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Program to Translate QuickBasic 4.00 to C Language

Article ID: 37419

Article Last Modified on 11/21/2006


  • Microsoft QuickBasic 1.0
  • Microsoft QuickBasic 1.02
  • Microsoft QuickBasic 2.0
  • Microsoft QuickBasic 2.01
  • Microsoft QuickBasic 3.0
  • Microsoft QuickBasic 4.0
  • Microsoft QuickBASIC 4.0b
  • Microsoft QuickBasic 4.5 for MS-DOS

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Microsoft doesn't offer a QuickBasic (or Basic) to C language translation program, but the following information describes one such program:

Software Translations has released B-Tran, a QuickBasic-to-C source code translator. This product is marketed in Europe by Sector 7 Software Ltd.

The current version, B-Tran Version 7, supports QuickBasic Version 4.00. However, it does not support user-defined TYPEs or the following new ways to dimension arrays introduced in QuickBasic Version 4.00:

      DIM varname AS type
      DIM arrayname (1 TO 5)

Software Translations lists this program for about $495. B-Tran Version 7 produces C code from source code applications written in Microsoft QuickBasic. B-Tran is guaranteed by Software Translations to have 97 percent translation. A demonstration disk is available from Software Translations for $25.

Inquiries on this product should be sent to the following address:

Software Translations, Inc.
The Carriage House
28 Green Street
Newburyport, MA 01950
(508) 462-5523

This article may be useful to owners of Microsoft QuickBasic Version 1.00, 1.02, 2.00, 2.01, 3.00, 4.00, 4.00b, or 4.50, Microsoft Basic Compiler Version 6.00 or 6.00b, or Microsoft Basic PDS Version 7.00 for IBM Personal Computers and strict compatibles.

Additional query words: QuickBas BasicCom

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