NEW RELEASE: Small Basic Online Public Preview (v0.9)

Hello! Head to the new Small Basic Website 2.0: http://www.SmallBasic.com    In the upper right corner, you’ll notice the new “Start Coding Online” button! This is our Public Preview release of Small Basic Online. It’s version 0.9. For our Small Basic enthusiasts, you’re going to wonder why we have an online version in addition to…

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Last week for the August Small Basic Code Challenges!

This month’s Small Basic code challenges come from Roshan Kumar Priya. These are his challenges for August 2018… Go to the forum thread to submit your programs: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/a8503f33-6322-4703-8305-cf9914d1e4cd/challenges-for-august-2018?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…

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Last call for the August 2018 Small Basic Guru!

This is the last week for the August 2018 Small Basic Guru competition! Check it out! What is TechNet Guru Competition? Each month the TechNet Wiki council organizes a contest of the best articles posted that month. This is your chance to be announced as MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY GURU OF THE MONTH! One winner in each category will…

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Announcement: Welcome to Small Basic Website 2.0

We’re pleased as punch (punch that particularly pleased) to announce our new Small Basic website: http://www.SmallBasic.com Many people have worked hard on this. As Small Basic is a volunteer project at Microsoft (Garage and Hackathons aplenty), it’s taken a lot of hands and a lot of time. So let’s start with the thank you’s from…

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Who will be announced as the July 2018 Small Basic Guru?

What is the TechNet Guru Competition? Each month the TechNet Wiki council organizes a contest of the best articles posted that month. This is your chance to be announced as MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY GURU OF THE MONTH! One winner in each category will be selected each month for glory and adoration by the MSDN/TechNet Ninjas and community as…

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Small Basic Monthly Challenges – July 2018

We still have over a week for you to get your challenges in! 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…

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Small Basic TextWindow and Keyboard Shortcuts

There are many keyboard shortcuts for TextWindow.Read() operation.  Most of these shortcut keys are the same with the command prompt.  Today’s code is as follows. While “True” TextWindow.Read() EndWhile Standard shortcuts Following keys are standard shortcuts (without Ctrl key shortcuts option). Key Function Enter Input line Alt+Enter Toggle full-screen mode Ctrl+C End program Ctrl+H Back…

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Simakov’s Click the button – Small Basic Featured Program

Today I’d like to introduce Simakov Misha’s game “Click the button”. The program ID is DSX769. This program is simple – it has only 97 lines.  And it’s smart to use an array buttonArr to define stages.  Thank you Simakov for sharing this game. Please share your game or program to the following forum thread. …

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Search Small Basic Code with Bing

Internet search engines such as Bing are useful to find Small Basic code.  Today I will introduce samples to find simple Small Basic subroutines in the Internet. The first keywords are “Small Basic Split” to find Split function.  A forum thread SmallBasic Split Function will be found. The second keywords are “Small Basic Hex2Dec”.  Some…

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