Running localized versions of Small Basic

Have an English Operating System, but want to run the Spanish version of Small Basic?  Yes, you can do that with your current installation – and you don’t even have to install anything extra.  In your Start Menu (or in your Run prompt), type   %programfiles%\microsoft\small basic\sb.exe /l:es-es and hit Enter. This will launch the Spanish…


Color Picker

Color Picker by Suduadib is an example that shows the usage of arrays in Small Basic.  You can import this program using the id: SGS247. Program listing is available at:


API Reference

The Small Basic API reference is now available at:  With v0.5, you can view the API reference in your choice of English, Spanish or French.  


Arrays in Small Basic

With version 0.5, Small Basic implements native support for arrays. This is a significant change from how arrays were used in v0.4 and so I want to write about the syntax and the functionality of the new arrays. Any variable can be used as an array – no special declaration or setup is necessary. Arrays are…


Spanish Documentation now live

You can now download the Spanish version of “Introduction to programming” guide from: a Small Basic.pdf Diviértete.


Small Basic V0.5 is here

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The newest, leanest and the meanest is here!

The next installment of the Small Basic Community Previews is now available for download.  Version v0.5 can be downloaded at: This version adds more of the community requested features and bug-fixes, the full list of it is below: Arrays:Small Basic now has native support for arrays.  Array keys are not limited to numbers, and…


Asteroids v2

Following the success of Asteroids v1, the community members have made interesting tweaks and improvements to the game, resulting in Asteroids v2.  This version is available for import from your Small Basic IDE with id, ASTEROIDS. You can see the source code here:  



This week’s sample is Asteroids, written by Jason Jacques.  It’s a really fun game with tons of parameters to tweak.  You can download the program directly into Small Basic using the id QFL408.  The source code listing is also available at:  Honestly, it never ceases to amaze what cool apps everyone’s building on top…


French Documentation is now available

The French version of “Introducing Small Basic” document is now available for download.  Go get it here: