The first step in creating an application is to create an Eclipse project. You are going to create a local project as you will develop and run the application on your machine.
To do this:
If this is the first time you start Eclipse, the IDE displays the Eclipse Welcome page. Click Open COBOL Perspective which is the default perspective in Visual COBOL.
If the IDE does not start in the COBOL perspective, to change to it, click , click COBOL, and then click Open.
Perspectives are an Eclipse concept and they include the views, menus and options relevant to your activity. The COBOL perspective shows the COBOL Explorer, Outline, and Console views, among others. The perspective is customizable, so you can choose your own views.
The New COBOL Project dialog box is displayed.