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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Match Colours or Symbols – Small Basic Featured Program

Today’s featured program is “Match colours or symbols” written by Glenn Broadway. Glenn wanted to learn how to use OnKeyDown and OnMouseDown events in the GraphicsWindow so he wrote a simple matching game.  The program ID is PRP467. But he said it seems that FontSize doesn’t work in the Silverlight player.  I tried to fixed this problem…


Method to Convert Binary

Today I’d like to introduce a table to understand how to convert between decimal and binary. ErmiteUrbain made a table to show how Amir CPS’s converter THJ835-1 works. ErmiteUrbain also rewrote Amir’s converter.  The new one is THJ835-2. Thank you ErmiteUrbain for sharing your understanding! Please post your programs or ideas to the forum thread…


Helper to solve Chaos Su Do Ku – Small Basic featured program

Screen shot of suggestion message box in Help for Chaos Su Do Ku
Screen shot of suggestion message box in Help for Chaos Su Do Ku

Today I’d like to introduce a program written by ErmiteUrbain. ErmiteUrbain wrote a program to help to solve Chaos Sudoku.  The program ID is PTX661.  And the information is uploaded in a forum thread Nominate games (or other programs) here to get featured on our Blog! (PART 3).  Chaos Sudoku is a kind of Sudoku (number…


Small Basic Prime (extended IDE)

Introduction Gungan37 created a great extended Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Small Basic back in 2013 (called SB++).  It had some nice features and looked really good. Over the years it was not maintained to work with newer versions of Small Basic as they were rolled out (Gungan37 was busy studying and working).  Also, I…

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Small Basic – Draw Circle Game

I made a game how accurate circle to draw with mouse.  The program ID is FGM527. Usage: Draw a circle with mouse. Push [OK] button. Check your score. Push [OK] button to continue. Have fun with a Small Basic game!

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Shapes Editor using Polygon for Small Basic

Thanks to NaochanON for writing this blog and Tryhest for contributing updates.  More details on Small Basic forum. Shapes Editor Several Shape editors have been proposed so far, but shape modification and position change (Z-index) of shape are not so easy. I made a shapes editor using Litdev’s Extension, which can easily change its size,…

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Small Basic Monthly Challenges – April 2018

Big thanks to LitDev for hosting our monthly challenges! 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 think, and more…

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