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    MS-DOS Program

    Hello,

    Is it possible to create a program with textboxes buttons etc in a MS-DOS format?

    If so, how do i do it?

    If you need any more info then please ask.

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    Re: MS-DOS Program

    MS-DOS is very old and tired and isn't part of Windows NT. This means Windows NT 3.1 through 4.0 as well as Windows 2000 (NT 5.0) through Windows 8 (NT 6.2). Perhaps you are referrring to the Console Subsystem in NT, which supports Console Device windows in modern versions of Windows but no full-screen operation?

    Or is this for some old PC actually running 16-bit MS-DOS?

    VB for MS-DOS had a form of GUI based on line drawing characters and could use mouse clicks on "buttons" and such. It hasn't been avaialble for a very long time.

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    Re: MS-DOS Program

    oh right okay ideally i want to create a program using ms dos, with action codes and all this but if it isnt possible then not to worry

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    That's a pretty cool, retro, objective. Might I ask what you are thinking of doing?
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    Re: MS-DOS Program

    Sure, I wanna create an incident logging system, example: if an incident happens (depending on work type) then you can log it on the system in making it has different screens with different boxes and stuff to fill out. But I want a system using dos with action codes etc, we use it at work, the system we use is a 1980s software and works great, the dos bit is intergrated into the ms based system

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    Re: MS-DOS Program

    Like dilettante, there is a version of VB for DOS. I checked it out a couple years back and it seemed pretty interesting considering what a dinosaur it is. You can also use Quick Basic Extended but you'd have to code the "TextBoxes" yourself though.
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    Re: MS-DOS Program

    Ah okay, do you know how i can get this program at all or do i need an old computer? aha

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    To be honest I don't know where you can get it now.
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    Re: MS-DOS Program

    You might try here! Seriously, the third link listed (phat code) might be worth having a look at.
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    Re: MS-DOS Program

    As far as I know the only legal source might be to buy a copy from somebody willing to give it up. It is possible you might still find it among the Downloads offered to MSDN subscribers.

    But it isn't freeware.

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    Re: MS-DOS Program

    .Net offers a Console application type, it's not something that uses TextBoxes but you output text to the console window very much like you used to back in the DOS days, you get input from the user's keyboard like you used to in the DOS days too.

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    Re: MS-DOS Program

    Quote Originally Posted by JuggaloBrotha View Post
    .Net offers a Console application type, it's not something that uses TextBoxes but you output text to the console window very much like you used to back in the DOS days, you get input from the user's keyboard like you used to in the DOS days too.
    dilettante (I think) posted a VB6 example in the code bank to do the same thing.
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    Re: MS-DOS Program

    Quote Originally Posted by Nightwalker83 View Post
    dilettante (I think) posted a VB6 example in the code bank to do the same thing.
    I know vb6 allows you to make console apps too, but if Sean.Downes is to start a new program he should consider using something more modern than vb6. Java is another alternative too.

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