Re: Qbasic and Windows XP



Si Ballenger
07-10-2005, 02:43 AM
On Mon, 09 May 2005 16:05:07 GMT, "Longfellow"
<longfellow@ntlworld.com> wrote:

>We (no 1 Son) and I are having a problem with Qbasic.
>Windows XP ... SP2 ...
>Qbasic version 4.5
>Programs that do not contain the 'SCREEN' instruction,
>run OK, and the output can be printed out via 'PrtScn'
>and pasting the clipboard into ... say 'Word'.
>
>If the program contains the 'SCREEN' instruction
>to enable fine positioning of graphics,
>we are unable to get a printout by any means.
>The problem is confined (we think) to Windows XP.
>We are able to get printouts if using Windows 98/Me/2000
>
>Can anyone help us.
>We have a specimen program, if you think you can help.
>Have used different printers, different programs to paste
>into.

XP doesn't support some functions in q/quick basic, such as
opening the com port as a file. You may want to try the free
justbasic program as it is more XP friendly.


Re: Qbasic and Windows XP