getting started

start XBasic
Start this program the same way you start any program on your computer; click its icon, or enter xb in the system FileRun menu.

A few seconds will pass as the program loads from disk to memory and initializes.   Two windows will appear:
  The console window appears in the upper left corner of your display.
  The main window appears in the lower right corner of your display.

main window
As the following figure illustrates, the main window contains:
  main menu - operate pulldown menus of commands
  status labels - display status of current program, function...
  upper text area - display general info & accepts commands
  hot buttons - execute common commands with one click
  lower text area - enter, edit, debug programs here

main window