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Zack
Zack

June 28th, 2012, 3:42 am #1

I am bored and looking for a new project to work on. Any ideas of programs i could make?
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Cock
Cock

June 28th, 2012, 7:07 am #2

write a graphing calculator of some sort
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Solitaire
Solitaire

June 28th, 2012, 2:56 pm #3

I am bored and looking for a new project to work on. Any ideas of programs i could make?
User enters degree of darkness to toast a slice of bread. Gradually darken a rectangle from beige to brown, up the the user's input. When done, display "Toast is ready."

(I wrote this program in VB. Can you do it in QB?)
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Solitaire
Solitaire

June 28th, 2012, 2:58 pm #4

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Zack
Zack

June 30th, 2012, 4:10 pm #5

User enters degree of darkness to toast a slice of bread. Gradually darken a rectangle from beige to brown, up the the user's input. When done, display "Toast is ready."

(I wrote this program in VB. Can you do it in QB?)
Here :)
100 seems to make some nice toast.


_TITLE "Toast"
SCREEN _NEWIMAGE(640, 480, 32)
DO
CLEAR
REDIM toasts(307200)
DO
_LIMIT 64
CLS
k$ = INKEY$
PRINT "Enter a value to toast the bread: "; toastdeg$
IF k$ >= CHR$(32) AND k$ <= CHR$(126) THEN toastdeg$ = toastdeg$ + k$
IF k$ = CHR$(8) AND LEN(toastdeg$) <> 0 THEN toastdeg$ = MID$(toastdeg$, 1, (LEN(toastdeg$) - 1))
IF k$ = (CHR$(0) + CHR$(83)) THEN toastdeg$ = ""
IF k$ = CHR$(27) THEN SYSTEM
_DISPLAY
LOOP UNTIL k$ = CHR$(13)
toastdeg = VAL(toastdeg$)
DO
_LIMIT 10
CLS
k$ = INKEY$
PAINT (1, 1), _RGBA(238, 232, 170, 255)
u = 0
FOR x = 0 TO 639
FOR y = 0 TO 478
u = u + 1
nowtoast = toasts(u)
z = INT(RND * 2 + 1)
IF z = 1 THEN nowtoast = nowtoast + 1
IF nowtoast < 40 THEN nowtoast = 40
PSET (x, y), _RGBA(1, 1, 1, nowtoast)
toasts(u) = nowtoast
NEXT y
NEXT x
i = i + 1
_PRINTMODE _KEEPBACKGROUND
_PRINTSTRING (1, 1), STR$(i)
IF k$ = CHR$(27) THEN SYSTEM
_DISPLAY
LOOP UNTIL i = toastdeg
_PRINTMODE _KEEPBACKGROUND
_PRINTSTRING (260, 192), "Toast is ready."
_DISPLAY
_DELAY 3
_PRINTMODE _KEEPBACKGROUND
_PRINTSTRING (176, 208), "Would you like to toast again? (y/n)"
_DISPLAY
DO
_LIMIT 64
k$ = INKEY$
LOOP UNTIL k$ = CHR$(121) OR k$ = CHR$(89) OR k$ = CHR$(110) OR k$ = CHR$(78)
LOOP UNTIL k$ = CHR$(110) OR k$ = CHR$(78)
SYSTEM
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Solitaire
Solitaire

July 2nd, 2012, 3:09 pm #6

I am bored and looking for a new project to work on. Any ideas of programs i could make?
Write a program that will take user's input of a full name and display it in Proper Case -- each name starting with an uppercase letter and remaining letters in lowercase. In addition, if name begins with Mc, Mac, or includes a ', the letter coming after that should also be in uppercase.

I wrote such a program over 4 years ago. Now do it yourself. I'm curious as to how your code will differ from mine. Please use code that is compatible with QB, not QB64.

Sorry, I haven't been able to run your version of the Toast program, as it doesn't work with QB and I don't have QB64 installed on my laptop. (My desktop computer is in the attic and it's stifling hot up there during the current heat wave, so I won't turn it on.)


Please respond to the subforum, so other programmers may participate:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/202193/m ... se+of+Name
Last edited by Solitaire1 on July 2nd, 2012, 4:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: April 25th, 2006, 11:31 pm

July 3rd, 2012, 1:04 am #7

Not all last names begin with an uppercase letter. Last names originating in other languages can begin with lowercase letters. Examples:
Peter van der Lee
Ernesto de la Cueva
Michael de la Rosa

Sometimes multiple last names in Spanish contain a "y" meaning "and", like:
Juan Perez y Sanchez

All these combinations are possible in the USA which has names for people originating in different countries.

Regards..... Moneo

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Joined: April 25th, 2006, 11:31 pm

July 3rd, 2012, 1:14 am #8

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Last edited by Solitaire1 on July 3rd, 2012, 3:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Zack
Zack

July 3rd, 2012, 5:21 am #9

Write a program that will take user's input of a full name and display it in Proper Case -- each name starting with an uppercase letter and remaining letters in lowercase. In addition, if name begins with Mc, Mac, or includes a ', the letter coming after that should also be in uppercase.

I wrote such a program over 4 years ago. Now do it yourself. I'm curious as to how your code will differ from mine. Please use code that is compatible with QB, not QB64.

Sorry, I haven't been able to run your version of the Toast program, as it doesn't work with QB and I don't have QB64 installed on my laptop. (My desktop computer is in the attic and it's stifling hot up there during the current heat wave, so I won't turn it on.)


Please respond to the subforum, so other programmers may participate:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/202193/m ... se+of+Name
This works, I tested it a little and it didn't make any mistakes. I would test it more but it is getting late, maybe tomorrow. It was actually more work than I thought it would be ;D I don't use QBasic, nor have I ever, so I to try and make it compatible I didn't use any _ commands. Sorry if it is still incompatible.

SCREEN 12
DO
CLEAR
DO
CLS
PRINT "Enter your name: "; name$
DO
k$ = INKEY$
LOOP UNTIL k$ = ""
DO
k$ = INKEY$
LOOP UNTIL LEN(k$)
IF k$ >= CHR$(32) AND k$ <= CHR$(126) THEN name$ = name$ + k$
IF k$ = CHR$(8) AND LEN(name$) <> 0 THEN name$ = MID$(name$, 1, (LEN(name$) - 1))
IF LEN(name$) > 64 THEN name$ = MID$(name$, 1, (LEN(name$) - 1))
LOOP UNTIL k$ = CHR$(13)
namesave$ = name$
FOR lowercase = 1 TO LEN(name$)
character$ = MID$(name$, lowercase, 1)
IF character$ >= CHR$(65) AND character$ <= CHR$(90) THEN character$ = CHR$((ASC(character$) + 32))
IF character$ = CHR$(32) OR character$ = CHR$(39) OR character$ = CHR$(45) OR character$ = CHR$(46) OR (character$ >= CHR$(65) AND character$ <= CHR$(90)) OR (character$ >= CHR$(97) AND character$ <= CHR$(122)) OR (character$ >= CHR$(128) AND character$ <= CHR$(154)) OR (character$ >= CHR$(160) AND character$ <= CHR$(165)) THEN namex$ = namex$ + character$
NEXT lowercase
name$ = namex$
DO
nodisturb = 0
IF INSTR(name$, "mr") AND MID$(name$, (INSTR(name$, "mr") + 2), 1) <> CHR$(46) THEN
name$ = MID$(name$, 1, (INSTR(name$, "mr") + 1)) + "." + MID$(name$, (INSTR(name$, "mr") + 2), LEN(name$))
nodisturb = 1
END IF
IF INSTR(name$, "dr") AND MID$(name$, (INSTR(name$, "dr") + 2), 1) <> CHR$(46) THEN
name$ = MID$(name$, 1, (INSTR(name$, "dr") + 1)) + "." + MID$(name$, (INSTR(name$, "dr") + 2), LEN(name$))
nodisturb = 1
END IF
IF INSTR(name$, "ms") AND MID$(name$, (INSTR(name$, "ms") + 2), 1) <> CHR$(46) THEN
name$ = MID$(name$, 1, (INSTR(name$, "ms") + 1)) + "." + MID$(name$, (INSTR(name$, "ms") + 2), LEN(name$))
nodisturb = 1
END IF
IF INSTR(name$, "mrs") AND MID$(name$, (INSTR(name$, "mrs") + 3), 1) <> CHR$(46) THEN
name$ = MID$(name$, 1, (INSTR(name$, "mrs") + 2)) + "." + MID$(name$, (INSTR(name$, "mrs") + 3), LEN(name$))
nodisturb = 1
END IF
IF INSTR(name$, "rev") AND MID$(name$, (INSTR(name$, "rev") + 3), 1) <> CHR$(46) THEN
name$ = MID$(name$, 1, (INSTR(name$, "rev") + 2)) + "." + MID$(name$, (INSTR(name$, "rev") + 3), LEN(name$))
nodisturb = 1
END IF
IF INSTR(name$, "phd") AND MID$(name$, (INSTR(name$, "phd") + 3), 1) <> CHR$(46) THEN
name$ = MID$(name$, 1, (INSTR(name$, "phd") + 2)) + "." + MID$(name$, (INSTR(name$, "phd") + 3), LEN(name$))
nodisturb = 1
END IF
IF INSTR(name$, "prof") AND MID$(name$, (INSTR(name$, "prof") + 4), 1) <> CHR$(46) THEN
name$ = MID$(name$, 1, (INSTR(name$, "prof") + 3)) + "." + MID$(name$, (INSTR(name$, "prof") + 4), LEN(name$))
nodisturb = 1
END IF
LOOP UNTIL nodisturb = 0
REDIM namesplit$(64)
FOR namesplit = 1 TO LEN(name$)
namesplit$(namesplit) = MID$(name$, namesplit, 1)
NEXT namesplit
REDIM spacecheck$(64)
FOR spacecheck = 1 TO namesplit
DO
IF namesplit$(spacecheck) = CHR$(32) AND namesplit$(spacecheck + 1) = CHR$(32) THEN EXIT DO
spacechecks = spacechecks + 1
spacecheck$(spacechecks) = namesplit$(spacecheck)
EXIT DO
LOOP
NEXT spacecheck
FOR cap = 1 TO spacechecks
IF cap = 1 THEN spacecheck$(cap) = uc$(spacecheck$(cap))
IF spacecheck$(cap) = CHR$(32) THEN
cap = cap + 1
spacecheck$(cap) = uc$(spacecheck$(cap))
END IF
IF spacecheck$(cap) = CHR$(39) THEN
cap = cap + 1
spacecheck$(cap) = uc$(spacecheck$(cap))
END IF
IF cap > 3 THEN
IF (spacecheck$(cap) = CHR$(99) AND spacecheck$(cap - 1) = CHR$(97) AND spacecheck$(cap - 2) = CHR$(77)) THEN
cap = cap + 1
spacecheck$(cap) = uc$(spacecheck$(cap))
END IF
END IF
IF cap > 2 THEN
IF (spacecheck$(cap) = CHR$(99) AND spacecheck$(cap - 1) = CHR$(77)) THEN
cap = cap + 1
spacecheck$(cap) = uc$(spacecheck$(cap))
END IF
END IF
NEXT cap
FOR sew = 1 TO spacechecks
namere$ = namere$ + spacecheck$(sew)
NEXT sew
name$ = namere$
REDIM chunks$(64)
FOR chunker = 1 TO LEN(name$)
chunk$ = MID$(name$, chunker, 1)
IF chunk$ <> CHR$(32) THEN
chunks = chunks + 1
chunker = chunker - 1
DO
chunker = chunker + 1
chunk$ = MID$(name$, chunker, 1)
IF chunk$ = CHR$(32) THEN EXIT DO
chunks$(chunks) = chunks$(chunks) + chunk$
LOOP UNTIL chunker = LEN(name$)
END IF
NEXT chunker
FOR chunkmod = 1 TO chunks
SELECT CASE chunks$(chunkmod)
CASE "Von"
chunks$(chunkmod) = "von"
CASE "De"
chunks$(chunkmod) = "de"
CASE "Ver"
chunks$(chunkmod) = "ver"
CASE "La"
chunks$(chunkmod) = "la"
CASE "Del"
chunks$(chunkmod) = "del"
CASE "Van"
chunks$(chunkmod) = "van"
CASE "Der"
chunks$(chunkmod) = "der"
END SELECT
NEXT chunkmod
FOR chunksew = 1 TO chunks
nameer$ = nameer$ + chunks$(chunksew) + CHR$(32)
NEXT chunksew
name$ = nameer$
name$ = MID$(name$, 1, (LEN(name$) - 1))
CLS
PRINT "Orignal Name: "; namesave$
PRINT "Formatted Name: "; name$
PRINT "Would you like to format another name? (y/n)"
DO
k$ = INKEY$
IF k$ = CHR$(121) OR k$ = CHR$(89) OR k$ = CHR$(110) OR k$ = CHR$(78) THEN EXIT DO
LOOP
LOOP UNTIL k$ = CHR$(110) OR k$ = CHR$(78)
SYSTEM

FUNCTION lc$ (ucc$)
SELECT CASE ASC(ucc$)
CASE 65 TO 90
lc$ = CHR$((ASC(ucc$) + 32))
CASE 128
lc$ = CHR$(135)
CASE 142
lc$ = CHR$(132)
CASE 143
lc$ = CHR$(134)
CASE 144
lc$ = CHR$(130)
CASE 146
lc$ = CHR$(145)
CASE 153
lc$ = CHR$(148)
CASE 154
lc$ = CHR$(129)
CASE 165
lc$ = CHR$(164)
CASE ELSE
lc$ = ucc$
END SELECT
END FUNCTION

FUNCTION uc$ (lcc$)
SELECT CASE ASC(lcc$)
CASE 97 TO 122
uc$ = CHR$((ASC(lcc$) - 32))
CASE 135
uc$ = CHR$(128)
CASE 132
uc$ = CHR$(142)
CASE 134
uc$ = CHR$(143)
CASE 130
uc$ = CHR$(144)
CASE 145
uc$ = CHR$(146)
CASE 148
uc$ = CHR$(153)
CASE 129
uc$ = CHR$(154)
CASE 164
uc$ = CHR$(165)
CASE ELSE
uc$ = lcc$
END SELECT
END FUNCTION
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Joined: April 24th, 2004, 8:26 pm

July 3rd, 2012, 3:48 pm #10

* Very nice. It does work with QB. Your code is a whole lot different than mine.
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