Create and Populate the CICSScreenWS Project

Provides instructions for creating the CICSScreenWS project in Visual Studio, and adding the ACCT application files required to create a CICS screen service interface.

Create the CICSScreenWS project

  1. In Visual Studio, click File > New > Project.
  2. In the New Project dialog box, expand Installed > COBOL.
  3. Expand Enterprise Server, and then click Native.
  4. In the center pane, select Mainframe Subsystem Application.
  5. In the Project name field, type the name of the project: CICSScreenWS.
  6. Specify your working directory, c:\tutorials\IMTK, in the Location field.
  7. Uncheck Create directory for solution.
  8. Click OK.

    In Enterprise Developer, this creates a solution named CICSScreenWS that contains one project, also named CICSScreenWS.

    On disk, this creates a CICSScreenWS subdirectory to your working directory. The CICSScreenWS subdirectory contains the Visual Studio solution and project files.

Add the ACCT BMS file to the project

  1. Right-click the CICSScreenWS project, and click Add > Existing Item.
  2. Browse to the %PUBLIC%\Documents\Micro Focus\Enterprise Developer\Samples\Mainframe\Interface Mapping Toolkit\Classic\ServiceInterfaces\ACCTDemo folder.
  3. From the drop-down list, select BMS files (*.bms) to show just BMS files; then select the file.
  4. Click Add.
  5. To save this project, click File > Save CICSScreenWS.

Associate CICSEXT with the project

  1. In the Server Explorer, expand Micro Focus Servers > localhost to see a list of available enterprise servers.
  2. Right-click the CICSEXT enterprise server, and then click Associate With Project > CICSScreenWS.
    Note: If CICSEXT does not appear on the list of enterprise servers, right-click Micro Focus Servers; then select Refresh from the context menu.