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VisualFBEditor

Post by Technopeasant » Tuesday 02nd March 2021 2:58am

Here is something interesting I just came across. Someone has made a Visual Basic style IDE for FreeBASIC.

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https://github.com/XusinboyBekchanov/VisualFBEditor/

Might be a good target for if I want to try porting any of my Gambas programs over to Windows, though I doubt it is nearly as feature complete as Gambas (being restricted to Unix-like systems is my only complaint with Gambas).

Previously was looking into writing a basic form converter between Gambas and Lazarus, but that requires getting used to Pascal.
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Re: VisualFBEditor

Post by Technopeasant » Saturday 06th March 2021 9:35pm

So I could not get FreeBASIC to compile anything on Fedora due to an ncurses library issue (might need to build a custom package), but I built this on my girlfriend's Windows 7 install and played around with it. Certainly a lot rougher around the edges than Gambas and not nearly as feature rich, but it seems to get the job done for basic RAD development. I created a quick little test game in it. I would recommend it to people who want a free software visual IDE with BASIC syntax that absolutely need it to be cross-platform (the documentation is currently woeful though, but so was Gambas' when I started with it honestly). Might build a Gambas conversion tool down the road.

Also been playing around with various older/less known BASIC interpreters and compilers from the RPM Sphere repository (yaBASIC, wxBASIC, MyBasic, SmallBasic, SDLBasic, BASIC-265, bwBasic, TinyBasic, tcbasic, nuBasic, XBasic, X11-Basic, the list goes on and on) and testing them with some old QBasic code. Fun times.
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Re: VisualFBEditor

Post by cage » Sunday 07th March 2021 7:09am

I couldn't get the VisualFBEditor to compile in arch. Shame I was looking to try it out. I do use QB64 with Inform gui creator. The program is a bit old but still works with QB64. However I had to use the basic code and compile it with QB64.

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Re: VisualFBEditor

Post by Technopeasant » Tuesday 09th March 2021 1:06am

Did you build MyFBFramework alongside it?

https://github.com/XusinboyBekchanov/MyFbFramework

That needs to be in its own directory within VisualFBDesigner in order for it to load.

I have not had any trouble getting it to build other than getting FreeBASIC itself set up.
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