Originally written by the creator of Small Basic, Vijaye Raji...

Here are the unique features of the Small Basic language:


Just like the early variants of BASIC, Small Basic is imperative and doesn't use or expose beginners to concepts like scopes, types, object orientation,


The Small Basic language consists of just 14 keywords.

Type System

There actually isn't one. You can create string and numeric constants and assign them to variables. Operations performed on these variables will be interpreted according to the content.


All variables are global and are always initialized. They can be used before they're assigned.


You can create a sub-routine and assign it to an event. This will wire the it up to an the event.


The libraries provide static "Objects" that group operations, properties and events. New libraries can be created using other .Net Languages and added to the Small Basic runtime.