Working in Open Folder Mode

Restriction: This feature is only supported in native COBOL.

Visual COBOL supports the Visual Studio Open Folder functionality. Open Folder enables you to open a folder that contains source files in Solution Explorer edit, compile and debug files without creating projects.

This provides a fast way for opening existing source code in Visual Studio but has some limitations - see Restrictions in Open Folder Mode. The functionality enables you to quickly start editing source files with little to no initial configuration.