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by Linuxbob
Apr 11, 2015 12:32
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: FB 1.02 release
Replies: 57
Views: 9294

Re: FB 1.02 release

In the past I had installed new versions from the zip files. This time I installed 1.02 using the Windows installer. Now I am getting an error I've never had before: c:\FreeBASIC\bin\win32\ld.exe: cannot find -lc The odd thing is, I've tested it with several different programs and it doesn't happen ...
by Linuxbob
Feb 11, 2015 15:24
Forum: Projects
Topic: FireFly Visual Designer for FreeBASIC (Updated March 8, 2016)
Replies: 371
Views: 117717

Re: FireFly Visual Designer for FreeBASIC (Updated Jan 10, 2

Ray,

Thanks. I understand the difference between container frames and WinAPI frames (I'm an old C coder too.) I'm just getting the capabilities of the FF Visual Designer down.
by Linuxbob
Feb 11, 2015 12:55
Forum: Projects
Topic: FireFly Visual Designer for FreeBASIC (Updated March 8, 2016)
Replies: 371
Views: 117717

Re: FireFly Visual Designer for FreeBASIC (Updated Jan 10, 2

Unfortunately, that is what you will have to do because in FireFly (and the WinAPI in general), a Frame is not a container control. Sorry. I knew that about the frame (same behavior as in a straight C environment,) just didn't know if there was a way to make the FF designer assume I was trying to p...
by Linuxbob
Feb 10, 2015 22:05
Forum: Projects
Topic: FireFly Visual Designer for FreeBASIC (Updated March 8, 2016)
Replies: 371
Views: 117717

Re: FireFly Visual Designer for FreeBASIC (Updated Jan 10, 2

I have a question that I didn't see an answer for. I have a program for an electrical engineering analysis that I wrote originally in VB. As a learning exercise, I am reworking/improving it in FreeBASIC and Firefly. The organization of the analysis inputs lends itself to grouping the inputs into sev...
by Linuxbob
Feb 02, 2012 20:28
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Favorite Classic Arcade Game?
Replies: 24
Views: 2320

Re: Favorite Classic Arcade Game?

Zaxxon, Targ and Galaga.
by Linuxbob
Nov 29, 2011 17:59
Forum: Projects
Topic: FB debugger : 2.96 32/64 BIT ..... (2020/02/17)
Replies: 637
Views: 159005

Just got 2.58 and ran it through its paces. Excellent! Well done.
by Linuxbob
Oct 31, 2011 17:05
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: FB Gateway to C++
Replies: 12
Views: 1257

I don't program for a living; I'm an electrical engineer by trade. I program for the sake of making things (like a woodworking hobby without the splinters.) I already had a fair amount of older BASIC, VB and C background along with some C++ before I discovered FB. A lot of the FB features were very ...
by Linuxbob
Sep 24, 2011 0:04
Forum: Windows
Topic: How dependent on .NET 1.0 .NET 2.0 framework is FB?
Replies: 11
Views: 1398

Before you do anything else, make sure you complete a Windows Update. I had a problem with an old hand-me-down box and just getting the whole Windows system updated took care of it.

The current .NET is 4.0, but I would avoid doing any .NET upgrades as much as possible.
by Linuxbob
Sep 04, 2011 20:19
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How to deal with "Programmers Block"
Replies: 22
Views: 2437

Well, it's nice to know that there are more of us than I thought.
by Linuxbob
May 03, 2011 0:09
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: New fbc branch ('inheritance') on sourceforge (fbc SVN)
Replies: 133
Views: 30622

If I would venture a guess, C++ would not even be in the top 3. At least Visual Basic, VB.NET, C#, Java and maybe even plain old Delphi, nowadays maybe even a bunch of scripting languages. Simply because C++ is not typically used as an introductory language. Perhaps I have gotten too old (started p...
by Linuxbob
May 02, 2011 1:44
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: New fbc branch ('inheritance') on sourceforge (fbc SVN)
Replies: 133
Views: 30622

agamemnus, you are correct, this is not C++. But that does not mean it is a good idea to invent new words to describe something that is already so well known by other terms. I would venture a guess that the vast majority of programmers were introduced to inheritance in C++. "Private", "Public" and "...
by Linuxbob
May 02, 2011 0:11
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: New fbc branch ('inheritance') on sourceforge (fbc SVN)
Replies: 133
Views: 30622

"Protected" is well understood to anyone who has any experience with inheritance as used in C++ and it works very well. I agree with not adding a lot of useless keywords but in this case I believe "protected" is not only reasonable but even essential.
by Linuxbob
Feb 16, 2011 19:57
Forum: Beginners
Topic: GfxLib question
Replies: 1
Views: 607

GfxLib question

The FB Wiki and help files are pretty thorough on the specific functions available in FBgfx but the overview of the graphics system in general is not so clear. From what I have been able to glean, this is my understanding of how the graphics system works: 1. The basic system is just like QB; call up...
by Linuxbob
Feb 10, 2011 2:51
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Why OOP?
Replies: 50
Views: 21370

One of the 'nice' side effects of the FB style of OOP is that inheritance in most cases can be achieved by simply using the editor tools. Using the widget example, say in C++ you have: class WIDGET { ... } For C++ inheritance one writes: class WIDGET1: public WIDGET { ... } In FB one writes: type WI...
by Linuxbob
Jan 29, 2011 15:28
Forum: Beginners
Topic: New member here, and I've some doubts *
Replies: 36
Views: 3663

What I mean by "gory details" is the mechanics of registering Windows classes, the Wndproc() function, the coordinates and other properties of various child controls, window handles and so on. Even the ubiquitous "Hello World" looks complicated if one does the construction of the window and a "CLOSE...

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