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What's new in this version:

App Builder 2021.53
- Fix an bug if we try to access the app variable (properties, methods, etc.) from an app user function called from the app's Mounted event. Before this fixed error we can't access the app variable (properties, methods, etc.) from an app's user function if this function is called from the app's Mounted event.
- Fix an annoying bug which causes that the IDE main form caption change to the number of app user function's arguments total and index when we click into the arguments list of the user function: this information is useful for the IDE internal debugging purpose, but not in other case, like in a program release.
- Remove Apache Cordova StatusBar plugin: "app.cordova.statusbar.styleBlackTranslucent" and "app.cordova.statusbar.styleBlackOpaque" deprecated methods. We can use the already available method "app.cordova.statusbar.styleLightContent()" instead of the deprecated methods.


App Builder 2021.52
- Add the new "darkStyle" property for the Carousel control, which is set to "false" by default. We can set this property to "true" in order to use a dark style variant into the Carousel control for the controls, indicators and captions of the Carousel control. This can be useful if the carousel's images are of light colors, so the dark variant can offer a better visibility of the controls, indicators and captions in the Carousel control. The Carousel sample app includes now the ability to set this new property to to true and false and the help / documentation as well the editor Quick Code List refer to this new control's property.
- Due to some change in the latest version of the Bootstrap CSS framework, the Carousel control don't work as expected with the before used HTML markup. This release enhance the Carousel control HTML markup and put it working again as expected with the latest release of the Bootstrap CSS framework, which is what AB use.
- The VideoPlayer2 sample app use certain third party URL for the played video, and, apparently that third party URL stop to work like before: the sample app has been updated in order to use another third party URL for the video, which works like expected at the time of this AB release publication: a note has been placed in the sample app "comment" to advert the user that these kind of third party URLs can stop to work without advise, so another URL (probably the right one for your own app) can be used instead.


App Builder 2021.51
- Add the new "Package type" option for the app's Cordova -> Android -> Sign options. This package type option allows to choose between APK and App Bundle, so now we can generate AAB (Android App Bundle) files of our apps. The Google Play Store only allows to upload AAB files from august 2021, so we are ready now to genereate AAB files for our apps. Note that the AAB files are only created when you provided a signing configuration from the app's Cordova -> Android -> Sign options, and choose the "App bundle" package type option. It's possible to continue creating and signing APK files if we want.


App Builder 2021.50
- Update the Bootstrap CSS framework to the latest version: update for the app's template, but also the program's help, welcome, help and plugins help pages. The themes provided by Bootwatch has been also updated to the latest release.


App Builder 2021.49
- Take new screenshots of various program dialogs and dock panels for the help file (local and online versions), in order to show the latest changes make to the program dialogs and dock panels: many changes make over the referred dialogs and dock panels who are not properly reflected in the screenshots / captures of the help / documentation
- In a previous release, when we prepare the product to be ready for 4K monitors and larger Windows screen scale sizes, we lost various images / icons for various dock panels, like the program options, about, welcome page, etc., as well various app specific dock panels, like functions manager, files manager, views list, etc., etc. This release put this panels icons / images working again like before


App Builder 2021.48
- Update the app's help (local and online versions) to document the recently added ColorSchemeChange app event as well the new app.getAppColorScheme() method, which can be useful, for example, to change the app's theme depending on the configured system color scheme for apps
- Add the new ColorScheme sample app, which show how we can use the recently added ColorSchemeChange app event as well the app.getAppColorScheme() method, in order to change the app's theme accordingly to the configured system color scheme for apps
- Add the new app's ColorSchemeChange event, which is fired when the system color scheme for apps is changed at runtime, that is, while the app is running. We can use this event, for example, to change the app's theme accordingly to the configured system color scheme for apps
- Add the new app.getAppColorScheme() method, which can be used to find the current system color scheme for apps, which can be "light" or "dark". This method can be useful, for example, to determine the theme that we can set to the app, depending on the configured system color scheme for apps


App Builder 2021.47
- Include and use Microsoft Ajax Minifier instead of Yahoo YUI Compressor for the app's code minimizer tool: the Microsoft Ajax Minifier program offer us better results because can handle more modern Javascript code as well CSS code. Nothing change in terms of the app's code minimizer tool usage: you can continue using the app's code minimizer tool (from the IDE or from the Command Line Compiler) like before, but internally we use now the Microsoft Ajax Minifier program instead of the Yahoo YUI Compressor program.


App Builder 2021.46
- Add the "disablePictureInPicture" and the controlsList="nodownload" attributes to the Video Player control, in order to avoid the "picture in picture" behaviour as well the download options wich the browsers provides. Modify the Video* sample apps also to show how we can avoid the browser's contextual menu for the Video Player controls just by "prevent the default behaviour" using the ContextMenu event of the control
- Add the controlsList="nodownload" to the Audio Player control, in order to avoid the download options wich the browsers provides. Modify the AudioPlayer sample app also to show how we can avoid the browser's contextual menu for the Audio Player controls just by "prevent the default behaviour" using the ContextMenu event of the control


App Builder 2021.45
- Add the API 30 (for Android 11) in the Minimum SDK and Target SDK select controls at the app's options -> Apache Cordova -> Android.
- Update the Render Javascript library (VueJS) to the latest release. This release of the Render library includes various changes, fixes and enhancements.


App Builder 2021.44
- Update the Bootstrap CSS framework to the latest version: update for the app's template, but also the program's help, welcome, help and plugins help pages. The themes provided by Bootwatch has been also updated to the latest release.
- Update the Render Javascript library (VueJS) to the latest release. This release of the Render library includes various changes, fixes and enhancements. This release of DecSoft App Builder includes other minor internal changes, fixes and enhancements too.


App Builder 2021.43
- Update the Microsoft Edge Runtime installer to the latest version. This update includes all the supported flavors, that is, the full installer for both 32 and 64 bits. This installer are internally used by the DecSoft App Builder installer to properly prepare the IDE to use the Edge Runtime webview for the apps Debugger browser.


App Builder 2021.42
- Remove the NATIVE_URI "destinationType" for the Cordova Camera plugin, since it's no more supported. Add also the "app.cordova.file.wkWebViewConvertFilePath" method to the Cordova File plugin, in order to convert file URLs (only in iOS) to URLs ready to be used in Image, Audio player, Video player controls, etc. The method as been also included in the Cordova Camera plugin as "app.cordova.camera.wkWebViewConvertFilePath", for the case that we need only one of these plugins. Update the program's help with this latest changes.


App Builder 2021.41
- Update the Bootstrap CSS framework (incuding the CSS and Javascript) to the latest 5.0.0 version. Update also the Bootwatch themes for Bootstrap CSS for this latest version and incorporates a couple of new themes: Zephyr and Vapor. Update also the Bootstrap CSS framework for the program's welcome page, program's help and program's about, as well for the DecSoft out of the box app plugins


App Builder 2021.40
- Add the ability to select a splash screen image for the dark modes to be used in the Android and iOS platforms. In the same way that AB generates several splash screens for the Apache Cordova platforms, now we can choose (optionally) a splash image to be used for the dark modes of the Android and the iOS platforms: then AB generates several splash screens to be used in that dark modes in the referred platforms.


App Builder 2021.39
- The latest release introduce some enhancements in the Cordova's configuration file around the "WKWebView" option, but includes it in a wrong way! This release fix the bug and add the right stuff in the Cordova's configuration file


App Builder 2021.38
- Add a new "Use the modern WKWebView" checkbox in the app's options, under the Apache Cordova -> iOS options, which is checked by default. With this option checked (remember, it's checked by default for all the apps) we place in the Apache Cordova configuration file the right stuff in order to use the modern WKWebView for our iOS apps, instead the old WebView, which is no more accepted by the Apple Store. In some cases you may want to use the old WebView, then just uncheck this option.


App Builder 2021.37
- Place a small text hint when entering an empty (not yet used) event of the app, app views, app dialogs, native visual and non visual controls and app plugins visual and non visual controls. The text hints inform us about the specific event that we are seeing and also give us information about possible keys to be used.
- Remove an annoying flicker in the main toolbar Save All and Save buttons (basically the buttons alternates between the enabled / disabled states without apparently any reason). These buttons work as expected without any problem, however, the flicker referred to can certainly be a bit annoying distracting us about what we are doing.
- Assign the proper images (we lost this in a previous release) for the popup / contextual menus of the app views list, the app dialogs list and app frames list


App Builder 2021.36
- This is the second major release of DecSoft App Builder, means if you purchase the product before 04-04-2020, you must to purchase an upgrade license (with a 50% off discount), or download the outdated release to continue using your outdated license. If you purchase your license after the referred date, please, login into your DecSoft customer area to grab your new license serial number. You can purchase an upgrade license as well to download the outdated release from your DecSoft customer area in our website.


App Builder 2021.35
- Continue with the efforts to make the program GUI ready for high DPI (Dot Per Inches) screen configurations. This release try to fix the item height for the control properties inspector and the control styles inspectors, as well the item height for the editor Quick Code List.


App Builder 2021.34
- In this product release we make several internal changes and enhancements in order to prepare the GUI (Graphic User Interface) to be ready for 4K monitors, and, in general, for screens with a DPI (Dot Per Inches) configuration larger than the used when designing the product, that is, the Windows default DPI configuration. The menu and toolbars icons, the dialogs and all the GUI forms and controls have been reviewed and tested to achieve this objective. We are particularly proud of this product release, because the work we expend on it and because the results that we finally can obtain
- In a previous release of the product we lost the ability to list in the integrated contextual help the available app plugins, as well their help. This release of the product reincorporates the app plugins list in the integrated contextual help. Additionally, the app plugins help button from the app options works again as expected: we lost this ability also in the past due to some changes
- We experience certain very, very rare bugs due to the lack of initialization for certain variables related with some events of the Edge Runtime WebView. This product release fixes these rare bugs by properly initializing the appropriate variables before trying to use it


App Builder 2021.33
- Fix a wrong behaviour which occur when we launch the app using one of the possible available external browsers buttons in the program's main toolbar: the expected behaviour is that the app become launched in the external browser, but, also in the internal debugger browser. Before this change the app is launched in the external browser, but, not always in the internal browser, as is expected.
- Close the app's debugger panel when stop the debugger process by clicking the Stop button of the program's main toolbar. Previously to this change the internal debugger HTTP server is deactivated when clicking the Stop button, but, the debugger panel are not closed.
- Remove some hints from the app's debugger panel to avoid some problem (which do not occur everytime, but can cause that the program hang during a time) caused by that hints when the app is launched in the debugger browser (which is inside the debugger panel).


App Builder 2021.32
- The hint text (with some useful help) which appear when we select a method, property, etc., from the Editor Quick Code List, stop to work appropriately in certain past release of the product, due to certain change / update with the related used component. This release put the referred hint working again as expected. You can get more information about the Editor Quick Code List in the product's help.


App Builder 2021.31
- Update the app's template Javascript core and CSS style core, the program's welcome page, the program's help and the app's DecSoft plugins help with the latest versions of the Bootstrap CSS framework (5.0 beta 2), the jQuery Javascript library (3.6.0) and the FontAwesome icons Javascript library (5.15.2).


App Builder 2021.30
- Fix an error when create the shell files for iOS if our app contains custom plugins indicated by the app's Cordova custom plugins IDs. The compiler are not properly prefixed the plugins in the shell files by the appropriate "cordova plugin add" command, so the plugins are not properly installed nor compiled when we compile the app with Cordova on Mac OS.


App Builder 2021.29
- We discover that the program still uses some stuff related with the previous apps debugger based on the Microsoft Internet Explorer WebView (used before we move to the new Microsoft Edge Runtime WebView). This release removes the referred old stuff, which is in fact no more needed.


App Builder 2021.28
- The program Welcome Page has been redesigned in order to be more responsive for different sizes and now addtionaly show more lastest forum threads and latest forum posts as well the latest entries from the DecSoft blog. No other changes has been made for this release of the product.


App Builder 2021.27
- Add the new Time input control, similar to the Date, EMail and other inputs control, the Time input control allows to specific ask the user for a time value (hh:mm). The help and editor quick list has been updated also to reflect this new control.
- Prevent an access violation error (not a fatal error) when press twice too fast the main toolbar Debug app button. Made the same prevention for the Compile button, even when apparently the error do not appear for this specific button.


App Builder 2021.26
- Update the app's themes from Bootswatch.com (14 themes in total) to they last release, which has been made in order to support the Bootstrap CSS framework version 5
- Add a new combobox control into the app Debugger dock panel toolbar which allows to resize the debugger browser by choosing one of the available screen sizes: based in the devices combobox which the toolbar shown.
- Add a new combobox control into the app Debugger dock panel toolbar which allows to resize the debugger browser by choosing one of the available devices: right now all the Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod devices, which can be taken as a good representation of different screen sizes.
- Add a new button into the app Debugger dock panel toolbar which allows to easily rotate the debugger browser, that is, changing from portrait to landscape and vice versa


App Builder 2021.25
- Update the Microsoft Edge Runtime installer to the latest version. This update includes all the supported flavors, that is, the full installer for both 32 and 64 bits. This installer are internally used by the DecSoft App Builder installer to properly prepare the IDE to use the Edge Runtime webview for the apps Debugger browser.parbpar


App Builder 2021.24
- Due to the use of the Bootstrap CSS framework version 5 the Database sample app don't work as expected, since rely in certain CSS classes no more available in the referred version of the Bootstrap CSS framework. This release fix this bug and now the Database sample app works as expected, basically allowing us to select and delete existing notes.


App Builder 2021.23
- The Table control allows now to use the style "dark" or "light" in the same way than we previosly can use for the Table's header. Now it's possible to combine these styles in both the header and the table's rows itself. Take a look at the Table sample app to it see in action.
- Replace the "text-white" CSS class used in the Toast controls for the close button when "kinds" are others than "light" and "link" and use the Bootstrap CSS framework version 5 introduced "btn-close-white" instead. Use also for the close button the new "ms-2" CSS class instead of the previosly (and removed for this version of Bootstrap CSS) "mt-2" CSS class. Take a look at the Toast sample app to see it in action.
- Replace the "badge-*kind*" CSS classes in Push button and Dropdown controls by the appropriate "bg-*kind*" CSS classes: this change is required to be ready with the Bootstrap CSS framework version 5, who has removed the "badge-*kind*" CSS classes in favor of the "bg-*kind*" CSS classes. Additionally we now automatically apply the "text-dark" CSS class when the badge kind (left or right) are set to one of the "light", "warning", "link" and "info" CSS classes. Take a look at the PushButtons sample app to see it in action.


App Builder 2021.22
- This is the first major release of DecSoft App Builder, means if you purchase the product before 01-01-2020, you must to purchase an upgrade license (with a 50% off discount), or download the outdated release to continue using your outdated license. If you purchase your license after the referred date, please, login into your DecSoft customer area to grab your new license serial number. You can purchase an upgrade license as well to download the outdated release from your DecSoft customer area in our website.
- Update the Bootstrap CSS framework to the latest version. This requires a lot of changes in almost all the components of DecSoft App Builder, due to the incompatibilities of the version 4 of Bootstrap CSS framework and the version 5 of the framework, that is, the latest version. You no need to worry, because all of these changes has been made internally in DecSoft App Builder and you no need to modify your apps at all. However, if you find some problem with this new release, please, report the problem to us using our support forum and we will try to help you as quickly as possible.
- Due to a mistake we are adding some CSS style for the designer Comment control. This control do not exists at runtime, only at designtime, so, the CSS style is no needed at all. So fix this bug to avoid any CSS style for the designer Comment control.


App Builder 2021.21
- Enhance the CordovaPushNotifications in order to show how to include an icon for the push notification in the payload for Android. This requires to include an app's image and certain configuration in the Cordova Extra XML option. The sample server's code has been also modified in order to use the right payload with the new icon for the push notification.parbpar


App Builder 2021.20
- Fix a bug in the CordovaPushNotifications and CordovaDialogs sample apps, which by a mistake using a wrong way to call the alert method of the Cordova dialogs plugin. Another bug not related with this has been also solved in the CordovaPushNotifications sample app. Thanks b Paolob0 for the report!par
- Avoid to draw a bevel in the designer for the Push button and the Dropdown controls and remove the gray line from the Navbar control. Certainly the bootstrap referred controls don't show any bevel at runtime, so, this change at designtime look a bit more fidelis to the controls at runtime. Thanks b Asleyb0 for the idea!par


App Builder 2021.19
- Add the Background related CSS rules to be available in the style inspector of the Push buttons, Dropdown buttons and Image push buttons controls. The idea is to allows to leave the "kind" property of these controls "emptied" and apply the Background related CSS rules to the controls instead.


App Builder 2021.18
- Add the Input event to the Range input control. Instead of the Change event, which is fired when the user ends to slide the Range input control, the Input event is fired while the user slide the Range input control


App Builder 2021.17
- Add the new WebExtension5 sample app, which is a modification of the WebExtension sample app that uses the ability to add styles to our WebExtensions apps and show a custom contextual menu when the user right click in the browser's active tab page.
- In the same way that we can use the app's Files manager to add scripts specifically to be used in WebExtensions apps, this release of the product add the ability to add also styles specifically to be used in WebExtensions apps.
- Add the LineHeight CSS rule to be available in the Style inspector of various controls like the PushButton and HTML content control. We can always use the app's style or stylesheet to add any CSS rule, but, a customer of us wants this CSS rule to be available to be set from the control style inspector.


App Builder 2021.16
- Move the component used for the code editor to another version, which solves certain bug which causes that the app freezes if we try to use certain (very rare, but, useful) CSS rules inside the code editor for the app's style and other CSS code editors.


App Builder 2021.15
- The App options -> WebExtension help topic has been updated to refer the way that we can follow in order to extend the browser's Developer Tools from our WebExtension apps. A new WebExtension4 sample app has been also added: this sample app is a modification of the WebExtension sample app, which now also adds a new panel into the browser's Developer Tools.
- DecSoft App Builder (in addition to modern HTML apps, WebApps, Progressive WebApps and Hybrid apps) produces also WebExtension apps for the modern browsers and this release of the product incorporate some changes and enhancements to provide a way to use a characteristic of the WebExtension apps: the ability to extend the browser's Developer Tools.


App Builder 2021.14
- Add three new buttons to the debugger toolbar in order to zoom in, zoom out and reset the zoom of the debugger's browser. There is also a new debugger option which store the currently selected zoom, to be applied the next time we open the debugger's browser. Thanks b Peterb0 for the idea!par
- Apply some special Bootstrap CSS override to ".custom-file" which fix certain weird behaviour detected with the File input control in some specific browsers like Chrome and Opera: {{field{*fldinst{HYPERLINK https:link }}{fldrslt{https:link}}}}f0fs22
- In a previous release of the product we add a new Sidebar direction property, available to be view and set from the designer object inspector. This release include this option also in the app's Sidebar options, among the other Sidebar related options.par
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App Builder 2021.13
- Add the new RowDblClick event in the Table control. This event is similar than the RowClick event, and allows to prepare some Javascript code to be executed when the user double click or double tap the Table's rows. See the product's help for more information
- Add the new Grid sample app, which shows how we can use the power of Bootstrap CSS (for example, the Grid system) in our apps, thanks to the HTML control, which allows to add virtually any HTML markup that we wanted


App Builder 2021.12
- Fix a bug which happens when we use app relative paths in the Files manager for specific content and background scripts for WebExtensions apps. The problem occur because the "app/files" relative paths must take in consideration the "www" folder, so the scripts paths must be "www/app/files" and not just "app/files". We can continue to use "app/files" paths in the Files manager: the DecSoft App Builder compiler prepend the "www" folder for this specific kind of paths in the WebExtension manifest file.


App Builder 2021.11
- Enhance the Sidebar sample app by adding a new button to toggle the direction of the app sidebar, as well to indicate the current direction of the app sidebar
- Previous to this release the app sidebar is automatically hidden when the user swipe left over the sidebar. With the addition of the new sidebar direction property, now we use the swipe left if the sidebar direction is left, and, the swipe right, if the sidebar direction is right
- Add the new "app.sidebarSetDirection()" method. This method can be used to change the app sidebar direction at runtime. Document this new method in the product's help
- Add the new "app.sidebar.direction" property for both designtime and runtime. This new property allows to establish the direction of the app sidebar, which can be "left" or "right". Document this new property in the product's help


App Builder 2021.10
- Update the VueJS Javascript library to the latest version 2.6.12. Update the VueJS Router Javascript library to the latest version 3.4.7. Update the VueJS Router Javascript library to the latest version 3.5.1. Update the Hammer Javascript library to the latest version 2.29.1


App Builder 2021.9
- Apparently the app VolumeUpButton and VolumeDownButton events, even if there has no code to be executed inside, can cause that the default volume controls GUI feedback don't appear as expected in some Android devices. This release fix that by avoid to attach the referred app events if there is no code to be executed inside.


App Builder 2021.8
- Update the Microsoft Edge Runtime installer to the latest version. This latest version of the installer has been published in different flavours for Windows 32 and 64 bits, so, DecSoft App Builder also include this two flavours and use the right one for the product installer programs for Windows 32 and 64 bits.


App Builder 2021.7
- Fix an introduced bug in Boostrap CSS 4.5.1 which causes that some kind of modal dialogs (like when use some flavour of the app.showAlert() method) are not properly hidden when click (or press the Escape key) in the modal dialog backdrop. The Bootstrap CSS team knows about this bug and will fix it in a next release of the framework.


App Builder 2021.6
- Change log not available for this version


App Builder 2021.5
- Fix a bug which causes that the apps created with an unregistered version of the product cannot be properly compiled with Apache Cordova on Mac OS for the iOS platform. Additionally, now the default deployment target for iOS is 11.0 (required by the latest version of Apache Cordova for iOS).


App Builder 2021.4
- We move our products from davidesperalta.com to decsoftutils.com and therefore some URLs has been changed into this release of DecSoft App Builder. No more other changes has been made for this release of the product


App Builder 2021.3
- The debugger developer console window are not automatically opened anymore when the app is launched. Now we must press a new button in the debugger panel toolbar or just press the F12 key, in order to open the developer console window.par
- Fix a bug in the Typeahead plugin's control, which doesn't maintain the expected height, comparing with other inputs controls. Thanks b Desmondb0 for the report!par
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App Builder 2021.2
- Fix a bug in the debugger browser / panel size in case we have previosly installed AB when install the previous release. Basically the program get confused and don't check the configuration values for the browser / panel size


App Builder 2021.1
- This DecSoft App Builder release is a great step into the future, since, like our current generation of DecSoft HTML Compiler (recently published), say goodbye to the venerable WebView based in Internet Explorer and say welcome to the Microsoft Edge WebView2.
- Due to the usage of the Microsoft Edge WebView2, the internal debugger is no more an external program, that is, the apps are launched now in a dock panel in the IDE, more easy and faster. We continue having the Developer Console at our service anyway.
- By the way, as an user of DecSoft App Builder, maybe you want to take a look at the new generation of our DecSoft HTML Compiler product, which now can perfectly compile and convert modern HTML apps (for example, created by DecSoft App Builder) into standalone executables for both Microsoft Windows 32 and 64 bits. Get more information and download the demo version of DecSoft HTML Compiler in our website!


App Builder 2020.100
- Fix a bug which causes that we can't place a Visual Plugin control inside a Container control. Also fix a problem when we try to paste a Visual Plugin control inside a Container using the Clipboard
- This release of the product have other minor internal changes, fixes and enhancements, for example, in the Debugger program


App Builder 2020.99
- Move up the default value of the Android Min SDK option from the API level 19 (Android 4.4) to the API level 22 (Android 5.1). This is a requirement in order to be ready to use the latest version of Apache Cordova (10.0.0). Other minor changes, fixes and enhancements has been made on this release too.


App Builder 2020.98
- Fix a bug in the Welcome Page which causes that the random help topic link which appears every certain interval of time, do not properly update the help topic's URL, causing that, when click in the random help topic link, we always ends in the same help topic location: always the first help topic which has been shown. Other minor changes, fixes and enhancements has been made on this release too.


App Builder 2020.97
- The app Text Search tool reduces a bit the searching feedback in order to increase very, very much, the search speed, which is now almost instantanlly. The app Text Search tool is faster than never before due to the reduction of certain small feedback (basically "where we are" in the search) that the Text Search tool shown in the past.
- The app functions manager show different popup (contextual) menus for the functions list and the function's arguments list. Additionally the arguments list popup menu, as well the functions manager toolbar, includes now two new elements that allows to move up and down the function's arguments.
- This release of DecSoft App Builder (the IDE, the Debugger and the Command Line Interpreter programs) has been builded using the latest version of Embarcadero Delphi, which is the IDE in which DecSoft App Builder is developed. The latest version of the Embarcadero Delphi's compiler introduces several fixes, changes and enhancements, so we get the benefits of these improvements.


App Builder 2020.96
- Add a couple of new options in the Cordova -> Android and the Cordova iOS options tabs in order to allows to specify the app's Cordova Android version as well the app's Cordova iOS version. By default these options are empty and this mean that the Batch and Shell files prepared by DecSoft App Builder uses the default Cordova Android / Cordova iOS version. We can specify here the versions to be used, so the generated Batch and Shell files clearly requires such specific versions of Cordova Android / Cordova iOS in order to be used.
- The Cordova iOS deploy target option is now set to iOS 11.0 by default. This means that we can be ready to use in our apps the WKWebView engine provided by Cordova iOS 6.x. Cordova iOS 6.x, however, requires a minimum deploy target of 11.0. Read more about how to use the WKWebView in the DecSoft support forum.


App Builder 2020.95
- Just attach the "BackButton" app's event causes a problem when try to use the Android device's back button to move around the app browser's history or just to exit the app (if no browser's history exists). This release fix this problem attaching the "BackButton" app's event only if we write some code to be executed in that event.


App Builder 2020.94
- Add the BackgroundAudio sample app (number 68) in order to show a way of use the app.PlaySound() method and the returned Audio JavaScript object in order to play a background audio in the app, which is not stopped even if we go to one app's view to another.
- Enhance the app.playSound() method in order to return the instance of the Audio JavaScritp object, so we can use the Audio JavaScript properties, methods and events if needed. Also fix the way in which we inquire to the platform about what kind of audio's format is supported.


App Builder 2020.93
- Change log not available for this version


App Builder 2020.92
- The app sidebar is hidden by default when the user press over the app sidebar overlay. In the same way, the app sidebar is now also hidden when the user swipe left over the app sidebar or the app sidebar overlay. Some other minor changes, fixes and enhancements has been made in this release of the product.


App Builder 2020.91
- Fix a bug / mistake which causes that the app's "BackButton" event are not fired like expected, since it's attached before the Apache Cordova "deviceready" event. Move the the "BackButton", "Pause", "Resume", "VolumeDownButton" and "VolumeUpButton" app's events to the "deviceready" event, so they can be fired as expected.


App Builder 2020.90
- Move up the app plugins section in the app plugins dock panel. Doing this we want to place the app plugins section in a more relevant position, since the importance of it, in order to activate or deactivate the app plugins.
- Fix a mistake related with the app's plugins and the ability to add entire folders: we must indicate the plugin's relative path using URL separators (/) instead of Windows path separators (). The documentation has been updated accordingly.


App Builder 2020.89
- Add the new FeedReader sample app (number 67). This app show how easy is to load and parse a RSS feed using the jQuery library, which, as you know, is ready for us in the apps out of the box. The app also shown other things like how to use the "selectEx" control, the HTML template syntax and the app's user functions.
- Make some internal changes to allows app's plugins to link scripts and styles using a plugin's relative paths. This can be useful, for example, in order to use scripts and style files placed inside certain folder which is also added by the plugin. This help a lot in order to use thirdparty libraries from app's plugins, since the library's files can remain in the expected position in the file system. This is something that we already can do it from our apps, that is, link to app's relative paths, and, exactly for the same purpose.


App Builder 2020.88
- Update the Animate.css library to the latest version (4.0.0). This version of the library, among other changes, fixes and enhancements, add to DecSoft App Builder this new "in" animations: fadeInTopLeft, fadeInTopRight, fadeInBottomLeft, fadeInBottomRight, lightSpeedInRight and lightSpeedInLeft... and this new "out" animations: fadeOutTopLeft, fadeOutTopRight, fadeOutBottomRight, fadeOutBottomLeft, lightSpeedOutRight, lightSpeedOutLeft, backOutDown, backOutLeft, backOutRight and backOutUp.


App Builder 2020.87
- Added the new CordovaMedia sample app (number 66), which shows how to use the recently integrated Apache Cordova Media plugin. This sample app show how to record and play an audio, and also how to upload a recorded audio to the app's server.
- Integrate the Apache Cordova Media plugin. This is an official Apache Cordova plugin which allows to record audio files from the user's devices without the usage of any external recording app, like the integrated Apache Cordova MediaCapture plugin.
- Add the new ResponseType property to the Http client control. This property is an empty string by default, but, can be set now to "blob", in order to deal with the server's response as a blob. This can be useful, for example, to download and store files in the user's device using the "app.cordova.file.writeFile" method. Take a look at the CordovaFile sample app to see this new property and the referred method in action.
- The Apache Cordova File plugin has been rewriten from the scratch, in order to have a more powerful way to deal with files and directories. Additionally the plugin add various new methods like "createDir", "dirExists", "removeDir" and others. The CordovaFile sample app has been also rewritten and show the usage of all of the plugin's methods. The help file has been also rewritten to describe all the plugin's methods accordingly.


App Builder 2020.86
- Add the new PushButtons sample app (number 65), in order to show the power of the Push button control, including the recently added Active and Outline properties, but also the usage of other useful properties like the kind, badges and icons related properties.
- Add the Outline property to the Push button controls. This property works together the Kind property, and allows to use the outline style in the Push buttons. This property can be a boolean "false" value (by default) to not use the outline style, or can be set to "true" in order to use the outline style.
- Add the Active property to the Push button controls. This property allows, for example, to use the Push buttons as toggle buttons, since we can show the buttons activated or deactivated. This property can be a boolean "false" value (by default) to not use the active style, or can be set to "true" in order to use the active style.


App Builder 2020.85
- Update the jQuery JavaScript library and the Moment JavaScript library to their latest versions, which include various changes, fixes and enhancements
- Improve the apps backups creation by overwriting possible existing files and by prefixing the backup folder names with a UNIX timestamp. The backup folders names have now a human readable local datetime, but, also a machine readable timestamp, for some possible further processing of these backup folders names from the IDE.


App Builder 2020.84
- Change log not available for this version


App Builder 2020.83
- The app's resources list inside the app's Languages manager includes now a search input which allow us to filter the app's resources list, in a similar way than almost all the list in the IDE, which also allow us to filter it
- Some minor enhancements in the IDE's welcome page, for example, the forum search form can deal now with the IDE theme, redirecting with the right theme to be used in the DecSoft forum website
- Update the Fontawesome JavaScript library to the latest version: this version includes lot of new icons ready to be used in our apps. Update also the Fontawesome desktop fonts, which are used in the Icons picker dialog, and, finally udpdate the available icons lists in the referred Icons picker dialog


App Builder 2020.82
- Change log not available for this version


App Builder 2020.81
- The app's designer's controls (inputs, selects, images, etc., etc.) take now in consideration the IDE theme which is used, so, if we use the dark theme, the controls appear in a dark color in the app's designer.


App Builder 2020.80
- After a lot of attempts, finally we can get working a very useful feature: until now you can customize the app's dock panels layout, moving around the IDE window to place it in the position that you wanted, however, when the IDE was restarted or a new app is created, the app's dock panels layout become to the original (installation) positions. Now the IDE save the app's dock panels layout when the app is closed, and, load the previously saved layout when you open or start new apps.


App Builder 2020.78
- The internal debugger browser can now be resized using the keyboard's arrow keys, so we can easily and accurately set the debugger browser size in pixels. The internal debugger browser show now also the browser size in pixels for your convenience.
- Add the Home, Go back and Go forward tool buttons in the internal debugger program window. We can use that button to re-load the main app's view and go back and go forward in the navigation history, respectively.
- The internal debugger program window is closed now if we press the ESCAPE key. Also the debugger incorporates now an address input so we can see the current URL and can change it to another one, for example, to show a specific app's view.
- Update the CEF4Delphi component of the product's debugger program, which is our bridge for the Chromium browser binaries, which has been also updated.
- Update the product's installer program (Inno Setup) to the latest stable version. This version fix some bugs and made some changes and enhancements.


App Builder 2020.77
- Update the Bootstrap CSS framework to the latest version (4.5.0). This release remove some Bootstrap themes provided by a thirdparty provider who do not update it to the latest version of Boostrap CSS. This release, on the other hand, updates the provided Boostrap CSS themes by Bootwatch. (Remember that it's possible to add your own Bootstrap CSS themes or modification in DecSoft App Builder, as easy as add the CSS file in your Documents / DecSoft / AppBuilder / Themes, so they become available for your apps.


App Builder 2020.76
- The dialogs Show event are fired now in the "show" modal event instead of the "shown" one: this allows to made some possible changes in some dialog's controls in order to be ready to appear (changed) when the dialog is shown to the user. Before this change we can see a small glitch until the controls' changes are effectively made.
- Made some minor modifications and enhancements in the recently added app.showAlert() app method. Now the alerts with the optional header kind different than "none", "link" and "light", shown the header text in white color, instead of dark color (for "none", "link" and "light" kinds). The optional alert's header text font size has been decreasing a bit too.


App Builder 2020.75
- Change log not available for this version


App Builder 2020.74
- The app's Files Manager picker JavaScript files dialog allows now to include and check JavaScript files in order to be included and used as "content" and "background" JavaScript files, to be available for the app when it's compiled as a Web Extension. This new feature is only for Web Extension apps.


App Builder 2020.73
- Change log not available for this version


App Builder 2020.72
- Change log not available for this version


App Builder 2020.71
- This product release incorporates some other internal changes, fixes and enhancements
- Introduce the App Search dock panel, which allows to search in the app, views, dialogs, frames, native controls and plugins controls events, and modify the code directly in the search results editor.
- Avoid to add new app user functions with a name of an already existing app user function
- Add the new WebExtension3 sample app (number 63), with an interesting sample of Web Extension app developed with DecSoft App Builder. Thanks to John Clarke for provide this sample app to be included in the product installation!


App Builder 2020.70
- Add the new VideoPlayer2 sample app, which shown the usage of the hls.js JavaScript library in order to reproduce a video using the HTTP Live Streaming protocol


App Builder 2020.69
- The "Input" property of the Label controls doesn't works as expected when we want to associate it with an "File input" control. As you can see now in the Label control's help, the "Input" property of the Label control, in order to be associated with a "file1" File input control, must be suffixed by "-input", for example, must be "file1-input".


App Builder 2020.68
- Fix a bug which causes that the TAB key don't work as expected in the code editor. Thanks Michael for your report
- Add the new Open Chars background and foreground options in the program options -> Editor -> General. Now the code editor of DecSoft App Builder highlight the open and close chars (parentheses, brackets, etc.) for our convenience.


App Builder 2020.67
- Fix a bug which causes that the Placeholder property of the FIle control are not loaded properly and therefore become to the default value every time


App Builder 2020.66
- By a mistake the previous release of DecSoft App Builder add the jQuery library and other stuff in the WebExtensions manifest. We can't do that, since the content script of the WebExtensions are loaded in every browser's page, and, that page can already contain the jQuery library, which can cause undesired and unexpected results. We fix such manifest mistake and also rewrite the WebExtension and WebExtension2 sample apps, in order to avoid the usage of the jQuery library, in this case.


App Builder 2020.65
- Add the new WebExtension2 sample app. This is a bit more complex than the WebExtension sample app, and, demonstrates how we can catch the submitted forms in all the browsers' tabs, so we can upload that information to our WebExtension server, for example. Please, note that this is sample app is just for learning purposes: you must carefully inform to your users if you wanted to recollect any kind of data from him.
- Change the WebExtension sample app in order to be ready with the latest changes related with the apps deployed as WebExtensions for the modern browsers
- Add a new WebExtBackground app event, which allows to place JavaScript code to be executed in the background, until our WebExtension app is loaded and enabled in the user browser. Please, take a look at this new app event at the product's documentation.
- The app WebExtContent event is no more "fired", but, allows to write code for the WebExtension's browser's tab Content script. It's quite easy to continue to receiving messages in the WebExtContent event just by attaching the right event handler (see the WebExtension and WebExtension2 samples apps for more details, as well the documentation of this app event), and, in addition, we can know more things (in addition to just receive messages) in the browser's tab content script.
- app.webExtensionSendMessage() is now app.webExtensionSendMessageToActiveTab(). A new app.webExtensionSendMessageToAllTabs() method has been added too. See the documentation for more information and details.


App Builder 2020.64
- Remove the scrollboxes used in the app options dock form and try to made it (all the options tabs) in order to be ready for use in some specific screen resolutions. Some customers report that he can reach some parts of the app options dialog: this release try to solve this. The same changes has been made in the program options dock form.


App Builder 2020.63
- Fix a bug in the app Files Manager when we move up or down the position of an script or style sheet previously added: due to this bug we get the styles are filled with the scripts, which is wrong, and, of course, causes problems when the app run. This release fix the bug and therefore we can now move up or down as expected both scripts and styles.


App Builder 2020.62
- Made some additions in the documentation around the "app.setVar()" method. Basically we clearly establish that this method is used to set global reactive variables to be used in all app views, app dialogs and app frames. We extend the method documentation to add information about the global reactive variables, and, clearly establish that may such global reactive variables are not needed, and we can use just global variables instead, avoiding the cost in resources to maintain the referred global reactive variables.
- Fix a bug in the app.js template which causes that the app KeyUp event are not properly fired. It's a typo in the event handler name which has been fixed
- Fix a bug which causes that the filter editbox of the app resources listbox become unuseful, since once we write any filter, the resource's editor take the focus, and therefore we can't continue writting in the filter editbox. This release fix that problem.


App Builder 2020.61
- Added the Hide event for the app views and app dialogs. This event is fired when some app view is hidden in order to show another app view, or when an app dialog is closed / hidden to the user. This can be a good event to stop some possible running Timer control in both app views and app dialogs
- Despiste the documentation, the "self" variable is not available in the app dialogs dblclickHandler, mouseupHandler, mousedownHandler, mousemoveHandler, mouseenterHandler, mouseleaveHandler and contextmenuHandler event handlers. This release fix this bug and set the "self" variable in such event handlers


App Builder 2020.60
- Set the appropriate (and expected) TAB order for the app user functions new argument dialog, which helps to add and edit the app user functions arguments
- The items of the app resources listbox and also the items of the app user functions listbox appear now alphabetically sorted, probably better than just the creation order
- Fix a bug wihch causes that the hints of the app user functions (based in the functions arguments) appear wrong (always appear all of them!) and therefore become unuseful


App Builder 2020.59
- Fix an error wihch causes that the the code in the app's ContextMenu event and the device's battery related events are not properly saved and therefore loaded nor fired as expected. This release contains also other minor fixes, changes and enhancements.


App Builder 2020.58
- Now, when the internal debugger browser window is resized, what the app panel changes his dimensions, and not the developer console panel. This described behaviour is what we can expected, and not the contrary.
- Avoid the usage of the cache in the internal debugger browser. The cache can cause unexpected results, since if we change certain used image, we want to show it, and not a possible previous one cached by the browser.


App Builder 2020.57
- Fix a bug related with the app functions cache which can cause some unexpected results: you can experience one of them when modify an app function but can't see that latest changes working when run the app. This release fix this cache related bug.
- If we don't place any code in the app VueJS Error or the app JavaScript error events, DecSoft App Builder places an "alert" which show the possible errors. Now that "alert" has been replaced with a "window.console.error", useful but not annoying.


App Builder 2020.55
- Avoid to open the internal debugger browser window if we launch the app from one of the external browsers toolbar icons. Before the previous release the internal debugger browser was placed docked or inside the IDE, but now the internal debugger browser window is an external program (for very good reasons) and we can and even must avoid to open it if what we wanted is to launch the app in an external browser


App Builder 2020.54
- The internal debugger browser has been enhanced and it's now based in Chromium (derived from Google Chrome) instead of Microsoft Internet Explorer 11. This allows to use ECMAScript 6 and even ECMAScript 7 JavaScript code in our apps without "syntax errors". Additionally, the internal debugger browser shows now a developer console, similar than in Google Chrome and others browsers.


App Builder 2020.53
- Change log not availabble for this version


App Builder 2020.51
- Add the window.setTimeout(), window.setInterval() and window.clearInterval() methods into the Quick Code list as well in the help documentation. This methods are useful to prepare some code to be executed after certain amount of time, or in certain interval of time. We add also into the documentation the reference for the window.alert(), window.console.info(), window.console.debug() and window.console.error() methods.
- Add the new ImageFit property to the Video Player control. This property act exactly in the same way than the ImageFit of the Image control, for example, and, allow to control the video apparence, no matter the level of app scale.


App Builder 2020.50
- Add the new AppQuery sample app (number 59), which show how to use the recently added "app.query" property, in order to pass variables to the app views
- Add the new "app.query" property, which stores the possible URL arguments passed to the app views or just a "false" value if no URL has been passed
- Enhance the Table sample app with a designer comment wich describes a bit for what the Table control is intended to use, and what to look in the Table sample app


App Builder 2020.49
- Change log not available for this version


App Builder 2020.48
- Update the VueJS, VueJS Ex, VueJS Router and the jQuery JavaScript libraries to their latest stable releases. Made other minor changes, fixes and enhancements
- Due to a bug the debug certificate password for the Electron platform are not properly load and saved, and, therefore, not well writen in the build.json file for that platform. This release fix that bug and now the referred JSON file is prepared as expected
- The app.resource() method don't fail now if the specified app language do not exists. Instead of fail with a JavaScript error, the method returns the specified app resource in the default app language.
- Fix a bug in the NavBar control which causes that we can't set the "background" property to "dark" at designtime. The "background" can be perfectly changed at runtime, but not at designtime. This fix solve the bug.


App Builder 2020.47
- Add the Inputs sample app (number 57) which show how we can place controls beyond the app view height, which can be useful, for example, to place lot of inputs controls in a sole app view, and not divided in various of them. Additionally, this sample app also show the usage of the "app.setViewReadyForDeviceKeyboard()" and the recently added "app.setDialogReadyForDeviceKeyboard()", to be ready with the devices' keyboards in platforms like Android and iOS
- Add the new "app.setDialogReadyForDeviceKeyboard()" method, which can be used for the same thing than the "app.setViewReadyForDeviceKeyboard()" , but specifically designed to be used with app dialogs, instead of app views
- Change the internal implementation of the "app.setViewReadyForDeviceKeyboard()" method, in order to run properly from even when the first app view (before the app DeviceReady event). Now the method attach a "deviceready" event so works as expected even if we place it in the first app view
- We find a unaceptable behaviour in the Android (and probably the iOS platform, even when we don't test it) when we place controls beyond the app view height, due to the attachment of the app SwipeUp and app SwipeDown events, as well the app view SwipeUp and SwipeDown events. For the moment, we remove these events from the app, so the behaviour in the Android platform become as expected. Since the Hummer JavaScript library (used by these events) are available in AB "out of the box", you can continue use the referred events if you wanted, by attaching yourself to the view or the app window


App Builder 2020.45
- Change log not available for this version


App Builder 2020.44
- Change log not available for this version


App Builder 2020.43
- Add the new IFrame2 sample app (number 53) which show how we can send messages from the app to some used IFrame and also how to receive messages in the app sent by the used IFrame
- Add the new app event Message, which is useful to receives messages from a call to window.postMessage() in another browsing context, like an IFrame, that we can use in our app. So we can establish a communication with the IFrame and viceversa
- The app Resize event are not properly set due to a bug, which is fixed in this release (the mistake is that we are assigning the Online event code to the Resize event)
- Place the missing "defaultText" argument of the method "prompt" of the Cordova Dialogs plugin, in order to be available into the Quick Code List and method's help "hints"


App Builder 2020.42
- Add the new GetJson sample app (number 52). This sample app shown how easy is to get a JSON response from a server's script and then just access the JSON object properties like any other JavaScript variable, just by using the HTTP control's "response" property


App Builder 2020.41
- The icons and the splash screens images which DecSoft App Builder prepares for the different Apache Cordova platforms, are not taking in consideration the program's behaviour configuration that determines these images compression level. This causes that sometimes we can get an Apache Cordova error while get a release APK for Android of our apps. Now this problem is fixed, by applying a default compression level for the referred images, and, respecting the configuration values for such compression level


App Builder 2020.40
- Add the new Clipboard sample app (number 51), in order to show how to use the recently added DecSoft Clipboard app plugin
- Add the new BlockUI sample app (number 50), in order to show how to use the new DecSoft BlockUI app plugin
- Add the new DecSoft BlockUI app plugin, which allows to block the user interface until some background task are made, for example. The app plugin's document

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