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NeoBook 5.7 Beta Released!

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NeoBook 5.7 Beta Released!

Postby Neosoft Support » Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:13 pm

NOTE: This beta test is now closed. The completed version 5.7.0 can be downloaded from:

NeoBook users who would like to help test the next NeoBook update are invited to download the version 5.7 Beta.

This update includes the following:


 Images can now be assigned to main and tray menu items! Smaller images (20 x 20 pixels) work best, but menu images can be as large as 64 x 64 pixels. Transparent PNG images are recommended, but any image format supported by NeoBook can be used. When importing non-transparent images, NeoBook will prompt you to select a color to serve as the transparent portion of the image.

 Added support for the following icon sizes:

16 x 16 x 4bit (16 colors)
32 x 32 x 4bit
48 x 48 x 4bit
16 x 16 x 8bit (256 colors)
32 x 32 x 8bit
48 x 48 x 8bit
16 x 16 x 32bit (16 million colors + alpha channel)
32 x 32 x 32bit
48 x 48 x 32bit
128 x 128 x 32bit *

* This icon may be replaced with a compressed 256 x 256 x 32bit icon provided that the compressed size is 67,624 bytes or less. The 256 x 256 icon must be compressed or it will not be compiled.

 Popup menus (Menu and MenuEx actions) are now drawn in the same style/theme as the main menu.

 The Menu and MenuEx actions now provide options to specify the width (in pixels) and the number of items to display before adding a vertical scroll bar to the menu.

 Added global variables [HTTPAgent] and [HTTPReferrer] which can be used with the InternetGet, InternetPut and DownloadFile action.

 The Math action can now be used with formulas that contain currency symbols and thousands separators (as defined in the Windows Control Panel). Before performing the calculation, the Math action will remove these characters from the formula. Previously, including any of these characters in a formula would result in an error.


 The FileList action now correctly returns only files that exactly match the specific filter. Previously, using a filter like “*.txt” would return *.txt, *.txt2, *.txt_backup, etc.

 Corrected a problem that caused the BrowserExecScript action to incorrectly identify the script language which would sometimes result in the script failing to execute.

 The FocusObject action now works with objects on “FixedPos” custom windows.

 CPU usage for popup menus and sticky notes has been greatly reduced.

 The Suspend action now works properly when used with the PlaySoundFile and PlayVideoFile “Wait” option.

 A picture object placed on the master page containing a file name variable based on the current page number or title will now correctly update itself when changing pages.

 InternetPost, InternetGet and DownloadFile can now be used with secure (HTTPS) servers.

 A picture object containing a tiled image that is either one pixel high or wide will no longer crash the Page Properties dialog.

 A playing AnimatedGIF can now be stopped from any page not just the page where the GIF resides.

 Clicking the right mouse button while dragging or sizing an object with the left mouse button no longer causes an access violation error.

 And several other minor fixes.
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Postby Jay-Bird » Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:18 pm


TY! I'm downloading now... Much appreciated!

Added global variables [HTTPAgent] and [HTTPReferrer] which can be used with the InternetGet, InternetPut and DownloadFile action.

This, along with :

InternetPost, InternetGet and DownloadFile can now be used with secure (HTTPS) servers.

Is absolutely what I have been looking for, thanks for an early Christmas!

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Postby smartmedia » Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:10 am


It's possible to add a time limit to InternetPost so after that if no response from server to return in variable "No response" so you will now that server didn't respond it.

One other thing.
This is working but some time i need to press the button twice in order to get the refreshed data. Otherwise i see the old links. Why...??? I use also Refresh object but it seems not to do anything. How i will empty the Web object from BrowserLoadFromStr.
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Postby HPW » Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:53 am


Also many thanks for the Christmas update.
Will allow to polish neobook apps for the newer win platforms.

Demo-apps of my plugins seems to run fine so far.

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Postby Skywalker » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:50 am



Thanks NeoBook Team! :D
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Postby Luiz Alfredo » Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:19 am

Thanks and,

Feliz Natal
Merry Christmas
Frohe Weihnachten
Feliz Navidad
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Postby Gaev » Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:36 am

It's possible to add a time limit to InternetPost so after that if no response from server to return in variable "No response" so you will now that server didn't respond it.

I have not tried it myself (as I don't know of websites that have long response times) ... but the Help documentation ...
Use this variable to specify the number of milliseconds NeoBook should wait for an HTTP action to return before giving up. For example, to set the timeout to 400 milliseconds:

SetVar "[HTTPTimeOut]" "400"

To restore the default setting (wait forever), set [HTTPTimeOut] to null like this:

SetVar "[HTTPTimeOut]" ""
... seems to imply that it should work with InternetGet.
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Postby Wrangler » Thu Dec 23, 2010 9:14 am

Thank you, Dave! And Merry Christmas to you and your family.
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Postby David de Argentina » Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:29 am

Thanks Dave !

Please, if you have a bit of time, would you consider add this improvements ?

Thanks a bunch !

Merry Xmas !

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Postby cp4w » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:11 pm

Thanks for the upgrade

Debugging enhancements maybe

- sort the variables, or find variable function. It would help greatly for programs with lots of variables

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Postby Boo (Gulf Breeze) » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:26 pm

Awesome! Thanks NeoSoft! Happy Holidays to everyone! 8-)
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Postby Odd » Fri Dec 24, 2010 4:51 am

Thank you and Merry Christmas from Norway (way too cold!)
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Postby andybrock » Fri Dec 24, 2010 6:46 am

Thanks for the update!

Merry Christmas to all!

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Postby Pilou » Fri Dec 24, 2010 9:32 am


Un Français *•.-:¦:-•:*.MERCI*•.-:¦:-•:*.

Bonnes Fêtes.

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