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  • Joep van Steen
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    Hello,

    >>For anyone else ever in need of a lib to create a GUI for PB DOS,
    the lib from Mr. Gerhard Kropf is free so he told me.<<

    Although the above is true Gerard prefers to keep distribution
    in how own hands (I asked). For those who can read German, Gerard
    is putting together a small 'course' on the German PB forums
    (http://www.powerbasic.de).

    Upon request I can sent his email address, please email me if you
    want to receive it.

    Kind regards,

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    Joep

    http://www.diydatarecovery.nl

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  • Georg Potthast
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    There is another GUI in the ABC archives, a PB Version of Windoze.

    It supports movable windows, dialogs, input boxes, menus, buttons, checkboxes, radio buttons etc.

    If you want to build a windows-like user interface you may take a look at it. I made a SVGA version of it using VESA.
    http://www.allbasiccode.com/download...1998index.html

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  • Joep van Steen
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    Hello,

    To Lubos:

    As far as I know it is not available for download. I'll ask the
    author how he feels about me redistributing it, or if he has
    objections against me giving you his email address.

    To Don:

    I read Tom has no objections against redistributing the toolkit, so
    I'd really be intersted in receiving a copy. How can we arrange that?
    Is it small enough to be emailed? If so, my email address is:
    [email protected]

    To Tom:

    That's great. I am sorry I am the cause of the extra work during
    your weekend

    Kind regards,




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    http://www.diydatarecovery.nl

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  • Tom Hanlin
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    To be clear, the former EllTech GUI Toolkit is not a PowerBASIC product.
    I acquired the rights personally a few years back, when it went out of
    production. I hope to make it available as a freeware or public domain
    tool, at some point. In the meantime, please feel free to share copies
    of the existing versions, subject only to the condition that the files
    must be complete and unmodified from the original disks. (The files may
    be transferred in .ZIP form or other archives, I just don't want to see
    partial or modified versions going around).

    Thanks for the offer, Don-- I may just take you up on that if I can't
    find my copy this weekend!

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    Tom Hanlin
    PowerBASIC Staff

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  • Lubos Svoboda
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    Hello Joep

    You Wrote:

    For anyone else ever in need of a lib to create a GUI for PB DOS,
    the lib from Mr. Gerhard Kropf is free so he told me.

    Could you add some detail or (maybe) download http ?

    Thanks

    Lubos

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    Lubos
    http://web.fsv.cvut.cz/cp1250/~svobodal/basic/

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  • dmacneil
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    Joep, Tom:
    I once used EllTech's PB3 Toolkit. I have the original distribution disk and the manual (170 pages). I used it successfully, but then switched to PB/Vision when that became available. I still use PB/Vision here at work where most researchers that I program for still use DOS machines interfaced to external hardware. If the folks at PowerBasic want to make this available to others, I'd be glad to send it along. Please email if there is interest.

    [email protected]


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    Don MacNeil
    Instrumentation Engineer
    Rutgers University

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  • Joep van Steen
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    Hallo Stephane,

    Bedankt voor het aanbod, maar ik heb nu iets waarmee ik alles
    kan doen wat ik wil (van die meneer Kropf). Het is eenvouding, maar je kunt
    ermee in screen 12 buttons maken, icons gebruiken etc.

    1. Welke soort toepassingen ontwikkel je vooral?

    Data recovery

    2. Kan je goed in assembler programmeren?

    Nee, ik ben helemaal geen 'ster', ben verpleegkundige eigenlijk.
    Het was allemaal hobby, en al doende leer ik.

    3. Hoelang programmeer je al in PBDOS?

    Anderhalf jaar ofzo ...

    4. Heb je plannen over te schakelen naar Windows?

    Nou, niet voor het tooltje waarvoor ik die lib nodig had. Het gaat
    er juist om dat je het kunt starten vanaf een DOS diskette zodat
    je bijvoorbeeld de partitie tabel kunt herbouwen als die 'weg' is.
    Windows starten lukt dan juist vaak niet meer.

    5. Heb jij goede kennis met pointers want ik moet twee programma's maken
    met linked list en binary threes maar weet niet hoe je dat moet
    doen in PB. Heb wel de pascal code.
    6. Kan jij mij dat voor mij eens vertalen van Pascal naar PB code?

    Geen idee waar je het over hebt ... sorry.

    Ps: Ik zou voor deze twee vertaalde paketten 4000 BEF vragen

    He, Stephane ... Verenigd Europe enzo, monetaire unie, in Euros a.u.b.

    Groetjes, Joep

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    Joep

    http://www.diydatarecovery.nl

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  • Stephane Fonteyne
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    Hallo Joep

    Ik ben momenteel bezig met een GUI toolkit dat ik vroeger heb aangekocht
    volledig te herschrijven in PBDOS v3.50 was oorspronkelijk bedoeld
    voor QuickBASIC 4.50/PDS 7.10 enkel de stukken assembler kan ik niet
    omzetten omdat ik niet echt de verschillen ervan weet.
    Het gaat om de volgende twee pakketten : GraphPak en GWorkShop
    Moest je interesse hebben wil ik die verkopen het zal enkel het
    vertaalde werk aanrekenen niet meer die licentie omdat het al te sterk
    is veroudert.

    Waarom ga je niet over naar de PowerBASIC Console Compiler met gebruik
    van ConTools Pro + GfxTools Pro is wel stukken moeilijker omdat
    het nogal met Windows programmeren te maken heeft
    Maar het loont wel de moeite.

    Zeker de moeite waard om PBVision aan te kopen zeergoed product jammer dat er
    geen support meer is.

    Moest je interesse hebben in GraphPak en GWorkshop laat het mij maar weten
    email mij daarover [email protected]

    Vraagjes :

    1. Welke soort toepassingen ontwikkel je vooral?
    2. Kan je goed in assembler programmeren?
    3. Hoelang programmeer je al in PBDOS?
    4. Heb je plannen over te schakelen naar Windows?
    5. Heb jij goede kennis met pointers want ik moet twee programma's maken
    met linked list en binary threes maar weet niet hoe je dat moet
    doen in PB. Heb wel de pascal code.
    6. Kan jij mij dat voor mij eens vertalen van Pascal naar PB code?

    Met vriendelijke groetjes
    Stephane

    Ps: Ik zou voor deze twee vertaalde paketten 4000 BEF vragen

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  • Joep van Steen
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    Hello,

    >>atrocious
    Exceptionally bad; abominable<<

    Okay thanks!

    Tom, I am sorry ... I just may have a solution already.
    Mr. Gerhard Kropf in one of the forums mentioned he created a
    small lib to build a Windows like GUI. He has sent me the source
    for that, plus some examples on how to use it and it is very nice.
    It looks slighly less sophisticated than The Toolkit, but it is very
    easy to use so I think I'll use that anyway.

    Tom I do thank you for your offer to 'dig it up', I really appreciate it!

    For anyone else ever in need of a lib to create a GUI for PB DOS,
    the lib from Mr. Gerhard Kropf is free so he told me.

    Kind regards,



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    Joep

    http://www.diydatarecovery.nl

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  • Tom Hanlin
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    I will see if I can dig it up over the weekend.

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    Tom Hanlin
    PowerBASIC Staff

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  • Matthew Berg
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    What does 'atrocious' mean?
    atrocious
    Exceptionally bad; abominable
    -- The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition

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    If you try to make something idiot-proof, someone will invent a better idiot.

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  • Joep van Steen
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    Hello,

    What does 'atrocious' mean?

    But couldn't you just release it as it is? Without support etc.,
    as it is. If it works with PB 3.5 I'd be willing to give it a go,
    if I am unable to use it because of lack of documentation, I will
    not bother you and will just forget about it.

    If you want to sent (pressing my luck I know), [email protected] is my email address.

    Kind regards,



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    Joep

    http://www.diydatarecovery.nl

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  • Tom Hanlin
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    If I had the time, I might put it out as a free as-is product. But,
    there's no docs any more, the source code is atrocious, and I don't
    see a great demand for a PowerBASIC DOS-mode GUI-style interface.
    Plus, I don't have the time. Sorry.

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    Tom Hanlin
    PowerBASIC Staff

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  • Joep van Steen
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    Hello Tom,

    Yes I am. After being 'ping-ponged' around between Elltech and
    Information Systems in Utah I now understand:

    Elltech transfered all rights to InfoSys at some point. Now from
    InfoSys I understand all rights were transfered to you in the end.

    From no-one I understand why this product is no longer on the
    market apart from 'running out of stock'. I do not understand
    how this can be in the computer age. We're not talking a physical
    product here so how can one run out of stock? Was the toolkit instable,
    were there problem?

    The demo of this product seems so nice for someone that wants to
    create a Windows like GUI.

    Anyway, I seem to have another solution now.

    Kind regards,

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    Joep

    http://www.diydatarecovery.nl

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  • Tom Hanlin
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    If you're referring to EllTech's GUI toolkit, it's been discontinued
    for some years now.

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    Tom Hanlin
    PowerBASIC Staff

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  • Don Schullian
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    Originally posted by Matthew Berg:
    Working on Sundays then?
    No. It was Monday morning in New Zealand when Lance posted his response.

    That's no excuse! He should have realized the time here in Greece and not offended us. Anyhow, it's Whit Monday.


    Joep, this may NOT be 100% what you're looking for but you can try Nutz'N'Boltz at www.DASoftVSS.com.

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    C'ya
    d83

    [This message has been edited by Don Schullian (edited March 09, 2003).]

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  • Matthias Kuhn
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    Hallo Joep,

    look at www.powerbasic.de for

    Power Basic Tools I+II form Dirk Hilger

    they are very good - but the manual is in german perhaps in english?

    Regards

    Matthias

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  • Gary Stout
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    I have never heard of the GUI Toolkit for Powerbasic??? What is it
    and was it something that PB put out or some other third party
    developer? Or is he referring to the PBDK kit that came out several years ago?

    Thanks,


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    Gary Stout
    [email protected]
    [email protected]

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  • Matthew Berg
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    Working on Sundays then?
    No. It was Monday morning in New Zealand when Lance posted his response.

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  • Joep van Steen
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    Hi Lance!

    Working on Sundays then?

    Yes, PBGUI300 I tried, it does not seem to work with PB 3.5.

    I don't know if the GUI Toolkit does anyway. I will not use it
    under Windows at all, strictly DOS. The included compiled demo
    looked exactly like what I am looking for. Even in DOS people
    (end users) still apreciate a Windows like interface. Dunno
    if you know PowerQuest DriveImage, but the GUI Toolkit for
    PowerBASIC creates screens just like that.

    PB Vision, I found it complicated to use, and the UI comes close
    but is not a 'real' Windows like interface.

    Still, maybe someone who ones bought the GUI Toolkit for
    PowerBASIC, and doesn't use it any longer wants to sell it to me ...

    So, anyone ... you have the GUI Toolkit for PowerBASIC and you
    no longer use it, I am interested.

    Kind regards,



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    Joep

    http://www.diydatarecovery.nl

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