REALbasic 3.5b3
TweetFollow Us on Twitter

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).

Lorin Rivers 512.263.1233 x712 v
Product Manager 512.263.1441 f
REAL Software
PMB 220
3300 Bee Cave Road, Suite 650
Austin, Texas 78746
REALbasic: the powerful, easy-to-use tool for creating your own
software for Macintosh, Mac OS X, and Windows.


Community Search:
MacTech Search:

Software Updates via MacUpdate

Microsoft Office 2016 16.11 - Popular pr...
Microsoft Office 2016 - Unmistakably Office, designed for Mac. The new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote provide the best of both worlds for Mac users - the familiar Office... Read more
Adobe Photoshop CC 2018 19.1.2 - Profess...
Photoshop CC 2018 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $19.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous Photoshop customer). Adobe Photoshop CC 2018, the industry standard... Read more
Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2018 -...
Dreamweaver CC 2018 is available as part of Adobe Creative Cloud for as little as $19.99/month (or $9.99/month if you're a previous Dreamweaver customer). Adobe Dreamweaver CC 2018 allows you to... Read more
Adobe Flash Player - Plug-in...
Adobe Flash Player is a cross-platform, browser-based application runtime that provides uncompromised viewing of expressive applications, content, and videos across browsers and operating systems.... Read more
Drive Genius 5.2.0 - $79.00
Drive Genius features a comprehensive Malware Scan. Automate your malware protection. Protect your investment from any threat. The Malware Scan is part of the automated DrivePulse utility. DrivePulse... Read more
MegaSeg 6.0.6 - Professional DJ and radi...
MegaSeg is a complete solution for pro audio/video DJ mixing, radio automation, and music scheduling with rock-solid performance and an easy-to-use design. Mix with visual waveforms and Magic... Read more
ffWorks 1.0.7 - Convert multimedia files...
ffWorks (was iFFmpeg), focused on simplicity, brings a fresh approach to the use of FFmpeg, allowing you to create ultra-high-quality movies without the need to write a single line of code on the... Read more
Dash 4.1.5 - Instant search and offline...
Dash is an API documentation browser and code snippet manager. Dash helps you store snippets of code, as well as instantly search and browse documentation for almost any API you might use (for a full... Read more
Evernote 7.0.3 - Create searchable notes...
Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at anytime, from... Read more
jAlbum Pro 15.3 - Organize your digital...
jAlbum Pro has all the features you love in jAlbum, but comes with a commercial license. You can create gorgeous custom photo galleries for the Web without writing a line of code! Beginner-friendly... Read more

Latest Forum Discussions

See All

All the best games on sale for iPhone an...
It might not have been the greatest week for new releases on the App Store, but don't let that get you down, because there are some truly incredible games on sale for iPhone and iPad right now. Seriously, you could buy anything on this list and I... | Read more »
Everything You Need to Know About The Fo...
In just over a week, Epic Games has made a flurry of announcements. First, they revealed that Fortnite—their ultra-popular PUBG competitor—is coming to mobile. This was followed by brief sign-up period for interested beta testers before sending out... | Read more »
The best games that came out for iPhone...
It's not been the best week for games on the App Store. There are a few decent ones here and there, but nothing that's really going to make you throw down what you're doing and run to the nearest WiFi hotspot in order to download it. That's not to... | Read more »
Death Coming (Games)
Death Coming Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $1.99, Version: (iTunes) Description: --- Background Story ---You Died. Pure and simple, but death was not the end. You have become an agent of Death: a... | Read more »
Hints, tips, and tricks for Empires and...
Empires and Puzzles is a slick match-stuff RPG that mixes in a bunch of city-building aspects to keep things fresh. And it's currently the Game of the Day over on the App Store. So, if you're picking it up for the first time today, we thought it'd... | Read more »
What You Need to Know About Sam Barlow’s...
Sam Barlow’s follow up to Her Story is #WarGames, an interactive video series that reimagines the 1983 film WarGames in a more present day context. It’s not exactly a game, but it’s definitely still interesting. Here are the top things you should... | Read more »
Pixel Plex Guide - How to Build Better T...
Pixel Plex is the latest city builder that has come to the App Store, and it takes a pretty different tact than the ones that came before it. Instead of being in charge of your own city by yourself, you have to work together with other players to... | Read more »
Fortnite Will Be Better Than PUBG on Mob...
Before last week, if you asked me which game I prefer between Fortnite Battle Royale and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), I’d choose the latter just about 100% of the time. Now that we know that both games are primed to hit our mobile screens... | Read more »
Siege of Dragonspear (Games)
Siege of Dragonspear 2.5.12 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: $9.99, Version: 2.5.12 (iTunes) Description: Experience the Siege of Dragonspear, an epic Baldur’s Gate tale, filled with with intrigue, magic, and monsters.... | Read more »
7 Wonders Guide - Should You Buy The Lea...
The fantastic mobile version of 7 Wonders just got updated with an expansion that adds Leaders to the game. This new content adds a whole layer of depth to the game, but before you spend $1.99 to buy it blindly, check out this breakdown of exactly... | Read more »

Price Scanner via

B&H drops prices on 15″ MacBook Pros up t...
B&H Photo has dropped prices on new 2017 15″ MacBook Pros, now up to $300 off MSRP and matching Adorama’s price drop yesterday. Shipping is free, and B&H charges sales tax for NY & NJ... Read more
Apple restocks Certified Refurbished 2017 13″...
Apple has restocked Certified Refurbished 2017 13″ 2.3GHz MacBook Pros for $200-$230 off MSRP. A standard Apple one-year warranty is included with each MacBook, models receive new outer cases, and... Read more
13″ Space Gray Touch Bar MacBook Pros on sale...
Adorama has new 2017 13″ Space Gray Touch Bar MacBook Pros on sale for $150 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and Adorama charges sales tax in NY & NJ only: – 13″ 3.1GHz/256GB Space Gray MacBook Pro (... Read more
Best deal of the year on 15″ Apple MacBook Pr...
Adorama has New 2017 15″ MacBook Pros on sale for up to $300 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and Adorama charges sales tax in NJ and NY only: – 15″ 2.8GHz Touch Bar MacBook Pro Space Gray (MPTR2LL/A): $... Read more
Save $100-$150+ on 13″ Touch Bar MacBook Pros...
B&H Photo has 13″ Touch Bar MacBook Pros on sale for $100-$150 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges sales tax for NY & NJ residents only: – 13″ 3.1GHz/256GB Space Gray MacBook Pro... Read more
Current deals on 27″ Apple iMacs, models up t...
B&H Photo has 27″ iMacs on sale for up to $150 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges sales tax for NY & NJ residents only: – 27″ 3.8GHz iMac (MNED2LL/A): $2149 $150 off MSRP – 27″ 3... Read more
Thursday Deal: 13″ 2.3GHz MacBook Pro for $11...
B&H Photo has the 13″ 2.3GHz/128GB Space Gray MacBook Pro on sale for $100 off MSRP. Shipping is free, and B&H charges sales tax for NY & NJ residents only: – 13-inch 2.3GHz/128GB Space... Read more
How to save $100-$190 on 10″ & 12″ iPad P...
Apple is now offering Certified Refurbished 2017 10″ and 12″ iPad Pros for $100-$190 off MSRP, depending on the model. An Apple one-year warranty is included with each model, and shipping is free: –... Read more
Silver 12″ 1.3GHz MacBook on sale at B&H...
B&H Photo has the 2017 12″ 1.3GHz Silver MacBook on sale for $1399.99 including free shipping plus sales tax for NY & NJ residents only. Their price is $200 off MSRP, and it’s the lowest... Read more
Amazon offers 21″ Apple iMacs for up to $150...
Amazon 21″ iMacs on sale today for $50-$150 off MSRP, depending on the model. Shipping is free: – 21″ 3.4GHz 4K iMac (MNE02LL/A): $1349.99 $150 off MSRP – 21″ 3.0GHz iMac (MNDY2LL/A): $1199 $100 off... Read more

Jobs Board

*Apple* Certified and Windows Desktop Suppor...
** Apple Certified and Windows Desktop Support Engineer** **Preferred Qualifications** **About the team ** The Desktop Support Team is a fast paced, service oriented Read more
*Apple* Endpoint Administrator - Massachuset...
Reporting to the Director of Client Services (DCS), the Apple Endpoint Administrator serves as a member of the Client Services team, which provides technical support Read more
*Apple* Certified Technician - iStore by St....
Job Description iStore by St. Moritz is an Authorized Apple Service Provider and our Headquarters is an Apple Premier Partner as well as a Premium Service Read more
*Apple* Certified Technician - Taycom (Unite...
Job Description Apple Computer Support Technician Taycom – Dallas, TX and surrounding area. Note: This position requires senior level Apple technical support Read more
*Apple* Certified Macintosh Technician - Mac...
…qualified persons who have a deep passion, dedication, and experience with the Apple Macintosh and iOS computer platforms. MacMedics is seeking Apple Certified Read more
All contents are Copyright 1984-2011 by Xplain Corporation. All rights reserved. Theme designed by Icreon.