How is Small Basic different from QBASIC and VB.Net?

The answer comes from the creator of Small Basic, Vijaye Raji...

How is Small Basic different from QBASIC?

  • Unlike QBASIC, Small Basic is based on .Net and can consume (not produce) "Objects".
  • It supports distinct Operations, Properties and Events.
  • It doesn't have GOSUB 🙂

From Anthony Yarrell... A few difference between QBasic and Small Basic:

  • Small Basic creates Windows programs. QBasic cannot create Microsoft Windows programs.
  • QBasic can not run under Microsoft Windows.
  • You can share your Small Basic programs with other uses even if they do not have Small Basic installed. QBasic has to be installed in order to run QBasic programs.
  • Small Basic makes manipulating graphics intuitive, easy and fun. In QBasic you have to know about how to set the screen resolution, etc - it be difficult to learn at first.
  • Small Basic makes animation very easy. Animation in QBasic can sometimes be very difficult.



How is Small Basic different from VB.Net?

Small Basic is small - much smaller than VB and supports just a subset of what VB.Net supports. Besides, you can actually write a compiler using VB.Net.

From Gungan37:

Another great point of SB lies in the IDE, not the language. With SB, someone of any age and experience can fire up the IDE and know exactly where everything is and how to do anything because of the simple, clear layout while if the same beginner were to open Visual Studio to write VB code, it would be overwhelming



Got any other explanations as to how Small Basic is different from QBASIC and VB.NET? Is there anything else we should compare/contrast it to? Leave a comment with your answers!


   - Ninja Ed

Comments (5)

  1. In Argentina, 80% of its population

    speak and understand some English

    to help a tourist (hotels, buses, banks, etc.) whom we treat Fine

    But only a minority can speak, read, explain and understand

    a fluent English.

    Even companies like IBM and Microsoft most can be arranged as

    and only a few, would manage English fluently  

    I visited the U.S. many times because I´ve working in american companies

    ButI  never lived there. I defend myself as I can

    My problem with Small Basic is that no one knows to clarify myprogrammers doubts in good Spanish

    In return VB.NET and C #  are thousands of Spanish-speaking  experts

    This isa  difficult for a beginner in me.

    My sincere greetings

  2. Carlos, that's an interesting dilemma. What are some steps we can take to get more Spanish speakers knowledgeable about Small Basic? If we get enough then we can get a Small Basic Spanish forum.


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