Using several SpiderBasic versions on Windows


It is possible to install several SpiderBasic versions on your hard disk at the same time. This is useful to finish one project with an older SpiderBasic version, and start developing a new project with a new SpiderBasic version.

How to do it

Create different folders like "SpiderBasic_1.00" and "SpiderBasic_1.10" and install the related SpiderBasic version in each folders.

When one "SpiderBasic.exe" is started, it will assign all ".sb" files with this version of SpiderBasic. So when a source code is loaded by double-clicking on the related file, the currently assigned SpiderBasic version will be started. Beside SpiderBasic will change nothing, which can affect other SpiderBasic versions in different folders.

To avoid the automatic assignment of ".sb" files when starting the IDE, a shortcut can be created from SpiderBasic.exe with "/NOEXT" as parameter. The command line options for the IDE are described here.

Note: The settings for the IDE are saved in the %APPDATA%\SpiderBasic directory. To keep the multiple versions from using the same configuration files, the /P /T and /A switches can be used. Furthermore there is the /PORTABLE switch which puts all files back into the SpiderBasic directory and disabled the creation of the .sb extension.