Microsoft’s Elder Basics

This page will cover QBasic, QuickBasic, PDS, and VBDOS.

Books on QBasic/QuickBasic

  • Alice M. Dean, Gove W. Effinger. Common-sense BASIC: Structured Programming with Microsoft QuickBASIC. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991. 415 pages.
  • Bob Albrecht, Don Inman. Mastering QBasic and QuickBasic. Glencoe, 1994. 551 pages.
  • David I. Schneider. Microsoft QuickBASIC: An Introduction to Structured Programming. Dellen Pub. Co., 1989. 443 pages.
  • David I. Schneider. Handbook of QuickBASIC. Brady, 1991. 797 pages.
  • David I. Schneider. Microsoft QBasic: An Introduction to Structured Programming for Engineering, Mathematics, and the Sciences. Dellen Pub. Co., 1991. 578 pages.
  • David I. Schneider. QBasic: With an Introduction to Visual Basic. Prentice Hall PTR, 1994. 642 pages.
  • David I. Schneider. A Brief Course in QBasic: With an Introduction to Visual Basic. Prentice Hall, 1994. 363 pages.
  • Don Inman, Bob Albrecht. Using QuickBasic 4.5. McGraw-Hill, 1989. 432 pages.
  • Don Inman, Bob Albrecht, Arne Jamtgaard. Advanced QuickBASIC. Osborne McGraw-Hill, 1989. 364 pages.
  • Don Inman, Bob Albrecht. QBasic Made Easy. Osborne McGraw-Hill, 1991. 422 pages.
  • Douglas Hergert. Microsoft QuickBASIC: Developing Structured Programs with Microsoft’s Advanced BASIC. Microsoft Press, 1987. 370 pages.
  • Douglas Hergert. Microsoft’s QuickBASIC Programmer’s Reference. H.W. Sams, 1990. 480 pages.
  • Douglas Hergert. QBasic Programming for Dummies. IDG, 1994. 399 pages.
  • Fred L. Scott. QuickBASIC: A Structured Programming Approach. Scott, Foresman, 1988.
  • Fred Sexton, Jr. QBasic Games and More! Que, 1993. 304 pages.
  • Gary B. Shelly, Thomas J. Cashman, Kevin M. Gleason. QBasic: An Introduction to Programming. Boyd & Fraser, 1996. 464 pages.
  • Gary Cornell. QuickBASIC 4.5. Windcrest, 1991. 353 pages.
  • Gary W. Martin. Qbasic: A Short Course in Structured Programming. Dryden Press, 1994. 195 pages.
  • Greg M. Perry. QBASIC By Example. Que, 1994. 620 pages.
  • Greg M. Perry. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to QBASIC. Alpha Books, 1994.
  • J. Patrick Fenton. QBasic for Beginners. Benjamin/Cummings Pub. Co., 1993. 170 pages.
  • James S. Quasney. Programming in QuickBASIC. Boyd & Fraser, 1991. 120 pages.
  • James S. Quasney, John Maniotes. QuickBASIC Fundamentals and Style. Boyd & Fraser, 1991. 554 pages.
  • James S. Quasney, Roy O. Foreman, John Maniotes. QBasic Using Subprograms: With an Introduction to Visual Basic. Course Technology, 1997. 592 pages.
  • James William Cooper. Microsoft QuickBASIC for Scientists: A Guide to Writing Better Programs. Wiley, 1988. 281 pages.
  • John Clark Craig. Microsoft QuickBASIC Programmer’s Toolbox. Microsoft Press, 1988. 497 pages.
  • John R. Ottensmann. QuickBASIC Quick Reference. Que, 1988. 154 pages.
  • Jonathan C. Barron. Understanding and Using QBasic. West Pub. Co., 1994. 266 pages.
  • Joseph H. Noggle. QuickBASIC: Programming for Scientists and Engineers. CRC Press, 1993. 377 pages.
  • Judd Robbins. Understanding Microsoft QuickBASIC. H.W. Sams, 1989. 368 pages.
  • Julia Case Bradley. QuickBASIC and QBASIC Using Modular Structure. Business and Educational Technologies, 1994. 545 pages.
  • Julia Case Bradley. QuickBASIC and QBASIC Using Modular Structure with Visual Basic. Irwin, 1995. 586 pages.
  • Ken Knecht. Microsoft BASIC. Weber Systems, 1987. 312 pages.
  • Kenneth A. Craven. Programming in QBASIC for Engineering Technology. Prentice Hall, 1998. 451 pages.
  • Kevin Lee. QBASIC: A Step by Step Reference. Lulu, 2004. 53 pages.
  • Kris A. Jamsa. MS-DOS QBasic. Microsoft Press, 1991. 188 pages.
  • Larry Joel Goldstein. Hands-on QuickBASIC. Brady, 1989. 549 pages.
  • Manfred Tornsdorf, Helmut Tornsdorf. QBasic for Beginners: Learning to program Using the Language Included with Every DOS 5.0 System. Abacus, 1992. 331 pages.
  • Michael Trombetta. Qbasic for Students. Mitchell McGraw-Hill, 1994. 534 pages.
  • Mitchell Waite, et al. The Waite Group’s Microsoft QuickBASIC Bible. Microsoft Press, 1990. 940 pages.
  • Namir C. Shammas. Teach Yourself QBasic in 21 Days. Sams, 1993. 806 pages.
  • Nancy B. Stern, Robert A. Stern. Introducing QuickBASIC 4.0: A Structured Approach. Wiley, 1989. 730 pages.
  • Nancy Stern, Robert A. Stern. Getting Started with Structured Basic. Wiley, 1993. 128 pages.
  • Noel Kantaris. Programming in QuickBASIC. Babani, 1990. 160 pages.
  • Olga Melnikova. The Beginner’s Guide to QBasic. Wrox, 1994. 547 pages.
  • Penny Fanzone, Thomas D. Hankins, Carl Diekhans. QuickBASIC 4.5. Mitchell McGraw-Hill, 1991. 556 pages.
  • Phil Feldman, Tom Rugg. Using QuickBASIC 4. Que, 1988. 713 pages.
  • Rita Belserene. Mastering QuickBASIC. Sybex, 1990. 447 pages.
  • Robert Arnson, Christy Gemmell, Harry Henderson, et al. The Waite Group’s MS-DOS QBasic Programmer’s Reference. Microsoft Press, 1991. 619 pages.
  • Robert J. Bent, et al. Microsoft QuickBASIC: An Introduction to Computer Programming on the IBM PC. PWS-KENT, 1993. 485 pages.
  • Robert J. Bent, George C. Sethares. QBasic. PWS Pub. Co., 1995. 260 pages.
  • Seth M. Hochwald, Howard Dachslager, Richard H. Yuhnke, Jr. QBASIC Beginning to Advanced. Access Pub, 1994. 535 pages.
  • Stephen Morris. Using QuickBASIC 4.5. Newtech, 1991. 287 pages.
  • Stephen Prata, Harry Henderson, et al. The Waite Group’s QuickBASIC Primer Plus. Microsoft Press, 1990. 594 pages.
  • Steven Nameroff. QuickBASIC: The Complete Reference. Osborne McGraw-Hill, 1989. 593 pages.
  • Stewart Venit. Programming in QuickBASIC: Problem Solving with Structure and Style. West Pub. Co., 1991. 418 pages.
  • Stewart M. Venit. A Short Course in QBasic. West Pub. Co., 1995. 300 pages.
  • Susan K. Baumann, Steven L. Mandell. QBasic. West Pub. Co., 1992. 514 pages.
  • Tony Hawken. A Course in Programming with QBASIC. 229 pages.
    • Originally published in 1995 in Mandarin Chinese.
  • Vladimir Dyakonov. The Revolutionary Guide to QBasic. Wrox Press, 1996. 577 pages.
  • Wayne M. Zage. Programming with QuickBASIC. Mitchell McGraw-Hill, 1991. 200 pages.

Books on VisualĀ  Basic for DOS

  • Namir Clement Shammas. Visual Basic for DOS. Windcrest/McGraw-Hill, 1993. 342 pages.

Other Related

  • Edward G. Nilges. Build Your Own .NET Language and Compiler. Springer-Verlag, 2004.
    • This is demonstrated by creating a QBasic compiler.