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    I really need a generall library of rutines for pb35 DOS that
    includes the simple stuff you always use like Text Windows and
    Field input and menus and mouse support etc. Anyone know of a
    shareware or freeware one out there?

    Eric

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    Thank you for your time.

  • #2
    I am not sure what is available as far as shareware or freeware but
    the "Full Power Toolbox" put out by Information Management Systems
    works real well and has everything that you listed. If Alan
    Earnshaw is listening, he can probably give more details. I believe
    they have a demo that demonstrates the main features.

    try www.infoms.com

    HTH,
    Gary Stout

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    Thanks,
    Gary Stout
    gary at sce4u dot com

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    • #3
      I'm listening. As Gary says, the Full Power Toolbox contains everything you mentioned and a lot more (a total of over 150 routines). It is not shareware or freeware; it is a professional-quality commercial toolkit with well-tested routines, a well-regarded manual, and professional technical support. It comes with the full source code, and we've gotten many compliments on the detailed comments in the code.

      Of course, it also has a commercial price tag ($129.95 plus shipping and handling), so it is not within the budget of all hobbyist programmers. Nevertheless, I think you would greatly benefit from the product, especially by reviewing the source code and learning from it.

      More details and a downloadable demo can be had at http://www.infoms.com/fptbx.htm .

      Alan

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      Alan C. Earnshaw
      Information Management Systems, Inc.
      http://www.infoms.com
      Alan C. Earnshaw
      Information Management Systems, Inc.
      http://www.infoms.com

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      • #4
        Superior Software has many routines that you need, other than
        mouse routines, but at a price of $49.95. All routines are easy to use, all are written in PowerBasic, and include screen tech-
        niques, data and file management, input screens, frames, etc.
        Superior Software Co. can be reached at:
        [email protected]
        9685 Huntington Park Drive
        Strongsville, OH 44136-2509


        [This message has been edited by Pat Bruening (edited March 27, 2001).]

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        • #5
          I believe that Chris Foot had a library of routines for PB3.1 that he offered as freeware. It was DNALIB.
          Of course if you want a good gui front end at a relatively low price, I recommend PBVision.
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          [This message has been edited by Ian Cairns (edited June 16, 2000).]
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          • #6
            PB31 and pb32 libraries are not compatable with pb35 libraries, which rendered almost all freeware and shareware libraries I can find unusable. I have made most of the stuff I need now anywhy since it seems to be futile to find one for free or even cheap. I would give it away when I am done, but do not know if I want to support a language for DOS with more emphasis on making money that gaining support for the language.

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            Thank you for your time,

            Eric

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            • #7
              Eric,
              The DNA Library comes with source code so you can compile it with PB3.5 and have a usable library. It is available in the Files section of this site.

              BTW; Nothing really comes for free in this life. If you don't/didn't pay for it, then someone else has to. Advances in technology/technique come with a price also; its called incompatibility.

              Regards,

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              • #8
                Folks,

                Sadly, I was notified today that Mr Chris Foot passed away last month (Feb 2001). We offer our condolences to his family.

                In his life, Chris produced some great work, and many folks benefited from the fruits of his labor.

                Rest in peace, Chris.

                Regards,
                Lance Edmonds.

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                PowerBASIC Support
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                Lance
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                • #9
                  E. Sebasta wrote:

                  > PB31 and PB32 libraries are not compatable with PB35
                  > libraries, which rendered almost all freeware and
                  > shareware libraries I can find unusable.

                  I bought PB3.5 about two years ago and thought as you
                  do -- and so kept on using 3.2.

                  Only recently did I discover it's *easy* to convert
                  an old format PB library of obj modules to the new 3.5
                  format. (Note: you don't need to convert an obj file
                  that is not in a library.)

                  Here's how:

                  1. Run your *old* 3.1 or 3.2 PBLIB program and *list*
                  the modules in your old PBL library. I assume they
                  are all obj, not units.

                  2. Extract each one. Now you have a number of obj files.

                  3. With the new 3.5 PBLIB, open a new PBL and add each
                  of these object modules into it.

                  And there you are, a new PBL that will work with PB3.5.


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                  • #10
                    As long as what you are extracting is OBJ files, you should have
                    no problem. The real headache comes in when the library contains
                    PBL files. The only way to get a PBL file that will work with
                    PB3.5 is to have the original source code to re-compile.

                    Gary Stout


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                    Thanks,
                    Gary Stout
                    gary at sce4u dot com

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