Small Basic – Transparent GraphicsWindow

I recently added a feature to the LitDev Extension to create a completely transparent GraphicsWindow. The method to do this is: LDUtilities.TransparentGW() I can’t show a screenshot because there is absolutely nothing to see! So, what’s the point… Well, anything we add to the transparent GraphicsWindow will be visible, so we can do things like:…

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99 Bottles of Rootbeer (Small Basic Featured Program)

In our August challenge: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/f7370867-2508-4a48-8b37-07761bf60649/challenge-of-the-month-august-2014?forum=smallbasic  We had a… Challenge from Nonki: Create a 99 Bottles of Beer program.   NaochanON’s solution:   1st way Mes=”0= no more ;1= bottle of beer ;2= bottles of beer;3= on the wall ;4= Take one down and pass it around, ;5= Go to the store and buy some more,…

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Small Basic Game Programming – Air Hockey Game

Both in Challenge of the Month – July 2013 and Challenge of the Month – July 2014, the challenges of air hockey game was presented.  Through this challenges, I wrote KLB414-4 for an year.  [W] key and [S] key are for the player 1 (left side) to move the mallet, [O] key and [L] key…

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Small Basic – Physics for Marionette Challenge

A ‘Big ‘ Challenge for groups of programmers has been created by Nonki.  We are recruiting during August for development in September. In summary the challenge is to create a marionette puppet in Small Basic, here is an extract of the challenge: “create a marionette (or puppet) per group which can be moved by user…

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Microsoft Small Basic Guru Awards – July 2014 WINNERS!!!

Nonki and I were the only contributors this month, but a special thanks go out to Nonki for really knocking it out of the park with a lot of fantastic articles!       Small Basic Technical Guru – July 2014     Ed Price – MSFT Small Basic Survival Guide Michiel Van Hoorn: “Oh the overload!” RZ: “Very…

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Small Basic Game Programming – Shooting Game

In Challenge of the Month – August 2013, there were following two challenges. Game Challenge Write a DuckShoot game. Interface Challenge Write a fancy Game Opening screen for DuckShoot game – see above. At that time, I tried only opening.  Today, I will introduce new DuckShoot game as Program ID TLR995-2. This program has 425…

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Small Basic – TextWindow Cursor Positioning

We can write to the TextWindow using Write and WriteLine; the WriteLine variant also adds a ‘new line’ to position the cursor at the start of the next line. There are 2 other TextWindow properties that can be used to control where the text is written, these are CursorLeft and CursorTop.  Using these we can…

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Become the August Small Basic Guru – Festival of the Awesome Small Basic

It’s here at last! The August round of the TechNet Technical Guru Competition! The quality and quantity of entries has been beyond our wildest expectations lately, with epic posts and useful snippets BURSTING out of the seams of TechNet Wiki. So please come forth once again, oh mighty techie, and shower us with insight! Join us in the August…

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Small Basic Game Programming – Vertical Scrolling Game

I wrote an article about Vertical Scrolling Game.  That was one of challenges of the month – May 2014.  At that time, I made a vertical scrolling game named Turtle Dodger.  Today, I’d like to introduce the new version of this program (QZN342-4). Main The main part of this program calls four subroutines.  Window title…

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Small Basic Marionette – Sign up for the Big Challenge for September 2014!!!

This thread is for recruiting contributors to a new group challenge that’s coming from the Monthly Challenges, for September 2014.   Group Challenge Apply in this thread to create a group (with two or more people) until Aug. 31. During the month of September, you’ll create a marionette (or puppet) per group which can be…

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