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by UWLabs
Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good old days.
Replies: 3
Views: 2445

Nostaligia

Well, it is the Christmas Season, and it has been years since I've programmed anything significant in QB - but I thought I'd drop by and see if the dust has accumulated too deeply on all things QB. All the 'kids' have grown, and old-timers like myself, are just plain old codgers. But none-the-less, ...
by UWLabs
Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: Freebasic Questions & Answers
Topic: Drive Information?
Replies: 3
Views: 6254

Use the "shell" command.

Just use shell to access the command.com Then use simple OS command line commands and save the output; just redirect it to a text file. For example, to get the name of the harddrive, use the Volume command and pipe it to a text file (then read the text file later). SHELL "vol > hdd_labl.txt&quo...
by UWLabs
Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:14 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: AOL Hometown FTP & Webpages... going... going... gone...
Replies: 28
Views: 14603

AOL Hometown FTP & Webpages... going... going... gone...

As of October 31, 2008 AOL Hometown will no longer provide access to, or host FTP sites. That means many old, QBasic sites, including my own will finally go the way of the Dodo. I suggest if anyone wants copies of junk ( programs ) written at UnderWARE Labs over the eons (even though I haven't writt...
by UWLabs
Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:16 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Getting Key Codes
Replies: 6
Views: 3434

To find keycodes AND scan codes

Try this QBasic program: DECLARE SUB Center (y%, T$) DECLARE SUB Delay (Amt!) SCREEN 0 COLOR 9, 1 CLS COLOR 14 Center 3, "K e y F i n d e r 0 . 5" COLOR 8 Center 4, "?????????????????????????????" COLOR 7 Center 6, " This portion of the program will display t...
by UWLabs
Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4D
Replies: 23
Views: 14647

And to reply to "Count Chocula" "4D?"

May I suggest...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fourth_dimension
by UWLabs
Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4D
Replies: 23
Views: 14647

The problem of the actual number of dimensions of our universe is still open, as some theories (such as the string theory) predict as many as 26. In these theories however all the additional dimensions are such that the universe measured along them is subatomic in size. As a result, even if the univ...
by UWLabs
Tue Dec 13, 2005 12:35 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Menu Tutorials
Replies: 2
Views: 2359

Menu Maker Program

If you'd like a program with comments (cheap tutorial) that makes use of sub routines to make DOS screen 0 menus (text only) - and makes menus like the QB IDE then try this:

ftp://members.aol.com/uwlabs/MENU-PRO.BAS
by UWLabs
Wed Dec 07, 2005 1:02 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Compatibility
Replies: 15
Views: 8478

SHELL Command

"Shelling" to the command line from QB can work... but remember, each time you SHELL to the CMD line, it is a new instance (New ENVIRONMENT) all ENVIRONMENT variables are local to the session. Under NT/2000/XP/2003 each DOS BOX runs in a separate session. (Due to the fact it is a 16bit app.) As long...
by UWLabs
Fri Oct 07, 2005 6:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are all the Y2K bugs dead, buried and forgotten?
Replies: 38
Views: 18843

Y2K 'bug'

Let me add my two cents worth (if no one minds)... If there still lurks a problem with code "out there" with date compliance errors, it is probably code that does not need to be run but once or twice every decade. For it to escape detection or repair for all this time would make it incidental, incon...
by UWLabs
Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:56 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: searching a file for specific data
Replies: 10
Views: 4969

Just for clarification...

There's nothing like QB's original Help file... (Coppied verbatim) File Edit View Search Run Debug Options ───────────────────── HELP: Procedure and File Limits ──...
by UWLabs
Wed Jul 27, 2005 11:48 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: ascii character code reference?
Replies: 4
Views: 3104

Key-Codes (Not scan-codes)

If you need a simplified list here's the most commonly used codes: KeyHome$ = CHR$(0) + CHR$(71) KeyEnd$ = CHR$(0) + CHR$(79) KeyDel$ = CHR$(0) + CHR$(83) KeyUp$ = CHR$(0) + CHR$(72) KeyDown$ = CHR$(0) + CHR$(80) KeyLeft...
by UWLabs
Sun Jan 23, 2005 9:00 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: LPRINT COMMAND UNDER WINDOWS XP
Replies: 5
Views: 5197

LPRINT issues.

Since most new printers are now USB only your choice like the others have said are limited. One choice of course would be to hook up and OLD printer port printer. (LPT1) - Obvious and well, then you need another printer. A "work-around" is too "print" to a text file. You can even force the text file...

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