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Micro Focus Visual Object Cobol 32 Bit

by Micro Focus
Windows 98 / XP / 95
2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • Automation server capabilities
  • Produce 32-bit executables
  • Extensive class library
  • Generate multithreaded applications

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Windows 98 / XP / 95
  • Media: CD-ROM

Product Details

  • ASIN: B000CQEU5S
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 6, 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,548 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
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Product Description

With Visual Object COBOL, Micro Focus has inserted its object COBOL compiler into an integrated development environment. And its IDE looks as robust as many I've seen elsewhere. One intriguing capability of this product is its support for OLE Automation. You can use Visual Object COBOL to write a program that can control other programs with OLE Automation server capabilities (e.g., Excel). More intriguing: You can use Visual Object COBOL to convert COBOL programs into OLE Automation servers. This means you can bring business logic that's currently written in COBOL into the new world of OLE and componentware. Visual Object COBOL for Windows will produce 32-bit executables. It can also generate multithreaded applications. Objects within Visual Object COBOL support inheritance (albeit single inheritance), polymorphism, and late bind ing. Visual Object COBOL arrives with an extensive class library that supports (among other things) all the significant Windows GUI objects: dialog boxes, push buttons, scroll bars, and other controls.

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1.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely positively does not run on current Windows January 24, 2011
I wish there was a 0-star option.

In case anybody is suckered by the price and is thinking about trying this, I did.

This version absolutely does not run under Vista nor Windows 7, and is very unstable on WIN2K. I couldn't even get it to install under Windows 7, and while the installer finished on my Vista machine, the software crashed every time I tried to start it. It successfully installed under WIN2K, but trying to run it under WIN2K was an exercise in frustration, as it would crash on startup about half the time, and would nearly always BSOD someplace. I could not successfully uninstall from any of my machines - they all required a reformat and reinstall of Windows. Good think I'm religious about backups.

Unless you want to go to all the trouble of trying to set up outdated OS's in a Virtual Machine just to be able to use this software, save your money.
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3.0 out of 5 stars MicroFocus Cobol 32 Bit October 10, 2007
This product was purchased at a reasonable price $19.95. Original list price was around $499. Buyers should be aware that this product is designed for Windows 95.
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