On Saturday, September 18, 2004, at 03:09 PM, Brian Heibert wrote: > Here's my code for my Run menu: > > runcode$ = EDIT$(1) > > > How do I get the text that the user enters Assuming the user has entered it into EDIT$(1), you've just put the first 255 chars into the variable runcode$ > And interpret each word that is in the edit field Write an interpreter to parse each word and figure out what to do with it. If you have to ask the question, it's possible you aren't quite ready to tackle such a complex project. That doesn't mean you shouldn't try to do it, but as someone else suggested, asking "how do I..." isn't the way you'll become a proficient programmer. Open up the manual and start exploring. Start experimenting. It may help to stick to smaller, easier things at first. When you find something that doesn't work the way you expect, then you can ask more explicit questions. There may be someone on this list who's willing to write the code for you, but I hope not, because that won't make you a programmer. e-e =J= a y "