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by Linuxbob
Jan 29, 2011 14:26
Forum: Beginners
Topic: New member here, and I've some doubts *
Replies: 36
Views: 3663

Let me to ask you another thing. This editor that I've tried to compile my first "project" also allows to make Windows Applications, right? Like Visual Basic from Microsoft Visual Studio. Visual Basic/Visual Studio's IDE does the heavy lifting for you as far as creating the actual windows and contr...
by Linuxbob
Jan 21, 2011 17:14
Forum: Beginners
Topic: ..............
Replies: 26
Views: 2530

Retro isn't necessarily a bad thing...with the way so many applications' appearances can be changed with skins and so on, I wonder if a retro look would even be noticed. I will need to check out KwikGui. But it might still be a nice project to do a version of the GuiLib in FreeBASIC. Good learning p...
by Linuxbob
Jan 21, 2011 13:49
Forum: Beginners
Topic: ..............
Replies: 26
Views: 2530

TJF wrote:...on DOS nothing is available yet (as I know).


I have (from the old days) a fairly nice graphical GUI library that I used for DOS applications with Borland Turbo C++. It was a shareware package with both character-based and graphical objects. That might make a nice FB project. Hmmm.
by Linuxbob
Jan 16, 2011 21:27
Forum: General
Topic: Your view on screen resolutions
Replies: 16
Views: 2360

Engineer here...I prefer decimals to fractional ratios.

To be precise it's 1.7786458333333, but yes the display follows the widescreen aspect ratio.
by Linuxbob
Jan 16, 2011 14:16
Forum: General
Topic: Your view on screen resolutions
Replies: 16
Views: 2360

The clock is circular and looks great on my HP laptop at 1366x768 (1.77 aspect ratio.)
by Linuxbob
Oct 08, 2010 12:01
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How bad is my code? (and help me improve)
Replies: 8
Views: 985

In other cases of course some important things I think would be: Can another programmer work with the code (i.e. in workplace or collaborative type settings) Hence all the suggestions from folks to keep the comments coming. Comments explain to the next guy or gal exactly what you were thinking and ...
by Linuxbob
Oct 08, 2010 0:36
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How bad is my code? (and help me improve)
Replies: 8
Views: 985

Honestly, those other issues are kinda secondary. Yes you should want to write tight efficient code, but I have seen in my time a lot of fancy coding that is so convoluted or so obtuse Steven Hawking would have trouble with it. Here are the benchmarks I would suggest: 1. Does the program do what you...
by Linuxbob
Oct 07, 2010 21:21
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How bad is my code? (and help me improve)
Replies: 8
Views: 985

I agree with the other comments; nicely done (although some additional comments in the more obscure/tricky sections would be good for your own protection. I have been bitten more than once when I came back to a piece of code after a few years away and forgot what I was thinking!) The best thing I se...
by Linuxbob
Sep 28, 2010 15:13
Forum: Beginners
Topic: I'm a little lost :(
Replies: 19
Views: 2420

Yes of course I misspoke...games are one kind of application. I should have said non-game applications.
by Linuxbob
Sep 25, 2010 23:53
Forum: Beginners
Topic: I'm a little lost :(
Replies: 19
Views: 2420

I realize a lot of folks who hang out here are most interested in game programming. My interest since punch card days is applications. As another idea, you could try thinking up something for the computer to do and then try to make it do it. For instance, writing a simple card filer would give you s...
by Linuxbob
Sep 05, 2010 18:52
Forum: General
Topic: Question about FreeFile
Replies: 7
Views: 750

It's never necessary to hard code the buffer numbers if you get in the habit of calling FREEFILE just before calling OPEN. I have used that policy for years, even for the simple programs when I know there will be only one file open at a time. It's just a habit for me now.

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