Six days ago I opted to back up my computer to a remote location (AWS) and it's finally done uploading. That means I am finally able to reboot into Windows and test the updates for HTML Edit and Answers. I'm excited to release them because they're both very important updates.
It's the big Answers 1.1 update that brings rich text editing to the app at last! With a WYSIWYG edit interface I should be able to reach a much wider audience. This update has a large number of fixes and improvements including custom CSS blocks. I've also snuck in a new theme that looks like the HTML Edit docs which I plan to actually make with Answers in the next release ;)
HTML Edit is now up to 1.2 and I'm pleased to announce it's two new Events: UserDroppedImage and TextChanged. The later is self explanatory, and I can't believe I forgot to include it when mimicking TextArea. No worries though, it's here now. UserDroppedImage, however, is unique to HTML Edit. This event lets you intercept and handle a dropped image however you like. I use it in Answers to copy the image to the document media so you can manage your media :)
A very exciting update for both me and you! Watch out for these two, both coming soon.
February 11, 2015
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I've finally got my own private space for hosting! I had what I would consider a terrible breakup with HostGator. When I first started on the internet they were such a great place to host my website, but recently I had nothing but headaches. So I decided to move when I noticed their customer service becoming exceptionally poor in response to my needs. On my VPS, I'm sysadmin and my sites are back to their normal (fast) speed so I'm a happy camper.
February 3, 2015
Update to HTML Edit
I've updated HTML Edit to fix a couple bugs and an oversight (I saw it and had a /facepalm moment.) Anyone who's purchased already can use their existing unique personal download link to get the latest version. If you've downloaded the demo and are still playing with it, I would recommend grabbing the latest demo as it's just that much cooler!
Also in the update is a new module called InlineStyle. This module was created to make switching from existing solutions easier. It is a few hundred lines of intense RegEx mastery and loops, and it will turn a page with a separate CSS <style> section into inline styling for use with Quill (the engine that powers HTML Edit.) It was designed for switching from Styled HTML Field for a customer and has been tested on output from that control.
I made it a module so if you don't need to convert CSS to inline styles you don't need to have it in your project. All in all it's got a couple very important fixes, so please make sure you're up to date!
January 26, 2015
HTML Edit Control for Xojo
Formatted rich text in Xojo isn't exactly the easiest thing to convert into HTML, and going backwards is just as loopy (get it?) I've created an rich text editor control that you can use to get and set HTML. It's pretty cool, there's a lot of info on it's own page. HTML Edit
Really though, I made the control so that I can use it in Answers. So now that it's done I can include it in Answers and finally get rich text editing into the program! I'm so excited to get that out the door. Look for Answers version 1.1.0 coming soon!
January 20, 2015