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Micro Focus Contributor
Micro Focus Contributor

Previously I showed how to create a project for Visual Studio (VS) for use with Micro Focus Visual COBOL/Enterprise Developer. Now that the project has been created and COBOL sources added, let's explore what's needed to set up the directives needed to be able to build the project. Directives are options that are passed to the compiler. They configure how the COBOL source code should be transformed to machine code, that is suitable for running on the target platform.


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Micro Focus Contributor
Micro Focus Contributor

In my previous article, I commented on some of the benefits associated with having a project system when using Micro Focus Visual COBOL/Enterprise Developer. This time let's talk about what's actually required to move to the Visual Studio (VS) project system. The general process involves identifying which COBOL sources should be grouped logically together in a project and the compiler directives that are required to compile them.


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Micro Focus Contributor
Micro Focus Contributor

To make the most of Micro Focus Visual COBOL and Enterprise Developer, developers are recommended to move towards a project based build system. Over the years I have spoken to a number of people who have kept their existing build system, which are often simply a bundle of build scripts, without making the most of what the product has to offer. I believe that part of the reason people may not have tried project based builds is that the benefits are not well understood, which I will attempt to address in this post.


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Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert

An important part of the software development and maintenance process involves debugging code to fix problems or develop new functionality. Setting breakpoints and querying and modifying data items are key features of the debugging environment and both Visual Studio and Eclipse provide support for developers working with COBOL code to do so when debugging. This article gives an overview of the support for setting breakpoints and watchpoints in the Visual Studio development environment. Querying and modifying data is covered in a separate article.


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Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert

An important part of the software development and maintenance process involves debugging code to fix problems or develop new functionality. Setting breakpoints and querying and modifying data items are key features of the debugging environment and both Visual Studio and Eclipse provide support for developers working with COBOL code to query and modify COBOL data items when debugging. This article gives an overview of the support in Visual Studio. Setting breakpoints and watchpoints is covered in a separate article.


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Micro Focus Frequent Contributor
Micro Focus Frequent Contributor

With the new Visual COBOL 5.0 and Enterprise 5.0 releases upon us, Paula takes us through 'what's new' in terms of the IDEs....


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