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  • Promoting PowerBASIC

    I've started posting a few simple videos onto YouTube to promote PowerBASIC, on both the Console and Windows compilers, to try and encourage those who have never used the software, to take it up, by demonstrating what it can do. Even if it brings just a handful of developers into the PowerBASIC fold it will have been worth the effort.

    https://www.gsfsoftware.co.uk/PBTutorials/Projects.htm

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpP...OhN1_B30pvlPdA

  • #2
    Thanks so much Graham

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    • #3
      Thank you to those of you who have encouraged me to continue making these PowerBASIC tutorial videos on YouTube. I hope we can encourage more people to take up programming with this excellent product that is PowerBASIC.

      https://www.gsfsoftware.co.uk/PBTutorials/Projects.htm

      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpP...OhN1_B30pvlPdA

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      • #4
        Hey Graham!

        Somehow I missed this post but I just went there and took a look. That's a lot of work on your part! Thanks!

        I'll add your videos to my list of places to recommend when folks ask me about PowerBASIC tutorials!

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        • #5
          Thanks Gary.

          There are now 31 videos on topics regarding the Windows compiler and 21 on the Console Compiler and 13 on topics that are relevant to both.
          I've also created 3 videos on 3rd Party add-ons for Powerbasic with more to come.


          https://www.gsfsoftware.co.uk/PBTutorials/Projects.htm

          https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpP...OhN1_B30pvlPdA

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          • #6
            Thats very Cool! Thanks Graham.
            www.pluribasic.com
            www.patreon.com/pluribasic

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            • #7
              An update on the PowerBasic tutorial videos

              There are now
              • 31 videos on topics regarding the Windows compiler
              • 21 on the Console Compiler
              • 15 on topics that are relevant to both.
              • 10 on 3rd Party add-ons for Powerbasic

              https://www.gsfsoftware.co.uk/PBTutorials/Projects.htm

              https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpP...OhN1_B30pvlPdA

              I'd had to pause my video production for the moment but will be getting back to it soon.

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              • #8
                You are the Power Graham !

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                • #9
                  An update on the PowerBasic tutorial videos

                  There are now
                  • 39 videos on topics regarding the Windows compiler
                  • 21 on the Console Compiler
                  • 54 on topics that are relevant to both.
                  • 24 on 3rd Party add-ons for Powerbasic
                  • 4 on application design

                  https://www.gsfsoftware.co.uk/PBTutorials/Projects.htm

                  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpP...OhN1_B30pvlPdA

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                  • #10
                    With Powerbasic Win and CC plus win api makes it rich to work with.

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                    • #11
                      An update on the PowerBasic tutorial videos on YouTube. Many thanks to all of you who have subscribed to this channel, as we are now over 100 subscribers.

                      There are now
                      • 39 videos on topics regarding the Windows compiler
                      • 21 on the Console Compiler
                      • 63 on topics that are relevant to both.
                      • 26 on 3rd Party add-ons for Powerbasic
                      • 5 on application design

                      https://www.gsfsoftware.co.uk/PBTutorials/Projects.htm

                      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpP...OhN1_B30pvlPdA

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                      • #12
                        An update on the PowerBasic tutorial videos on YouTube. Many thanks to all of you who have subscribed to this channel, as we are now over 130 subscribers.

                        There are now
                        • 46 videos on topics regarding the Windows compiler
                        • 24 on the Console Compiler
                        • 71 on topics that are relevant to both.
                        • 27 on 3rd Party add-ons for Powerbasic
                        • 7 on application design

                        https://www.gsfsoftware.co.uk/PBTutorials/Projects.htm

                        https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpP...OhN1_B30pvlPdA

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                        • #13
                          Just looked at a video apparently created just a month ago.:

                          #RESOURCE "DynamicForms.pbr"

                          Really? Using depreciated PBR files?

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                          • #14
                            Graham,

                            Excellent WinLIFT tutorial, perhaps should you also consider to write one for GDImage (graphic library addon).
                            WinLIFT and GDImage are also available in 64-bit.
                            Patrice Terrier
                            www.zapsolution.com
                            www.objreader.com
                            Addons: GDImage.DLL 32/64-bit (Graphic library), WinLIFT.DLL 32/64-bit (Skin Engine).

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Stuart McLachlan View Post
                              Using depreciated PBR files?
                              Won't disagree, but PBForms still uses it itself (until vX.X comes out) so it is still supported. Although a note that the new RESOURCE statements should be used would make sense. Also, I will add that PBR is still the "closest" to RC compilation for those more familiar with other languages.

                              Plus, these video are a nice karma gift-horse to "Does PowerBASIC have a future"


                              <b>George W. Bleck</b>
                              <img src='http://www.blecktech.com/myemail.gif'>

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                              • #16
                                > Really? Using depreciated PBR files?

                                What has changed since Bob passed away ?

                                For people who are not beached whales, the use of conventional RC files and thus the PBR conversion for PowerBASIC is conventional Windows programming.
                                hutch at movsd dot com
                                The MASM Forum - SLL Modules and PB Libraries

                                http://www.masm32.com/board/index.php?board=69.0

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by George Bleck View Post

                                  Won't disagree, but PBForms still uses it itself (until vX.X comes out) so it is still supported. Although a note that the new RESOURCE statements should be used would make sense. Also, I will add that PBR is still the "closest" to RC compilation for those more familiar with other languages.
                                  Nope,compiling the .RC file and using the compiled .RES directly without the extra step of converting it to a .PBR is the closest See Help - Resoucr File Compiling.

                                  Resource File Compiling
                                  We begin with a plain text file and compile it into a binary format that can be utilized by PowerBASIC. The plain text file is termed a Resource Script and these are stored with a .RC file extension. A Resource Compiler is then used to create a binary (.RES) file.

                                  The PowerBASIC IDE can be loaded with a Resource Script (.RC file) and compile the script into PowerBASIC resource file format. This is performed using the regular Compile Current File button or the RUN | Compile File menu item.

                                  Once a .RES file has been created, it can be embedded into an application EXE or DLL simply by using a #RESOURCE metastatement. During compilation, PowerBASIC automatically embeds the resource file to create a single file that contains compiled code and resources.

                                  #RESOURCE RES, "DIALOGS.RES"

                                  Previous version of PowerBASIC also generated a .PBR (PowerBASIC resource file) when compiling an .RC file. The #RESOURCE metastatement still supports this format. You can enable .PBR generation for backward compatibility when compilng an .RC file by selecting the "Create a .PBR when compiling .RC files" option on the compiler options tab.



                                  Also see:
                                  HELP - #RESOURCE metastatement

                                  RES/PBR Resources

                                  The second group of syntax examples show how you can embed resources which have been pre-compiled used a resource compiler. Standard resource compilers output a binary resource with a .RES extension. PowerBASIC will embed this resource just as it is given in the file. This form will always be supported to support resource forms which are typically not needed for most PowerBASIC programs, or which usually require the use of a resource editor.


                                  The final example, using a .PBR file, will only be supported for a limited period of time. This is the form created by the PowerBASIC PBRES utility in older versions of the compiler. It is recommended that you change to the .RES version soon, as it is more efficient, and needs less effort from the programmer.

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                                  • #18
                                    Yes, RC files is the way to go, for those writting porting code...
                                    Patrice Terrier
                                    www.zapsolution.com
                                    www.objreader.com
                                    Addons: GDImage.DLL 32/64-bit (Graphic library), WinLIFT.DLL 32/64-bit (Skin Engine).

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Patrice Terrier View Post
                                      Yes, RC files is the way to go, for those writting porting code...
                                      It's not about RC files or not (or porting code) It's just about what compiled form of an RC file we should now be using. (standard RES or the depreciated PBR).

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                                      • #20
                                        With the invention (and later extension) of #RESOURCE, I personally have no more need for any kind of seperate resource file. Be it .RES or .PBR. Most stuff that previously a resource file was need for, can now be handled by the #RESOURCE meta statement.

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