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« on: April 28, 2003, 03:37:10 AM »

I'm just wondering... the wiki was gonna be for newbies and all, and it seems to have accumulated some good code, but does anyone care if I make a new section discussing every single qbasic command? So it's like the index feature of qbhelp, but we can discuss each command in far greater detail, with examples which everyone can submit.

The other thing is: can you link to another topic in the wiki by typing in its name exactly? eg "go to the PushingTheLimitsOfQB section for more info" and the subject title is lke a link? I don't really want to just play around with the wiki and put in a word like that to have it delete all the contents of the linked page when you click on the link or something...

And lastly, can someone submit some code to the wiki for SVGA mode? I have some but I am having trouble with it and some notes on using SVGA wouldn't hurt either. I actually think that a simple screen mode with screen 13 colours and screen 12 resolution would go down very well with a lot of newbies anyway... who can help?
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2003, 07:22:34 AM »

Just about anyone.

For SVGA: Jark, Antoni, Glenn, Blitz.  Sorry I have a bad card, TC lib won't even work. *(
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2003, 09:09:03 AM »

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I'm just wondering... the wiki was gonna be for newbies and all, and it seems to have accumulated some good code, but does anyone care if I make a new section discussing every single qbasic command? So it's like the index feature of qbhelp, but we can discuss each command in far greater detail, with examples which everyone can submit.


Go on, dude Smiley

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The other thing is: can you link to another topic in the wiki by typing in its name exactly? eg "go to the PushingTheLimitsOfQB section for more info" and the subject title is lke a link? I don't really want to just play around with the wiki and put in a word like that to have it delete all the contents of the linked page when you click on the link or something...


Yes, you just link to another topic using its name.

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And lastly, can someone submit some code to the wiki for SVGA mode? I have some but I am having trouble with it and some notes on using SVGA wouldn't hurt either. I actually think that a simple screen mode with screen 13 colours and screen 12 resolution would go down very well with a lot of newbies anyway... who can help?


SVGA mode is very tricky. Why not stick to a pre-made lib?. Anyhow, I'll do some google searches for tutorials and code. I'll post what I find later.
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2003, 01:43:53 PM »

A section on each command would be okay, but the QB help is pretty good... I think it would be more helpful to have it arranged topically, the way it already is. A guy isn't going to come looking for how to use the OPEN command -- he's going to be looking for how to read and write files.
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2003, 02:23:35 PM »

Yeah, I think Wizardlife's way would be the best
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2003, 10:19:55 PM »

Cool... I'll get working on a plan... I'm at school at the moment so I'll post something later.
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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2003, 12:15:16 AM »

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The other thing is: can you link to another topic in the wiki by typing in its name exactly? eg "go to the PushingTheLimitsOfQB section for more info" and the subject title is lke a link? I don't really want to just play around with the wiki and put in a word like that to have it delete all the contents of the linked page when you click on the link or something...


You can't delete pages in that way, so feel free to play. BTW, the KeyWordThingo works anywhere but the titles, 'cuz that text isn't parsed.

Using the Capcom lingo, go for broke!
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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2003, 01:35:27 AM »

Right, my decision: I'm still going to make this key word database because if you want info on how to open files for example there will be code somewhere else in the wiki (remember hexs comments on the other thread "...this is turning into more of a useful code collection than and actual faq...").

Here's the plan: On the first page, a link to KeyWordDatabase. On that page, links like this:

ABSKeyWord
ACCESSKeyWord
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XORKeyWord

And for each key word, have the following links on their pages

ABSDetailsOfUse
ABSExamplesOfUse

So on the ABSKeyWord page there is some basic info, on the ABSDetailsOfUse there is details of every possible use of the ABS key word, and on the ExamplesOfUse there can be examples of usage.

I think this would work, especially because everyone with permission can submit, so if you have a speciality (eg the SCREEN statement) then you can put that up. If anyone wants to suggest a better way then go for it.
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