Small Basic 1.2 Quick Review

I tried Small Basic 1.2 on my PC.  Today I'd like to share some topics about Small Basic 1.2.

Kinect for Small Basic

If you have Kinect sensor, you can control it with Small Basic 1.2.  Small Basic 1.2 includes Kinect for Small Basic Extension.  To enable this extension, you need to install Kinect for Windows Runtime.

Bug Fixes

A lot of bugs are fixed in 1.2.  You can find some of them in a TechNet Wiki article Microsoft Small Basic v1.0: Known Issues.  Today I will pick two of them.


Dictionary object in 1.0 and 1.1 doesn't work (just returns "") from last year.  Small Basic 1.2 supports Dictionary object again and also new operations.  I could confirm the bug has been fixed with my application DJT869-0.


There was a bug that once Turtle hided it never appears again.  This bug has been fixed in Small Basic 1.2, so I could add CS (clear screen) command to my Turtle Graphics program (XVK119-5).

Thank you Michael (Synergist) for your Small Basic 1.2 announcement.  I added your article to the Small Basic History.

Comments (1)

  1. The Dictionary object bug getting fixed was a big win! 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. Special thanks to Ray for the fix!

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