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PB Windows compiler - 3rd Party Addons - Recently Added
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Recent application SQL Tools part 5
Population of Combo box from a SQL query
28, March, 2020 PowerBasic Windows Compiler - 3rd Party add on from Perfect Sync
Auto populating a Combo box with a SQL query using the SQL Tools add-on, which is a library to allow you to access SQL based relational databases.
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Recent application RMChart Active chart application 27, March, 2020 PowerBasic Windows Compiler - 3rd Party add on RM Chart from Rainer Morgen
In this video we create an active chart using the RMChart DLL which is a chart generator
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Recent application SQL Tools part 4
Running generic SQL queries
26, March, 2020 PowerBasic Windows and Console Compiler - 3rd Party add on from Perfect Sync
Creating and running a generic SQL query using the SQL Tools add-on, which is a library to allow you to access SQL based relational databases.
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Recent application SQL Tools part 3
Running a SQL query
25, March, 2020 PowerBasic Windows and Console Compiler - 3rd Party add on from Perfect Sync
Running a SQL query using the SQL Tools add-on, which is a library to allow you to access SQL based relational databases.
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Recent application SQL Tools part 2
Connecting to multiple databases
24, March, 2020 PowerBasic Windows and Console Compiler - 3rd Party add on from Perfect Sync
Connecting to mutiple databases using the SQL Tools add-on, which is a library to allow you to access SQL based relational databases.
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Recent application RMChart Generic Bar chart generator 23, March, 2020 PowerBasic Windows Compiler - 3rd Party add on RM Chart from Rainer Morgen
An implementation of a generic Bar chart generator
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Recent application Date Handling
Part 2
22, March, 2020 PowerBasic Window & Console Compilers - Data Handling
This video covers an alternative method of date manipulation for use with both the PowerBasic Windows and Console compilers.
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Recent application SQL Tools Introduction 20, March, 2020 PowerBasic Windows and Console Compiler - 3rd Party add on from Perfect Sync
An introduction to using the SQL Tools add-on, which is a library to allow you to access SQL based relational databases.
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Recent application Date Handling
Part 1
15, March, 2020 PowerBasic Window & Console Compilers - Data Handling
This video covers the use of the PowerTime object within both the PowerBasic Windows and Console compilers.
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Recent application Layout32 Resize Library
part 2 Dynamic forms
14, March, 2020 PowerBasic Windows Compiler - 3rd Party add on from Prometheus Software
An introduction to the Layout32 add-on, which is a rule based, control resize/move library for your form controls in a dynamic form
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Recent application Tree Controls part 1 07, March, 2020 PowerBasic Windows Compiler tutorial Part 31
In this video we will will cover how to use Tree controls
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Recent application RMChart Generic Pie chart generator 29, February, 2020 PowerBasic Windows Compiler - 3rd Party add on RM Chart from Rainer Morgen
An implementation of a generic Pie chart generator
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Recent application RMChart Charting Utility 28, February, 2020 PowerBasic Windows Compiler - 3rd Party add on RM Chart from Rainer Morgen
An introduction to RM Chart DLL which is a chart generator
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These videos cover topics specific to the PowerBasic Console compiler

PowerBasic Console compiler
Compiler/Topic Subject Published Description YouTube link Video length Zip Files download
Console application File & String Parsing
Part 1
18, August, 2019 PowerBasic Console Compiler tutorial Part 1
This introductory video covers the reading and parsing out of data from a file with the PowerBASIC Console Compiler.
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Console application File & String Parsing
with a library Part 2
20, August, 2019 PowerBasic Console Compiler tutorial Part 2
This video continues on from part 1 with the reading and parsing out the data in a file with the PowerBASIC Console Compiler and making use of a library.
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Console application File & String Parsing
Part 3
21, August, 2019 PowerBasic Console Compiler tutorial Part 3
This video continues on from part 2 with the reading and extracting data from a file using string handling and outputting to another file with the PowerBASIC Console Compiler
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Console application String & Array handling 22, August, 2019 PowerBasic Console Compiler tutorial Part 4
This video continues on from part 3 with the reading and extracting data from a file into an Array with the PowerBASIC Console Compiler and making use of library functions to manipulate and save it.
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Console application User Defined Types & String Parsing 24, August, 2019 PowerBasic Console Compiler tutorial Part 5
This video continues on from part 4 with the reading and extracting data from a file into an Array, with the PowerBASIC Console Compiler, and making use of a User Defined Type and some more string functions to manipulate data.
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Console application Randomized data creation 25, August, 2019 PowerBasic Console Compiler tutorial Part 6
This video continues on from part 5 creating randomized bulk data, with the PowerBASIC Console Compiler and making use of generic library functions to create and save it.
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Console application Graphics windows 28, August, 2019 PowerBasic Console Compiler tutorial Part 7
This video continues on from part 6 creating a Graphics Window instead of a console window with the PowerBASIC Console Compiler.
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Console application Program versioning 29, August, 2019 PowerBasic Console Compiler tutorial Part 8
This video continues on from part 7 creating a Resource include file adding version information and an icon to our application with the PowerBASIC Console Compiler.
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Console application Static Linked Libraries 30, August, 2019 PowerBasic Console Compiler tutorial Part 9
This video continues on from part 8 creating a Static Linked library file from one of the include files used in the last video and compiling this all into the application using the PowerBASIC Console Compiler.
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Console application Thread Handling 08, September, 2019 PowerBasic Console Compiler tutorial Part 10
This video continues on from part 9 creating a new application to query our dataset with a threaded function using the PowerBASIC Console Compiler.
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Console application Measuring code efficiency 11, September, 2019 PowerBasic Console Compiler tutorial Part 11
This video creates a new application in which we explore how to determine the efficiency of your code using the PowerBASIC Console Compiler.
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Console application UDP comunications 13, September, 2019 PowerBasic Console Compiler tutorial Part 12
This video creates two new applications in which we explore how you can communicate between two applications, running on different computers, using UDP and the PowerBASIC Console Compiler.
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Console application Client-Server with UDP 15, September, 2019 PowerBasic Console Compiler tutorial Part 13
This video creates take what we worked on in previous videos and creates a server application that generates random data and accepts UDP queries from a client application using the PowerBASIC Console Compiler.
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Console application Array manipulation
Part 1
16, September, 2019 PowerBasic Console Compiler tutorial Part 14
This video looks into the creation, accessing and manipulation of Arrays (Part 1).
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Console application Array manipulation
Part 2
21, September, 2019 PowerBasic Console Compiler tutorial Part 15
This video looks into the creation, accessing and manipulation of Arrays (Part 2).
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Console application Creating and using a Class 22, September, 2019 PowerBasic Console Compiler tutorial Part 16
This video looks into the creation, accessing and manipulation of Classes within the PowerBasic Console Compiler
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Console application Code Libraries 29, September, 2019 PowerBasic Console Compiler tutorial Part 17
This video looks into the creation of Code Libraries within the PowerBasic Console Compiler
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Console application String handling & variables 30, September, 2019 PowerBasic Console Compiler tutorial Part 18
This video looks into the creation, accessing and manipulation of String Variables within the PowerBasic Console Compiler
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Console application CGI Web Apps
Part 1
22, December, 2019 PowerBasic Console Compiler tutorial Part 19
This video looks at the creation of your first CGI Web application with the PowerBasic Console Compiler
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Console application CGI Web Apps Part 2
AJAX CGI application
28, December, 2019 PowerBasic Console Compiler tutorial Part 20
This video looks at the creation of a CGI Web application using AJAX with the PowerBasic Console Compiler
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Console application Graphics windows
Game of Life
26, January, 2020 PowerBasic Console Compiler tutorial Part 21
This video uses a Graphic window to recreate the Game of Life with the PowerBasic Console Compiler
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These videos cover topics specific to the PowerBasic Windows compiler

PowerBasic Windows compiler
Compiler/Topic Subject Published Description YouTube link Video length Zip Files download
Windows application Creating Form dialogs
Part 1
29, September, 2019 PowerBasic Windows Compiler tutorial Part 1
This video looks into the creation of form dialogs within the PowerBasic Windows Compiler
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Windows application Creating Form dialogs
Part 2
30, September, 2019 PowerBasic Windows Compiler tutorial Part 2
This video looks into the creation of form dialogs within the PowerBasic Windows Compiler
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Windows application Combo boxes & Graphics objects 05, October, 2019 PowerBasic Windows Compiler tutorial Part 3
This video extends the work done in the last video, added another Combo box, a search button and a Pie Chart.
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Windows application List views 11, October, 2019 PowerBasic Windows Compiler tutorial Part 4
In this video we will be adding a list view report grid to the code we were working on in the last video, in the PowerBasic Windows compiler.
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Windows application Check boxes, text boxes & List views 12, October, 2019 PowerBasic Windows Compiler tutorial Part 5
In this video we add a check box and text box to restrict the number of rows brought back in the search application created in the last video
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Windows application Enhancing a List view 13, October, 2019 PowerBasic Windows Compiler tutorial Part 6
In this video we add some colour to the Listview created in the last video and the option to sort the data
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Windows application Creating a Web Server 25, October, 2019 PowerBasic Windows Compiler tutorial Part 7
In this video we will create a basic Web Server
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Windows application Exploring SAPI and computer speech 26, October, 2019 PowerBasic Windows Compiler tutorial Part 8
In this video we explore SAPI to let our programs speak
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Windows application Embedding HTML 27, October, 2019 PowerBasic Windows Compiler tutorial Part 9
In this video we embed HTML inside a form
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Windows application Embedding HTML and CSS 02, November, 2019 PowerBasic Windows Compiler tutorial Part 10
In this video we embed a CSS (Cascading Style Sheet) file inside our executable and use it to format the HTML page on our form
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Windows application Adding a Toolbar to Forms 03, November, 2019 PowerBasic Windows Compiler tutorial Part 11
In this video we add a Toolbar to the application created in the last video
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Windows application Adding a URL hyperlink to Forms 04, November, 2019 PowerBasic Windows Compiler tutorial Part 12
In this video we add a URL Hyperlink in a rich text box to the application created in the last video
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Windows application Adding colour to text in a Rich Edit control 05, November, 2019 PowerBasic Windows Compiler tutorial Part 13
In this video we add colour to a section of text in a rich text box to the application created in the last video
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Windows application Adding and populating Date controls 16, November, 2019 PowerBasic Windows Compiler tutorial Part 14
In this video we add a new form with Date controls to the application created in the last video
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Windows application Creating a Find Files Utility 17, November, 2019 PowerBasic Windows Compiler tutorial Part 15
In this video we create a File Finding Utility that can search for a word or phrase inside files in a recursive search
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Windows application Completing the Find Files Utility 23, November, 2019 PowerBasic Windows Compiler tutorial Part 16
In this video we put the finishing touches to the File Finding Utility created in the Part 15 video
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Windows application Form Menus 24, November, 2019 PowerBasic Windows Compiler tutorial Part 17
In this video we explore Menus on forms based on the application created in Part 10 of this tutorial
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Windows application Form field validation 30, November, 2019 PowerBasic Windows Compiler tutorial Part 18
In this video we explore validation of user input on forms
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Windows application Creation of generic colour picker control 01, December, 2019 PowerBasic Windows Compiler tutorial Part 19
In this video we create a generic colour picker control for use on any form
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Windows application Enhancement of generic colour picker control 07, December, 2019 PowerBasic Windows Compiler tutorial Part 20
In this video we enhance the generic colour picker control created in the last video
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Windows application Creation of generic font picker control 14, December, 2019 PowerBasic Windows Compiler tutorial Part 21
In this video we create a generic font picker control for use on any form
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Windows application The use of generic colour picker control 15, December, 2019 PowerBasic Windows Compiler tutorial Part 22
In this video we use the generic colour picker control to add new functionality to our HTML chart application
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Windows application Building the SVG chart
Part 1
21, December, 2019 PowerBasic Windows Compiler tutorial Part 23
In this video we start to create the SVG charts on an html page using the application created in the part 22 video
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Windows application Building the SVG chart
Part 2
26, December, 2019 PowerBasic Windows Compiler tutorial Part 24
In this video we contrinue the creation of SVG charts on a html page using the application created in the part 23 video
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Windows application Tab controls 08, January, 2020 PowerBasic Windows Compiler tutorial Part 25
In this video we add a Tab control to the application created in the part 24 video
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Windows application Form Enhancements 11, January, 2020 PowerBasic Windows Compiler tutorial Part 26
In this video we enhance the look of the form in the application created in the part 25 video
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Windows application Marquee Control 12, January, 2020 PowerBasic Windows Compiler tutorial Part 27
In this video we add a marquee control to enhance the look of the form in the application created in the part 26 video
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Windows application Dynamic Link Libraries 19, January, 2020 PowerBasic Windows Compiler tutorial Part 28
In this video we will create a simple Dynamic Link Library (DLL)
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Windows application Dynamic Link Libraries
Part 2
25, January, 2020 PowerBasic Windows Compiler tutorial Part 29
In this video we will create a more complex Dynamic Link Library (DLL)
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Windows application Loading JPG, PNG & GIF files 18, February, 2020 PowerBasic Windows Compiler tutorial Part 30
In this video we will will cover how to load graphics images, JPG, PNG & GIF files into dialogs
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Windows application Tree Controls part 1 07, March, 2020 PowerBasic Windows Compiler tutorial Part 31
In this video we will will cover how to use Tree controls
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These videos cover topics specific to the PowerBasic Console & Windows compiler

PowerBasic Console & Windows compiler
Compiler/Topic Subject Published Description YouTube link Video length Zip Files download
Both application Numeric Variables 29, December, 2019 PowerBasic Window & Console Compilers - Numeric Variables
This video covers the definition and use of Numeric Variables within both the PowerBasic Windows and Console compilers
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Both application String Variables 30, December, 2019 PowerBasic Window & Console Compilers - String Variables
This video covers the definition and use of String Variables within both the PowerBasic Windows and Console compilers.
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Both application Arrays 02, January, 2020 PowerBasic Window & Console Compilers - Arrays
This video covers the definition and use of Arrays within both the PowerBasic Windows and Console compilers.
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Both application UDTs 03, January, 2020 PowerBasic Window & Console Compilers - UDTs
This video covers the definition and use of User Defined Types within both the PowerBasic Windows and Console compilers.
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Both application Subroutines and Functions 06, January, 2020 PowerBasic Window & Console Compilers - Subroutines & Functions
This video covers the definition and use of Subroutines and Functions within both the PowerBasic Windows and Console compilers.
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Both application Parameters for Subroutines and functions 07, January, 2020 PowerBasic Window & Console Compilers - Parameters for Subroutines & Functions
This video covers the definition and use of Parameters for Subroutines and Functions within both the PowerBasic Windows and Console compilers.
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Both application Parse String command 10, January, 2020 PowerBasic Window & Console Compilers - Parse String command
This video covers the use of the Parse string command within both the PowerBasic Windows and Console compilers.
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Both application Arrays and CSV files 02, February, 2020 PowerBasic Window & Console Compilers - Arrays and CSV files
This video covers reading CSV files into Arrays using either the PowerBasic Windows or Console compilers.
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Both application Pathscan function 08, February, 2020 PowerBasic Window & Console Compilers - PathScan function
This video covers the PowerBasic Pathscan function
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Both application Bulk String Replacing 17, February, 2020 PowerBasic Window & Console Compilers - Bulk string replacement in files
This video covers the use of the Replace command to bulk replace strings within files within both the PowerBasic Windows and Console compilers.
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Both application Shell Command 23, February, 2020 PowerBasic Window & Console Compilers - the Shell command
This video covers the use of the Shell command within both the PowerBasic Windows and Console compilers.
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Both application Extended Shell Command 25, February, 2020 PowerBasic Window & Console Compilers - going beyond the Shell command
This video covers going beyond the basic shell command within both the PowerBasic Windows and Console compilers.
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Both application Turning Numeric values to Strings 26, February, 2020 PowerBasic Window & Console Compilers - Converting Numeric values into Strings
This video covers the methods of how to turn numeric variables into strings within both the PowerBasic Windows and Console compilers.
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Both application Date Handling
Part 1
15, March, 2020 PowerBasic Window & Console Compilers - Data Handling
This video covers the use of the PowerTime object within both the PowerBasic Windows and Console compilers.
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Both application Date Handling
Part 2
22, March, 2020 PowerBasic Window & Console Compilers - Data Handling
This video covers an alternative method of date manipulation for use with both the PowerBasic Windows and Console compilers.
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These videos cover topics specific to the Custom PC Hardware

Custom PC Hardware
Compiler/Topic Subject Published Description YouTube link Video length Zip Files download
Hardware application Rack Mounted Warp computer 02, February, 2020 Custom PC Build - Rack Mounted
Low power compact worker PC
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Hardware application Compact Media computer 09, February, 2020 Custom PC Build - Media Computer
Low power compact media PC
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Hardware application Rack Mounted Network Storage computer 15, February, 2020 Custom PC Build - Rack Mounted NAS
Network attached Storage computer
Download link 4 mins No Link
Hardware application Rack Mounted Development & Protein folder computer 22, February, 2020 Custom PC Build - Rack Mounted Workstation
Development Windows computer which can be used for Protein folding
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Hardware application Rack Mounted Video editing computer 26, February, 2020 Custom PC Build - Rack Mounted Video Editor Workstation
Video Editing workstation for use with Davinci Resolve 16
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These videos cover topics specific to the PB Windows compiler - 3rd Party Addons

PB Windows compiler - 3rd Party Addons
Compiler/Topic Subject Published Description YouTube link Video length Zip Files download
Win 3rd Party application Layout32 Resize Library 27, February, 2020 PowerBasic Windows Compiler - 3rd Party add on from Prometheus Software
An introduction to the Layout32 add-on, which is a rule based, control resize/move library for your form controls
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Win 3rd Party application RMChart Charting Utility 28, February, 2020 PowerBasic Windows Compiler - 3rd Party add on RM Chart from Rainer Morgen
An introduction to RM Chart DLL which is a chart generator
Download link 10 mins Download link
Win 3rd Party application RMChart Generic Pie chart generator 29, February, 2020 PowerBasic Windows Compiler - 3rd Party add on RM Chart from Rainer Morgen
An implementation of a generic Pie chart generator
Download link 20 mins Download link
Win 3rd Party application Layout32 Resize Library
part 2 Dynamic forms
14, March, 2020 PowerBasic Windows Compiler - 3rd Party add on from Prometheus Software
An introduction to the Layout32 add-on, which is a rule based, control resize/move library for your form controls in a dynamic form
Download link 19 mins Download link
Win 3rd Party application RMChart Generic Bar chart generator 23, March, 2020 PowerBasic Windows Compiler - 3rd Party add on RM Chart from Rainer Morgen
An implementation of a generic Bar chart generator
Download link 22 mins Download link
Win 3rd Party application RMChart Active chart application 27, March, 2020 PowerBasic Windows Compiler - 3rd Party add on RM Chart from Rainer Morgen
In this video we create an active chart using the RMChart DLL which is a chart generator
Download link 20 mins Download link
Win 3rd Party application SQL Tools part 5
Population of Combo box from a SQL query
28, March, 2020 PowerBasic Windows Compiler - 3rd Party add on from Perfect Sync
Auto populating a Combo box with a SQL query using the SQL Tools add-on, which is a library to allow you to access SQL based relational databases.
Download link 24 mins Download link

These videos cover topics specific to the PB Win and Console compiler - 3rd Party Addons

PB Win and Console compiler - 3rd Party Addons
Compiler/Topic Subject Published Description YouTube link Video length Zip Files download
Both 3rd Party application SQL Tools Introduction 20, March, 2020 PowerBasic Windows and Console Compiler - 3rd Party add on from Perfect Sync
An introduction to using the SQL Tools add-on, which is a library to allow you to access SQL based relational databases.
Download link 16 mins Download link
Both 3rd Party application SQL Tools part 2
Connecting to multiple databases
24, March, 2020 PowerBasic Windows and Console Compiler - 3rd Party add on from Perfect Sync
Connecting to mutiple databases using the SQL Tools add-on, which is a library to allow you to access SQL based relational databases.
Download link 20 mins Download link
Both 3rd Party application SQL Tools part 3
Running a SQL query
25, March, 2020 PowerBasic Windows and Console Compiler - 3rd Party add on from Perfect Sync
Running a SQL query using the SQL Tools add-on, which is a library to allow you to access SQL based relational databases.
Download link 24 mins Download link
Both 3rd Party application SQL Tools part 4
Running generic SQL queries
26, March, 2020 PowerBasic Windows and Console Compiler - 3rd Party add on from Perfect Sync
Creating and running a generic SQL query using the SQL Tools add-on, which is a library to allow you to access SQL based relational databases.
Download link 20 mins Download link