TWIAV - Tips & tricks

TWIAV - Tips & tricks


MapBasic is the application development environment for MapInfo Professional. You can download MapBasic for free. Documentation about MapBasic (User Guide and Reference Guide) is also available.

On these pages you will find tips & tricks regarding the development of your own MapBasic applications.

Information is given about additional tools you can use during the development process:

MapBasic IDE is a new editor, or should we say: an Integrated Development Environment (IDE), to write, compile and run your MapBasic applications.

MapBasic IDE is developed by Mustafa ÷Z«ETiN, and can be downloaded from here.

The first release of the English version of this editor was announced on the MapInfo-L on 22 February 2012 and immediately attracted the attention of the community.

And on 24 September 2012 MapBasic IDE 1.4 Beta1 has been released. The main new feature in this release is the Dialog Designer.


The MapBasic Development Environment contains a built-in text editor that you can use to create and edit MapBasic programs. But if you already have a favorite text editor, you can use that editor for editing your MapBasic program.

Let's suppose that Notepad++ is your editor of choice. Haven't heard of Notepad++ yet? Notepad++ is a very powerful text editor, it's free and it's source is published under the GPL (GNU General Public License).

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Here you will find some information on how to configure Notepad++ so that you can use it to develop your own MapBasic applications quickly, easily and effectively. Topics covered here include: