Cafederic, a company that makes Mac OS development tools, has released BasePlant 2.0 for Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X. BasePlant is a collection of more than 300 classes designed to enhance PowerPlant,
Metrowerks object-oriented application framework and class libraries.
Eric Forget, owner of Cafederic, said that new features in BasePlant 2.0 include: assistants; full sheet support, custom toolbars (like in Mac OS X Finder) and custom floating toolbars; Color Picker support with live updates; a Preferences dialog with one line of code (at least in most cases); a Web resource checker; new helpers for easy drag and drop support; a generic shortcut keys editor dialog; new panes and controls; live dragging of windows (in both Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X) with snapping for tool window; a Display Manager; Mac OS X Dock awareness; layout management of window positions and size relative to each others and the screen resolution; and a Carbon event loop timer.
BasePlant 2.0 is US$149 for commercial, in-house development and $35 for personal freeware and shareware. It’s now available for download from the Cafederic Web site.