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by BasicCoder2
Nov 24, 2017 2:27
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience
Replies: 385
Views: 10092

Re: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience

Pointers are a good example. I have STRUGGLED with their concept for so long. I am hoping packaging them in the comforting BASIC costume will get the notion through my thick skull! I get the basic notion...but practical usage eludes me. The i is being used as a pointer to items in the list, that is...
by BasicCoder2
Nov 23, 2017 21:17
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience
Replies: 385
Views: 10092

Re: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience

Well, here's my Github account . :) c#, Java, CSS, JavaScript, BlitzBasic, c++ , clearly not a beginner programmer. QBasic a first taste of programming... You actually fit into what I imagined was the background of most FreeBASIC programmers. What do you hope FreeBASIC has to offer the other langua...
by BasicCoder2
Nov 23, 2017 8:20
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: rotate oval
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: rotate oval

A few times when using MSPAINT I wished I could rotate an oval. Probably it should be drawn in a rectangle where the mouse starts it at the top/left corner as in DPAINT and the have the option to rotate and move the rectangle. It was in response to reading the bit in squares where I noticed the rota...
by BasicCoder2
Nov 23, 2017 4:16
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience
Replies: 385
Views: 10092

Re: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience

Then it hit me: I had done some pretty cool s#%$ in my teens! If I did it as a dumb kid, I can sure as h@## do it now! When deltarho[1859] told me that he had no interest in hardware and no interest in computer graphics it really struck me how different we all are with regards to what we consider &...
by BasicCoder2
Nov 22, 2017 23:42
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: rotate oval
Replies: 2
Views: 59

rotate oval

Draw oval with mouse, rotate with space bar demo. 'some useful defines Const Pi = 4 * Atn(1) Dim Shared As Double TwoPi = 8 * Atn(1) Dim Shared As Double RtoD = 180 / Pi ' radians * RtoD = degrees Dim Shared As Double DtoR = Pi / 180 ' degrees * DtoR = radians 'oval data 'global mouse variables dim ...
by BasicCoder2
Nov 21, 2017 19:08
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience
Replies: 385
Views: 10092

Re: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience

In case you have a file access permission issue you can fix it using the following commands: icacls "c:\freebasic" /setowner "Everyone" /T /C icacls "c:\freebasic" /reset /T /C icacls "c:\freebasic" /grant "Everyone":(CI)(OI)(F) Change "c:\free...
by BasicCoder2
Nov 21, 2017 0:10
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience
Replies: 385
Views: 10092

Re: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience

Yep one of the many pages I found. It is for window 8. Often the steps taken did not pop up things they claimed it would. Again and again, do X without explaining how to do X. "Important You must be logged on as an administrator to change permissions on files and folders." Ok but how to lo...
by BasicCoder2
Nov 20, 2017 23:36
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience
Replies: 385
Views: 10092

Re: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience

The UAC was an attempt to make the complex security model work better since most users tended to be like BasicCoder2 and just run everything as Administrator (like running as root on Linux), bypassing all the benefits of the access control system. Me bad. Like 70% of Window PC users!! Anyone can me...
by BasicCoder2
Nov 20, 2017 23:32
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience
Replies: 385
Views: 10092

Re: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience

To get a little bit back to the topic: It seems that many FB users have only very limited knowledge about their operating system, so creating a all-in-one installation package seems to be a good idea. For non professionals occasional hobby programmers you are correct. However, apart from myself, th...
by BasicCoder2
Nov 20, 2017 23:27
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience
Replies: 385
Views: 10092

Re: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience

When you compiled a bas and got an exe, where did they reside? C:/FreeBasic/MyPrograms Actually I could delete some of the files in the folder but not the .exe There is something about inheriting permissions as well. Probably not an issue for users who do not write programs only use them. They did ...
by BasicCoder2
Nov 20, 2017 23:06
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience
Replies: 385
Views: 10092

Re: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience

Although you are administrator you don't have administrator rights usually. That's a security feature Microsoft copied from Linux and introduced with Windows Vista. It's called UAC (user account control). Yes I remember reading that but didn't understand what it meant. Being an administrator but no...
by BasicCoder2
Nov 20, 2017 23:02
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience
Replies: 385
Views: 10092

Re: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience

Go to 'Settings>Accounts' and you will see whether you are Local Account Administrator or not. It says I am the Administrator. What happened is after I found all the folders and files denied me I allowed someone remote access to try and fix the problem and also remove the displaying of my email add...
by BasicCoder2
Nov 20, 2017 21:19
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience
Replies: 385
Views: 10092

Re: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience

I should be the sole administrator. Give that a try. How? What I meant by "should" was I assumed I was the administrator. I never created a separate user account. Maybe Cortana did. Crazy stuff. When I am in the right mood I will tackle it again in the meantime Windows 10 can sit there an...
by BasicCoder2
Nov 20, 2017 20:05
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience
Replies: 385
Views: 10092

Re: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience

I hate windows 10 since [...] being locked out of folders and files on another Windows 10 computer. Just take ownership of the files/folders and then configure access permissions properly. Yes a case of do X but not how to do X. I bought a $50 Window 10 book to try and figure that out. I have scour...
by BasicCoder2
Nov 20, 2017 19:59
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience
Replies: 385
Views: 10092

Re: Making FreeBasic appealing to a wider audience

"Old" Windows 7 lol. I still work with Windows 7. Never went to 8 or 10. But Debian Linux is my main desktop OS. Started several years ago with version 6. Now it's 9. Still don't regret a single day! If you want freedom, go Linux. :) The reason I never went to Linux was that it didn't hav...

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