Using a class as a rational data structure alternative

ASNA Visual RPG data structures have some very good purposes, but in AVR for .NET there are often much better ways to store data in memory.

How to calculate date/time differences in Visual RPG for .NET

.NET offers superb date calculation capabilities. This article take a look at how to use the System.TimeSpan structure to calculate date and time durations.

How to test that DataGate is working for your Web site

Resolving issues with Web applications is challenging work. There is so much to go wrong. This article introduces a single ASPX that shows if DataGate is working for your Web app.

Splitting a string with AVR for .NET three ways

You can often learn a lot from a simple little exercise. In this article, let's consider three ways to split a string in AVR for .NET. Our need is to split a full name field into two fields, one for the first name one for the last name. Initially, let's use the string 'Neil Young'.

ASNA Mobile RPG controls gallery

This article provides a gallery of the many UI controls that ASNA Mobile RPG provides for building a mobile application's user interface.

How to hash user passwords with AVR for .NET

This article shows how to get, and use, the Microsoft System.Web.Helpers.Crypto class to create cryptographically secure hashed password.

Using AVR's OSEXEC

ASNA Visual RPG for .NET and ASNA Visual RPG have an`OSEXEC` operation code. This article shows a few techniques for building good command lines for OSEXEC.

Wings application won't allow user sign on

For correct Wings sign-on behavior, be sure to change the IBM i system value QRMTSIGN to *VERIFY.

Using the DataGate Monitor

This article introduces the ASNA DataGate Monitor and shows how to use it to create local databases and DataGate database names.

DataGate for IBM i and DataGate for SQL Server differences

This article shows functional differences between ASNA's DataGate for IBM i and DataGate for SQL Server and programming considerations.

Understanding AVR for .NET's shared class members

Not only do AVR for .NET shared class members generate a lot of questions for us in ASNA tech support, but their misuse cause AVR for .NET programmers grief and consternation. This article takes a look at exactly what shared members are and when to use them.

Effective numeric input for AVR for .NET Windows apps

This article shows how to add culture-specific decimal number input to your ASNA Visual RPG for .NET Windows apps.