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" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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 email@example.com > 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 > _______________________________________________ > This is the Midrange Systems Technical Discussion (MIDRANGE-L) mailing list > To post a message email: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com > To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, > visit: http://lists.midrange.com/cgi-bin/listinfo/midrange-l > or email: MIDRANGE-Lfirstname.lastname@example.org > Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives > at http://archive.midrange.com/midrange-l. _________________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get your free @yahoo.com address at http://mail.yahoo.com
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