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article.gifV. iziBasic Palm - 5. ViziBasic - Visual Editor for iziBasic


Copyright (C) 2005-2009 Laurent Duveau


  • Version : 2.2 (July 2009)
  • Shareware for :
  • Language :
  • Screen :
  • Trial Version download : (369 Kb)
  • Full version price : US $­­­­­­­­ 15
    All upgrades, minor as well as major ones, are free, you only buy this software once!
Other useful downloads (earlier files issued for previous versions) :

ViziBasic is a Visual editor for iziBasic.

Detailed description of ViziBasic

ViziBasic stands for Visual easy Basic for Palm. It is an add-on application that I especially made for easing the development of iziBasic projects requiring GUI components (well, most of the Palm applications that you will develop should need that!).

ViziBasic is an application dedicated to:
  • design simple GUI applications, with forms and objects in a form
  • have objects perform specific actions thanks to attached iziBasic source code to each object, source code that you write to customize these actions
  • generate and write the iziBasic source code to some Palm DOC format file that can then be edited like any other iziBasic source code for further enhancing your application
  • thanks to its integration with the iziBasic compiler (as its name states it!), compile directly the generated iziBasic source code for immediate result

And all of this is done directly on board of your Palm device.

So, ViziBasic is a Rapid Application Development tool (so called RAD), a "What You See Is What You Get" (WYSIWYG) form designer, and the perfect companion to the iziBasic compiler.
ViziBasic is then especially useful for quickly prototyping an application and, since the source code is written in the standard Palm DOC format, it can be the base for further enhancements or more complex coding.

ViziBasic does not come with iziBasic and it is quite useless without it.
You have to purchase the iziBasic compiler separately.

Last but not least (because it is the first time I use my own iziBasic compiler to design a shareware application), ViziBasic itself is coded with iziBasic!

Limitations of the unregistered version of ViziBasic

The limitations of the trial version are very light, so that you can really play with it and decide if it is worth for you.
Therefore, all functionalities are activated.
The limitations are:
- A nag screen to remind you to buy the full version
- You may use it during 2 weeks, then you have to buy it to keep using it

How to buy the full version of ViziBasic?

You can buy the full version of ViziBasic for the very little cost of US $­­­­­­­­ 15 on the following online stores :Thanks for purchasing ViziBasic.

All upgrades, minor as well as major ones, are free, you only buy this software once!

Updates Description

2.2 (07/28/09)
- bug fix: Edit menu now effective in the "Save Project as" window
- renamed "Screen Resolution" to "Screen Mode" in the Options screen, as this wording is the appropriate one for what it does
- changed Screen Mode selection from 4 menu options to one dedicated selection form
- added a confirm deletion of source code notice to avoid deletion by mistake!
- added a new "Beam Project" menu item to let you beam project files between devices
- added scrollbars to source code editing fields, for easier navigation
- source code editing fields now have a fixed width font, for easier coding
- added option to select size of this fixed font (small/highRes or big/lowRes)
- added option to create a new object as a copy from an existing object (including related event's source code)
- added a new menu option to manage HighRes+ mode available on Palm T3,T5 and TX devices
- added display of the "A$(n)" case for PopupChoice and ListChoice objects
- added two new sample programs: DayOfWeek and ViziStudio

2.1 (09/17/07)
- recompiled this program with the latest iziBasic version 6.1 to avoid device freezes or soft resets on some devices

v2.0 (09/20/06)
- when loading last project at program launch, now checks if the project file was not deleted in the meantime
- added an option to select an item by ID for objects or graphics drawn out of screen's bounds
- Heading Code is now prefilled with "_GosubLabel: / RETURN" if empty
- added OnAppStart and OnAppExit source code procedures
- added an option to warn and get user validation before replacing Source Code DOC file
- auto migrates project files of previous versions to new format
- ipgraded the ViziBinDec sample application to show the "0" initial value, using the new OnAppStart source code procedure, and added an icon resource to this sample application
- added some explanations in the user manual of how to browse in Code and TEXTFIELD$$ screens without scrollbar
- performed massive optimizations in the source code

1.1 (11/14/05)
- bug fix: the SCROLLBAR object is now generated in the source code generation process

1.0 (11/04/05)
- initial release for Palm OS

Creation date : 02/11/2005 @ 22:55
Last update : 30/07/2009 @ 21:04
Category : V. iziBasic Palm

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Reaction #2 

by aldweb 16/11/2005 @ 18:54

Hello Scott,

Yes, I have thought about it and the answer is: NO

But, if say NO, it is because I have reasons for that:
1. There is an easy workaround in ViziBasic for prototyping applications with multiple forms: the idea is to build several PRCs that can be called each other with the RUN statement.
2. If you wish to build a real sophisticated application, then it will be needed to "dive into" the iziBasic source code. The NekoCat is a nice example of such an application with 2 forms not using resource file.

So, as you can understand, I will keep ViziBasic to what it was made for:
1. designing small (with one main form) applications.
2. designing forms, building source code skeleton and prototyping sophisticated applications.


Reaction #1 

by Scott 16/11/2005 @ 14:26


Have you thought about supporting multiable forms? Without using resource file.

Nice Program
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