Release 41 Now Available

JOHNSON CITY, TN (August 3, 2021) — GraffitiSuite is pleased to announce Release 41 for Xojo Desktop and Web!

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Release 38 Now Available

JOHNSON CITY, TN (March 29, 2021) — GraffitiSuite is pleased to announce GraffitiSuite Release 38 for Xojo Desktop and Web!

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From Anthony: Xojo 2020 Year-In-Review

A lot happened this year with Xojo. Some I was lucky to be part of, and still more that I was pleasantly surprised by. In all, though, I think 2020 was a pretty good year to be a Xojo customer.

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The Future of Web 1.0

With the release of Web 2.0, and its subsequent (more or less) deprecation by Xojo, I don’t think anyone is surprised by questions about what the current plan is for GraffitiSuite Web Edition 1.0. I understand the concerns of GraffitiSuite customers who have come to rely on GraffitiSuite over the years as they build innumerable web applications, so I’ve resisted the urge to make a decision and publicize the plan for quite some time.

The short of it is, you’ll be able to rely on GraffitiSuite for Web 1.0 applications for a little while longer. I’ve also built a massive number of applications both for contract, internal use, and public release. Many I won’t be rebuilding, some I will. That being the case, I also need it to continue to function for a bit.

So what’s the timeline? As of this date (December 17, 2020), GraffitiSuite Web Edition 1.0 is in Maintenance Mode. I will release fixes only, no new products, and those fixes will only be related to changes in browser behavior that break existing functionality.

I have to increasingly spend more and more of my time on Web 2.0, and — with the Desktop codebase also constantly being updated and other ongoing work — it’s just not feasible to continue to add new products and perform what can in some cases be considered rewrites to fix relatively minor issues. At the same time, though the codebases are largely the same right now, continuing to port fixes made for Web 2.0 to Web 1.0 is also too time-consuming to continue, so only those bugs for Web 1.0 that are actually reported for that version will be fixed.

Maintenance Mode will continue until March 1st, 2021. At that time, GraffitiSuite Web Edition 1.0 will no longer be supported. I had a lot of fun building it over the years, and it hurts a little to say that Web Edition 1.0’s time has passed, but I’m sure all of GraffitiSuite’s users understand the rationale behind this decision.

I want to say thank you to the thousands of you who, over the years, have supported and used GraffitiSuite Web Edition 1.0. Without you, GraffitiSuite would look a lot different today.

Thank you for your continued support,

Anthony G. Cyphers

Omegabundle for Xojo 2020 Developer Tools Bundle Announced

Get the top developer tools and third party components for the Xojo cross-platform development platform at a huge savings.

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Release 31 Now Available!

JOHNSON CITY, TN (April 16, 2020) — GraffitiSuite is pleased to announce the release of GraffitiSuite Release 31!

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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: Let’s Talk API 2.0

Xojo 2019R2 is here! API 2.0 is here! Wait, what does that mean for GraffitiSuite? In short: Nothing right now! GraffitiSuite compiles without modification!

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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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From Anthony: Animating Xojo, Part 3

In Part 1 we covered the basic history of animating in Xojo using pre-calculated chunks to modify the width of our component. In Part 2 we went a bit further by using linear interpolation(lerp) to calculate our current width at each step of the animation process, and setup for concurrent animation.

In this part we’ll be covering a few different things, chiefly concurrent animations. But that’s not all, as I’ve added a lerpColor function to show you how to animate color changes.

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