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• #### Small Basic Featured Article - How to Use Trigonometric Functions

Here's a classic article from Nonki: Small Basic: How to Use Trigonometric Functions Let's imagine we want to draw an arc. Assume the center of the arc is located at x = 200, y = 300, and the start angle is a1 = -30 and the end angle = -60...
• #### Drawing Pictures with Small Basic

Today's topic is how to draw (paint) pictures by programs (or via programming) with Small Basic. Program can repeat, simulate, calculate and convert. Following pictures are the samples of these features. Using Repeat Have you felt complicated...
• #### Small Basic Technical Guru Winners - October 2015

Nonki and I battled it out for October. Here are the judge comments: Small Basic Technical Guru - October 2015 Ed Price - MSFT Microsoft Small Basic 1.2 Release Note Richard Mueller : "Lots of information...
• #### Small Basic Featured Program - Wavelength To RGB Converter

This featured program comes from Pappa Lapub. Here's a small WavelengthToRGB converter that does just what it's name says, with different linear functions for R, G and B like this: ID: RCP237 (Right click in GW for Help) Also featured in the...
• #### 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...
• #### Small Basic Ninjas needed for the November Gurus! Application details within.

We need Wizards and warriors, of words and wisdom. Come forth, oh mighty techno-scribbler! Pass your knowledge to others! Show us what you know and let others learn from your journey. Soon you may become a member of the Technet Wiki Ninjas, and can...
• #### Small Basic Shapes from Microsoft Excel

This post is an update of the last post Small Basic Shapes from Microsoft Office . Last time I wrote mainly about PowerPoint macro. But today's main topic is Excel macro. I uploaded an Excel file on TechNet Gallery . Following screen shot is a sheet...
• #### Featured Small Basic Article - Bring on the Emoji!!!

The featured article is from Nonki Takahashi ... Small Basic: Emoji Table of Contents Introduction Finding Emoji in Fonts From Unicode Subrange From Symbol Fonts Using Private Character Editor See Also...
• #### Small Basic: Using a Sentinel for Loop Control

"The Sentinel" sounds like a newspaper. Or perhaps an action movie. Or like a big robot that chases mutants. But it's not! Well, not in this case. In this case, it's a way you can end or limit a loop. Let's take a look! Let’s...
• #### Small Basic could change your life forever!!!

Do you want to make over \$100,000? Well, Small Basic won't do that. =^) But Small Basic could be a piece of the puzzle on that journey. I was reviewing this blog post from Cathy Cavanaugh: Values of Learning Programming Language in Schools...
• #### The September Small Basic Guru Awards - Behold, the cream of the community!

Looks like Emiliano beat me squarely with the September content: Small Basic Technical Guru - September 2015 Emiliano Musso Prime Number Factorization with Small Basic Michiel Van Hoorn : "Put your...
• #### Small Basic Shapes from Microsoft Office

Today, I'd like to introduce about how to convert shapes created by Microsoft Office to Small Basic shapes. This time I'm using PowerPoint to draw pictures with shapes. To convert pictures, I wrote PowerPoint macro (VBA). We can do as well with Excel...
• #### Featured Games: Small Block Builder & Triple Six!

Today's blog features 2 awesome games coded by Bluegrams . You can download the games from these 2 links: Small Block Builder & Triple Six! I've just played both these games and the game play is spot on and the GUI's leave nothing to the...
• #### Small Basic 1.2 - Release Notes

The Small Basic 1.2 Release Notes can be found on TechNet Wiki (we'll keep them updated there): Microsoft Small Basic 1.2 Release Notes Here is a snapshot in time of the Release Notes... ========================= Microsoft Small Basic...
• #### Oculus Rift with Small Basic!

Today's blog post is a Featured Forum Thread and comes from today's guest blogger: Zock77 Enjoy: ==================================== Hey Guys! For those of you who have heard of, or own an Oculus Rift, I have found some cool applications...
• #### NUI Grab - Kinect for Small Basic Sample Program

I made a sample program using KinectBodyList object in Small Basic programming language. The program has been uploaded as TCG608 . NUI stands for Natural User Interface. You can drag and drop the circle (ellipse) in this program with your right hand...
• #### Lego Mindstorms EV3 extension for Small Basic - EV3 Basic!!!

Using the EV3 extension for Small Basic 1.2, you can use Small Basic to program your Lego Mindstorm EV3 robots! This is a great next step for teachers and parents looking to lay the groundwork on their kids' futures and careers. Lego Mindstorms is a big...
• #### 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...
• #### 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...
• #### Small Basic 1.2 : Rapide Aperçu (fr-FR)

Traduction de l'article original http://blogs.msdn.com/b/smallbasic/archive/2015/10/05/small-basic-1-2-quick-review.aspx écrit par Nonki Takahashi . Nonki Takahasi à essayé Small Basic 1.2 sur son PC. Voici un rapide aperçu...
• #### Small Basic - New Dictionary Object

Today I'd like to write about Dictionary object which has been renewed in Small Basic 1.2. Ed Price told "Dictionary.com changed their API, so we lost use of that object in Small Basic 1.0 and 1.1. We finally got it fixed for 1.2." in comment of a...
• #### Small Basic Featured Program - A crazy way to draw a clown

In our September Small Basic Challenges , LitDev offered this challenge: Graphics Challenge Draw a picture of a clown Jibba Jabba posted this solution: Here's my browser solution for Clown drawing: Click me Import ID: LDD298...