Creating a Visual Studio Project for the RM/Panels Application

The first task is to create a project. Visual Studio uses the concept of a 'solution' to hold one or more related projects. Unless you specify an existing solution when creating a project, a new one is created for you.

  1. In Visual Studio, click File > New > Project.
  2. In the New Project dialog box, expand Installed > COBOL. Then, click Native.
  3. From the list of project types, select Windows Application

    Choosing Windows Application is important because that will cause the program to use runw.exe instead of run.exe.

  4. In the Name field, type vc_qdemo as the name for the project.
  5. In the Location field, specify a location for the project.
  6. Click OK.

    The project is created within a solution of the same name, and then opened, ready to edit. The next task is to add the supporting files to the project.