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Microsoft Small Basic – great for kids first steps into programming

Small Basic is a project that’s aimed at bringing “fun” back to programming. By providing a small and easy to learn programming language in a friendly and inviting development environment, Small Basic makes programming a breeze. Ideal for kids and adults alike, Small Basic helps beginners take the first step into the wonderful world of programming.

* Small Basic derives its inspiration from the original BASIC programming language, and is based on the Microsoft .Net platform. It is really small with just 15 keywords and uses minimal concepts to keep the barrier to entry as low as possible.
* The Small Basic development environment is simple, yet provides powerful modern environment features like Intellisenseâ„¢ and instant context sensitive help.
* Small Basic allows third-party libraries to be plugged in with ease, making it possible for the community to extend the experience in fun and interesting ways.

Get it here! – a pity there’s no german version….

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  1. I'm new to programming and recently downloaded small basic from microsoft. It came with a pdf document that teaches how to use it but it doesn't teach everything. Can you explain in detail how to use the lastkey property and a way to tell the computer to do something when a specific key is pressed.