QBasic 4.5 modules in VB.Net?

QBasic 4.5 modules in VB.Net?

Post by Moiv » Thu, 18 Jun 2009 09:30:21


I have a lot of useful functions written in QBasic 4.5
QB4.5 creates .OBJ .EXE and .QLB files

Is it possible to use anything from QB4.5 in VB.Net?
Perhaps convert an .OBJ or .QLB file into a .DLL file?
 
 
 

QBasic 4.5 modules in VB.Net?

Post by Nobod » Thu, 18 Jun 2009 10:21:45


You will have to convert them manually. If they are too big, you can use
FreeBasic; which is close to QB, but it has more language features that are
similar to VB.Net. You can use it to make a standard DLL that you can access
from VB.Net. There are DLL samples included in the compiler. Compiled code
doesn't require any runtime, but the IDE is not as sophisticated as VB,
especially for Windows GUI applications.

Main page:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Features:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Differences from QuickBASIC
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

FreeBasic compiler:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

IDE:
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

 
 
 

QBasic 4.5 modules in VB.Net?

Post by Moiv » Thu, 18 Jun 2009 14:43:32


Thankyou for your comprehensive reply. I have downloaded FreeBasic and it
looks like I can use my existing functions with minimal changes. This is the
exact result I was after.

Thanks again :)
 
 
 

QBasic 4.5 modules in VB.Net?

Post by nak » Thu, 18 Jun 2009 19:02:25

> Thankyou for your comprehensive reply. I have downloaded FreeBasic and it

You might want to consider porting them to a newer language, such as VB.NET,
I'm sure there would be plenty of capacity for optimisation that you can
make in order to improve your functions. You will probably also find that
the .NET Framework does some of it for you already.

Nick.