With the exception of Java interfaces, all other service types automatically generate a COBOL console application client. As part of client generation, a proxy program is also generated. The proxy provides a standard mechanism for invoking the service, and is intended for use by production clients.
After generation, Visual COBOL adds a client application project to the solution that contains your service interface. The name of the project is myserviceClientApp, and contains the following components:
To enhance its appearance and usability, you can optionally edit a console client program using the Visual COBOL COBOL editor, or any text editor.
You can run a console client directly from your project using the Visual COBOL Debugger. Before doing so, ensure that:
When you start the Debugger, Visual COBOL automatically builds the client project and executes it.