Beginning REALbasic : from novice to professional by Jerry Lee Ford Jr.

By Jerry Lee Ford Jr.

If youre simply stepping into programming, or youre already an skilled VB programmer who desires to quick study a programming substitute, then REALbasic is the right language for you. REALbasic is an easy-to-learn, robust, cross-platform programming language for you to write strong purposes which may be disbursed throughout home windows, Mac, and Linux. starting REALbasic is a perfect novices identify, it starts with a close creation to REALbasic and its interface and simple services to get you settled in conveniently. The booklet keeps by way of exploring the basics of programming with REALbasiccreating interfaces, menus, and toolbars, and dealing with conditional good judgment, loops, databases, object-oriented programming, sound, portraits, and extra. each one bankruptcy offers crucial heritage wisdom, with no losing any time on pointless conception. The e-book additionally positive factors step by step tutorials that assist you construct real-world services.

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Windows Editor. Used to design Windows dialogs that make up your applications. • Menu Editor. Used to develop menus for your application Window dialogs. • Code Editor. Used to write and edit the code statements that make your applications work. Each screen is organized into two or more panes. For example, the Project Editor screen is divided into two panes, as you saw in Figure 2-7. The left pane contains all the items that make up your REALbasic projects. On the right side of the screen is the Properties pane.

The Hello World! application running on Macintosh Figure 1-20. The Hello World! book Page 32 Thursday, April 6, 2006 9:20 PM 32 CHAPTER 1 ■ AN INTRODUCTION TO REALBASIC Compiling Your Application for Macintosh, Windows, and Linux Execution If you see an error message when you attempt to test your application, the odds are you mistyped the code statement associated with the PushButton’s Action event. Go back and double-check your typing. Once everything is working correctly, you are ready to create a stand-alone version—one that can execute outside of REALbasic IDE natively on the OS for which it was created—of your application.

Through the creation of the Hello World! application, you get a gentle introduction to some of the major features of the REALbasic IDE. Figure 1-5. The REALbasic IDE, as seen from the Macintosh Edition. book Page 21 Thursday, April 6, 2006 9:20 PM CHAPTER 1 ■ AN INTRODUCTION TO REALBASIC Figure 1-6. The REALbasic IDE, as seen from the Windows Edition. Figure 1-7. The REALbasic IDE, as seen from the Linux Edition. book Page 22 Thursday, April 6, 2006 9:20 PM 22 CHAPTER 1 ■ AN INTRODUCTION TO REALBASIC Creating the Graphical User Interface (GUI) Each time REALbasic starts, it automatically creates a new project for you.

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