My simple GUI library/functions

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Re: My simple GUI library/functions

Post by roy » Tue 01 May 2018, 17:14

Hi Patrick

Yes I did have an BBC Micro way back then. I used to wright a few short programs.

Back then you could get magazines dedicated to the BBC Machines. Acorn User and one or two others. They has games and utilities in them that you could typ in.

All good fun back then.

I was please to fine, all these years later, BBC Basic for Windows and now Android.

Regards Roy

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Re: My simple GUI library/functions

Post by guest » Tue 01 May 2018, 17:41

roy wrote:
Tue 01 May 2018, 17:14
Yes I did have an BBC Micro way back then. I used to wright a few short programs.
I still have a BBC Micro (a BBC Master actually, originally a Master 512 but with the co-processor removed) plus a Microvitec Cub monitor and a 5.25" floppy drive, all in working condition. It's occasionally useful for checking compatibility, and more than once has shown that people's memories of exactly what BBC BASIC did 34 years ago are fallible!

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Richard.

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Re: My simple GUI library/functions

Post by roy » Tue 01 May 2018, 17:56

That's cool ;)

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Re: My simple GUI library/functions

Post by roy » Tue 01 May 2018, 19:43

Hi

I followed a TV series around 1984 about programming the BBC Micro and sent for the books.
I've just found them :o

The books where first published to accompany the Yorkshire Television series, Me & My Micro.
The Acorn Electron was a cut down BBC Micro
Regards Roy

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Re: My simple GUI library/functions

Post by Patrick M » Tue 15 May 2018, 17:05

I still have my family's old BBC Micro. From the mid/late 90s until about two years ago, it was in the attic. I got it out of the attic when I started getting interested in BASIC. It's now set up in my room, and I play with it from time to time.

By the way, I've made a few more changes to my gui library and my example programs. I'm making it available here in case anyone is at all interested.
http://dusthillguy.ddns.net/folder/file ... d/sg17.zip
P.M.

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Re: My simple GUI library/functions

Post by DDRM » Wed 16 May 2018, 08:01

Thanks, Patrick - that looks like a lot of work in that library, and some nice examples of its use!

The programs looks very smart, so I can see it being a useful option for people.

The problem with using other people's code is always knowing what is available and how to do it: would you consider providing some brief documentation (a list of functions with their required parameters, and maybe an outline of what they do if it's not obvious)?

Best wishes,

D

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Re: My simple GUI library/functions

Post by roy » Thu 17 May 2018, 17:28

Excellent work Patrick

It's come along quit a bit since I last looked at it.

I would go along with DDRM about including a bit of documentation.

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Re: My simple GUI library/functions

Post by Patrick M » Fri 18 May 2018, 16:01

Hi DDRM and Roy, thanks for the replies.

Definitely there needs to be some good documentation before anyone else could use this library. I wasn't expecting anyone to try to use it without there being documentation - I was actually waiting for someone to ask me to provide it, because I wasn't sure if there would actually be any interest.

Now that you've asked, I'll write some information about each function and procedure, and a description of how to use the library.
It might take me a few days.

Patrick
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