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» Basic4ppc Desktop 2.05

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Summary: Now you can build and test your programs on the desktop with this powerful IDE.


Windows 2000 or Windows Xp

Arrived: Jan 14, 2006
Found under: Development, Databases, dotNET apps

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» Basic4ppc Desktop 2.05 Description

Basic4ppc is the fastest way to develop applications to the Pocket PC at a price affordable by anyone.

Built in Visual Designer and built in Smart Help allow you to program complicated programs wherever you are.



Basic4ppc v2.0 is released with many improvements.

Windows Mobile 5.0 support.

See for more information.

Now you can create shortcuts to launch your applications directly from the Programs Section.

A complete help file is added to the Zip File.

Basic4ppc Desktop (freeware) allows you to build and test your applications on the desktop.


Develop your application with Basic4ppc and distribute (royalty free) to anyone with a Pocket PC.

Anyone can run the Basic4ppc programs for free, after downloading the freeware Basic4ppc Runner. (Developers don't need to download the Runner)

Basic4ppc is built upon the powerful and stable Microsoft .Net CF.

The language is somewhere between Basic and Microsoft Visual Basic.

Basic4ppc is an event driven language, with local and global variables, and recursive capable subroutines.

When writing the source code a description will appear for every known keyword and help you get used to Basic4ppc Language.

The help files are built in and are easy to navigate.

Controls properties and methods will popup automatically after writing a controls name and a dot.

WYSIWYG Visual Designer allows you to place the controls on the forms, change their properties and write their events.

Basic4ppc features these controls:


  • Buttons
  • Calendar
  • CheckBoxes
  • ComboBoxes
  • Forms (including multiple Forms)
  • Images
  • Labels
  • ListBox
  • MenuItems
  • NumericUpDown Controls
  • Open / Save FileDialog
  • Panels
  • RadioButtons
  • TextBoxes (including multiline TextBoxes)
  • Timers


Some of the keywords include:


  • Dim
  • DoEvents
  • Exit (to exit loops)
  • For, While, Until loops
  • If
  • Select Case
  • MsgBox
  • Sound – play wave files
  • Keywords to add controls at runtime
  • StrIndexOf – finds a section of string in a larger string
  • StrInsert
  • StrReplace – Replaces matching patterns
  • SubString – Makes a new string from another string
  • StrToLower / StrToUpper – Changes string case
  • Abs
  • Sin / Cos / Tan
  • ASin / ACos / ATan
  • Int / Round
  • Log / LN
  • Max / Min
  • FileClose
  • FileOpen – Opens a file for read or write access (including random access)
  • FileExist
  • FileRead – Reads one line
  • FileReadToEnd – Reads all the remaining data
  • FileWrite – Writes one line or a block of lines to a file


Control properties and methods include:


  • Left / Top / Width / Height
  • Text / FontSize / FontColor
  • Color (BackColor)
  • BringToFront
  • Focus
  • Enabled
  • Visible
  • Checked
  • DrawString – Draws string at a specific point on a Form
  • DrawCircle
  • DrawImage – Draws an image file at a specific point on the Form
  • DrawLine
  • GetPixel – Returns the pixel color
  • LoadPicture – Loads an image file on a Form or Image
  • ComboBox Data Collection – Add / Insert / Remove / Item / SelectedIndex / Clear
  • And more…


Installations instructions:

  • Make sure that Microsoft .Net 1.1 is installed on the desktop.
  • Unzip the file and run the setup.









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