.BAS File Extension

BASIC Source Code File

General Information

Title BAS File Extension
Extension .bas
Full Form BASIC Source Code File
File Type Source Code File
Developer Various
MIME Type text/plain

File Function

Primary Function Store code
Additional Functions Compile to executable, Interpreted execution
Features Text-based, Procedural

File Characteristics

Quality Depends on content
Supports Layers No
Supports Transparency No
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Software Development Yes
Educational Purposes Yes
Legacy Systems Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Code injection
Best Practices Sanitize input, Update regularly

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 1964
Latest Version Varies by software

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .vbs, .frm, .vb, .cls

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Microsoft Visual Basic Paid, Trial Windows
FreeBASIC Compiler Free Windows, Linux, DOS
QB64 Free Windows, Mac, Linux