The September/October (16.5) issue of xDev Magazine is now available. Here's a quick preview of what's inside:
**Reports Revisited** by Ulrich Bogun and Martin Trippensee
Xojo's built-in reporting gets flack for not being full-featured, but it's more powerful than you think. Ulrich and Martin have figured out a way to hack it for better reports!
**An Excel Database** by Paul Budd
Should you use Excel as a database? Probably not. But you can, and there are times (like when you aren't in control of the decisions), that it's useful to be able to use SQL to query a spreadsheet.
**Give Yourself to the Dark Side, Part V** by Sam Rowlands
Sam's article a few issues ago on "Dark Mode" sliders was derailed by Apple's changes with MacOS Mojave, so he's back to revise his methods.
**Refactoring a Controller Module, Part 2** by JC Cruz
Jose continues his explanation on how to refactor a controller module to support other models without breaking existing code.
*PLUS*: Progressbars, connecting to databases, Xojo 2018r2, hierarchies in a data mart, HavIBeenPwned, and more!
Meet Marc Zeedar, publisher of the xDev Magazine at the MBS Xojo Conference in Munich.