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    Small Basic - November Challenges

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    Check out this month's Forum Challenges . Provide some answers, ideas or partial answers and see how others solve them. Happy Coding. Small Challenges Write a program using the While statement to read numbers from the user until they enter...
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    Trick or Treat?

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    I made a program GDD325-11 . Push [TRICK] or [TREAT] button. Happy Halloween!
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    Stack in Small Basic?

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    A stack is a special memory of a computer program. In Small Basic, Stack object supports stack. Today, I' d like to introduce Stack. In Small Basic forum, there was a question How do I give a variable more than one number posted by Steven Jelsma. To...
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    Small Basic - WebCam Motion Detection

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    WebCam Extension There has been a webcam object in the LitDev extension ( LDWebCam ) for a while, and I recently updated it so it works on WIndows 8 as well as earlier versions of Windows. There are some effects like grayscale, snow, gamma, contrast...
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    Small Basic for Kids - Featured Small Basic Book! - Ages 10-12

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    We're featuring another Small Basic book from Philip Conrod and Lou Tylee! Learn more about the book here . ​​ SMALL BASIC FOR KIDS ​ In the 1980's, there was a series of books aimed at teaching kids how to use the Basic programming language...
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    Happy Birthday Small Basic!! - The 6th Anniversary

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    Today is the 6th birthday of Small Basic. I made a program to celebrate the birthday. Please [Import] and [Run] this program so you can listen to the music. Happy Birthday Small Basic!!
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    Small Basic Guru Winners! - September 2014

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    We have some winners! A thank you goes out to Philip and Nonki! Small Basic Technical Guru - September 2014 Philip Munts Small Basic: For Windows 8.1 Tablet Michiel Van Hoorn : "Great article...
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    Create Real Console Mode Program in Small Basic - Featured Thread

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    Today, I'd like to introduce a thread in Small Basic forum. The thread is " Create real Console mode program in SB " posted by Pappa Lapub . This thread is a general discussion in the forum and shows how to create real console mode program with Small...
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    Small Basic Featured Program - Boxing Game

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    Following on from NaochanON's shaddow boxing animation recently blogged , he has developped it further into a boxing game. You are the fighter on the left (gray with red gloves) with the computer player on the right (green with blue gloves). The keys...
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    Small Basic: Rotate Triangle and Line

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    Once I wrote an article about how to rotate Shapes not from the center on TechNet Wiki. And that article was featured on this blog . That article was for Rectangle and Ellipse. Today I will introduce about rotation for Triangle and Line. Rotation...
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    Shapes Editor 1.7b - Small Basic Featured Program

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    I published Shapes 1.7b ( XFZ657-16 ) yesterday. This program is a shapes (picture) editor. I'd like to talk about this new version. New Features There are two new points in 1.7b. Added grid feature - [Grid] toggles grid display Changed...
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    Uppercase or Lowercase in Small Basic

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    Small Basic language itself is case-insensitive. So, for example, variable name number and Number are the same. There is not a clear guidelines about casing in Small Basic so far. But, for readability of source programs, we should be careful about...
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    Calling all Small Basic Gurus! Now is your time! Step up and be counted!

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    Dear clever clogs and smarty pants! We need YOU to lighten up our dark evenings and warm our hearts with your TechNet Wiki articles! Yes, it's THAT time of the month again, submissions time! September has seen a huge amount of amazing content...
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    Small Basic: Difference between Local and Remote - Featured Article

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    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...
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    Small Basic Challenges of the Month - October 2014

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    Special thanks to LitDev, as always, for hosting these challenges for us! 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...
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    Small Basic International Resources - Featured Article

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    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...
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    Small Basic: Did you Know? - Featured Article

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    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...
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    Shadow Boxing - Featured Small Basic Program

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    Today, I will introduce a Small Basic program Shadow Boxing written by NaochanON . In this program, a stick man runs and does shadow boxing lightly . The program ID is JNL860 . Have fun! Thank you NaochanON for nominating your animation program...
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    Small Basic - Flood Fill

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    A recent Small Basic post about filling a region left by Turtle trails revived an old flood fill program I wrote a while ago. This is the forum thread, turtle small basic . And this is the program to flood fill regions. 'FloodFill example...
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    Small Basic - Shortcuts

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    Keyborard shortcuts are combination of keys pushing at the same time to do some functions. There are some shortcuts for Small Basic IDE (Integrated Development Environment). That are not documented so far. So, today I'll show you my recognition about...
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    Small Basic Featured Program - Gravity Simulator

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    This is a Gravity Simulation by Zock77, the import code is FHS907. It includes self interaction between orbiting satellites - they attract each other. The gravitational force attracting objects is given by Newton. If the object masses are M and...
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    Flags in Small Basic

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    A word flag has a meaning of a variable which contains a logical value. But today, I'd like to introduce flag graphics drawn with Small Basic. I found three threads in Small Basic forum about following 15 flags. Creating programs to draw flags may...
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    Small Basic - GetSettingsFilePath

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    There are only 16 keywords and 20 objects in Small Basic, and I've been playing with Small Basic for a few years now and thought I was pretty familiar with them. I discovered one I have never used before following a post by Pappa Lapub in this forum...
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    Small Basic 1.0 Known Issues - Do we have them all?

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    Hi! We're looking through the Small Basic 1.0 Known Issues: Known Issues about Microsoft Small Basic v1.0 Please let us know if we missed any (you can add them directly, comment here, or comment on the Wiki page). And also, please help us...
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    How do you get a sound for your program?

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    When you create programs such like games, how do you get sounds for them? One way is to use preset sounds in Small Basic. There are four preset sounds as follows. Bell Ring Chime Chimes Click Another way is to find free (or public...
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