Small Basic Extension Manager


I created a utility to manage Small Basic extensions.

It can be downloaded from TechNet Gallery.

If you would like an extension added to the database, or have other suggestions then please leave a message on this Small Basic Forum Thread.

Details

It uses a web database maintained by me to list current versions of extensions, and can handle extensions for different versions of Small Basic.

It manages (Web) based extensions downloaded through the utility as well as extensions you install locally (Local).

The minimum requirements to add an extension to the database are that a web accessible zip download exists containing the extension dll and xml files.

By default it assumes that Small Basic is installed in the default location.

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Small Basic on 64 bit Windows
  • C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Small Basic on 32 bit Windows

Hopefully the number of extensions supported by this utility will grow.

With the utility you can:

  • download and install or update selected extensions
  • permanently uninstall (delete) extensions
  • temporarily disable and enable extensions

The utility interface below shows installed extensions, their status and single click options to install/update or enable/disable.  Only available extensions for the currently installed version of Small Basic are displayed.

  • Blue is uninstalled, but available to be downloaded and installed
  • Purple is is installed and enabled, but a differenent (usually more recent) version is available
  • Green is installed and enabled
  • Red is installed, but disabled

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Right click an extension to get additional details and options.

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Comments (5)

  1. Wow, this is pretty cool!

  2. Extremely useful! Thank you litdev and everyone who are supporting this awesome utility.

  3. I finally added this to…

    List of Unique Features (Extendable section): http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/14114.the-unique-features-of-small-basic.aspx#Extendable

    Our Extensions Gallery: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/smallbasic/2012/10/12/small-basic-extensions-gallery/

    Next, I should announce this to the teachers. Because I can see this as totally helpful for teachers to toggle extensions off.

    A gift that keeps on giving! =^)

  4. GeoffR says:

    Hi

    Having a problem installing extra libraries for use with Small Basic 1.3, which was downloaded from the Microsoft Store. It is not in any of the two standard Program Folders. Problem is that I dont know where the MS Store puts the App on my laptop, so I cant add the .dll and .xml files to my directory for Small Basic 1.3(Windows 10 OS).

    Do the Library extensions work with Small Basic 1.3 ?. Any help appreciated

    1. Geoff, the Microsoft Store version doesn’t support extensions, due to that reason. The desktop version will be coming soon and will replace Small Basic 1.2 on the Download Center. Thanks!

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