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Published By:  GT Software

Compile COBOL on the Microsoft .NET Framework and Windows Azure

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The NetCOBOL for .NET compiler produces Microsoft's Intermediate Language (MSIL) that executes under the Common Language Runtime (CLR). This language-neutral, platform-independent environment lets you mix modern languages like C# and VB.NET on any .NET-compatible hardware and in the Windows Azure cloud.

NetCOBOL for .NET adapts to OO COBOL syntax and supports .NET-specific extensions. That means your COBOL programs can be written to take full advantage of the .NET Framework classes.

The compiler also includes Microsoft Visual Studio Shell (Visual Studio without any other Microsoft languages), providing an integrated development environment (IDE) for NetCOBOL for .NET.

  • No COBOL runtime license charges
  • Compatible with Windows Azure cloud computing
  • Generates standard .NET MSIL (Microsoft Intermediate Language) code with the option to generate verifiable (web safe) code.
  • Enhances COBOL syntax to allow creation of and integration with .NET Framework objects.
  • COBOL programs can be integrated seamlessly with other languages: inheriting from classes created in other languages, invoking and being invoked by methods written in other languages.
  • Full access to .NET Framework classes, including XML Web service and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) classes
  • Mixed language applications can be debugged with the Visual Studio debugger
  • Interoperation with COM and existing native code compilers
  • Includes and integrates with Microsoft¿s Visual Studio
  • Includes COBOL support for Windows Forms Designer, Web Forms Designer and IntelliSense
  • ANSI Code Page (ACP) and Unicode runtime data modes aid migrating and mixing ACP applications in the .NET Unicode environment.
  • Includes PowerBSORT,PowerFORM and Data Tools utilities.

  • Enables you to bring mainframe/legacy COBOL code to the Windows environment and provides the product round which the NeoTools are built. You can enjoy big savings in IT expenses or free up mainframe MIPS for other applications.
  • You can utilise the latest technologies such as ASP.NET and WCF from COBOL using the award winning Visual Studio development environment.
  • You pay no runtime license fees when distributing applications built using NetCOBOL
  • Development teams deliver faster application maintenance and development using Visual Studio
  • Lets you use the business-supporting power of COBOL, seamlessly integrated with other Windows and .NET components
  • You can use existing COBOL skills to create up-to-date interfaces and applications or seamlessly integrate with user interfaces written in VB and C#.

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