Revision History - 2017
Version 2.10 (November 22, 2017)
The Function Manager was improved. The new version allows entire
functions to be copied. cut, and pasted.
Color Scheme Editor can now be opened with Control-E
Fixed a bug in the Color Scheme Editor. The effects the "dropper" tool.
If a transparent area of a shape is clicked, the color would be
Fixed some minor tab-order issues.
Version 2.9.2 (November 9, 2017)
The Save-As feature, in both the Main Window and the Color Scheme
Editor, works far better now. It will show the current name as a
Updated the Retro Computer color scheme.
Restored textboxes, that are used for expressions, to left-to-right for
Version 2.9.1 (November 4, 2017)
Fixed a bug that effected in Right-To-Left languages.
Version 2.9 (November 3, 2017)
Added support for Korean - special thanks to Inkee Jeong.
- New error message. When a function is used in an expression, it must
have a return value. The new error message properly explains, to the
user, what happened. Beforehand, the error was being handled by Type
Mismatch. This wasn't particularly helpful.
- Output Shapes were improved. Output can now include or exclude the
newline character. This will give better control over output - and allow
the "ASCII art" commonly used in beginning programming.
- Color schemes were improved. The colors of the Comment Shape can now
be customized. Beforehand, it used the same colors as the page.
- A few built-in color schemes were modified.
- Bug fix: When an error occurs, the system will show the shape that
cause the error. Unfortunately, the system failed to do this if the
error occurred in a different function (than the one being displayed)
- Updated the About Window. The new version of the About Window was
designed to maximum screen real estate. The old version was becoming far
- Minor updates to the Error Dialog and Message Dialog windows.
- Minor GUI tweaks.
Version 2.8 (October 7, 2017)
Added support for Dutch - special thanks to Ralf Djojomoenawi &
- If a function is incomplete (missing its return variable), it will
display in gray.
- The comment shape was updated. The left-side connecting line will
always use the color of the rest of the lines. The idea is to prevent it
from "vanishing" if the current scheme's Selection border color is the
same as the background color. In addition, the preview image no longer
displays the left-side connecting line.
- Fixed a bug that occurred when a function, that doesn't return a
value, is used in an expression. While the error message produced now
isn't the best, it is far better than before.
Version 2.7.1 (September 16, 2017)
Fixed a bug in Python generated code. Empty blocks were not including
'pass' statements. Special thanks to Clive Long for reporting the bug.
The internal logic used to draw shapes was updated.
Version 2.7 (September 6, 2017)
Added support for Indonesian - special thanks to Abdul Kadir
The Polish Translation was updated - special thanks to Robert
Updated the logic used to show the Add Shape and Clipboard pop-up
windows. Hopefully, this change will work better for those using WINE to
run Flowgorithm on the Macintosh.
Fixed a bug where lines wouldn't "line up" on Comment Shapes.
The Color Scheme Editor now has a "copy" dropper that will copy all the
attributes (text, fill, and border) from another clicked shape.
The colors used by Comment Shapes was redone. Now, both the text and
border will use the page's text (label) color.
Version 2.6.1 (August 10, 2017)
The Console Window now responds to pressing F5, F6, F7, and F8. These
are used to Run, Step, Pause, and Stop respectively.
The Italian Translation was updated - special thanks to Roberto
In the Color Scheme Editor, the image scrollbars work far better than
The graphic image, used the various shape edit windows, is better
horizontally centered between the window's edge and the text.
Version 2.6 (August 7, 2017)
- Added support for Farsi (Persian) - thanks to Vahid
Declare Shapes can now support multiple variables. The user can list
different variable names separated by commas.
- To accommodate older versions of Flowgorithm, the application can
now save programs in 1.0 and 2.0 format. The current format is 2.6. The current version can still open any previous file version.
- One of the redundant legacy fields, "variables", in the Declare tag, was removed.
This was designed for forward compatibility with older versions of
Flowgorithm (pre 1.7). Since Flowgorithm can now save to older
formats, it is unnecessary.
- The word-wrapping, used on shapes, was improved. Beforehand, the
text could, sometimes, fail to be vertically centered. The new
logic both resolves this problem and wraps based on syntactic elements
(such as operators).
- Printing was improved:
- The window now opens the Print Common Dialog window. This allows
the user to find printers, set advance features, and much more.
- An icon for portrait & landscape were added.
- Printer settings are now saved to the registry. This includes the
printer's name, landscape, and margins.
- Color Scheme Editor:
- Added a Save-As button.
- When a new color scheme is created, the hover color of the
'line' is now set to orange. Before, it was white.
- The system can catch, and report, Overflow Errors far better than it
- The Console Window now has a limit on the number of items in the
buffer. This prevents the system from running out of resources if (as an
example) a loop prints from 1 to a million. No errors are caused. Early
items are simply removed.
- The Turkish translation was updated.
- The Add Shape pop-up menu and Clipboard pop-up menu work better than
before. They should appear quicker and properly return focus to the main
window when closed.
- When the flowchart background is double-clicked, the Program
Attributes window will open. Before, the user would left double-click.
It has been changed to right double-click to avoid it being opened
- The message window was updated. In particular, the padding between
graphical elements was increased.
- Bug fixes:
- The thumbwheel on the mouse was moving the scrollbar, but not
updating the window.
- On the Gaddis Chart Style, the assignment caption had extra
- The Console Window no longer aggressively sets its Z-Order.
Before, anytime the window received output, it would force itself on
top of all the other windows. This made it difficult to stop the
program from the Main Window.
Version 2.5.4 (June 16, 2017)
- Fixed a bug in the Variable Watch Window. It was not
translating the label "Main" into the current language.
- Double-clicking on the main window's background will now
open the Program Properties window. This was an old feature that
was removed before the shape selection object was updated.
However, it wasn't re-enabled until now.
Version 2.5.3 (June 15, 2017)
- Updated an even better translation for Italian - Thanks to Roberto Atzori
- Improved the Color Scheme Editor. The internal logic, used
to determine if a color scheme was changed, was improved.
- Fixed a bug in the Color Scheme Editor. The Open Image
dialog was not being translated.
- The "If' Shape appearance was improved. Padding was added
around the text - so the line and text should not overlap.
- Some miscellaneous changes to windows - minor and probably
Version 2.5.2 (June 14, 2017)
- Updated the translation for Italian (fixing my Google
Translate text) - Thanks to Roberto Atzori
- Fixed a bug that prevented the key combinations of Control+
and Control- from zooming the main window.
Version 2.5.1 (June 12, 2017)
- Updated the translation for Traditional Chinese - Thanks to 黃昕暐
- Updated the Color Scheme Editor. Now the editor, opens the
current scheme. It also applies any changes to the main window.
- The icon used for Traditional Chinese (the Taiwanese flag),
was updated with a better version.
Version 2.5 (June 8, 2017)
- Added support for Traditional Chinese - Thanks to 黃昕暐
- Customized Color Schemes were added.
- Color schemes
can be created and edited with the use of a new Color Scheme
- The files are saved using the .fclr extension.
- To make
it easy to load schemes, "open" buttons were added to the Print,
Export Bitmap, Export Scalable Graphics, and Change Chart Style
- The Variable Watch Window now graphically displays the name
of the current function.
- Chart preview images (used in the Print, Export Bitmap,
Export Scalable Graphics, and Chart style) were improved.
They are larger, contain an additional shape, and show text on
- Auto-scrolling, used when the window automatically scrolls
when selecting shapes, works far better now.
- Window activation works better now. Beforehand, if the user
chose to show a window, but it was minimalized, it stayed
minimalized. Now, the window will normalize.
- Source Code Viewer:
- PHP was added. It contains both
the "hanging" and "aligned" brace formatting styles.
- Apple Swift 3 was added. Swift 2 was retained.
- Fixed in a bug in Python generated code. The code was
using 'true' and 'false' rather than 'True' and 'False'.
Thanks to Jon Rios for reporting this.
- The "Traffic" color scheme was modified to have a blue
background. The original color scheme can still be downloaded on
the Color Schemes page.
Version 2.4.3 (March 18, 2017)
- Fixed a bug in C# generated code. The generated source code uses
'boolean' rather than 'Boolean'.
Special thanks to Jeffrey Burton.
Version 2.4.2 (March 18, 2017)
- Fixed a bug in Python generated code. The bug affected For Loops.
Special thanks to Dave Braunschweig.
Version 2.4.1 (March 17, 2017)
- Fixed a minor bug that caused the Function Dropdown to flicker when
the language was set to Thai.
Version 2.4 (March 17, 2017)
- The modulo operator (mod, %) is now restricted to positive
integers. Different programming languages treat negative integers
differently - some inheriting the negative sign from the dividend and others the divisor. This can
cause issues with code generation.
- The Console Window and the ToReal() intrinsic function will now
accept commas as the decimal-point. Beforehand, the system would
only accept the period for (for ToReal) and either a comma or period
in the Console Window. To make the output consistent, the system
will always use the international notation - the period.
- The main toolbar was updated. The icon for Clear Breakpoint was
removed and replaced with an icon for Layout Windows.
- When a shape is edited, the system now clears the selection.
This will allow the user to see the shape change from gray
(incomplete) to color.
- Source Code Viewer:
- Improved Java generated code. In particular, the Scanner
library is only included if needed.
- Fixed a major bug that caused the application to crash if a new
Input Shape added.
- Fixed For Loops in Python. For loops use the range() to
create a series of values. However, this does not include the
ending value. Special thanks to Paul Gardner.
- Fixed the generated input functions for VBA. The name
"input" conflicts with a reserved word. Special thanks to
- Cleaned up the IBO Pseudocode.
- Fixed a minor display bug that occurred when a new function was
added. The screen was not updating the alignment - so the new
function was being left-aligned rather than centered.
- Fixed some translation errors (that I made). Special thanks
to Roberto Atzori.
- Fixed a formatting bug in the Console Window. When the
information was displayed in simple text, it was not being aligned
Version 2.3.1 (March 9, 2017)
- Fixed a minor bug with the colors displayed in the Console
Version 2.3 (March 8, 2017)
- Added support for Arabic - Thanks to Amr Ibrahim Khudair
- Added support for Slovenian - Thanks to Gregor Anželj
- The application can now support right-to-left languages. This
required extensive testing and some major internal changes. Special
thanks to Amr Ibrahim Khudair for all his help.
- Added IBO Pseudocode to the Source Code Viewer.
- Flowcharts are now centered in the window. Beforehand, the
flowcharts would always start left-aligned.
- Resizing the main window works far better now. This was an
oversight on my part.
- The scaling of the flowchart works better now.
- Fixed a bug with the ToInteger() and ToReal() intrinsic
functions. They were not allowing the dash "-" used to denote
negative numbers. Thanks to Roberto Atzori for reporting this.
- The icon on the "Enter" button in the Console Window was