Small Basic TextWindow and Keyboard Shortcuts

There are many keyboard shortcuts for TextWindow.Read() operation.  Most of these shortcut keys are the same with the command prompt.  Today’s code is as follows. While “True” TextWindow.Read() EndWhile Standard shortcuts Following keys are standard shortcuts (without Ctrl key shortcuts option). Key Function Enter Input line Alt+Enter Toggle full-screen mode Ctrl+C End program Ctrl+H Back…


Simakov’s Click the button – Small Basic Featured Program

Today I’d like to introduce Simakov Misha’s game “Click the button”. The program ID is DSX769. This program is simple – it has only 97 lines.  And it’s smart to use an array buttonArr to define stages.  Thank you Simakov for sharing this game. Please share your game or program to the following forum thread. …

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Search Small Basic Code with Bing

Internet search engines such as Bing are useful to find Small Basic code.  Today I will introduce samples to find simple Small Basic subroutines in the Internet. The first keywords are “Small Basic Split” to find Split function.  A forum thread SmallBasic Split Function will be found. The second keywords are “Small Basic Hex2Dec”.  Some…


Match Colours or Symbols – Small Basic Featured Program

Today’s featured program is “Match colours or symbols” written by Glenn Broadway. Glenn wanted to learn how to use OnKeyDown and OnMouseDown events in the GraphicsWindow so he wrote a simple matching game.  The program ID is PRP467. But he said it seems that FontSize doesn’t work in the Silverlight player.  I tried to fixed this problem…


Method to Convert Binary

Today I’d like to introduce a table to understand how to convert between decimal and binary. ErmiteUrbain made a table to show how Amir CPS’s converter THJ835-1 works. ErmiteUrbain also rewrote Amir’s converter.  The new one is THJ835-2. Thank you ErmiteUrbain for sharing your understanding! Please post your programs or ideas to the forum thread…


Helper to solve Chaos Su Do Ku – Small Basic featured program

Today I’d like to introduce a program written by ErmiteUrbain. ErmiteUrbain wrote a program to help to solve Chaos Sudoku.  The program ID is PTX661.  And the information is uploaded in a forum thread Nominate games (or other programs) here to get featured on our Blog! (PART 3).  Chaos Sudoku is a kind of Sudoku (number…


Computer Science in Education: Women and Men Brains

The subject title “Women and Men Brains” sounds like promotional messaging for zombies. =^)   Liz tweeted out this article:   https://www.witi.com/articles/1096/Advice-for-Google:-Don’t-Fire-Men…Convert-Them!/   It states that women and men think differently. Is that even true? You can see that idea in the image: To be honest, there are severe debates about whether this is true,…


Small Basic – Pictionary Project

I started new project especially for non-native kids to understand Small Basic keywords with pictures. Purpose Small Basic is a programming language for kids. Little difficult to understand English keywords especially for non-native kids. This project suggests to draw pictures about keywords in Small Basic. Sample Pictures Site Pictionary Project for Small Basic – home…


QR Code & Barcode Extension for Small Basic

Last time, we discussed Does Small Basic support Extensions? Well here’s an example!   Check out this new extension: Barcode Extension – by NaochanOn   From NaochanOn: I made an extension to make QRCode or Barcode. Converting engine is DotNetBarcode.dll. (this is free ware) Programs are here.  Use freely, and enjoy.       Enjoy!…