Service: Real Studio String Obfuscator

A simple web script to help you obfuscate Real Studio strings.

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Getting customizable toolbars in Cocoa

You know how I said I wasn't updating HIToolbar anymore? Turns out that was a good choice.

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Bug Fixes

We fix bugs, and develop new features.

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The Web Edition and Resources

More Web Edition

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Feedback Tricks

Here's a short list of some neat secrets about Feedback: OpenSearch Support If you use any OpenSearch enabled browser, such as Firefox or Internet Explorer, you can visit http://feedback.realsoftware.com/ and your search field will light up with the ability to...

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Feedback Ships

Hark! A new feedback system?! Again?! More sentence fragments?! Hell yeah!

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REALbasic's TrueWindow

Cross-posting, and some behind-the-scenes with TrueWindow.

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REALbasic 2009r1 Released!

I really like 2009r1

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Tip: Fix Linux Button Sizes

Here's a quick tip to help avoid making your app look foolish on Linux.

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REAL Software Website Updates

Some RS website improvements.

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New Website!

An overview of some cool new features of the new REAL Software website.

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Image Masking

Learn everything you need to know about proper image masking.

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Custom Controls: Finding your global screen bounds

GPS for your controls

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HIToolbar 1.1.3 Released

HIToolbar has been updated for REALbasic 2008r3; Looking forward at the future of HIToolbar.

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Determining if a window should be highlighted

Quick and easy way to determine if you should draw your controls in the foreground or background.

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Does a window have a sheet?

A more complete Window.HasSheet method.

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The ZAZ's Open Source Roadmap

Plans for improving my open source offerings.

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AnimationKit 2.0 Released

I have finally found some free time, so I decided to release a brand new version of AnimationKit. This new version is significantly changed, and will break existing code. It does, however, include some great new features....

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Leopard Compatibility Notice

I have waited the line for my copy of Leopard. Mail.app RSS sucks. But more importantly, I've tested my projects for compatibility for Leopard. I find no flaws. Everything, including HIToolbar and Mac OS X Search Field appear to work...

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Some insight about REALbasic toolbars

So upon looking into a new rewrite of HIToolbar, I've wanted to hit at least one of two incredible features: controls-in-toolbars and cross-platform toolbars. Focusing on the latter in this post, I said to myself "If REAL Software can do...

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Converting HTML Entities [Updated]

I've made another mini-release. This is simply a REALbasic module which allows quick conversion back and forth between HTML entities, and their actual character....

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Brad Rhine releases the Toolbar Utilities module

[UPDATE] Brad Rhine has discontinued support for this module. However, I have hosted it here with his permission for the sake of archives.Based on code provided by myself and Charles Yeomans, Brad Rhine has released the Toolbar Utilities module - a REALbasic...

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Smart Crash Reports is a godsend

Ok developers, if you haven't heard of this yet Unsanity has created an InputManager plugin called Smart Crash Reports. To sum up the entire story, this plugin allows the user to send the crash report to you as a developer,...

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HIToolbar 1.1.2 Released

This maintenance release to HIToolbar fixes a critical bug which prevented every toolbar's ItemClicked events from firing on Intel Macs. This update is strongly recommended for all users of HIToolbar. Sorry this was not caught sooner. And thanks to the...

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HIToolbar Crash Situation

One of my users of HIToolbar has brought a crash to my attention, forwarded from one of his users. I'm at a loss for the reason, and the developer himself has been unable to replicate the crash. However, we do...

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Status Update for REALSyndication

Hey anybody paying attention may have noticed a bit of inactivity over the last week. I've been working on a website for the company I actually work for, so my time is a little... spent. I'll get this done....

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Dropping support for Atom 0.1

I've decided to drop support for Atom 0.1 formats - if they even exist. I can't seem to find any documentation or even mention that they really exist....

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First Alpha of REALSyndication coming soon

I've just completed a good chunk of the work for this project. It's at the point now where the classes can create very nice RSS & ATOM feeds of any version. Although, why anybody would want to create anything other...

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Hey, what smells like blue?

Those that do not get this reference should remember to Futurama episode 3acv19: Roswell That Ends Well when Fry puts an "Iffy Pop" into the microwave: the impossible happens. Well this mini post is simply to inform my few readers...

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Of Going Mad and Losing Work

While working on my new RSS class, I lost a couple classes that seemed to disappear. I started cursing and such, because my work was long gone - you know the drill - sonofa#*@*$iknewtherewasareasonnottouserb@*#!!....

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Creating Aqua effects in code

Using nothing but some gradient code and logic, you can creating Aqua effects using REALbasic code. We'll explain both....

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Mac OS X Search Field 1.1 Released

Our Mac OS X Search Field has been updated to support Universal Binaries. There are no other new features....

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HIToolbar 1.1.1 Released

As well as updating code to work with modern versions of REALbasic and bug fixes, HIToolbar has been update to work with Universal applications as well. This is a must-have upgrade for all users of HIToolbar....

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