BWToolkit 1.2

Posted: June 18th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: Releases | 9 Comments »

BWToolkit 1.2 is out with three new additions along with other improvements and fixes. The first addition is a gradient box which lets you draw a rectangle with a gradient or solid color. It also has optional border and inset lines. The next addition is a styled text field which lets you apply a gradient and a shadow to text. An example of what you’ll be able to create in Interface Builder with these two additions is this fancy header bar in Capo. The last addition is a hyperlink button that lets you link text or images to URLs which will open in the browser.

For a complete list of what’s new in 1.2 and to download the plugin and framework, visit the BWToolkit website.

9 Comments on “BWToolkit 1.2”

  1. #1 Ben said at 8:49 pm on June 18th, 2009:

    Nice update. Just wondering why I’m not seeing this post on the front page of your blog? Last entry I see is in February. Oddly it does show up in the RSS feed.

    Keep up the great work.


  2. #2 admin said at 8:52 pm on June 18th, 2009:

    WPSuperCache was bugging out. Thanks for the heads up.

  3. #3 Mike Rundle said at 9:19 pm on June 18th, 2009:

    The best keeps on getting better… nice job man! Can’t wait to put it in action. Actually what I’m more excited for is when you can produce an IB plugin for iPhone but I guess that’s out of your hands for the moment 🙂

  4. #4 David said at 9:22 pm on June 18th, 2009:

    The minimum OS X version that an app can run on which uses this framework is not listed. Is it 10.5 and newer or can it be used with an app that still targets 10.4?

  5. #5 Steven Degutis said at 9:52 pm on June 18th, 2009:

    Nice job on the update Brandon. These new controls look even cooler than how you described them earlier. Would like to see a “corner radius” property on the gradient box, though. 😉

  6. #6 Brandon Walkin said at 11:04 pm on June 18th, 2009:

    @Mike, @Steven: Thanks.

    @David: The framework uses quite a few methods new to 10.5. So apps using this framework will not be able to run on 10.4.

    If you’re just looking for a few particular items from the framework, feel free to download the source, import the relevant classes into your project, and replace the 10.5 API with 10.4 equivalent API. It’ll probably take you less time than writing all the functionality from scratch.

  7. #7 Geoffrey Grosenbach said at 11:38 pm on June 18th, 2009:

    And the release notes show support for Snow Leopard!

    Thanks again for the fantastic plugin and framework.

  8. #8 pietro p said at 8:14 am on June 19th, 2009:

    Thanks, thanks and thanks again for this!

  9. #9 Mario said at 8:56 am on June 19th, 2009:

    You rule!!!!