Configuring Your Application for Visual Studio

As an RM/COBOL user, you can modernize your applications for Visual COBOL by using the DIALECT"RM" Compiler directive, which enables compilation and run-time behavior highly compatible with RM/COBOL.
Note: If your RM/COBOL source code uses RM/Panels syntax, refer to the RM/Panels Conversion Example for your IDE instead.

This tutorial demonstrates migrating your RM/COBOL source code to Visual COBOL using the Visual Studio IDE. It takes you through creating a new project, setting the appropriate Compiler directives, importing the RM/COBOL source into the project, and then building it.

The modernization process utilizes the Micro Focus enhanced ACCEPT/DISPLAY syntax run-time support module (Adis) to emulate some of the behaviors expected in RM/COBOL.