Visual Basic for Linux – Gambas – Programming with Basic
Sorry for the delay, actually I was out of station and couldn’t update my site in between. Anyways, today, I want to give you some software programming reviews for your Linux Machine. If you are a Visual Basic programmer and just switched to Linux then you must read this article. Many of the users were always thinking that how to program like VB on Linux, then there’s nothing to worry, Benoit Minisini has started this project in middle 2000 and it comes with almost all the features which VB comes with and is still improving.
First of all take a look at the screenshot of its startup form:
So, the above screen is the first screen of Gambas which is used to open or create a project. Moreover, you can create your projects under GTK, KDE, Terminal, and with many other options and features such as network programming, database access etc. Here is the screenshot:
Now comes the final window of form designing which comprises of VB look and feel and comes with many toolbox items as shown in the image below:
The coding strategy and standard is almost same as Visual Basic but as this is the linux version, there are some more commands available to the package. You can see a sample code shot below:
You can download Gambas from their official site or directly from Linux Repositories.