Omnis Studio 8.0.3 Preview

Omnis Studio 8.0.3 Preview

Omnis is planning to release the next maintenance release of Omnis Studio, version 8.0.3, in early 2017. Several of the fixes in this release will relate to the 64-bit version of Studio on macOS Sierra. Plus there will be a few smaller enhancements in the JavaScript Map component, and other JS components and functions. Here is a summary of the changes most likely to go into Studio 8.0.3:

  • Dictation
    will allow end users to enter text into Edit fields using the built-in dictation on macOS Sierra; the dictation facility must be enabled in the config.json file and enabled in the desktop computer
  • Apple Events
    a new Object Class that will contain AppleScript to run various Apple Finder events; this is to replace the old Omnis Apple-Event commands since they no longer work on the newer Mac systems (they will be marked as obsolete)
  • Map Markers
    extended support for Google Maps will allow you to add a larger variety of map markers, including circles, arrows and polygons, to maps in your JavaScript apps
  • Page Panes
    the JS Paged Pane control will have a new property $animatetransitions, which will allow you to animate the transition when the current page is changed
  • Worker Objects
    additional support for notifications will be added in the Worker Objects, for example, to allow you to report progress on a long operation in your SQL transactions
  • Hardware ID
    a new function will be available to return the string ID of the hardware on which Omnis Studio is currently running; this replaces sys(227) which has been removed
  • Icon functions
    There will be an additional optional noscale parameter to the $getpict() and $getmask() functions in the OmnisIcn Library function group

Keep a look out on the Omnis website for the download: www.omnis.net

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