Is PureBasic really small and fast ?
Yes. All has been optimized to give maximum speed and compactness to the programs created
with PureBasic. The execution speed match almost any professional compiler like Visual C++
and the executable size is smaller, without the need for any runtime (small programmes
are typically between 5 kb and 10 kb).
Does PureBasic have a visual editor ?
Yes. A powerful Visual Designer is included in the PureBasic package, and allows to build
easily any kind of applications. It supports all PureBasic gadgets, includes a visual menu
bar editor, status bar support, multi-language facilities, mutli-window, realtime properties
updates and more...
When I buy PureBasic, will I get all the future updates for free ?
Yes. The very first PureBasic user (which has registered in 1998) still has free access to new
updates and this is not going to change (it only applies if registered on this web site, not for boxed version of PureBasic).
Is the PureBasic licence valid for all OS ?
Yes. The PureBasic licence is an user-based licence, which means you can install your full version on
all of your computers without the need to buy another licence for each. PureBasic currently runs on
four different operating systems (Windows, Linux, MacOS X and AmigaOS) and a single licence cover them all.
Even if PureBasic is ported to other OSes (OpenBSD, Mobiles..) you will have free access to them.
Can I create commercial applications with PureBasic ?
Yes. Once you get PureBasic, you can do any kind of program (freeware, shareware and even commercial
applications) without have to pay any extra costs to Fantaisie Software.
Is it allowed to use DLLs made with PureBasic in other projects ?
Generally yes. You can make DLLs including PureBasic commands for your own projects without
any restrictions. But it's not allowed to release simple "wrapper" Dlls to include PureBasic
commands in other programming languages.
Are all the versions always up-to-date ?
Except AmigaOS which is deprecated, all other versions are released in sync, with the same features.
Why the Windows API description isn't included in the PureBasic documentation ?
Even if PureBasic supports natively nearly all of the Windows API functions, it's impossible
to include all their descriptions as it's more than 400 Mb of data. You can get all the
needed informations on the Microsoft site.
Are there different PureBasic packages available and where can I buy them ?
No. PureBasic is currently only available in a download version
directly on this site.
Earlier, there was boxed versions, which were not freely updatetable. If you are interested
you can upgrade to the full version for a special price. Look in the order section for more details.
How fast do i get the package delivered after ordering ?
After you've paid the registration fee you will get your package in about 5
minutes as all is processed automatically. When ordering offline (e.g. for a friend) you must wait a bit longer,
before the cdrom (with backup of the download version) arrive. From France to other countries it
could take up to 2-3 weeks. Better choose the online offer, whenever possible.