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  • Allen B. Zilbert
    Hi Dennis,

    From my experience with c and c++, those include files sound like
    header files for these languages and not for PowerBASIC. I have
    been using PowerBASIC, since it was TurboBASIC and I have never
    seen stdio.h or any of the other .h files you listed included
    with the DOS compiler.

    I see in your code that you have a Call clearscr. PowerBASIC has
    a CLS command that will clear the video display.

    From your include files, it looks like your attempting to do
    windows programming. You might be better off using PB/DLL or



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  • Rav Singh
    > Hi there !
    > I am a absolutly Newbie with PB ! Please dont hurt me


    Don't worry, I'm a newbie too, just started yesterday! I have
    been playing about with the compiler all day yesterday and
    blimey, it's FAST! I would say 60% of the language I'm familiar
    with, the rest I need to learn. Now I can throw away the C


    - Rav


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  • Matthias Kuhn
    Hi Dennis,

    I know Your "stdio.h" - it is a part of the German Power Tools I+II
    from Dirk Hilger. They are good. You can get them form "Kirschbaum Soft"
    in Germany.

    Greetings from Germany

    Matthias Kuhn [email protected]


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  • Dennis Rodekurth
    Guest replied
    Hi Allen !

    Are u sure with the part of "stdio.h does not exist in PowerBASIC" ?

    I ask because a friend says it will still be included in PB !?

    Maybe he dont know it right !?

    ok i will show u the syntax

    $stack 3000
    $include "stdio.h" <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<THIS PART !!!!!!!!!!!!
    $include "win_man.h" <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<THIS PART !!!!!!!!!!!!
    $include "dia.h" <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<THIS PART !!!!!!!!!!!!
    $include "system.h"<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<THIS PART !!!!!!!!!!!!
    $include "dos_dir.h"<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<THIS PART !!!!!!!!!!!!

    DefInt A-Z
    shared dpart$,gesamt$,pfad$,cname$,umfeld$

    Call clearscr
    Call ArtDerInstallation
    Call Parameter
    Call Plattengroesse
    Call Maske


    Sub ArtDerInstallation()
    nr = FreeFile: Open "a:\temp\um_set.txt" For Input As #nr
    While Not EOF(nr)
    Line Input #nr, zeile$
    temp$ = UCase$(zeile$)
    If Mid$(temp$, 1, 10) = "SET UMFELD" Then umfeld$ = Mid$(temp$, 12)
    Close #nr
    End Sub

    Sub Plattengroesse()
    'Plattengroesse ermitteln
    temp$ = pfad$ + "\gdisk.exe 1 /status > " + pfad$ + "\naspa.inf": Shell temp$

    nr = FreeFile: Open pfad$ + "\naspa.inf" For Input As #nr
    While Not EOF(nr)
    Line Input #nr, zeile$
    For i = Len(zeile$) To 1 Step -1
    If Mid$(zeile$, i, 1) = " " Then Exit For
    Next i
    xgesamt$ = Right$(zeile$, Len(zeile$) - i)
    If xgesamt$ = "Mbytes" Then
    Line Input #nr, zeile$
    For i = Len(zeile$) To 1 Step -1
    If Mid$(zeile$, i, 1) = " " Then Exit For
    Next i
    gesamt$ = Right$(zeile$, Len(zeile$) - i)
    exit loop
    End If
    Close #nr
    End Sub

    Sub Maske()
    'Maske aufrufen
    diainputsize = 29: diaframetype = 2: diashadow = 0: diaprintattr = 127
    call diawin (1,4,9,45,"",%ON )

    Call diainp(1, 3, "Computername : ", 1, 24, 15, cname$)
    Call diaprint(2, 3, "Plattengroesse (MB): " + gesamt$)
    Call diainp(3, 3, "Umfeld (Prod/Entw) : ", 3, 24, 15, umfeld$)
    Call diainp(4, 3, "D-Partition (MB) : ", 4, 24, 15, dpart$)
    Call diaprint(5, 3, "Diskettenversion 3.00 ")

    Call diapush(6, 8, " ^Ok ")
    Call diapush(6, 25, "^Abbruch")

    d = dialog: l = lastkeyx
    if l=%ESC then exit loop
    if l=%ENTER then
    If d = 4 Then
    Call PartDef
    exit loop
    End If
    if d=>5 then exit loop
    End If
    End Sub

    Sub PartDef()
    gesamt = Val(gesamt$)
    dpart = Min(Val(dpart$), 2000)
    gesamtmin = Min(gesamt, 8000)

    cpart = gesamtmin - dpart
    cpart$ = Right$(Str$(cpart), Len(Str$(cpart)))
    cpart$ = LTrim$(cpart$): cpart$ = RTrim$(cpart$)

    cpartmin = Min(cpart, 2000)
    cpartmin$ = Right$(Str$(cpartmin), Len(Str$(cpartmin)))
    cpartmin$ = LTrim$(cpartmin$): cpartmin$ = RTrim$(cpartmin$)

    'Datei UM_SET.BAT erzeugen
    nr = FreeFile: Open "a:\temp\um_set.bat" For Output As #nr
    temp$ = "set cpart=" + cpart$: Print #nr, temp$
    temp$ = "set cpartmin=" + cpartmin$: Print #nr, temp$
    temp$ = "set cname=" + cname$: Print #nr, temp$
    temp$ = "set umfeld=" + umfeld$: Print #nr, temp$
    Close #nr
    End Sub

    Sub Parameter()
    temp$ = UCase$(Command$)
    If temp$ = "" Or InStr(temp$, "/P:") = 0 Or InStr(temp$, "/G:") = 0 Then Call KeinePara
    p = InStr(1, temp$, "/P:") + 3
    g = InStr(1, temp$, "/G:") + 3
    pfad$ = Mid$(temp$, p, g - 8)
    dpart$ = Mid$(temp$, g)
    End Sub

    Sub KeinePara()
    Print "Es wurden keine Parameter angegeben!!!"
    End Sub


    can u help me ?



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  • Lance Edmonds
    I does sound like something may have gone wrong in the order processing.

    Regardless, please contact PowerBASIC Tech Support ASAP, and we'll check it out for you. Please be sure to include your serial number and contact details with your email.


    PowerBASIC Support
    mailto:[email protected][email protected]</A>

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  • George Bleck
    How did you aquire a copy of PB 3.2 when 3.5 is the current shipping version. Were you shipped the wrong version in error?

    If you were, you may want to contact PB directly with your information (name, email address, etc.) to get the proper version.

    George W. Bleck
    Senior System Engineer
    KeySpan Corporation

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  • Allen B. Zilbert

    It sounds like you are a C programmer. An Include file such as
    stdio.h does not exist in PowerBASIC. Input and output operations
    are part of the compiler (INPUT, LINE INPUT, INKEY$, PRINT,
    and WRITE). These commands are well documented in the online
    help. Press the F1 key twice and select language reference.

    The $INCLUDE can be used to insert soucrce code into your

    Also, if I am correct, the lastest DOS version is PB 3.5, which I
    would recommend that you use.



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  • Dennis Rodekurth
    Guest started a topic PB Newbie

    PB Newbie

    Hi there !
    I am a absolutly Newbie with PB ! Please dont hurt me

    Ok, ive just a Problem with a Compiled Programm. In my Version
    ( PB 3.20) Files like "stdio.h" are not exists in the main installation
    folder ! But in the script (*.bas File) there are entrys like
    $include stdio.h. I cant File(s).

    So what can i do, where can i get those Files ?

    Please anyone help me, i promise i will practice !

    Thank You !!!