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by I Daniel
Dec 01, 2014 18:43
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Open LPTx and network printers
Replies: 2
Views: 741

Re: Open LPTx and betwork printers

I forgot to mention wmic is built into the OS. When you first use it it installs itself.
You can also select your printer with a SHELL...from QB.
by I Daniel
Dec 01, 2014 9:36
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Open LPTx and network printers
Replies: 2
Views: 741

Open LPTx and network printers

Between Don and Myself we found the following two ways to select a printer on a windows OS from the command line. Try it from a SHELL... Both set the printer of your choice as the default. It could be used instead of open "LPTx" 1. RUNDLL32 PRINTUI.DLL,PrintUIEntry /y /n "printer"...
by I Daniel
Nov 25, 2014 10:55
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Quickbasic Cafe Forum
Replies: 24
Views: 3237

Re: Quickbasic Cafe Forum

I am not talking of the pros and cons of QB4.5 as such but the use of its tenents and principles as used in FreeBasic and building on them more on lines of using Basic English words rather than curly braces, foobars and foofaraw. I am talking of the streamlining of FreeBasic as such and for newbies ...
by I Daniel
Nov 25, 2014 9:22
Forum: General
Topic: How to run a string?
Replies: 29
Views: 5240

Re: How to run a string?

The purpose of you requirement is not very clear, however you could try the following suggestions - Fxm's approach as I see it is the easiest and no hastle approach and will give what you require. FBIde is what I use so I don't have command line hastles. *********************************************...
by I Daniel
Nov 25, 2014 7:02
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Quickbasic Cafe Forum
Replies: 24
Views: 3237

Re: Quickbasic Cafe Forum

The new newbies grew up with Windows, is more comfortable with that then you are, and don't care about that, even more so if they have to run emulations to keep it. IOW one mustn't confuse what one is comfortable with with "easy for new users". No marcov none of this refers to me and how ...
by I Daniel
Nov 25, 2014 6:13
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Quickbasic Cafe Forum
Replies: 24
Views: 3237

Re: Quickbasic Cafe Forum

@ marcov et all The point I am trying to make is; Why use wacky terms and words when a plain English word as per BASIC would do it much better. Why not build on the BASIC principles and make things easier and not more work. Just for the moz I googled "Qbasic in schools" and got quite a nu...
by I Daniel
Nov 24, 2014 8:15
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Quickbasic Cafe Forum
Replies: 24
Views: 3237

Re: Quickbasic Cafe Forum

Actually it is not for "backward compatibility". It is using what you have and then enhance it. Unfortunately i find that FB has gone away from the simplicity of BASIC and now looks more like C or Pascal. Someone once caused quite a fight here when he said FB had slowly but surely changed ...
by I Daniel
Nov 20, 2014 15:20
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Quickbasic Cafe Forum
Replies: 24
Views: 3237

Re: Quickbasic Cafe Forum

@ MrSwiss Now now, take it easy, no need to shout. QB4.5 is definitely not stonehenge . It is a well structured programming language. Using it as a stepping stone is as far as i am concerned still valid and apart from having to make some slight changes it does compile to 32-bit freebasic files. QB ...
by I Daniel
Nov 19, 2014 20:44
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Quickbasic Cafe Forum
Replies: 24
Views: 3237

Re: Quickbasic Cafe Forum

@ Dodicat Oops you are quite right. It went off the air sometime in 2013. It could have been resurrected sooner but although I found references to it when doing a Google search I could not find the forum so I gave it up as a bad job. I see the last post was by me in Sept 2010. (I haven't checked the...
by I Daniel
Nov 19, 2014 8:14
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Quickbasic Cafe Forum
Replies: 24
Views: 3237

Re: Quickbasic Cafe Forum

That is when it went off the air.

Apparently it has been resurrected.

I think It still remains a good start for using Freebasic
by I Daniel
Nov 17, 2014 6:11
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Quickbasic Cafe Forum
Replies: 24
Views: 3237

Re: Quickbasic Cafe Forum

I have just now clicked on the link and it worked okay. (08:10 SA time)
by I Daniel
Nov 15, 2014 7:27
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Quickbasic Cafe Forum
Replies: 24
Views: 3237

Quickbasic Cafe Forum

If anyone is interested this forum is again on the air. The old passwords are also still valid.
their link is: http://qbasic-forum.qbasic.net/
by I Daniel
Feb 23, 2013 13:18
Forum: General
Topic: Using QB4.5 Quick Libraries
Replies: 44
Views: 5107

Re: Using QB4.5 Quick Libraries

The Fb help file has the following to say : "FreeBASIC is written for 32-bit operating systems and a 32 bit DOS extender, and cannot utilize code which depends on 16-bit DOS, 16 bit assembly or memory model (segment & offset, XMS/EMS, ...). " This means QB quick libraries wont work wit...
by I Daniel
Feb 23, 2013 8:54
Forum: General
Topic: Using QB4.5 Quick Libraries
Replies: 44
Views: 5107

Re: Using QB4.5 Quick Libraries

Don The QBCafe Forum has been temporarily unavailable for the past week. I downloaded just about everything from that forum, and even if "dated" it sure has some brilliant tips for present day programmers, but if someone wants to use a so-called end of line language it's is his business an...
by I Daniel
Feb 21, 2013 17:24
Forum: General
Topic: Using QB4.5 Quick Libraries
Replies: 44
Views: 5107

Re: Using QB4.5 Quick Libraries

Thanks. I did say he could possibly write his own. "window" sub. (Okay why re-invent the wheel) I found it is better to use /fblite than /QB and then work your way up from there. According to the internet the original PRO.QLB included the source code. The QB4.5 Handbook was also probably a...

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