VaRPG targets the PC - Windows environment.  If your RPG/400 folks try to
write Windows applications without any Windows GUI training, they will
certainly find that the RPG is not the hard part - the GUI is.  All that GUI
stuff that you take for granted (scroll bars, resizing, centering, colour
palette, drop-down menus, adapting to multiple screen resolutions, storing
user preferences and so on) need to be programmed in.  I don't know about
your programmers, but I had to find out the hard way that my VaRPG
applications didn't work at all like other Windows apps!  Get the Windows
standards book and study existing Windows apps.

Buck Calabro

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joep Beckeringh 
> Sent: Sunday, July 04, 1999 5:33 PM
> To:   RPG400-L@midrange.com
> Subject:      Re: Code/400
> 
> > As for VARPG, in my view it is a waste of effort programmer's time.
> 
> Bob,
> 
> In our company (still mainly DDS/RPG/CL; most people use terminals) some
> people have just started looking at VARPG.  The main reasons for
> investigation are the possibility to write code in a familiar language
> and,
> even more important, having a seamless interface to the AS/400 database.
> When you say that you can get better results with Visual C++, Visual
> Basic,
> Visual Cafe Java and Delphi, how do you interface with DB2/400?  ODBC?
> 
> Joep Beckeringh
> 
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