Small Basic Shapes from Microsoft Office

Today, I’d like to introduce about how to convert shapes created by Microsoft Office to Small Basic shapes.  This time I’m using PowerPoint to draw pictures with shapes.  To convert pictures, I wrote PowerPoint macro (VBA).  We can do as well with Excel or Word. I uploaded the PowerPoint Macro-Enabled Presentation to TechNet Gallery. You…

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Featured Games: Small Block Builder & Triple Six!

Today’s blog features 2 awesome games coded by Bluegrams. You can download the games from these 2 links: Small Block Builder  &  Triple Six! I’ve just played both these games and the game play is spot on and the GUI’s leave nothing to the imagination. Bluegrams helps the user drill straight into the game play…

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Small Basic 1.2 – Release Notes

The Small Basic 1.2 Release Notes can be found on TechNet Wiki (we’ll keep them updated there): Microsoft Small Basic 1.2 Release Notes   Here is a snapshot in time of the Release Notes… =========================   Microsoft Small Basic 1.2 includes Kinect for Small Basic, which introduces three new Kinect objects! It also includes the…

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Oculus Rift with Small Basic!

Today’s blog post is a Featured Forum Thread and comes from today’s guest blogger: Zock77 Enjoy: ==================================== Hey Guys! For those of you who have heard of, or own an Oculus Rift, I have found some cool applications for it in Small basic. The Oculus has two eyepieces, which means you can give the illusion…

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NUI Grab – Kinect for Small Basic Sample Program

I made a sample program using KinectBodyList object in Small Basic programming language. The program has been uploaded as TCG608.  NUI stands for Natural User Interface.  You can drag and drop the circle (ellipse) in this program with your right hand.  KinectBodyList.GetHandState operation can return that your hand is “Closed”, “Lasso” or “Open”.  When your…

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Lego Mindstorms EV3 extension for Small Basic – EV3 Basic!!!

Using the EV3 extension for Small Basic 1.2, you can use Small Basic to program your Lego Mindstorm EV3 robots! This is a great next step for teachers and parents looking to lay the groundwork on their kids’ futures and careers. Lego Mindstorms is a big step toward engineering and computer development, and programming your robots on…


Small Basic Monthly Challenges – October & November

These challenges are intended for people who are learning to program for the first time or for those returning to programming who want to start using Small Basic.  Some will be easy, some will be hard – but they will all make you think, and more importantly be GREAT FUN! Please post your solutions /…

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Small Basic Featured Program – Database Sample

I would like to share a database sample program.  There are extension methods to handle databases using SQL, but I wanted to do something in standard Small Basic with no extensions.  The idea was to have a file based database that can be edited and sorted interactively in the GraphicsWndow.  I also wanted to write…

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Small Basic 1.2 : Rapide Aperçu (fr-FR)

Traduction de l’article original http://blogs.msdn.com/b/smallbasic/archive/2015/10/05/small-basic-1-2-quick-review.aspx écrit par Nonki Takahashi. Nonki Takahasi à essayé Small Basic 1.2 sur son PC. Voici un rapide aperçu. Kinect pour Small Basic Si vous avez un Capteur Kinect (v2 ou pour Xbox One), vous pouvez le contrôler avec le Small Basic 1.2. Small Basic 1.2 inclus l’Extension Kinect pour Small Basic (en-US). Pour…


Small Basic – New Dictionary Object

Today I’d like to write about Dictionary object which has been renewed in Small Basic 1.2. Ed Price told “Dictionary.com changed their API, so we lost use of that object in Small Basic 1.0 and 1.1. We finally got it fixed for 1.2.” in comment of a last week blog post.  So, GetDefinitionInFrench operation has made…

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