Quick Developing Library Plugins Collection for Xojo

The QDLPlugin Framework is a new collection of plugins for Xojo/Real Studio (earlier known as RealBasic); the main goal of all of these plugins is to make easier and quicker (QDL stands for Quick Developing Library) the programmers' work. The framework is designed to provide developers with a rich set of every–day ready to use classes covering a wide range of programmers needings.

Generally, the plugins support both MacOS X and Windows platforms, but some of them will work with only one of the two platforms depending on the type of the plugin target. For example, the QDLPluginSystemMacPS (in developing), leveraging a lot of technologies provided by the MacOS X operating system, will run only onto that platform.

The entire set of plugins is usable starting from RealStudio 2006R4 version but will offer its best if used in conjunction with the latest release of the Xojo IDE.

Currently, the framework comprises the following plugins:

  • : available for Mac and Windows, defines a few basic classes that define the foundation of the class hierarchy and services provided by any other plugin belonging to the QDLPluginPS framework. This plugin is provided to everyone at no charge.
  • QDLPluginSystemMacPS: soon available for Mac only (both Carbon and Cocoa), will provide acces to the Core Foundation and Foundation classes defined by the Mac OSX API. Furthermore, the plugin implements class hierarchies that provide access to the Disk Recording Framework, Networking Framework, I/O Kit Framework and others.
  • QDLPluginQTPS: soon available for Mac and Windows, will provide access to QuickTime API and, in case of MacOS X and Cocoa, to the latest multimedia framework implemented by the OS.
  • : available for Mac and Windows, offers a wide range of encryption, hashing and CRC algorithms.