Microsoft KB Archive/57342

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Article ID: 57342

Article Last Modified on 11/21/2006

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The following light pens by the LightPen Company were tested with QuickBasic Version 4.50, Microsoft Basic Compiler Versions 6.00 and 6.00b, and Microsoft Basic Professional Development System (PDS) Version 7.00:

  1. Light Pen
  2. Soft Pen


The following code example is from Page 315 of the "Microsoft QuickBasic 4.0: Basic Language Reference" manual under the example for the PEN function. This code example was used to test the light pen. If you do not have a light pen, pushing both buttons on the mouse at the same time simulates a light pen being on.

The code produces an endless loop to give the current position and status of the pen.

Compile and link with the following command lines:

BC test.bas; LINK test.obj,,,BRUNxx.Lib;

Code Example

   p = PEN(3)
   LOCATE 1,1: PRINT "Pen Is ";
   IF p THEN PRINT "down" ELSE PRINT "up"
   x = PEN (4) : y = PEN(5)
   PRINT "x=" x, "y=" y

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