Small Basic – Think about Textbox UX

Let’s think about textbox UI (user interface) or UX (user experience). Simple way to use textbox in Small Basic is using button to get text from the textbox.  The sample program ID is MDP504. By the way, pushing button is bothersome, isn’t it?  The next version is using Controls.TextTyped event to get the text.  The program…

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Small Basic – November Community Challenges: Guitar Chords, Drawing Freehand, & Subtractive Colors

Building off the November Challenges from LitDev: Small Basic Challenges of the Month (November 2016): Scrolling Text Banner, SB Logo, Turtle Mascot, Tic Tac Toe, and Checkers! We have challenges from the Community members as well!   Guitar chords https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/d57ffbe0-2698-4ee8-b813-71020efcf2b0/november-challenge-guitar-chords?forum=smallbasic Here is my suggestion for one of the November Challenges. To draw something like this: if…

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Learn Abstract and Concrete with Small Basic

I wrote some programs for learning abstract and concrete.  At first I made a subroutine Average().  This routine calculates (a + b) / 2.  The concept average is a special (concrete) case of a wider concept.  Secondly, I made a subroutine Intermediate().  The concept of this routine is wider and more abstract than Average().  Intermediate()…

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Calling all Small Basic Gurus. November readers need feeding!

“An influential teacher, or popular expert“ Oh mighty reader, we need your enlightenment! Only YOU can show us… the TRUE WAY to code! Win the dedication and adoration of generations to come, by giving something back to those less awesome. Show your technical prowess, and divine knowledge of your craft. Teach us good code from bad. Show…

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Small Basic Challenges of the Month (November 2016): Scrolling Text Banner, SB Logo, Turtle Mascot, Tic Tac Toe, and Checkers!

These challenges are intended for people who are learning to program for the first time or for those returning to programming who want to start using Small Basic.  Some will be easy, some will be hard – but they will all make you think, and more importantly be GREAT FUN! Participate here: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/e1b8c677-1592-41cf-b8b5-018ade0d728e/challenge-of-the-month-november-2016?forum=smallbasic Please post…

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Small Basic Guru – September 2016 Gold Medal Winner

All the votes are in! And we have a fresh intake of MS and MVP judges too! So below are the results for the Small Basic category of the TechNet Guru Awards, September 2016 !!!!  Small Basic Technical Guru – September 2016    Nonki Takahashi Small Basic: How to Use Kinect Objects Michiel Van Hoorn: “If I only had a Kinect controller….. this…

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Draw a Pumpkin with Small Basic

Have you read a forum thread October Challenge – Special 31st – Draw a Pumpkin?  Add your pumpkin in the thread! By Tryhest: By YLed: By Nonki:

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Happy Birthday Small Basic – The 8th Anniversary

Can you read the message on the LCD in this photo?  Happy Birthday, Small Basic! Today’s Small Basic program is ‘ Send Text to Serial Port ‘ Version 0.1 ‘ Copyright © 2016 Nonki Takahashi. The MIT License.   TextWindow.Title = “Send Text to Serial Port” Init() While “True”   txt = TextWindow.Read()   LDCommPort.TXString(txt + LF)…