Compact applications with PureBasic

Introduction

Unlike PowerBasic, PureBasic applications can run not only under Windows, but on Linux and MacOS as well.

Windows

Just run the installer, and launch the IDE to get started.

Coding

Hello, world!

Just run the IDE (PureBasic.exe), and copy/paste the following code to build a GUI version of HW:

MessageRequester("Message Box", "Hello World")

Hit F5 to run

Q&A

Why doesn't the IDE create an executable in the same directory as the source file?

For some reason, even after saving the file and hitting F5, PB doesn't create an EXE in the same directory as the source: You must hit Compiler > Create Executable

' doesn't work to comment code out

Use ; instead

What is MessageRequester()?

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