COBOL programming tools from NORCOM
GUI ScreenIO's Program Generator
GUI ScreenIO includes a program generator that generates programs (or portions of programs) that manage panel(s) you've designed.
Hit the ground running!
GUI ScreenIO's program generator produces programs that compile and run, as generated!
The generated programs are very clean, and use the coding style that we recommend. You'll find that the program generator makes it easy to build your GUI ScreenIO application, because much of the framework is done for you.
You can generate a program that handles your panel, compile it, and run it without making any changes. Of course, the application-specific code is commented out, but it's in the program. It's easy to modify and test your application code in stages.
The generated program includes most of the code necessary for everything in your panel; the loop to display the panel, code to handle all of the events it can generate, and code to manage the controls on the panel. In particular, this makes it much easier to get up-and-running with the more complex controls, like listviews. It's a huge time-saver.
How it works
The program generator can create a program that will handle one, or many panels, depending on how many panels and which option you specify.
To generate a program shell or shells:
The program generator will:
Have it your way!
The program generator creates COBOL code based upon a template that you can modify to suit your own coding preferences or site standards. It's easy to change the template as your requirements change, or if you prefer to apply your own structure instead of the one we supply with GUI ScreenIO.
The program template is simple; easy to understand and modify.
See the documentation for more details.
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