The Liberty Basic Newsletter - Issue #98 - JUL 2002


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"I haven't failed, I've found ten thousand ways that don't work."
--Ben Franklin

In this issue:

Spotlight - Remembering Logo
Turtle graphics tutorial
Scripting language tutorial
Changing window icons at runtime
A real spinner control for Liberty BASIC
Tip Corner - Select Case
Hocus Focus, by Brad Moore
Illuminated Radiobuttons by Mike Bradbury


The Liberty BASIC Newsletter started as "Brosco's LB Newsletter" in April of 1998. At that time, Brosco wrote the technical articles, and I served as a proofreader and sounding-board for his ideas. The form of the newsletter has changed several times over the years. I now think we have found the best way to handle the publication -- as a team! In the past, if "the publisher" was unavailable, then the newsletter wasn't published. That should no longer happen. If one person is unavailable, the others will fill the gaps. We won't have any more big changeovers in publishers. People will join the team and others will leave at intervals as their needs dictate, but the newsletter itself will have continuity.

Brad Moore and Tom Nally are the newest members of the team. They are both terrific in every way... they are clever coders with a knack for explaining things so that we can all understand. They are also both terrifically nice, helpful people. You needn't take my word for it -- just read Tom's incredible article on Polar Coordinates in the May newsletter, and Brad's great June newsletter!

Email addresses for all publishing team members are at the bottom of each newsletter. Feel free to contact one of us with submissions, or to volunteer to join the team.

Liberty BASIC received enough votes to put it in third place in its category in the Isidor Shareware Awards. Congrats, Carl!

Special thanks to Brent Thorn for sharing the method to change a window's icon at runtime. Thanks also to Brad Moore for his great article on window and control focus. Thanks to Mike Bradbury for his clever and attractive illuminated radiobutton demo.

The lbnews Yahoo group is no longer a discussion group. It has gone back to its original use -- as a distribution point for the newsletters. Post discussions to one of the other discussion forums, such as the official LB group, here: The New Group (April-9-2003)

or the experienced users group here:

or the ABC archives programming forum here:

or the D4L forum here:

Alyce Watson



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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Remembering Logo
Turtle graphics tutorial
Scripting language tutorial
Changing window icons at runtime
A real spinner control
Tip Corner - Select Case
Hocus Focus
Illuminated Radiobuttons