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MonkeyBread Software Releases the MBS Real Studio plug-ins in version 11.3

NICKENICH, Germany (December 13th, 2011) -- Monkeybread Software releases
version 11.3 of the MBS plug-in for Real Studio.

The MBS plug-in comprises a collection of several plug-in parts which extend the Real Studio development environment with 1,500 classes featuring over 38,000 documented functions. Our plugins support all three platforms Mac OS X, Windows and Linux with all project types desktop, web and console.

This is one of the biggest plugin update we ever had. More than 2500 new features including 66 new classes. While a lot of small things have changed, we'd like to point you to a few bigger changes:

First we updated our picture related code to support Real Studio 2011r4. All plugins have to adopt as Real Software added alpha channel pictures.

Next we added support for color management using LCMS 2.2. We keep LCMS 1.x classes for compatibility, but suggest everyone to move to the new classes. With LCMS you can now support v4 ICC profiles in your application.
For businesses it is important to read and write Excel files for data exchange. Our new XL plugin does this and supports both the old xls files and the newer xml based xlsx files. So if you need to have your application to write reports, you can now load a Excel file (template) and add your values. Or create a new Excel file from scratch. Our plugin is based on libXL (additional license required) and works without having Microsoft Excel installed.

If you want to send your application to the Mac App Store, you can now use the Common Crypto classes for doing encryption. As your application uses only system provided encryption, you don't have the hassle with US export limitations for software with encryption. Also you benefit from improvements to Store Kit classes, iCloud classes and push notification functions.

We updated several libraries, so you can now enjoy DynaPDF with improved raster features, SQLAPI 3.8.3 for improved SQL database access, PCRE 8.13 for improved regular expressions and libPNG for improved security working with PNG files.

This update is recommended for all Real Studio developers. Especially if you want to use Real Studio 2011r4 which older plugins don't support.
13 12 11 - 18:03
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