ASNA, a Microsoft Visual Studio Industry Partner, today announced plans to ship ASNA Visual RPG 10 (AVR) in July, 2010. This version of AVR works with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.

AVR is a .NET-based RPG compiler that works from within Visual Studio just as VB.NET and C# do. AVR compiles to native MSIL code and supports intrinsic Visual Studio features such as its Windows and Web designers, Intellisense, its debugger, and its deployment tools. Visual Studio 2010 offers many enhancements and features, such as improved multi-monitor support, new debugging features, and a new-from-the-ground-up code editor.

We’re very excited about AVR 10. The refinements and enhancements offered by Visual Studio 2010 make AVR 10 our most polished, exciting .NET-based product yet. Shipping with AVR 10 is the ASNA DataGate Server Explorer—a DataGate database server management and administrative suite—which is tightly integrated into Visual Studio 2010. AVR 10 provides a single integrated environment for all of your development needs.

Eduardo Ross, Vice President of Technology

ASNA’s DataGate Server Explorer works from within Visual Studio 2010 to let developers work with DataGate database connections, libraries, files, and objects. Everything the developer needs for database-related work is offered directly within the DataGate Server Explorer—it is a replacement for the free-standing ASNA Database Manager that shipped with previous versions of AVR.

In additional to its tight integration with Visual Studio 2010, ASNA is also excited to announce that AVR 10 will also work with the Microsoft Visual Studio Shell. For AVR 10 developers who don’t need VB.NET or C#, this offers a no-cost way to acquire the necessary host shell for AVR 10. Read more about the Microsoft Visual Studio Shell here

AVR 10 is a free upgrade for licensed users of AVR 9.x. It requires either Visual Studio 2010 or the Microsoft Visual Studio Shell.

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In its fourth decade as a market leader and innovator for IBM midrange systems, ASNA provides comprehensive and flexible solutions for modernizing IBM i applications to the Microsoft .NET platform.

ASNA enables companies to integrate and extend their RPG green screen solutions to .NET, the Web and Mobile, while preserving investments in IT and human resources. Our solutions are distributed worldwide and used by more than a million end users.

ASNA holds a Microsoft Gold competency in Application Development, is a Microsoft Visual Studio Industry Partner, an Advanced Tier Member of IBM's PartnerWorld for Developers and a Gold level partner of Microsoft's Platform Modernization Alliance.

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