Small Basic Featured Program – AutoUpdater version 2.0 released

September last year, Timo Söchtig released a small snippet which contained an automatic update function for Small Basic.

See Small Basic: AutoUpdater Code Snippet.

This snippet will check if a newer version of your program is available for download. And if there is a new version, it will download and install it.

It won the TechNet Guru Gold Medal (category: Small Basic) and got featured on the homepage of TechNetWiki.

He recently released an update for it. A huge one.

  • He added multi-version support
  • He added a chooseable interface (textwindow, graphics window)
  • He did an overhaul of the whole update structure
  • He added five commands for the user
  • He wrote a program to create the needed updatefile


You can find more detailed information on the TechNet Wiki article about AutoUpdater.

Thanks to Timo for this fantastic community contribution!

   - Ninja Ed

Comments (2)

  1. Sten2005 says:

    It is a good time for the Basic language.

    Visual Basic 6 rises to 5th place in the Index of programming language popularity for May 2014

    C# drops to 6th, and VB.Net is 11th

    It is now time for an updated VB6:…/3440221-bring-back-classic-visual-basic-an-improved-versi

    VB6 – Microsoft's favorite programming language.

  2. Sten, thank you!

    We love VB. That's why Small Basic exists!

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