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    Hi.,

    Many DOS programs (e.g. PQMAGIC 7[PowerQuest Partition Magic]) have a Windows-looking GUI running entirely in a DOS-only PC.

    Is such a thing possible under PB-DOS 3.5, and if so how?

    Thanks

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    PB/Vision for DOS. See Products pages.

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      At least in principle, almost anything is possible in PB 3.5 for
      DOS, assuming you try hard enough or burn enough cash on third-
      party additions.

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      [This message has been edited by Emil Menzel (edited September 14, 2005).]

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      • #4
        about pb/vision, take into account that its gui is in text mode, and that - at least up to march 09, 2003 -
        however, i should note that pb/vision is in "close out" (ie, it'll be discontinued as soon as the last stocks are sold), and only limited support is available.
        ( http://www.powerbasic.com/support/pb...ead.php?t=1003 )

        from the same post, still by lance:
        finally, you might find some similar shareware libraries at http://www.powerbasic.com/files/pub/pbdos/library/ -- for example pbgui300 by james c. fuller.
        that thread has several further hints about guis for pb/dos.

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        davide vecchi
        [email protected]

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        • #5
          I saw PB/Vision, but it is DOS text-mode emulation of graphics windows - bit like the old Norton Utils used to do.

          Very good, but no Cigar ;-)

          What I'm looking for is a true graphics-mode MS Windows 3.1 look-alike. I've seen it in a few programs (PQMAGIC 7 and Compaq BIOS screens), so someone, somewhere must have written a library...



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          • #6
            Hi David,

            contact me under mckropfATgmxDOTnet Maybe I have what
            you do look for ....

            G.

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            • #7
              If you load PQMAGIC or its companion PQ Drive Image, from a floppy,
              you will observe that it is actually a bitmapped file image that
              gets loaded. Of course the buttons and list controls do more, but
              rather than generic controls and tools, I suspect that they have
              custom code that emulates some of the visual features found in
              Windows. Doing it this way is always an option, but actually
              developing the code it would take some doing.

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              Old Navy Chief, Systems Engineer, Systems Analyst, now semi-retired

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              • #8
                A good GUI which looks similar to Windows 3.1 is EGUI by Elltech software. It is free now. You can download it from Tom Hanlin's web site: http://www.tgh3.com/ftp/EGUI101.zip

                The documentation is at: http://www.nbson.com/egui

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                • #9
                  Energize your DOS Applications with a Windows-Style Interface

                  User-interface Library for DOS. Provides mouse support, menus, data entry forms, scroll bars, radio buttons, check boxes, etc. Allows you to give your DOS applications a windows-like appearance. Works with the Mix, Borland, Microsoft, and Watcom DOS C compilers. Works with the Rational and Borland DOS extenders. You may optionally purchase the library source code.

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                  Regards,
                  Bob
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                  Regards,
                  Bob

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