Small Basic Featured Article: Automatic Type Conversion

You can find the latest and greatest version of this article here: Small Basic: Automatic Type Conversion    Overview You’ve probably seen how to write expressions with both integers and decimal numbers, and you also probably know how to glue (concatenate) two strings together using the plus sign. But when an expression includes both numbers…

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Introduction to Microsoft’s Small Basic by Martin Fish – Class 1

We’ve got some great curriculum here from one of our favorite educators! Let’s get to it! This is an introductory lesson plan from one of our favorite middle school teachers, Mr. Fish, who teaches at Mason Middle School in Mason, Ohio. So you can start this off for your first class session! And big thanks…

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Small Basic Featured Thread – Fremy’s extension updated for Small Basic v1.2

I’d like to introduce a new thread written by  FremyCompany [MSFT] (François REMY) in Small Basic forum: Fremy’s extension updated for Small Basic v1.2   Hello from the other side 🙂 A few years ago, I participated in this community as a user, and wrote an extension to get the most of what Small Basic could…

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Small Basic – Coding Patterns

I started to organize coding patterns for Small Basic here in CodePlex.  I sometimes use these patterns in my Small Basic programs. For example, I use three patterns in following code (from WNK213).    mcol = 0  ‘ mouse column   For col = 1 To 3     If x1[col] < x And x < x2[col] Then       mcol = col       col…

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Featured Small Basic Program – XY Graph from Bluegrams!

Download the application here: XY Graph   XY Graph is a function plotting program coded with Small Basic. It is able to plot different types of functions into a simple coordinate system. XY Graph also can create score tables. About XY Graph XY Graph uses the same syntax analysis as 123 Calculator, so big parts…

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Small Basic – January & February 2016 Challenges!!! (Card "Snap" Game, Slalom Skiing Game, Gravity Ball, Holiday Calendar, Countdown, Pathmapping, Background Color, & File Management)

Challenge of the Month – January+February 2016 Click here to participate: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/32e9fde9-7d4e-481e-979e-e73afcae38f6/challenge-of-the-month-januaryfebruary-2016?forum=smallbasic 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…


Small Basic – Zodiac Sign Update

My first version of zodiac sign program in Small Basic was for Challenge of the Month – January 2013.  This year, I updated the program with a new tool program. The tool name is Get List of Stars from Wikipedia (ZSF735).  The last time, I read and typed constellation data from Wikipedia.  But now this…


123 Calculator and Christmas Tree Turtle

123 Calculator & Christmas Tree Turtle It kind of rhymes and certainly repeats. Once again Bluegrams has packed and shipped us 2 ace programs. The rhythm is that all of Bluegrams programs are well written with readable code, robust and presented nicely. This package is diverse. One is a functioning feature rich standard calculator posted…

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