on Mac.
  • Added CLLocationCoordinate2DMBS class.
  • Added more...
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • Xojo 2013r1 or later

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Drscott reviewed on 14 Mar 2012
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.
[Version 12.0]



Markus Winter reviewed on 13 Dec 2011
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.
[Version 11.3]



Szq reviewed on 30 Aug 2011
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!
[Version 11.2]


mac912374 commented on 11 Aug 2009
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.
[Version 9.5]


Anonymous reviewed on 02 Jan 2005
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.
[Version 4.1]


Anonymous reviewed on 22 Apr 2004
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.
[Version 4.0]


Anonymous reviewed on 21 Feb 2004
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
[Version 4.0]


Anonymous reviewed on 04 Sep 2003
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.
[Version 3.3]

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Pony rated on 24 Jan 2012

[Version 12.0]


Pony rated on 13 Dec 2011

[Version 11.3]

Version Downloads:84
Type:Development : Libraries
Date:18 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $299.00
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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.

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