Hi Brad,

Guess I misunderstood your original email. You said "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?"
which I took to mean a PC-based VB program communicating with an AS400-based
green-screen program (presumably RPGLE).  One way to do that would be for
the programs to communicate through a file, accessed on the VB side by ODBC.
Klunky for sure, but possible.

I believe Client Access had some .dll's that gave some access to the 5250
data stream in use by a CA session, but maybe that was PC Support.

I wrote a VB program to act as a server (via data queues) for AS400 programs
to use to do MS Word mail merge, and believe me, the mail merge part was a
whole lot more "fun" than reading and writing the data queue.  And you're
right, writing a PC-based program to act as a server for an AS400 client is
a hoot.

Regards,
Peter Dow
Dow Software Services, Inc.
909 425-0194 voice
909 425-0196 fax



----- Original Message -----
From: "Brad Jensen" <brad@elstore.com>
To: <midrange-l@midrange.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 11, 2001 2:32 PM
Subject: Re: Vb 5250 or 3270 term server


>
>
> Peter Dow wrote:
> >
> > Hi Brad,
> >
> > There used to be a file transfer function that used the green screen:
the
> > S/36 (or was it S/34?) would fill the screen, the PC program would grab
the
> > data and effectively press ENTER to get the next screen.
> >
> > These days there's ODBC, data queues, socket servers, etc. to
communicate,
> > and with the green-screen tax, I don't think anyone would like something
> > that increases usage thereof.
>
> ODBC from an AS400 to a PC server? I didn't know you could do it
> backwards.
>
> in any case, the reason to do this is because there is something
> on the pc you want to provide to the greenscreen,
>
> or maybe your programmer like writing in VB
>
> besides, wouldn't it be a hoot?
>
> I suppose ther eis already a green screen web browser
>
> --
> Brad Jensen brad@elstore.com
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