.BAS File Extension

A .BAS file is a BASIC Source Code File, created by N/A.

Open with Blitz Research BlitzMax. Available for Linux, Windows, and Mac.

What is a .BAS file?

The .BAS file extension is used for files that contain source code written in the BASIC programming language. BASIC stands for "Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code." It is a programming language that was created in the 1960s and is designed to be easy to learn and use. Over the years, BASIC has evolved, and there are now several different versions of the language.

A .BAS file is essentially a text file that contains code written in BASIC. This code can be used to create programs that run on computers. Since BASIC is a popular language, especially for beginners, there are many programs and applications that can open and work with .BAS files.

Some of the programs that can open .BAS files include: - Blitz Research BlitzMax: This is a programming environment that supports BASIC and is used for developing desktop and mobile applications. - File Viewer Plus (available from Microsoft): This is a universal file viewer for Windows that can open and display over 300 different file types, including .BAS files. - Microsoft Visual Studio 2022: A comprehensive development environment that supports many programming languages, including BASIC, for developing all kinds of applications. - PureBasic: A programming language based on the BASIC family, designed for simplicity and ease of use, which can also open and compile .BAS files. - SoftMaker Office: An office suite that includes tools for editing text files, which can be used to view and edit .BAS files. - BBC BASIC for Windows: A version of the BASIC programming language that runs on Windows and can work with .BAS files. - PowerBASIC: A compiler for the BASIC programming language that can compile .BAS files into executable programs. - True BASIC: An implementation of the BASIC programming language that adheres closely to the original specifications and can open .BAS files. - Android: There are file viewer apps available for Android devices that can open .BAS files, allowing you to view the code on your mobile device.

To open a .BAS file, you would typically need one of these programs installed on your computer or device. Once installed, you can usually just double-click on the .BAS file to open it in the default program. If the file doesn't open automatically, you can right-click on the file, select "Open with," and then choose the program you'd like to use to view or edit the file.


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