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FirstBasic for DOS (Registered Version) 1.00 08/01/1996
PB/Vision GUI Designer for PB/DOS 2.11 08/11/2000
PB/Xtra Programmer's Reference Collection on CD-ROM III (3.00) N/A
PowerBASIC Compiler for DOS 3.50 12/19/1997
PowerBASIC Compiler for Windows *
(formerly PowerBASIC DLL Compiler (32-bit))
10.03 12/28/2011
PowerBASIC Console Compiler for Windows * 6.03 12/28/2011
Classic PowerBASIC Compiler for Windows 8.05 12/11/2009
Classic PowerBASIC Console Compiler for Windows 4.06 06/01/2010
PowerBASIC Developer Kit for Windows (for PB/DOS) discontinued 2.50 12/01/1997
PowerBASIC DLL Compiler (16-bit) 2.00 10/03/1997
PowerBASIC Forms Visual Designer for PB/Win * 2.0 11/01/2009
PowerShirt 1.00 N/A
PowerGEN Visual Designer for PB/DLL discontinued 1.00 07/04/1998
PowerTree B+Tree Manager for Windows and DOS 1.10 11/01/2001
QuickPak Professional for PB/DOS discontinued 1.32 08/14/2000
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Learning how to program for Windows
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Programming Windows by Petzold *

Win32 Programming by Rector & Newcomer

Windows System Programming by Hart

Windows Graphic Programming

 

* PowerBASIC source for the examples in this book

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