Despite providing a very good tool for adding GUI interfaces to COBOL programs, PowerCOBOL is showing its age, and whether it will continue
to be supported is a matter of some concern. Furthermore, modern applications require better and richer GUI controls than are provided
by the PowerCOBOL IDE. Many users have a large investment in it but there has been no migration path offered to them so they
can modernize their existing PowerCOBOL systems. Having to re-draw hundreds of GUI screens and re-write the event processing and procedures for them is not
an attractive prospect for most PowerCOBOL sites. PRIMA's PowerCOBOL Migration Tool (PCOB2NET) seeks to remedy that situation.
The current PowerCOBOL "code-behind" (called "scriptlets" in PowerCOBOL terminology) is written in COBOL and some people will want to move on to
more modern languages, while others will want to retain COBOL. Our solution allows you to write
in both (.Net) managed or (native code) unmanaged COBOL, AND/OR use the .Net languages (C#, VB.NET).