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Small Basic is a beginner .NET language by Microsoft. It has been in development for quite some time, and was recently released a little over a year ago. It is very international, and is available in over 20 languages.  Small Basic is actually a toned down version of Visual Basic.NET, running on the .NET 3.5 framework.


If you can't find a function you need to use in a program in Small Basic's main library, you can write an extension for it in any other .NET language (  If you do not wish to create your own extension you can download some other extension, such as PowerExtension ( or LitDev's Extension (


It currently still has an active community of users in its forums @

Let's Start

If you are interested in learning to program, Small Basic is a great way to start! Get it at

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