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Type: KDE Development Environment
Depend: Qt 4.x
BASIC for LinuxÂ®, MacÂ® OS X and WindowsÂ®
It is a new programming language related to
VB.NETâ¢, Visual BasicÂ®, Visual Basic for
Application and Javaâ¢. It combines the best
features of those tools and comes with built-in
backward support for those tools as it is 100%
syntax compatible to VB, VBA and QBasicÂ®.
Additionally, it comes with support for VB.NETâ¢
syntax, functions and similar objects and classes.
KBasic is an open source project backed by years
of continual development. It allows developers
with an installed base of VB applications to start
developing for a mixed WindowsÂ®, MacÂ® OS X and
KBasic is made up of the following programs:
â a compiler
â an interpreter
â an integrated development environment
It is about 15 MB source codes in C++ and about
1000 source code files.
Full Version Professional Edition
CREATE MODERN APPLICATIONS IN ZERO TIME
KBasic is a full featured language, which supports
the best modern programming techniches known with
well designed objects, events and plenty of
KBasic uses Qt (C++) as its toolkit to provide
cross-platform abilities. KBasic is the easiest
way to get cross-platform development without the
needs to learn C/C++ as it combines the expressive
power of C++ with the familiarity and ease of use
of VB. The API of Qt is consistent across all
supported platforms, enabling platform independent
application development and deployment.
Read more at Nokiaâs website: www.trolltech.com
KBasic's source codes are provided for Visual
StudioÂ® C++ 2008, KDevelop and XcodeÂ®. Qt itself
is open source and available from NokiaÂ®.
You may use the KBasicâs source codes under the
terms of the GNU Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation (Version 3).
People around the world join KBasic - inspired by
the idea to make software available for everybody:
a programming language that is easy to use, and a
development platform that is stable, reliable and
available at a low price.
We communicate by different means, most of them on
the Internet. The KBasic community rests on
dedicated volunteers to further improve our
programming language and development platform in a
number of different ways. Whatever your skills,
there are lots of places to start contributing.
Support this project
Whereâs the fun using KBasic, if others donât
know? Order a KBasic Professional License today,
and support it!
The project is under active development and has a
vibrant community. If you are looking at ways of
helping the project, take a look at the following
This is a short overview. For details check out
the examples and manuals of KBasic.
Use C/C++ libraries from within KBasic
KBasic supports calling functions of C/C++ library
files (*.DLL, *.SO and *.DYLIB) enabling you to
mix C/C++ and BASIC code.
Database and SQL
Supported databases on all platforms are
KBasic uses SQLite as embedded database engine,
which creates database files locally on your
machine without the need of a database server.
The SQL binding for controls helps you to easily
create data-aware forms.
You may store date, time, text, numbers, images,
movies and sounds or any binary data within a
* Some features are not available yet.
If you deploy your application, you might consider
making it available for different languages.
KBasic helps you with this task by adding support
for translations. For each form you may create a
translated form and for each text, you may provide
a translated version.
Unicode and String
KBasic gives you the possibility to support
non-latin languages, e.g. Arabic or Chinese
characters. The String data type comes with a
built-in Unicode support in KBasic.
KBasic enables you to directly use the math
functions commonly used in BASIC applications. It
declares a set of functions to compute common
mathematical operations and transformations.
Additional, you may directly use the C library
math functions commonly used in C/C++
Date and time
Support for dealing with date and time is built-in
Rich text format (RTF)
KBasic give you the control for dealing with RTF.
You may use an advanced WYSIWYG viewer/editor
control supporting rich text formatting using
HTML-style tags. It is optimized to handle large
documents and to respond quickly to user input. It
can display a large HTML subset, including tables
and images and custom syntax highlighting.
It is an advanced WYSIWYG viewer supporting rich
text formatting using HTML-style tags. It can
display a large HTML subset, including tables and
Provides a powerful full-featured web browser
(based on WebKit) and enables you to create
interface. It is possible to add custom KBasic
controls within the HTML code and interact with
them. Use web pages within your desktop
application like âGoogle Mapâ.
Supports MDI and SDI, Dock window, Tool window,
Main window, Dialog, Normal window, Menubar,
Toolbar, Statusbar, Systemtray, Multi-page Window,
Scrolling in Window, Transparent Window, System
dialogs, Storing preferences, Embedded windows,
Context menu, Image buttons for graphical buttons
with custom images for each state, Custom timer
events, Adding control on the fly, Drag & drop,
Windows Vista look and feel, Aqua interfaces on
Furthermore, it is possible to use stylesheets for
customizing the controls' look.
The following objects and classes helps you to
organize your data in memory:
Strings, Bits, Binary, Array and Dictionary.
Support for files and directories: Read, write,
create and more.
Easy download of files from the Internet.
Multi-media support for movies and sounds
Supported formats depend on the platform used.
MPEG, AVI MOV, WMV, MP3, WAV, MNG, GIF, PNG, JPEG
Interacting with the operating system
Run other programs or open files with the
Create your own controls
By using custom painting and custom stylesheets.
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