You probably have heard of the “Graduate” feature introduced with the Small Basic v0.7. If you haven’t – you should check it out – it allows you to convert any Small Basic program into an equivalent Visual Basic program, allowing you to gently ramp up to the full power of a professional programming language.
Here’s how it works. You start with a program you wrote or opened or imported. In this case, let’s import “TETRIS” from the web.
When run, this should pop-up a fully playable Tetris game.
When we hit the “Graduate” button on the toolbar, we are presented with this friendly wizard which asks for the location to put the converted Visual Basic project.
Once we pick a location and hit Continue, we should see Visual Basic should launch with the Tetris program.
If you don’t have Visual Basic installed on your machine, you would see this page on the wizard:
The link (http://microsoft.com/express/vb) allows you to download a free version of Visual Basic that is compatible with Small Basic.