Small Basic – TOC for Challenges, Blog Posts and Wiki Articles

There are lots of information about Small Basic on the internet – especially on MSDN forums, blogs, TechNet Wiki articles.  So I made tables of contents for them. Monthly Challenges The titles and the links for the Monthly Challenges are listed in a TechNet Wiki article.  But, it’s difficult to find a challenge with this…

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Small Basic Featured Article – How to Use Trigonometric Functions

Here’s a classic article from Nonki: Small Basic: How to Use Trigonometric Functions    Let’s imagine we want to draw an arc.   Assume the center of the arc is located at x = 200, y = 300, and the start angle is a1 = -30 and the end angle = -60.In mathematics, the y axis goes up.  But in…

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Drawing Pictures with Small Basic

Today’s topic is how to draw (paint) pictures by programs (or via programming) with Small Basic. Program can repeat, simulate, calculate and convert.  Following pictures are the samples of these features. Using Repeat Have you felt complicated to repeat drawing something similar?  That will be easily done with program.  Following example is to draw geometric…

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Small Basic Technical Guru Winners – October 2015

Nonki and I battled it out for October. Here are the judge comments:  Small Basic Technical Guru – October 2015     Ed Price – MSFT Microsoft Small Basic 1.2 Release Note Richard Mueller: “Lots of information and great images. I like the extensive “See Also” section.” Michiel Van Hoorn: “Exciting new features and fixes” RZ: “V1.2 is a major…

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Small Basic Featured Program – Wavelength To RGB Converter

This featured program comes from Pappa Lapub. Here’s a small WavelengthToRGB converter that does just what it’s name says, with different linear functions for R, G and B like this:     ID: RCP237 (Right click in GW for Help) Also featured in the Small Basic Forum on MSDN here: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ca8db35c-abc7-4a9f-9e92-a1e4ae7c4ea4/colors-shapes-and-brushes?forum=smallbasic   Enter in the Import…

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Small Basic – Controls and Challenges

Last and this month, controls challenges are going in the Challenge of the Month.  So today, I’d like to write about Controls. Controls in Small Basic There are three controls in Small Basic – button, text input box and multi-line text input box.  Following sample screen shots are from a program Dictionary 1.2b (ZRS542-0). Button Text…

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Small Basic Ninjas needed for the November Gurus! Application details within.

We need Wizards and warriors, of words and wisdom. Come forth, oh mighty techno-scribbler! Pass your knowledge to others! Show us what you know and let others learn from your journey. Soon you may become a member of the Technet Wiki Ninjas, and can quickly grow and get promoted within our ranks! All you have…

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Small Basic Shapes from Microsoft Excel

This post is an update of the last post Small Basic Shapes from Microsoft Office. Last time I wrote mainly about PowerPoint macro.  But today’s main topic is Excel macro.  I uploaded an Excel file on TechNet Gallery. Following screen shot is a sheet in the Excel file with shapes drawn with Excel. And after…

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Featured Small Basic Article – Bring on the Emoji!!!

The featured article is from Nonki Takahashi…   Small Basic: Emoji     Table of Contents Introduction Finding Emoji in Fonts   From Unicode Subrange From Symbol Fonts Using Private Character Editor   See Also Other Languages     This article is amazing! It gives you lots of ways to find and display your emoji! So…

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Small Basic: Using a Sentinel for Loop Control

“The Sentinel” sounds like a newspaper.  Or perhaps an action movie. Or like a big robot that chases mutants. But it’s not! Well, not in this case. In this case, it’s a way you can end or limit a loop. Let’s take a look!    Let’s write a program that finds the average value of…

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