We are upgrading an application from Visual Cobol 2.1 on Windows XP to Visual Cobol 2.3 on Windows 10. The application consists of windows forms projects and native code programs compiled as managed code. We have been using VS 2010 Shell on Windows XP. A couple of queries:
I installed VS 2015 Community on a new Windows 10 pc and registered for the 30 day trial of VC 2.3. In the link sent back, Step 1 - Useful Download Details, states that there are two versions of Visual Cobol available to download, VC for VS 2012 and VC for VS 2013, yet under the Software/Licenses section at the bottom VC for VS 2015 is also available for download, so this is the one I chose. Are the instructions on the link out of date? I assume it was safe to download VC for VS 2015 if VS 2015 Community is installed?
The target framework for the VC 2.1 version of the app is either .NET framework 4 Client Profile for the windows forms projects, or .NET framework 4 for the non windows forms projects. In VC 2.3 on Windows 10 should we be chaning the target framework toa more recent version, or is it safe to leave as is? Is it better to use the latest version of the .NET framework. I cretaed a new windows forms app on the Windows 10 pc and by default to target framework was set to 4.5.2. All versions of .NET up to 4.6.1 are installed on this pc.