The best way to meet wxBasic is to look at some simple lines of code.
To write a simple "Hello, World" on the screen, this is enough:
a more or less complete Windows application with a frame, menu items and a
status bar is very simple and quick to write.
The "Minimal sample" is taken from the samples of wxWidgets translated to
The source code
' minimal wxBasic sample ' based on code by Julian Smart option explicit ' create the main application window dim frame as wxFrame = new wxFrame( Nothing, wxID_ANY, "Minimal wxBasic App" ) ' create a "File" menu and append an item dim mFile = new wxMenu() mFile.Append( wxID_EXIT, "E&xit\tAlt-X", "Quit this program" ) ' create an "About" menu and append an item dim mHelp = new wxMenu() mHelp.Append( wxID_ABOUT, "&About...\tCtrl-A", "Show about dialog" ) ' now append the freshly created menu to the menu bar... dim menuBar = new wxMenuBar() menuBar.Append(mFile, "&File") menuBar.Append(mHelp, "&Help") ' ... and attach this menu bar to the frame frame.SetMenuBar(menuBar) ' create a status bar frame.CreateStatusBar(2) frame.SetStatusText("Welcome to wxBasic!") ' callback for the Quit menu option function OnQuit( event ) handles frame.menuSelected(wxID_EXIT) ' TRUE is to force the frame to close frame.Close(True) end function ' callback for the About menu option function OnAbout( event ) handles frame.menuSelected(wxID_ABOUT) dim msg = "This is the \"About\" dialog of the Minimal sample.\n" & "Welcome to wxBasic!" wxMessageBox( msg, "About Minimal", wxOK + wxICON_INFORMATION, frame ) end function ' frames, unlike simple controls, are not shown when created frame.Show(True)
The RibbonBar sample demonstrate the possibility to use a ribbon-bar beside or instead of classical menu-bar and tool-bar.
With WebView it is possible to embed a web-browser into your applications.
wxEditor sample (by Dirk Noak)
A full featured development environment for wxBasic in Beta stage. Is is based on David Cuny's IDE sample.
is a new editor that is also based on David Cuny's IDE sample written by Ralf
Peters, that demonstrate some of the new features: wxToolBar, wxArtProvider,
wxLocale, Menu Icons, embedded XPM graphics, ...)
is a complete new calculator that demonstrate some of the new features: XRC
support, AcceleratorTable support, ...
Media Player sample
is a new sample that demonstrate the wxMediaCtrl control.
It was originaly written by John Labenski in wxLua and translated to
wxBasic in a few minutes.
This is also a new sample that demonstrate the use of wxAui classes to manage panes. The screenshot was taken running wxBasic on OSX 10.6