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How to Write OS/2 Presentation Manager Programs in Basic

Last reviewed: September 25, 1997
Article ID: Q48988

6.00 6.00b 7.00 7.10 OS/2 kbprg kbfile

SUMMARY

A file is available from the Microsoft Software Library that describes how to write MS OS/2 Presentation Manager (PM) programs using Microsoft Basic Compiler versions 6.00 and 6.00b. It can also be used with Microsoft Basic Professional Development System (PDS) versions 7.00 and 7.10.

You can find PMBASI.EXE, a self-extracting file, on these services:

  • Microsoft's World Wide Web site on the Internet

          On the www.microsoft.com home page, click the Support icon
          Click Knowledge Base, and select the product
          Enter kbfile PMBASI.EXE, and click GO!
          Open the article, and click the button to download the file
  • Internet (anonymous FTP)

          ftp ftp.microsoft.com
          Change to the Softlib/Mslfiles folder
          Get PMBASI.EXE
  • The Microsoft Network

          On the Edit menu, click Go To, and then click Other Location
          Type "mssupport" (without the quotation marks)
          Double-click the MS Software Library icon
          Find the appropriate product area
          Locate and Download PMBASI.EXE
  • Microsoft Download Service (MSDL)

          Dial (425) 936-6735 to connect to MSDL
          Download PMBASI.EXE

For additional information about downloading, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

   ARTICLE-ID: Q119591
   TITLE     : How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services

After you download PMBASI.EXE, run it in an empty directory to extract the files it contains. You will get 249 files that consume about 1.8 megabytes (MB) of disk space. Please read the README.DOC file for a complete explanation. The samples include some visually exciting program examples that demonstrate the use of OS/2 Presentation Manager windows, menus, fonts, and graphics from compiled Basic.

This information applies to Microsoft Basic Compiler versions 6.00 and 6.00b and to Microsoft Basic Professional Development System (PDS) versions 7.00 and 7.10, used with Microsoft OS/2 Presentation Manager Programmer's Toolkit version 1.00.


Additional reference words: BasicCom softlib PMBasic PMBASI

KBCategory: kbprg kbfile
KBSubcategory:
Keywords : kbfile kbprg
Version : 6.00 6.00b 7.00 7.10
Platform : OS/2


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Last reviewed: September 25, 1997
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