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by grindstone
Aug 18, 2018 16:27
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: titles for posters?
Replies: 37
Views: 618

Re: titles for posters?

Lost Zergling wrote:I'm a Zergling. I do not think,..
Stupid, but happy. Enviable! <grin>
by grindstone
Aug 18, 2018 10:17
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: titles for posters?
Replies: 37
Views: 618

Re: titles for posters?

I most definitely do not agree with the assertion of freeBasic to be "toothless"! Back to the topic: In my personal opinion the signup date and the number of posts provides enough information to get an idea of a member's skills. In addition to that I dare to say that all active menmbers he...
by grindstone
Aug 14, 2018 16:51
Forum: General
Topic: Popup while the main program goes on
Replies: 11
Views: 224

Re: Popup while the main program goes on

If you're interested, this bipipe.bi contains all functions you need to open a child window as an own process and communicate via a bi-directional pipe (alas, Windows only)
by grindstone
Aug 14, 2018 16:13
Forum: General
Topic: Emulating a mainframe
Replies: 23
Views: 439

Re: Emulating a mainframe

My compliments. Thank you, but it's not so amazing, I wrote the first version in the 90es for the QBasic interpreter, so it had more than 2 decades to grow. <smile> Its real strength is the capability of running a plugin. So you can get a string e.g. from a database that is treated the same way as ...
by grindstone
Aug 14, 2018 13:44
Forum: General
Topic: Emulating a mainframe
Replies: 23
Views: 439

Re: Emulating a mainframe

Eagerly. Start the snippet, modify the preset sentence like in a textbox, then press return . #Include "stringmod.bi" Dim As String textout Dim As tMouseBack mouseBack 'simple stringmod example Print "Preset string: "; textout = stringmod("This is a stringmod example") ...
by grindstone
Aug 14, 2018 10:08
Forum: General
Topic: Emulating a mainframe
Replies: 23
Views: 439

Re: Emulating a mainframe

@Gablea: This is "my" substitution of the INPUT statement (I call it "stringmod.bi"). The options to imitate keystrokes with mouse and joystick and of running a plugin may be a little overhead for you, but you can submit an initial string to modify: Type tJoyBack up_ As String ri...
by grindstone
Aug 13, 2018 23:24
Forum: Windows
Topic: After Ctl+Alt+Delete is pressed, continous Alt key is sent
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: After Ctl+Alt+Delete is pressed, continous Alt key is sent

No problems here with WinXP and "Process hacker" (instead of task manager) installed.
by grindstone
Aug 13, 2018 23:12
Forum: General
Topic: Popup while the main program goes on
Replies: 11
Views: 224

Re: Popup while the main program goes on

Compile with "-s gui" to prevent the console window.
by grindstone
Aug 12, 2018 23:46
Forum: General
Topic: CSV to fixlength data files
Replies: 69
Views: 914

Re: CSV to fixlength data files

Gablea wrote:So far it has been up to a minute to "look" for a item but then errors out and says Item not found BUT when i search for it manually inside the actual data file i can find it.
Sounds rather like a bug than like a bottleneck.
by grindstone
Aug 12, 2018 14:24
Forum: Documentation
Topic: Wiki improvements
Replies: 193
Views: 6885

Re: Wiki improvements

Is it possible to discuss references without discussing pointers? That depends. If you only want to know how to use it , it's enough to know that changing a paramter submitted BYREF will affect the value outside of the procedure, while the changes made to a BYVAL parameter are limited to the inside...
by grindstone
Aug 12, 2018 13:17
Forum: General
Topic: Popup while the main program goes on
Replies: 11
Views: 224

Re: Popup while the main program goes on

@jj2007: I'm sure Jawade is dancing with glee now. <grin> @Jawade: There are several ways to do that. The easiest is to start the popup via the SHELL command: popupmain.bas: ScreenRes 300,200,32 Shell "start " + ExePath + "\popupchild.exe" Do Locate 1,1 Print Timer;" " ...
by grindstone
Aug 08, 2018 23:23
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: programming for fun
Replies: 42
Views: 1458

Re: programming for fun

...but you behave like an a$$h0le ! To me he rather appears to behave like an autistic: Mathematical skills close to Einstein and manners close to a hooligan. Not out of bad faith, but because he simply isn't able to understand the mechanisms of a harmonic social coexistence. In addition to that he...
by grindstone
Aug 08, 2018 12:36
Forum: General
Topic: How do they Do It? - Onscreen list
Replies: 20
Views: 486

Re: How do they Do It? - Onscreen list

A simple example, quick & dirty (to be elaborated :-) ): Sub mask Color 7, 1 'lt grey / blue Cls Print Chr(218); String(20, 196); Chr(194); String(10, 196); Chr(194); String(10, 196); Chr(194); String(10, 196); Chr(191) For x As Integer = 1 To 20 Print Chr(179); String(20, " "); Chr(17...
by grindstone
Aug 08, 2018 10:27
Forum: Libraries
Topic: Question about FLTK and FreeBASIC
Replies: 18
Views: 613

Re: Question about FLTK and FreeBASIC

On my machine (WinXP/32) WQ1980's code works.

Commenting out the Fl_SetFont statement causes a segmentation fault.
by grindstone
Aug 07, 2018 8:11
Forum: Libraries
Topic: Question about FLTK and FreeBASIC
Replies: 18
Views: 613

Re: Question about FLTK and FreeBASIC

Sorry, I only get a window with a grey background.

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