Microsoft QuickBasic and QBasic (Quick Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) are very popular programming languages for beginners. While its lack of power makes it unsuitable for many of today's applications, it is an invaluable learning tool. View this Wikibook in full book view.
This book will cover the usage of QBasic and most of its functions. While most of the text discussed will work under QBasic, that version of the Basic interpreter has limitations and certain advanced commands will only work under QuickBasic.
- Text Output Learn to control text based output.
- Basic Input Get input from a user.
- Basic Math Shows the proper method of performing basic calculations in QBasic.
- Flow Control This section shows how to control the flow of a program.
- Advanced Input Get more precise and real-time input from users.
- Subroutines and Functions Explores the uses of Subroutines and Functions in QBasic.
- Arrays and Types Introduction to data structures in QBasic.
- Files Read and write to files allowing for data storage.
- Advanced Text Output More advanced features of displayed output.
- Sound Use the computer to make noises and incorporate them into output.
- Graphics Draw images on the screen
- Advanced QBasic Incorporate many of the concepts into larger programs.
- Advanced Graphics Store images, recall images and generate seamless animation.
- 3D Graphics Explore 3D equations in QBasic.
- What Next Where to go from here.
- Appendix An Appendix of commands and source code.