Hey, developers. CPLAT 3.1 is now available from
ksoft, adding Mac OS X Sheet support for alerts and dialogs, a new Navigation Services for window mode ability and sheets under the next generation operating system.
The update also packs over a dozen new classes, as well as improvements and bug fixes, according to
MacTech magazine. Other new features include: access to CoreGraphics/Quartz in a pane object (it includes CP_PDFView for Mac OS X showing access to Quartz in CP_View object), updated Carbon Event handling to Mac OS X; and the ability to specify user interface layouts using XML.
CPLAT is a cross-platform framework for Mac OS and Windows development, not just a thin layer over the underlying operating system, according to the folks at ksoft. It supports such Mac OS technologies as the Appearance Manager, proxy icons, window path popups, and icon services (32-bit icons). It also includes a RADTool/resource editor for importing, creating, and editing the resources your application uses, including, menus, icons, pictures, cursors, patterns, windows, alerts, dialogs, strings. Plus, you can create a single resource and generate the appropriate resource definition for Mac OS and Windows.
CPLAT costs US$50 and includes complete source code, headers and projects to the framework, demos, and more. Updates are posted approximately every 4-8 weeks to registered users. Full details and the latest trial versions/demos can be found at the
ksoft Web site.