Page 6 of 6 FirstFirst ... 3456
Results 201 to 231 of 231

Thread: TwinBasic

  1. #201
    Hyperactive Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    268

    Re: TwinBasic

    Quote Originally Posted by yereverluvinuncleber View Post
    How does TwinBasic intend to handle or introduce the concept of multi-threading to VB6?
    My understanding is that twinBASIC already supports multi-threading, but language syntax to support the feature needs to be added.

    You can see the multi-threading capabilities from the debug console.

    multithreading in twinBASIC example

  2. #202
    Fanatic Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Norfolk UK (inbred)
    Posts
    1,016

    Re: TwinBasic

    I once had a wish-list for VB6 and it had certain items in it, some were just nice-to-haves. As time has progressed the main things for me have concreted to become 64bitness, multi-threading and multi-platform support. 64bitness as any target platform support for 32bit is likely to end sooner than I want it to, whether or not I am happy with 32 bits myself, MS will make that step one day. Some Linuxes and os/x are already there.

    Multiplatform support as I am ready to rid myself of the Microsoft shackles, Win10 was a hint to leave and never return.


    That was what Win10 told me.

    Multi-threading? As I compare my VB6 program with a program I am currently cloning I find there are some clear points where multi-threading would drastically alter my program's performance with those tasks that have to occur concurrently at the moment.

    Support for modern image types was always another but that is off my wish list as that support will come by default I am assuming.
    Last edited by yereverluvinuncleber; May 19th, 2021 at 11:15 AM.

  3. #203
    New Member
    Join Date
    May 2021
    Posts
    1

    Re: TwinBasic

    Nearly two weeks without a visible update. Something good must be hatching.

  4. #204
    Hyperactive Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    268

    Re: TwinBasic

    twinBASIC status update

    twinBASIC update May 23 2021

  5. #205

  6. #206
    Hyperactive Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    268

    Re: TwinBasic

    Last edited by VB6 Programming; May 27th, 2021 at 08:39 AM.

  7. #207
    Lively Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    108

    Re: TwinBasic

    It would be great if we could get something definitiive about support for existing vb6 forms.
    On one page there is this statement that doesn't mention .FRM files
    There will also be support for VB6 .BAS and .CLS files in the future versions.
    while on this page it says
    Forms / GUI support, including full backwards compatibility with existing VB6 forms.
    I know that Schmidt does not expect support for existing forms.

  8. #208
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2020
    Posts
    51

    Re: TwinBasic

    Quote Originally Posted by vbrad View Post
    It would be great if we could get something definitiive about support for existing vb6 forms.
    On one page there is this statement that doesn't mention .FRM files


    while on this page it says


    I know that Schmidt does not expect support for existing forms.
    The plan is that we will be offering two types of forms in twinBASIC. One will be Windows-only, and will be fully backwards compatible with VB6 forms. The second type will be available cross-platform, but will lose some compatibility (though we will try to keep things generally very similar, as much as possible). I hope that answers your question, but let me know if you need any further clarification.

  9. #209
    Lively Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    108

    Re: TwinBasic

    Quote Originally Posted by WaynePhillipsEA View Post
    The plan is that we will be offering two types of forms in twinBASIC. One will be Windows-only, and will be fully backwards compatible with VB6 forms. The second type will be available cross-platform, but will lose some compatibility (though we will try to keep things generally very similar, as much as possible). I hope that answers your question, but let me know if you need any further clarification.
    That's great, thanks. Sounds like a good solution to me!

  10. #210
    Frenzied Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    1,802

    Re: TwinBasic

    That sounds indeed great to make two form objects.
    One which is a "VB6" form object (windows-only) and another "tB" form object (cross-platform) which is as compatible as possible.

  11. #211

    Thread Starter
    Frenzied Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    1,443

    Re: TwinBasic

    Im looking forward to the "cross-platform" mode.
    one thing that Im thinking about is "sound" support
    theres no real good sound support in vb6, thats why we use typelibs/API, but if we have a cross-platform we can not use that.
    will there be a build-in cross-platform alternative for that?
    and, the .png/opacity image support that vb6 dont have, again, a build-in cross-platform alternative.

  12. #212
    Lively Member IndicSoftware's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    India
    Posts
    70

    Re: TwinBasic

    If TB will use Cairo in background then support for PNG will be by default available!
    --
    From,
    Indic Software


    Revolutionary Visual Programming IDE.


    The ultimate tools to build web applications painlessly without coding.

  13. #213
    Hyperactive Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    268

    Re: TwinBasic

    twinBASIC status update

    https://nolongerset.com/twinbasic-update-may-30-2021/

    Wayne says: "Very soon we'll be moving on to the next big phase... GUI support"

    "In other news, I thought it worth mentioning here that I've now decided on the approach for GUI support. twinBASIC will eventually offer two types of GUI forms. One for Windows-only, which is fully backwards compatible with VB6, and a second type of form that supports cross-platform but is not 100% backwards compatible. I'll be making every effort to make the cross-platform forms 'feel' like VB6 forms as much as possible, and the form designer will be shared between them both."

  14. #214
    Hyperactive Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    268

    Re: TwinBasic


  15. #215
    Hyperactive Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    268

    Re: TwinBasic

    Lots of progress in twinBASIC this week...

    https://nolongerset.com/twinbasic-update-june-13-2021/

    including
    • Create New Project
    • Support new 'Like' operator
    • Lots of bug fixes

  16. #216
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Posts
    58

    Re: TwinBasic

    a big step for TwinBasic

    Name:  Events.jpg
Views: 660
Size:  5.7 KB

    Allows to build the executable for RC6 with events like the example :
    "Visualizing a Recordset (multiple Columns and CheckBoxes)"
    without any code modification

    Name:  Image3.jpg
Views: 672
Size:  34.5 KB
    Last edited by camomille; Jun 17th, 2021 at 03:23 AM.

  17. #217
    Lively Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Posts
    75

    Re: TwinBasic

    Quote Originally Posted by VB6 Programming View Post
    Lots of progress in twinBASIC this week...
    [*]Create New Project
    [/LIST]
    how would I do that?
    I am not familiar with visual studio code

  18. #218
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    Posts
    58

    Re: TwinBasic

    Quote Originally Posted by Semke View Post
    how would I do that?
    I am not familiar with visual studio code
    the programming language is VB6 / VBA, Visual Studio Code is the IDE
    You will find all installation instructions here:

    https://www.twinbasic.com/preview.html

  19. #219
    PowerPoster wqweto's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    3,115

    Re: TwinBasic

    Quote Originally Posted by Semke View Post
    how would I do that?
    I am not familiar with visual studio code
    https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/g...ips-and-tricks

    Start VSCode (e.g. Start->Run: code) and press Ctrl+Shift+P and type "twin" without the quotes to find available commands.

    cheers,
    </wqw>

  20. #220
    Hyperactive Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    268

    Re: TwinBasic

    twinBASIC status update:

    https://nolongerset.com/twinbasic-update-june-20-2021/

    Lots of progress this week.

    There has now been over 600 downloads of the twinBASIC preview.
    Last edited by VB6 Programming; Jun 20th, 2021 at 04:20 PM.

  21. #221
    Hyperactive Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    268

    Re: TwinBasic

    twinBASIC status update:

    https://nolongerset.com/twinbasic-update-june-27-2021/

    Major developments this week, including support for (external) version control; the code prettifier; support for embedded resources; and support for visual styles via manifest files.


    https://twinbasic.com/preview.html
    Last edited by VB6 Programming; Jun 28th, 2021 at 04:33 AM.

  22. #222
    Hyperactive Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    268

    Re: TwinBasic

    twinBASIC status:

    Lots of improvements ...
    https://nolongerset.com/twinbasic-update-july-4-2021/


    And an early look at the VS Code based forms editor ...
    https://twitter.com/WaynePhillipsEA/...66748296306690

  23. #223
    Hyperactive Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    268

    Re: TwinBasic

    Another early look at the twinBASIC form editor

    https://twitter.com/WaynePhillipsEA/...01290518867975

  24. #224
    Hyperactive Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    268

    Re: TwinBasic

    twinBASIC status update:

    A sneak peek at the yet-to-be-released form editor, a teaser about possible control inheritance, and a future option for version control ...

    https://nolongerset.com/twinbasic-update-july-11-2021/

  25. #225
    Hyperactive Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    268

    Re: TwinBasic


  26. #226
    Hyperactive Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    268

    Re: TwinBasic

    twinBasic status update:

    First release expected in 2-3 months (there is already a preview release available).

    https://nolongerset.com/twinbasic-update-july-25-2021/

  27. #227

    Thread Starter
    Frenzied Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Posts
    1,443

    Re: TwinBasic

    so, theres a subscription plan, and ordering that now, you get a discount, since the features are not in place yet they want to give you a discount for helping out now with the development costs.
    what are everyone thoughts about this, anyone already subscribing?

  28. #228
    Lively Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    108

    Re: TwinBasic

    Quote Originally Posted by baka View Post
    so, theres a subscription plan, and ordering that now, you get a discount, since the features are not in place yet they want to give you a discount for helping out now with the development costs.
    what are everyone thoughts about this, anyone already subscribing?
    For me, as I make money from VB6, it feels like a sensible thing to do to support this project.
    I've signed up and if it all works out it should prove to have been a good investment.
    If for some reason it doesn't, well them's the breaks as the saying goes.

  29. #229
    Hyperactive Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    268

    Re: TwinBasic

    Quote Originally Posted by baka View Post
    so, theres a subscription plan, and ordering that now, you get a discount, since the features are not in place yet they want to give you a discount for helping out now with the development costs.
    what are everyone thoughts about this, anyone already subscribing?
    I haven't yet but I intend to.

    I'm just trying to decide between Professional and Ultimate.

    My big requirement is to upgrade existing VB6 software to 64 bit (for Windows 10/11). So that suggests the Professional version.

    I can't see I'm ever going to need a Mac OS version, not sure about Linux (I know Linux is the desktop OS of tomorrow, but I just can't wait that long ). Maybe Linux for server?
    Android is always interesting, I've no requirement at the moment - but that could change.

    So do I go Ultimate or Professional?

  30. #230
    Hyperactive Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    268

    Re: TwinBasic


  31. #231
    Frenzied Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    1,802

    Re: TwinBasic

    Quote Originally Posted by VB6 Programming View Post
    I haven't yet but I intend to.

    I'm just trying to decide between Professional and Ultimate.

    My big requirement is to upgrade existing VB6 software to 64 bit (for Windows 10/11). So that suggests the Professional version.

    I can't see I'm ever going to need a Mac OS version, not sure about Linux (I know Linux is the desktop OS of tomorrow, but I just can't wait that long ). Maybe Linux for server?
    Android is always interesting, I've no requirement at the moment - but that could change.

    So do I go Ultimate or Professional?
    You can go for Professional. If for whatever reason in the future you need Ultimate you can migrate and you keep still 40% discount. (Only 10% loss)

Page 6 of 6 FirstFirst ... 3456

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Click Here to Expand Forum to Full Width