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  • Blog Post: Small Basic: Difference between Local and Remote - Featured Article

    After publishing your program to Small Basic listing server, you may find problems in your program running in your browser with Silverlight. A TechNet Wiki article "Small Basic: Difference between Local and Remote" shows the difference of behavior when the Small Basic running under desktop and under...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic International Resources - Featured Article

    Today I'd like to introduce TechNet Wiki article "Small Basic: International Resources" . There are 23 languages of resources as follows. If you find other language resources, please let me know. Thanks. Language IDE Reference Guide Curriculum Wiki Books Videos Twitter...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic: Did you Know? - Featured Article

    Today we'll take a look at a fantastic TechNet Wiki article from Nonki Takahashi : Small Basic: Did You Know? This is a fun one... You can make the Intellisense Window translucent by holding down the Control key. Useful to see the text underneath. This is one of my favorites...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Comments

    This is an excerpt from this great TechNet Wiki article: Small Basic: Programming Tips by litdev Comments A comment in Small Basic starts with an apostrophe ' and is highlighted in green. Anything after it is ignored to the end of the line. 'Calculate distance between objects distance...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic - How to read error messages

    Today's blog post comes from a section of the longer TechNet Wiki article: Small Basic: How to Debug by Nonki Takahashi Meaning of Error Messages There are two types of error messages given by Small Basic. One is compile errors. Another one is runtime errors. These messages help your development...
  • Blog Post: Sprite Arrays - Featured Article

    I recently wrote a TechNet Wiki article describing how to manage arrays of sprites in a game. For the full article see http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/24857.small-basic-sprite-arrays.aspx . The following is an excerpt from one section... Recycling sprites We...
  • Blog Post: LitDev's "Dynamic Graphics for Game Programming" - Small Basic Featured Article

    This article from litdev is an introduction to graphical game programming using Small Basic. It includes the basics of program design, movement, user interaction with keys and mouse, collision detection and introduces some more advanced ideas at the end. You can read the full article here: Small...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Getting Started Guide - Featured Article

    New to Small Basic? Check out this Wiki article: Small Basic Getting Started Guide Get up-to-speed quickly and learn the basics of how to program using Small Basic by using the Getting Started Guide. Use the Getting Started Guide online: 01. Introduction | 02. First Program...
  • Blog Post: History of Microsoft Small Basic - Featured Article

    Congratulations to Nonki Takahashi for winning the Small Basic Technical Guru Gold Medal for April! Nonki's cartoony self-portrait was made from a Paint-like program that he wrote himself, from Small Basic: Here is his winning article: History of Microsoft Small Basic This is an interesting...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Fonts (featured article)

    This article explains fonts for the GraphicsWindow object in Microsoft Small Basic: Small Basic: Font This article was written by Nonki Takahashi . What is a Font? A Font is a designed character set. In Windows, many programs have the ability to change fonts. Many fonts are installed...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic - Array Basics (featured Wiki article)

    Check out this article from litdev : Small Basic: Array Basics What is an Array? Any array is a variable that stores a collection of things. Usually the things stored are of the same type, perhaps a list of people's names, or the position of some sprites in a game. An array has an index...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic: Reference Documentation - 21 ARTICLES!!!

    So this is actually more like a TOC of many articles: Small Basic: Reference Documentation Or you can click a Class or Object below to learn more about it! Welcome to the Small Basic Reference Documentation! Click an object to get started... Array Clock Controls Desktop...
  • Blog Post: A Brief History of BASIC

    The BASIC language was developed in the early 1960's at Dartmouth College as a device for teaching programming to “ordinary” people. There is a reason it’s called BASIC: B (Beginner's) A (All-Purpose) S (Symbolic) I (Instruction) C (Code) When time-sharing systems were introduced...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Featured Article - Grammar Basics

    LitDev and Nonki have been helping us build a strong library of Small Basic content on TechNet Wiki. Please check out this article from litdev : Small Basic: Grammar Basics This article describes the main language elements or 'grammar' used by the Small Basic language and gives some suggestions...
  • Blog Post: The Developer’s Reference Guide to Small Basic - The First 5 Chapters

    So a good Reference Guide is always appreciated! And that's why Phil Conrod was good enough to write one for us and then to allow us to upload the first five chapters! You can find the first five chapters on TechNet Wiki: 1. Introducing Small Basic 2. Overview of Small Basic Programming...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Portal - Featured TechNet Wiki article

    Wiki: Small Basic Portal This article is a portal that categorically lists all the Small Basic articles that are on TechNet Wiki. Please add more Wiki articles about Small Basic here: Wiki: Small Basic Portal Before we unravel this article, did you know that Small Basic is the perfect tool...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Featured Article - How to Rotate a Shape Not from the Center

    Today's featured article is the Small Basic Guru gold medal winner for October! Small Basic: How to Rotate a Shape Not from the Center By Nonki Takahashi December 8, 2013 This article shows how to rotate a shape not from it's center in Small Basic programming language. Because Shapes.Rotate...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic FAQ - Featured Article

    Find the latest and complete article here: Small Basic FAQ The original content comes from the Small Basic founder, Vijaye. Read these frequently asked questions (FAQ) to learn more about Small Basic and if it's the right program for you! What is Small Basic? Small Basic is a project...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Guru in August - Nonki's "Small Basic: Parser Generator"

    Congrats to Nonki for winning the Small Basic Guru gold medal for August: Small Basic Technical Guru - August 2013 Nonki Takahashi Small Basic: Parser Generator Peter Laker : "There can only be one...!" Ed Price : "Wow. Those diagrams leave me...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Featured Article - IDE Colors

    I'm featuring an article from Nonki: Small Basic: IDE Colors That was based on this thread from Danair and Nonki: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/52988d5b-dd97-46f4-bedf-4fef24aa7437/small-basic-ide-colors These are text colors and the background color used in Small...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic - How to Create an Extension Using VB.NET

    It's time for another guest blogger! This one is from Noah Buscher. Find the latest version of this article on TechNet Wiki: Small Basic: How to Create an Extension Using VB.NET This article is about how to create a simple extension that you can build on for Small Basic (Microsoft). To get started...
  • Blog Post: Graduate to C# from Small Basic - Featured Article

    LitDev wrote this fantastic article about graduating to C# from Small Basic: Small Basic: Graduate to C# Here is an except from that article: Conversion First we create a Small Basic exe and then convert it to a Visual Studio project. Create a Small Basic exe The first thing...
  • Blog Post: Nonki Takahashi's Shapes Editor - Small Basic Guru for July

    Nonki Takahashi is our Small Basic TechNet Guru for July! See the TechNet Guru Contributions for July 2013 . About Nonki : I am an amateur programmer. I used to program with one of BASIC language on an 8-bit micro computer when I was a college student. In 2010, I started to program with Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Overview on TechNet Wiki

    Noah gave a pass on writing up a Small Basic overview article, so I'd like to share it with you: Small Basic It's already been translated into two other languages! Small Basic Table of Contents (links go to the Wiki Article) Extensions Community Let's Start ...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic - Control Statements (featured article)

    Check out another great article from Nonki: Small Basic: Control Statements Here's an excerpt from it: If statement If statement or If clause is for making conditional branch. If you'd like to show "AM" or "PM" by checking clock, following code and chart are for that. There is another...
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