Building a .NET COBOL Application that is to be Debugged in a Container

Note: The information in this topic applies to both native COBOL and .NET COBOL applications unless specifically indicated. If you want to use native COBOL in containers, however, Micro Focus recommends using the IDE-based functionality described in Debugging and Running Native COBOL Applications in Containers as it offers an fully-integrated, easy-to-use debugging experience.

The first step in preparing a COBOL application to be debugged in a container is to use Visual COBOL to build the application for debugging as you would normally. You need to make sure that you specify the required bitism (32-bit or 64-bit).

If you are working with the container demonstrations, project and solution files are supplied to enable you to do this.