Small Basic: Did you Know? – Featured Article

Today we’ll take a look at a fantastic TechNet Wiki article from Nonki Takahashi: Small Basic: Did You Know?    This is a fun one… You can make the Intellisense Window translucent by holding down the Control key.  Useful to see the text underneath.     This is one of my favorites:  Double clicking on…

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Shadow Boxing – Featured Small Basic Program

Today, I will introduce a Small Basic program Shadow Boxing written by NaochanON. In this program, a stick man runs and does shadow boxing lightly. The program ID is JNL860.  Have fun! Thank you NaochanON for nominating your animation program. By the way, got a game/program you made that you want us to review for being featured…

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Small Basic – Flood Fill

A recent Small Basic post about filling a region left by Turtle trails revived an old flood fill program I wrote a while ago. This is the forum thread, turtle small basic. And this is the program to flood fill regions. ‘FloodFill example – for some theory see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flood_fill ‘Draw regions with left mouse button…

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Small Basic – Shortcuts

Keyborard shortcuts are combination of keys pushing at the same time to do some functions.  There are some shortcuts for Small Basic IDE (Integrated Development Environment).  That are not documented so far.  So, today I’ll show you my recognition about shortcuts for Small Basic IDE.  If you know other shortcuts, please let me know.   …

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Small Basic Featured Program – Gravity Simulator

This is a Gravity Simulation by Zock77, the import code is FHS907. It includes self interaction between orbiting satellites – they attract each other. The gravitational force attracting objects is given by Newton.  If the object masses are M and m and their separation is r, then the force of attraction is: F = GMm/r2 G…

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Flags in Small Basic

A word flag has a meaning of a variable which contains a logical value. But today, I’d like to introduce flag graphics drawn with Small Basic. I found three threads in Small Basic forum about following 15 flags.  Creating programs to draw flags may be good practices for graphics. How about adding your flags into…

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Small Basic – GetSettingsFilePath

There are only 16 keywords and 20 objects in Small Basic, and I’ve been playing with Small Basic for a few years now and thought I was pretty familiar with them. I discovered one I have never used before following a post by Pappa Lapub in this forum thread Need help figuring out a way…

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Small Basic 1.0 Known Issues – Do we have them all?

Hi! We’re looking through the Small Basic 1.0 Known Issues: Known Issues about Microsoft Small Basic v1.0   Please let us know if we missed any (you can add them directly, comment here, or comment on the Wiki page). And also, please help us add in more descriptions so that we can know clearly how…

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How do you get a sound for your program?

When you create programs such like games, how do you get sounds for them? One way is to use preset sounds in Small Basic.  There are four preset sounds as follows. Bell Ring Chime Chimes Click Another way is to find free (or public domain) audio files.  You can use Sound.Play() or Sound.PlayAndWait() with audio…

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Small Basic – Traffic Light Challenge

One of this month’s forum challenges was to create a traffic light system. Graphics Challenge 2 Draw a traffic light that changes through the correct lighting sequence, perhaps using the Timer object. We have 2 great answers in, the first by Martin from Germany. And the second by NaochanOn from Japan which uses different coloured…

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