The Liberty Basic Newsletter - Issue #101 - OCT 2002


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Ideas are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them
with your hands. But like the seafaring [person] on the
desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and
following them you will reach your destiny

- Carl Schurz

In this issue:

Tipcorner: Paths and File Names
Spotlight: Observed online - news and info
Article: Resources for the beginner - by Brad Moore
Article: Graphics Drawing Rules - by Alyce Watson
Article: The beginner's guide to API and DLL calls - by Brad Moore
Article: Drawing IN MEMORY - by Alyce Watson
Demo: Radiobuttons via API - by Mike Bradbury
Demo: NumbWord - by Rob Durk
Demo: Working with Comboboxes - by Brad Moore

SYNTAXERROR : Some words from the editor

I am always amazed at what Carl has created here in Liberty Basic. It is much more than the "Little Basic that could".
We have seen in the last month several projects that people are working on that push the envelope of the language.

Yet it is an approachable language. A simple language that the beginner can easily work their way into without a great
deal of trepidation. This month the newsletter is offering several article that span broad scope of peoples skill
levels with the language. Of great interest to the new comer may be the article titled "Resources for the beginner".

I want to thank all the people who contributed to this newsletter: Alyce Watson, Mike Bradbury and Kevin Bruce.
I also wanted to thank Brent Thorn for WMLiberty DLL which is discussed in the API article as well as Dennis Mckinney’s example of WMLiberty which I also integrated into that article.

I also want to apologize for the lateness of the release of this newsletter. I hope the wait has been worth the trouble. Thanks – Brad Moore

Information: About the archive

Attached to the newsletter is an archive (called which contains several items that go with this newsletter. The following is the contents of the archive:

APIradiobuttons.bas - Demo code for API created radiobuttons
Comboboxdemo.bas - Demo code to show combobox in action
numbword.bas - Demo code to show number to text conversion
paths.bas - Demo of path and filename parser from Tips section - latest WMLiberty dll referred to in API article
Resources.rtf - Formatted version of Resources article
Beginners Guide to API.rtf - formatted version of API article


The Liberty BASIC Newsletter encourages all LB programmers to submit articles for publication. Everyone has something valuable to say, from beginners to veteran LBers. Consider sharing a code routine, with explanation. Perhaps you can review a favorite LB website, or program, or coding tool? Why not submit a list of questions that have been nagging at you? How about sharing your favorite algorithm?

The Publishing Team:
Alyce Watson:
Brad Moore:
Tom Nally:
Carl Gundel:
Bill Jennings:

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Paths and File Names
Observed online
Resources for the beginner
Graphics Drawing Rules
beginner's guide to API and DLL
Radiobuttons via API
Working with Comboboxes