My programmer is still working on his 3270 telnet server for our archiving product, LaserVault. (he's drawing sample screens with different attributes. What fun.) This gave me another idea, I don't know how practical. He plans to finish that up and then do a 5250 one also. (Right now we have client software on the AS/400 to talk to our server.) What about being able to write green screen applications with Visual Basic? Suppose you could make a VB-based program that talked to our server, and then to a green screen? Maybe if you had a PC-based database that you wanted to give AS/400 access to , or you want to write an email ap, or something. Like I said, this idea is off the wall. I guess the server would have to have a menu system or something to call the right VB prgram to handle that particular screen. (Of course you could use C, foxpro, or anything else that can call activex.) And your same program should be able to talk to 3270 screens also. They would come in thru telnet. I didn't say it was a good idea, just and interesting idea. I suppose there are already RPG/CL emulators that run on the PC, and handle multiuser. -- Brad Jensen firstname.lastname@example.org President Electronic Storage Corporation Tulsa OK USA 918-664-7276 LaserVault Report Retrieval & Data Mining www.Laservault.com www.eufrates.com - Add distance learning to your site with easy course preparation
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