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    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

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    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.

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    Re: TwinBasic

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

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    Re: TwinBasic

    twinBASIC status update

    twinBASIC update May 23 2021

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    Re: TwinBasic

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    Re: TwinBasic

    If TB will use Cairo in background then support for PNG will be by default available!
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    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."

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    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

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