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Phoenix Object Basic
Envelop IDE.png
Screenshot of the latest stable version of Envelop alias Phoenix Object Basic.
Paradigmobject-oriented, component-based, imperative
DeveloperCIMLINC Inc.[1]
Janus Software
First appeared1995-08-21[2]
Final release
Preview release
1.5 Beta 6
LicenseProprietary Software
Filename extensions.epj, .eto, .ebo, .ero (offline)
Influenced by
Visual Basic

Phoenix Object Basic (formerly known as Envelop) is an object-oriented rapid application development tool for Microsoft Windows and Linux. It has object-oriented features such as inheritance and polymorphism[3][4] as found in languages such as Python and Perl. It also features a similar design environment and compatible syntax to Visual Basic[3][5] reducing the learning curve for those making a transition from that language to Linux programming. Phoenix includes a full implementation of the BASIC programming language. It was released for download in 2001 and the Linux package is at version 1.5 beta 6 (released October 2004), it also requires the distribution of a small number of runtime library files with complied applications.

Phoenix Object Basic is a proprietary tool for cross-platform Linux and Windows application development.

Key attributes:[3][4]

The Phoenix source code is not available because it contains proprietary third party components. Phoenix is free of charge and freely distributable.

See also


  1. ^ The Envelop Story (1.4 ed.). Itasca, Illinois (USA): CIMLINC, Inc. 1996-07-09 – via installation directory > STORY.TXT.
  2. ^ Envelop Engine: Press Release at the Wayback Machine (archived 1996-11-04)
  3. ^ a b c Envelop Engine: Fact Sheet at the Wayback Machine (archived 1996-11-04)
  4. ^ a b "Phoenix Object Basic - Key Features". Retrieved 2021-11-15.
  5. ^ Envelop Engine: The Free, Object-Oriented, Familiar RAD tool for MS Windows 95 and NT at the Wayback Machine (archived 1996-11-04)
  6. ^ Janus Software: Phoenix Downloads at the Wayback Machine (archived 2006-12-15)