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Arabic text on the mainwin and printer (LBB)
Associating an application with an extension (LBB)
Colored text in the mainwin
Compatibility with Wine (LBB)
Creating a CHM version of the LB Help files
Creating child controls in a loop
Date Formatting Extended Functionality
Displaying a tooltip on demand
Displaying Unicode text in a control
Displaying Unicode text in a graphicbox
DLLs compatible with LBB
Enabling word-wrap in a texteditor (LBB)
High quality hardcopy output (LBB)
Improving the print quality
Islamic calendar conversion (LBB)
Making a Text Window read-only (LBB)
Making the title bar opaque (LBB)
Object Oriented Programming (LBB)
On Screen Keyboard
Overcoming the memory limit
Passing arrays to SUBs and FUNCTIONs
Playing an MP3 file (LBB)
Simulating a union (LBB)
Speech synthesis (LBB)
Speeding up graphics plotting
Sprites in multiple windows (LBB)
Using LBB with Liberty BASIC Workshop
Using() Format Extended Functionality
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"