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32 Answered Questions for the topic Basic

08/03/19

A new QBASIC IDE, (21st century one)?

I'm looking for a modern IDE/Compiler that supports QBASIC programs and has the same or almost similar syntax as of QBASIC. I want to stay as close to Qbasic as possible in terms of syntax, style,... more

07/29/19

How do I run a .bas file?

I want to start coding in BASIC. However I do not know how to run a .bas file. If someone could help me it would be deeply appreciated.

07/29/19

Change attributes of all files and folders in a given directory in VB.net?

In visual Basic (Visual Studio), How do I change attributes of all files and folders in a directory that user choose using FolderBrowserDialog? Heres my code to take input: If... more

07/28/19

How to exit a gw basic program at any time?

I am creating a game and i want that if the user hit F10 or any other function key then they the program should end.

07/27/19

Argument is not Optional (open office basic macro)?

can you help me work out whats wrong in this function? Function TrueSolarTime(eqtime As Double, longitude As Double, _     timeZone As Double, hours As Double, minutes As Double) As Double   ... more

07/27/19

How to Convince Programming Team to Let Go of Old Ways?

This is more of a business-oriented programming question that I can't seem to figure out how to resolve. I work with a team of programmers who have been working with BASIC for over 20 years. I was... more

07/27/19

How do I display an empty string when a variable is not initialized?

Im trying to display an empty string which is pretty straight forward, how is their a way to display an empty number for an integer? i have the example below. Sub() Dim s As String Dim... more

07/27/19

How can I change the text of a label while running in visual basic?

Right now my label is having a text "hello", how can I change it to "world" by a button click while running in Visual Basic.

07/27/19

How to create this gw basic program?

Ok i want to know how to make a sentence appear word by word in GW BASIC.For example if the sentence is I Am Boy then how to make it appear as so "I" comes first printed then "A" ,then "m" , then B... more

07/27/19

Generate random numeric & alphabetic?

I'm making a random hexadecimal generator is it possible in visual basic to make a code that randomly generates number and letters together? How would you do it? I'm really lost. I'd like to... more

07/27/19

Choose For Random Strings In Commodore 64 BASIC?

I have this variable declarations on my program: X="MAGENTA" Y="CYAN" Z="TAN" A="KHAKI" Now what I want is to randomly choose one of these and `PRINT` it. But how to do this?

07/20/19

BASIC programming language getting variable?

On MSX BASIC 2.1, I get this error when compiling my basic code. 10 Input "Your name", U$ run Syntax Error OK Why is this syntax incorrect?

07/19/19

Basic- kernel written in basic?

I have read somewhere that higher level languages are not better to create kernels, So my question is, Can we make Kernel in Basic, the simplest language?

07/19/19

Custom hand cursor in Visual Basic?

I am working on a my app and I managed to change the normal mouse cursor very easy using this code: Dim cur As Icon cur = (My.Resources.NewCursor) Me.Cursor = New Cursor(cur.Handle)` Now... more

07/19/19

Clearing number in a Label on Text Box Change?

Just have a simple question. I have a program and in it I have a label that displays results once you calculate them, and I want the label to clear once you change the text in the input boxes.... more

07/19/19

Auto Find and display objects when input keywords in VB?

I'm a newbie in VB form programming. I got a task today, it seems so hard for me. basically, I have 2 forms named: Form1 and Form2. Form1 use for management info of students such as: student's... more

07/19/19

BBC basic variables?

Background info for the problem: I am writing a text adventure game where the player has multiple paths to choose at each intersection/ problem. Problem: I am attempting to use a variable from... more

07/19/19

CreateTextFile Method is basic fails to create file at specified path?

I am using BASIC for the first time to automate a LeCroy Oscilloscope. Following examples provided by them I am attempting to create a program which uses the oscilloscope features and prints... more

07/19/19

Comma at the end of True Basic if statement?

I've been working on translating a simulation written in True Basic to C, and eventually into CUDA. Considering I have never worked with True Basic, let alone basic, everything has been going... more

07/11/19

How to declare a constant in BASIC?

Unfortunately, I’m having trouble figuring out how to do some things, because Google is clogged with tutorials of “programming basics” and Visual Basic. So I have to ask: in old-skool BASIC, I... more

07/11/19

Casio Calculator Programming?

I am planning to buy a CASIO FX-9860GII for school, but I am really interested in programming for it. I looked everywhere on the internet but could not find anything. Is it possible to create... more

07/11/19

How Could One Write This Basic PAINT Statement in JavaScript?

In BASIC there is a command called PAINT that looks like this: PAINT (column, row), color, color-stop It takes x/y coordinates as a starting place and begins filling it and the surrounding... more

06/27/19

Syntax error message with GW-BASIC?

I am currently stymied by the following error message from GW-BASIC: Syntax error in 450 Ok 450 STEP=0 Here is the context: 400 ON KEY(13) GOSUB 590 ' right arrow key makes direction... more

05/03/19

Can I use the OR operator or AND operator between two if..else statement?

Can/Should I use the OR operator or AND operator between two if..else statement? If [statement] end if OR If [statement] end if

05/03/19

Mixing numbered and unnumbered lines in VB6?

I remember being a kid in the 1980s and numbering lines in BASIC because you had to. Nowadays, as far as I knew, numbered lines were 100% out; no one wants or needs to use them. That's until I... more
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