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  • xbasic .. syntax of instructions and a good tutorial or document

    Is anyone aware of where I could a good explanation of the syntax of the xbasic instruction set and the reference to data object in files, forms etc ..

    Is there a good tutorial set or document that can be obtained to help this coder to better understand the options...

    tanx..

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    Re: xbasic .. syntax of instructions and a good tutorial or document

    The syntax of each xbasic instruction is documented in the wiki and in the inline documentation (insofar as there is any documentation for it). The Xbasic explorer will also be of great help. The objects available depend on the context and are most easily discovered with the Object Explorer, as are the properties of each.
    There can be only one.

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    • #3
      Re: xbasic .. syntax of instructions and a good tutorial or document

      Thanks Stan .. I have gone to the wiki .. and I really did not see much in the general definition of the syntax versus individual definitions of instructions.

      I will follow up on your thoughts ..

      Again .. tanx.. Don

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      • #4
        Re: xbasic .. syntax of instructions and a good tutorial or document

        Perhaps I'm not understanding what you mean by "general definition of the syntax".
        There can be only one.

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        • #5
          Re: xbasic .. syntax of instructions and a good tutorial or document

          Don
          a simple search in the wiki on object addressing yields this first up
          Looks like what you want?

          http://wiki.alphasoftware.com/~alpha...earning+Xbasic

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          • #6
            Re: xbasic .. syntax of instructions and a good tutorial or document

            Ray, thanks .. this is definitely some of the info that I am looking for .. .. I was searching for xbasic .. when you suggestion is much more appropriate ..

            tanx.. Don

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            • #7
              Re: xbasic .. syntax of instructions and a good tutorial or document

              It is important

              Couple of years ago I dived straight into self inventing grammar with xbasic and got irregular results
              With the help of Stan, mike Tom et al I realised that the syntax has to be precise even it appears to work at first with say a dot instead of colon.
              So for about a month that page was my referring bible.
              Lesson learned

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              • #8
                Re: xbasic .. syntax of instructions and a good tutorial or document

                Don, have you worked through the "learning xbasic" tutorial in the "references" section of the helps ?

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                • #9
                  Re: xbasic .. syntax of instructions and a good tutorial or document

                  I have used the packaged tutorials that Alpha5 offers, the other tutorials that are on the web, the wiki but not what I believe you are requesting. (see attached images for path).

                  If this is not the right path.. can you please provide...

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                  ScreenShot2.gif

                  tanx.. Don

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                    Re: xbasic .. syntax of instructions and a good tutorial or document

                    Image 2.png
                    There can be only one.

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                    • #11
                      Re: xbasic .. syntax of instructions and a good tutorial or document

                      Stan, I really am showing my depth .. but where do I find the info in your above reply.

                      Don

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                      • #12
                        Re: xbasic .. syntax of instructions and a good tutorial or document

                        Alpha Help menu, Open Documentation or the Documentation button next to the Videos button on the main toolbar.
                        There can be only one.

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                        • #13
                          Re: xbasic .. syntax of instructions and a good tutorial or document

                          Don, check this screencast.

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                          • #14
                            Re: xbasic .. syntax of instructions and a good tutorial or document

                            Tom .. Tampa .. great area ...

                            Thanks for the info .. it clarifies it indeed .. thanks again..

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