1. Main Features
- Cross platform IDE for desktop, web, and web-mobile applications.
- WYSIWYG user interface
- Create projects in three different formats
- Highly compatible with Visual Basic
- Cloud hosting provides a secure environment for testing web applications
2. Software Overview
Xojo is an IDE that enables users to create desktop, web, and web-mobile applications. The application is free to download and use but requires a license in order to deploy applications.
Xojo allows users to develop applications ranging from commercial software products to utilities for personal use. The program gives the user an option to create projects in three different formats: Xojo Project (text), Xojo Binary, and Xojo XML. Users must have a license to save their project in any of the three formats. If users are using the free version of Xojo, they can only save in the binary format. Once development of an application is complete, Xojo provides a quick build feature that converts the project into a standalone executable.
Xojo provides a WYSIWYG environment that makes developing quicker, such as drag-and-drop capability of different controls to create the UI. The application lets users build applications from one set of source code, which allows your application to appear and behave the way you designed it, regardless of the platform. Xojo is highly compatible with Visual Basic, it allows users to quickly convert Visual Basic projects to Xojo formatted projects. Xojo Cloud is also available as cloud hosting service for user’s Xojo web applications. The cloud provides a secure environment for developing and testing any web applications.
Xojo is a helpful tool, especially for beginning programmers, for developing desktop, web, and web-mobile applications. Some drawbacks include the lack of advanced development features and primary focus on OS X users, leaving Windows and Linux users wanting more. If you are a novice programmer working in OS X, Xojo may be a great fit for you, otherwise, look for a different IDE.
3. Supported File Types
|1||.RB||Real Studio Project|
|2||.RBM||Real Studio Menu File|
|3||.RBP||Real Studio Project File|
|4||.RBVCP||Real Studio Version Controlled Project|
|5||.RBW||Real Studio Window File|
|7||.XOJO_BINARY_MENU||Xojo Binary Menu File|
|8||.XOJO_BINARY_PROJECT||Xojo Binary Project File|
|9||.XOJO_BINARY_TOOLBAR||Xojo Binary Toolbar File|
|10||.XOJO_BINARY_WINDOW||Xojo Binary Window File|
|11||.XOJO_MENU||Xojo Menu File|
|12||.XOJO_PROJECT||Xojo Project File|
|13||.XOJO_WINDOW||Xojo Window File|
|14||.XOJO_XML_MENU||Xojo XML Menu File|
|15||.XOJO_XML_PROJECT||Xojo XML Project File|
|16||.XOJO_XML_TOOLBAR||Xojo Toolbar File|
|17||.XOJO_XML_WINDOW||Xojo XML Window File|
Updated: November 12, 2015