Release 30 Now Available

JOHNSON CITY, TN (October 22, 2019) — GraffitiSuite is pleased to announce the availability of GraffitiSuite Release 30!

“Release 30 is a monster,” according to Anthony G. Cyphers, Sole Proprietor of GraffitiSuite. “The primary focus in this release has been getting the Desktop components theme-aware so that customers can leverage dark mode on target platforms, and I think this was successful. This is, without question, the largest Desktop release of GraffitiSuite in the last 16 years.”

== Desktop Edition ==
14 new classes
– GraffitiAnimator: Easily incorporate eased, time-based animations in to your UIs.
– GraffitiCard: Display important data in a beautiful format, with a call-to-action button.
– GraffitiColors: Incorporate theme-aware coloring in your UI for Windows and macOS, or choose from pre-defined palettes like Bootstrap, Material, named colors, and more.
– GraffitiDrillMenu: Replace those tired old treeview controls with a powerful and amazingly attractive drill-down style menu component.
– GraffitiImmersiveWindow: Add dark mode support for Windows, complete with an AppearanceChanged event for both macOS and Windows.
– GraffitiImmersiveLabel: Drop-in replacement for the standard Label with added dark mode support for Windows.
– GraffitiImmersiveTextField: Drop-in replacement for the standard TextField with added dark mode support for Windows.
– GraffitiImmersiveTextArea: Drop-in replacement for the standard TextArea with added dark mode support for Windows.
– GraffitiListbox: Drop-in replace for the standard Listbox with dark mode support, menu headers, and enhanced hover effects.
– GraffitiNSImages: Easily get Picture representations of macOS System images such as NSMagnifyingGlass, or NSFontPanelActionButton.
– GraffitiOptionBox: Build a CheckBox or RadioButton that you’d be proud of with customization, or stick with the defaults for a better-looking modern alternative.
– GraffitiPagination: Give your users a better paging experience with this theme-aware, highly customizable paging control.
– GraffitiPopupMenu: A drop-in replacement for the standard PopupMenu with support for custom value drawing, multiple columns, and it’s theme-aware!
– GraffitiWall: Powerful stream-like component for displaying ContainerControls filled with info. Perfect for dashboard UIs.
32 other additions in functionality
68 bug fixes

== Web Edition ==
28 Functionality additions
73 bug fixes
2 library version updates

For a full overview of changes in this release, please visit the changelogs at https://graffitisuite.com/wiki/doku.php?id=changelogs:r30.

View the October 2019 Newsletter at https://mailchi.mp/a583c0570fa6/graffitisuite-newsletter-october-2019

ABOUT GRAFFITISUITE
GraffitiSuite is an ever-expanding set of classes for Xojo Desktop and Web targets that aims to both ease development and provide access to advanced features and user interface concepts without unnecessarily complicating your project code.

ABOUT GRAFFITISUITE SOLUTIONS
GraffitiSuite Solutions is a software development consulting firm based in Johnson City, TN, and has been providing custom Xojo development, components and solutions since 2003.

See https://graffitisuite.com/ for more information.

From Anthony: Animating Xojo, Part 4

In Part 1 we covered the history of animating UI effects in Xojo. Part 2 we dug in to linear interpolation. Part 3 saw the addition of support for concurrent animations and color changes. In Part 4 we’ll cover easing, which can make the most drab User Interface interactions beautiful.

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Coming Soon for Desktop

So Anthony has been working really hard on a new class for Desktop, and it’s looking awesome! He’s looking back over years of customer emails, support tickets, and forums posts to try and create exactly what everyone wants…a GREAT grid control for desktop. Don’t believe me? Check this out…

graffitigrid

Now, it’s not quite ready for release yet, but some more testers would be nice. If you have a current subscription to GraffitiSuite Desktop, just use the contact form on the GraffitiSuite home page to get involved! Break the class, suggest features, help Anthony make a truly awesome Xojo Desktop Grid.

[UPDATE]
Even more new features to make it the best yet…

graffitigrid

[UPDATE 2]
GraffitiGrid now draws a fully populated list at full-screen in 0.002000000000000000050836482 seconds!

GraffitiSuite Release 18 Now Available

Johnson City, TN (November 6, 2014) CyphersTECH Consulting announces the biggest GraffitiSuite release ever.

According to Anthony G. Cyphers, owner at CyphersTECH Consulting: “We’re definitely excited. Not only is this the biggest release of GraffitiSuite in our more than ten year history, it may also represent the pinnacle of what we’ve been trying to accomplish from the start: a stable, beautiful set of classes that developers will enjoy using. We’re very proud of the work we’ve put in to this release and the associated web site changes that coincide with it.”

Many of the Web Edition products have been rewritten or been changed rudimentarily, also having five new line-up additions. Desktop classes now have full Retina support, and one product.

For a full overview of the changes in this release, please view the change log at http://www.graffitisuite.com/docs/october-2014-release-18/

GraffitiSuite consists of many great classes for Desktop and Web development. All subscription customers have access to the GraffitiSuite bug tracker.

For more information about GraffitiSuite, visit http://www.GraffitiSuite.com/
To subscribe to GraffitiSuite.com and get access to these amazing products, visit http://www.graffitisuite.com/pricing

ABOUT CYPHERSTECH
CyphersTECH Consulting is a software and web development consulting firm based in Johnson City, TN. CyphersTECH offers custom local application development, web application development, custom Xojo development, and JavaScript development.
See http://www.CyphersTECH.com/ for more information.

In The Works: Biggest Update Ever

It has taken a great deal of work, but GraffitiSuite release 18 is nearly ready, and it’s a beast! It will contain four or more new products, vastly improved Retina support on the desktop side, rock-solid jQuery implementation on the web side, a completely reworked GraffitiWebColorPicker, and a great deal of fixes and changes.

We may decide to run a sale for this release. If so, those details will be forthcoming.

Release 16: Desktop/Web Fixes & New Classes

This release has been a long time in the making. We’ve worked out the major issues with our initial release of GraffitiSuite Web Edition, and even made some additions to assist in web app development. For desktop, we’ve fixed a few bugs that were introduced a little while back.

[FIX] DESKTOP: KillerToolBar now once again clears button hover states when mouse exits the control.
[FIX] DESKTOP: KillerToolBar buttons no longer have captions cut off when in "Labels Only" state.
[FIX] DESKTOP: KillerToolBar is now redrawn properly when customizing button order.
[FIX] DESKTOP: GraffitiAccordion control refresh slightly optimized in an attempt to reduce flicker when refreshing those controls on Windows.
[NEW] WEB: Added GraffitiWebFavIcon
[NEW] WEB: Added GraffitiWebSignature
[NEW] WEB: GraffitiWebAccordionNavItem now has a Tag as Variant property (Report ID: 1873).
[NEW] WEB: GraffitiWebAccordionNav now has a RemoveAll method (Report ID: 1875).
[NEW] WEB: GraffitiWebAccordionNav now has a AddChildToItem method (Report ID: 1874).
[NEW] WEB: GraffitiWebToggle now implements a Visible property (Report ID: 1877).
[FIX] WEB: GraffitiWebAccordionNav's Remove() method now properly updates the view.
[FIX] WEB: GraffitiWebEditor no longer fails with JS error "$ is not defined" due to setting Text property before class is shown.
[FIX] WEB: GraffitiWebEditor no longer throws OutOfBoundsException when Break On Exceptions is enabled and the field's text is empty.
[FIX] WEB: GraffitiWebEditor no longer supports resize.  This is a temporary adjustment until a more intuitive system can be established.
[FIX] WEB: GraffitiWebAlert no longer throws assertions when attempting to Alert on Page.Shown, instead, this call is ignored.  All calls should be made after the GraffitiWebAlert class is instantiated, not the page.
[FIX] WEB: GraffitiWebAccordion no longer improperly references GraffitiWebAccordionNavItem in the Item_Find and Item_Remove methods.
[FIX] WEB: GraffitiWebPopupMenu should now resize properly.
[FIX] WEB: GraffitiWebEditor should now resize properly.
[FIX] WEB: GraffitiWebEditor should no longer scroll off or change size inappropriately.
[FIX] WEB: GraffitiWebEditor no longer loses data assigned to the Text property in the IDE.
[FIX] WEB: All classes now load dependency scripts from files stored on the server [REQUIRES BUILD STEP].
[CHANGE] WEB: GraffitiWebPopupMenu's Items() array and UpdateOptions() method are now exposed to allow more manual control.

Release 16 Web Edition Progress

Due to some major flaws in our implementation of the new WebSDK for Web Edition, we’ve had to push back Release 16 a great distance from our originally intended date. We’re nearly ready to push it out, so here’s an update on what you can expect.

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Release 14: GraffitiSuite.com Relaunch and Web Edition Launch

JOHNSON CITY, TN (November 30, 2013) GraffitiSuite announces the release of GraffitiSuite Web Edition!

“This release is extraordinarily big for us,” according to Anthony G. Cyphers. “We’ve been planning this release for nearly two years, and now we’re ready to launch Web Edition. Over the next few months we plan to address a lot of bugs users may find, and add a lot of features not currently supported, but GraffitiSuiteWeb is ready for deployment now. We strove to include classes that Xojo developers really needed in their web applications, and we even came up with a new packaging and pricing scheme to go along with them. There’s never been a better time to become a GraffitiSuite subscriber.”

For a full overview of the changes in this release, please view the ChangeLog.

GraffitiSuite consists of many great classes for Desktop and Web development. All subscription customers have access to the GraffitiSuite bug tracker, and priority email support.

For more information about GraffitiSuite, visit http://www.GraffitiSuite.com/
To subscribe to GraffitiSuite.com and get access to these amazing products, visit http://www.graffitisuite.com/pricing

ABOUT CYPHERSTECH
CyphersTECH Consulting is a software and web development consulting firm based in Johnson City, TN. CyphersTECH offers custom local application development, Web Edition development, local and remote support, and a variety of design services.

See http://www.CyphersTECH.com/ for more information.

Coming Soon…

We’re always working on new and exciting stuff for User Interfaces. We come up with plenty of solutions that will never see the light of day (as a part of GraffitiSuite, anyway) because it’s either so specific that it couldn’t be reused reliably, or we don’t have permission from the customer who commissioned us to create it. That said, we’ve got at least two new classes ready to be added to GraffitiSuite, and one more hopefully on the way!

We can’t wait to see how our users implement these new classes, as you guys always seem to surprise us with the many ways you can apply our work to your projects.

Now, without further adieu…

ComingSoon1

ComingSoon2

Release 10: Deprecated fixes and a new class

JOHNSON CITY, TN (November 24, 2012) GraffitiSuite gets one new classes, and more bug fixes.

GraffitiThumbList, the newest addition to GraffitiSuite, gives developer an easy to use display for thumbnail images.

For a full overview of the changes in this release, please view the ChangeLog.

GraffitiSuite consists of GraffitiAccordion, GraffitiActionBar, GraffitiButton, GraffitiColorPicker, GraffitiFadeLabel, GraffitiFadePanel, GraffitiHTMLLabel, GraffitiImageWell, GraffitiProgress, GraffitiPropertyList, GraffitiRadialProgress, GraffitiRibbon, GraffitiScrollContainer, GraffitiSearchCanvas, GraffitiSeparator, GraffitiSplitter, GraffitiStatus, GraffitiStepBar, GraffitiSwitch, GraffitiVBScript, and KillerToolBar, with more planned for release in the coming months. All subscription customers have access to support forums, and, also, Source Code subscribers have access to priority email support.

For more information about GraffitiSuite, visit http://www.GraffitiSuite.com/
To subscribe to GraffitiSuite.com and get access to these amazing products, visit http://www.GraffitiSuite.com/register

ABOUT CYPHERSTECH
CyphersTECH Consulting is a software and web development consulting firm based in Johnson City, TN. CyphersTECH offers custom local application development, Web Edition development, local and remote support, and a variety of design services.

See http://www.CyphersTECH.com/ for more information.