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  • Blog Post: Small Basic - January & February 2016 Challenges!!! (Card "Snap" Game, Slalom Skiing Game, Gravity Ball, Holiday Calendar, Countdown, Pathmapping, Background Color, & File Management)

    Challenge of the Month - January+February 2016 Click here to participate: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/32e9fde9-7d4e-481e-979e-e73afcae38f6/challenge-of-the-month-januaryfebruary-2016?forum=smallbasic These challenges are intended for people who are learning to program for...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Featured Program - Program Database

    This was a challenge to write a database program with Small Basic. I started to write this program in June last year in a Challenge of the Month . But suspended because of Combo Box coding. Code of Combo Box has been completed last month . Then I restarted to write my database program and reported about...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Featured Program - Fluid Particle Simulation

    Sam Gerard made this fluid simulation with LitDev's help! Here is Sam's profile: _'-'_ In Sam's words... I built a program to simulate water particles, its not very accurate or fast, but its the best I could do. I was just wondering if anyone had any ideas of what I could add/change in...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Challenges of the Month - December 2015 (turtle, tree, your national anthem, Euler, stickman, AI, and more!)

    These challenges come from LitDev (and community submissions) 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 importantly...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic - Controls and Challenges

    Last and this month, controls challenges are going in the Challenge of the Month . So today, I'd like to write about Controls. Controls in Small Basic There are three controls in Small Basic - button, text input box and multi-line text input box. Following sample screen shots are from a program...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Monthly Challenges - October & November

    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 importantly be GREAT FUN! Please post your solutions / partial...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Featured Program - Database Sample

    I would like to share a database sample program. There are extension methods to handle databases using SQL, but I wanted to do something in standard Small Basic with no extensions. The idea was to have a file based database that can be edited and sorted interactively in the GraphicsWndow. I also wanted...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Challenges: September 2015 - Codes, Clowns, Roulette, & Pendulums!

    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 importantly be GREAT FUN! Please post your solutions / partial...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Challenges of the Month - August 2015

    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 importantly be GREAT FUN! Please post your solutions / partial...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Challenges of the Month - June 2015

    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 importantly be GREAT FUN! Please post your solutions...
  • Blog Post: GraphicsWindow Basics - Small Basic Featured Article

    Check out this classic article from litdev : Small Basic: GraphicsWindow Basics Table of Contents GraphicsWindow Layers Layer 1 - Background Layer 2 - Drawings Layer 3 – Shapes and Controls Shapes Properties Moving Shapes Other Languages ...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Challenges for May 2015 - Puzzles, Money, Capatcha, Files, & Dragons! Oh My!!!

    Thanks to litdev for leading another rousing month of 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...
  • Blog Post: Slot Machines - Small Basic Featured Program

    In LitDev's April Challenges: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/3b975ffc-cbfd-407c-ab95-74912e57c65d/challenge-of-the-month-april-2015?forum=smallbasic We had the... Game Challenge Write a slot machine game - pull the handle, spin the wheels and win win win. Jibba Jabba...
  • Blog Post: Event Basics - Small Basic Featured Article

    Today we're going to look at an incredibly helpful TechNet Wiki article from litdev : Small Basic: Event Basics LitDev takes us through a very thorough look at Events in Small Basic. The article is made up of four sections: What is an Event How Events Work Using a Game Loop ...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Challenges - April 2015

    These challenges come from litdev and 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 importantly be GREAT FUN! Please...
  • Blog Post: Battleship Games - Small Basic Featured Programs

    In the March Challenges , litdev included this challenge: Game Challenge Write a battleships game. You will need to consider how it will work with 2 players or play against the computer. Yan Grenier completed his game on 3/21: Hi all, This my solution for the Battleship...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Challenges of the Month - March 2015

    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 importantly be GREAT FUN! Please post your solutions...
  • Blog Post: Spirograph in Small Basic

    Have you played with Spirograph before? I loved this toy and played with it well when I was a child. Challenge of the Month - March 2015 has a challenge to draw a Spirograph with Small Basic. Graphics Challenge Write a program to draw a spriagraph picture. It's very interesting that...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Monthly Challenges (February 2015) - File Listing, Gravity Missiles, 2048, Icon Editor, MP3 Size Calculator, and Hangman!!!

    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 importantly be GREAT FUN! Please post your solutions...
  • Blog Post: Turtle Maze Challenge

    One of January's challenges was to create a maze to be solved using the Turtle: Game Challenge Write a maze game that is navigated by the turtle, using arrow keys. Perhaps add a timer to see how quickly the player can navigate the maze. The trickiest bit will be preventing the turtle cross...
  • Blog Post: New Year Challenges

    Happy New Year and welcome to another set of monly challenges for Small Basic, Challenge of the Month - January 2015 . Small Challenge Write a TextWindow program to read in some numbers from a user. It continues to read them in until the user enters something that isn't a number. When a set...
  • Blog Post: Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas! http://smallbasic.com/program/?NGP714
  • Blog Post: Roman Numerals - Small Basic Featured Programs

    Today I'd like to pick up programs to calculate Roman numerals from the Small Basic forum. The first ones are described in a forum thread Post your sample source code here and get featured on our blogs! (Part II) . SFP007 by Glennium Please enter an integer from 1 to 3999; or ''Return'' to quit...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic - December Challenges

    Have a go at some of this month's Small Basic Challenges . Post your solutions. partial solutions, see what other come up with and discuss any methods etc on the forum site linked above. Small Challenges Write a program to find the square root of a number entered by a user. Write a program...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Featured Program - Solar System

    Today's featured program is a great animated Solar System by a young Small Basic developer. In the words of his parent, " This program, developed by my 12 years old son, Adrian, provides a planet movement simulation, with an acurate rotation period simulation ". This is a screenshot of the prgram...
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