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  • I understand the basics of Small Basic but I want to know more about it. I have got the tutorial guide and have read it , also I have made a few programs. Only text based I do not understand the graphics part of the guide. Would some one who is an expert please make a more advanced guide and email it to me a akjroller@gmail.com please. I have tried to just jump into c++ but i did not understand it at all so I decide that I would try out a more basic programming language to start with so please help me. Thanks

    Kristopher Roller

    Thursday, April 25, 2013 1:35 PM

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  • You can find the curriculum here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/16299.small-basic-curriculum.aspx
     you can choose wether to download it onto your computer, read it online, or find a international curriculum. i am not quite sure what that last option does, probly in different languages.

    In the curriculum, you learn so many things! i am going through it, and over two weeks, i'm only half done. i learned alot about textwindows, and graphics windows especially! if theres anything you don't understand, or have problems with the curriculum, ask here on the forums. alot of helpful people here.

    hope i helped!

    I found this on the Technet wiki. maybe it will help

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/15059.small-basic-graphicswindow-basics.aspx


    Small Basic Beginner. :3


    Thursday, April 25, 2013 3:50 PM
  • Thursday, April 25, 2013 3:05 PM
  • The best place for answers is within this very forum, so many more people can search and find them as well!

    Indeed, TextWindow & GraphicsWindow are completely different from each other.

    In TextWindow, you just print text w/o worrying too much about its position. Also it got auto-scroll.  :D

    Now, GraphicsWindow, you have to choose where each drawing, shape, button goes.

    And sometimes, you have to erase a part of the screen before drawing on it again.

    Also, it's very event-oriented; that is, you have to create Subs for each action a user may perform!

    If you don't understand some part of Small Basic feature, just ask here.

    Also provide some code you may have attempted to do by yourself and tell us what the error was and what you have expected to happen instead!

    Welcome to programming world and good luck!  :P


    Click on "Propose As Answer" if some post solves your problem or "Vote As Helpful" if some post has been useful to you! (^_^)

    Thursday, April 25, 2013 3:11 PM
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  • Thursday, April 25, 2013 3:05 PM
  • The best place for answers is within this very forum, so many more people can search and find them as well!

    Indeed, TextWindow & GraphicsWindow are completely different from each other.

    In TextWindow, you just print text w/o worrying too much about its position. Also it got auto-scroll.  :D

    Now, GraphicsWindow, you have to choose where each drawing, shape, button goes.

    And sometimes, you have to erase a part of the screen before drawing on it again.

    Also, it's very event-oriented; that is, you have to create Subs for each action a user may perform!

    If you don't understand some part of Small Basic feature, just ask here.

    Also provide some code you may have attempted to do by yourself and tell us what the error was and what you have expected to happen instead!

    Welcome to programming world and good luck!  :P


    Click on "Propose As Answer" if some post solves your problem or "Vote As Helpful" if some post has been useful to you! (^_^)

    Thursday, April 25, 2013 3:11 PM
    Answerer
  • You can find the curriculum here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/16299.small-basic-curriculum.aspx
     you can choose wether to download it onto your computer, read it online, or find a international curriculum. i am not quite sure what that last option does, probly in different languages.

    In the curriculum, you learn so many things! i am going through it, and over two weeks, i'm only half done. i learned alot about textwindows, and graphics windows especially! if theres anything you don't understand, or have problems with the curriculum, ask here on the forums. alot of helpful people here.

    hope i helped!

    I found this on the Technet wiki. maybe it will help

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/15059.small-basic-graphicswindow-basics.aspx


    Small Basic Beginner. :3


    Thursday, April 25, 2013 3:50 PM
  • Nonki, Goto and 8bit... :)

    Wow. It's great replies like yours that make this forum so effective at achieving it's objectives.

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/smallbasic/thread/c1655c13-81ec-4200-8b2d-a0b41d703e54

    Hi Akjroller

    Below is a quote I found useful from LitDev's sticky thread:

    "While it is small, it is a real programming language, and as such the skills learned using it will easily transfer to other more complex languages as programming skills develop.  There are text, graphics, events, sounds, network, file, array, subroutine and others capabilities.  Small Basic can be used to create simple programs quickly, and also can be used to create impressive programs with considerable complexity."


    • Edited by Jibba j Sunday, April 28, 2013 12:02 AM add
    • Proposed as answer by Ardiezc Quazhulu Friday, May 10, 2013 8:05 PM
    Saturday, April 27, 2013 11:51 PM
  • thx for the curriculum link 8bit. It went missing before.

    Sunday, April 28, 2013 2:59 AM
  • thanks 8-bit. you guys rule!
    Friday, May 10, 2013 8:12 PM