BASICtools Features

BASICtools startup

When BASICtools starts up, it will STOP any user program.  So if you find yourself with a program flooding the PC serial port with data, close BASICtools and then restart it (you may need to use the Task Manager to exit).  It will STOP your spewing program.

BASICtools Layout

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Buttons

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The CLEAR button only erases the display screen and the buffer on the PC of statements you have typed into the Enter window.

To erase the program, load a new program, either a line at a time or using the Load menu.

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File Menu

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file load file reload file print save file quit

Edit Menu

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Options Menu

Refresh will check for serial devices again, it is useful if you plugged a device in after starting BASICtools.

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Control Menu

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BASIC variable viewer

Open this window from the Tools Menu (variables)

variables window

This page is active when your program ENDs or hits a STOP statement or has been STOPed with the button.

code window

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Search Window

Open this window from the Edit Menu

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