Using Visual C++ .NET

This section describes how to use ACUCOBOL-GT in conjunction with Visual C++ .NET. Visual C++ .NET, together with Visual Studio .NET, provides a 32-bit Windows software development kit.

Generally speaking, you use Visual C++ .NET to write various C subroutines that provide a specialized interface between your COBOL applications and the Windows operating system interfacing to under Windows. You then build a new ACUCOBOLGT runtime that contains these C subroutines, and you make calls to these routines from your COBOL application. You can also use this procedure to call code produced by code generators.

The remainder of this section assumes you are familiar with C and Visual C++ .NET. For information on including .NET assemblies in your COBOL program, or calling COBOL from a .NET application, see Working With .NET Assemblies.