karthikgeek Absent Member.
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Build Windows forms using Visual Cobol

We are planning to convert character based screens into WInforms. Looking for a document ,examples .Went thru this blog but not able to find.

If any pointers would help us over here

Thanks

Karthik

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Altair Absent Member.
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RE: Build Windows forms using Visual Cobol

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karthikgeek Absent Member.
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RE: Build Windows forms using Visual Cobol

Thanks Altair for the reference. Also wanted to quickly understand is there a possibility to directly compile the  existing  character based screens into Win Forms with minimal changes. We are trying to see how quickly it can be migrated as the inventory is huge

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RE: Build Windows forms using Visual Cobol

You should be able to compile the character based screens as managed code with no or minimal changes but they will still run as character based screens only they will be .NET assemblies instead of native Windows executables.

Windows Forms are a set of classes in .NET that can be accessed directly from managed COBOL. You can design your Forms using the Visual Studio designer and it will generate the code-behind COBOL classes in order to run these.

Visual COBOL does not provide a mechanism for converting character-based screens directly to WinForms.

Perhaps someone else on the forum has developed a tool that might help with this type of conversion?

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