REALbasic 3.5b3
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REALbasic 3.5b3

August 2, 2001

REALbasic 3.5b3 is another honest-to-goodness beta, and all that
implies. Betas represent the closing stages of a new release. At this
point, development focuses on fixing bugs, rather than adding new

3.5b3 fixes issues with RbScript and the DataControl, in addition to
numerous other enhancements and bug-fixes. Finally, there's even more
in the release notes, so check it out.


[New] (All) DataControl: NewRecord method added, for future
considerations. Currently all it does is close the cursor and
clear all bound data aware controls.

[New] (All) RbScript: Dim statement now allows you to declare multiple
variables with differing types, rather than just multiple
variables of the same type.

[New] (All) RbScript: empty arrays can now be created by specifying -1

[New] (All) RbScript: functions can now be called before they are

[New] (Car) Microsoft Office Automation: Office X supported (plug-ins
now Carbonized).

[New] (IDE) DataControl: NewRecord method supports binding.

[New] (IDE) Keyboard Shortcut: Command-Delete is now a shortcut for the
Delete Menu.

[New] (IDE) Project Window: Delete Menu Item works with Project Window.

[New] (IDE) Preferences: Tips preferences allow you to specify which
categories of tips you want to see.

[New] (IDE) Separator, PopupArrow, DisclosureTriangle, ChasingArrows,
ImageWell: the enabled property can now be set in the IDE.

[New] (IDE) Tips Window: Tip -- Command to avoid snapping to guidelines
while dragging or resizing a control.

[New] (IDE) Tips Window: Tip -- constrain the resizing of a control with
Shift tip added.

[New] (IDE) Tips Window: Tip -- Creating Menu item shortcuts containing
Shift or Option tip added.

[New] (Win) Object3D.AddShapePicture: supported on Windows.

[New] (Win) Object3D.AddShapePictureWithMask: supported on Windows.

[Chg] (All) DataControl: AddNew method renamed to Insert.

[Chg] (IDE) Color Palette: Initial position of this window moved down so
as to not be partly obstructed by the toolbar in 3.5.

[Chg] (IDE) Properties Window: Initial position of this window moved
down so as to not be partly obstructed by the Menubar on Mac OS X.

[Opt] (IDE) Run or Build: compilation speed improved, especially on the
2nd or 3rd run after opening a project. (Those of you with large
projects, please give it a try!)

[Bug] (All) Binding: listbox text selection now changes when the
editfield text is changed when binding the string data of a
listbox with an editfield.

[Bug] (All) CheckBox: memory leak with the DataSource and the DataField
properties fixed.

[Bug] (All) Database: OpenBase plugin -- inserting a blob (greater than
32k in size) now works.

[Bug] (All) EditField: memory leak with the DataSource and the DataField
properties fixed.

[Bug] (All) FolderItemDialog: memory leak caused by using any type of
FolderItemDialog fixed.

[Bug] (All) Listbox: memory leak with the ColumnWidths, the DataSource,
and the DataField properties fixed.

[Bug] (All) PopupArrow: MouseUp and MouseDrag events now fire.

[Bug] (All) PopupMenus: memory leak with the DataSource, and the
DataField properties fixed.

[Bug] (All) RbScript: Control blocks If..Then, Do..Loop, Select Case,
and For..Next no longer crash the compiler when they contain no

[Bug] (All) RbScript: data returned from a function with a typoed or
otherwise invalid return type no longer crashes.

[Bug] (All) RbScript: If, While, and Until conditions handle reference
variables properly.

[Bug] (All) RbScript: If, While, and Until no longer fail silently if
their conditions have an invalid type.

[Bug] (All) RbScript: line number and compiler errors were reversed in
CompilerError event call, rendering both values useless.

[Bug] (All) RbScript: Not and negation operators do proper type
checking; reference variables no longer generate bogus errors, but
non-numeric variables (for negation) do generate errors.

[Bug] (All) RbScript: ReDim no longer leaks memory.

[Bug] (All) RbScript: ReDim of a string array no longer crashes.

[Bug] (All) RbScript: return statements can now be used within control

[Bug] (All) RbScript: specifying an invalid data type now generates an
error message.

[Bug] (All) RbScript: string arrays are no longer allocated with one
less element than you requested.

[Bug] (All) RbScript: undefined variables reported by parser as an error
instead of tripping an assertion.

[Bug] (All) StaticText: memory leak with the DataSource and the
DataField properties fixed.

[Bug] (All) TextOutputStream: memory leak with the delimiter property of
a TextOutputStream fixed.

[Bug] (All) Window: memory leak with the FloaterProcess property of a
window Fixed.

[Bug] (IDE) Build Application: Windows application with an incomplete
icon set no longer crashes if you build (this bug was introduced
in 3.5b2).

[Bug] (IDE) Database: Schema Editor -- dropping columns added (if the
database (such as Frontbase) supports it).

[Bug] (IDE) Database: Schema Editor -- field constraint for a char or
varchar field now works.

[Bug] (IDE) DataControl: table schema of a REALbasic database in the
project browser viewable, when using a DataControl and selecting a
table. Previously it would report that a connection could not be

[Bug] (IDE) Debugger: Stack Window -- Single-clicking in the Stack
Window makes it appear in front of the code browser.

[Bug] (IDE) Debugger: Stack Window -- Single-clicking in the Stack
Window will bring obscured code browsers forward if necessary so
that you can see their code.

[Bug] (IDE) Preferences: labels now properly deactivate when the window
is deactivated.

[Bug] (IDE) Project Window: Deleting a folder now refreshes the listbox
properly after the delete.

[Bug] (IDE) Tools Palette: now properly remembers whether you prefer it
shown or hidden after quitting REALbasic and launching it again
(fixing a bug introduced in 3.5b2).

[Bug] (Mac) Global Floating Windows: drag & drop once again supported.

[Bug] (OSX) Close Events: quitting your application within the IDE now
causes Close events to fire.

[Bug] (OSX) Controls: refresh the complete area they draw over more
reliably now, including (for example) the shadow of a PushButton
or the surround of a TabPanel.

[Bug] (Win) EditField: MouseUp event now fires.

[Bug] (Win) FolderItemDialog: failed assertion that could occur when a
FolderItemDialog's memory was freed is fixed.

[Bug] (Win) FolderItemDialog: OpenDialog or SaveDialog use could
sometimes cause memory corruption.

[Bug] (Win) Listbox: setting a cell to an empty string in code no longer
highlights the empty cell in a hierarchical listbox.

[Bug] (Win) ProgressBar: indeterminate progressbars no longer flicker.

[Bug] (Win) Socket: establishing a new connection now works when called
in the Error Event of the socket.

[Kis] (Car) Microsoft Office Automation: Built application or REALbasic
itself must be placed in the Office folder of MS Office X.

[Kis] (Car) Microsoft Office Automation: loading the Office applications
works, but automating them doesn't (yet).

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