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Charting a course for upgrading AVR for .NET

This article outlines the potential issues and considerations for upgrading ASNA Visual RPG for .NET

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AVR Classic and third-party controls

ASNA Visual RPG Classic can use third-party controls (OCXes and DLLs). This article explains the issues with the third-party control ecosystem.

ASNA Pipeline: 2021-04-06

Welcome to ASNA's new newsletter, ASNA Pipeline. It features tips, techniques, and announcements to keep you current with ASNA.

ASP.NET-related troubleshooting/configuration articles

This is a list of the ASP.NET-related configuration and troubleshooting articles at ASNA.com.

Video: Avoiding spurious IBM i jobs with AVR ASP.NET apps

Careless database connection handling in your Visual RPG for .NET code can lead to spurious jobs on your IBM i. Especially for Visual RPG Web ASP.NET Web apps, the presence of these jobs are a symptom of a performance-sucking issue.

Can users change my ASNA's application's CCSID value?

Changing the CCSID value on the client side is not a good practice. In many cases it results in the wrong data being displayed. This article explains why you should change the user's CCSID on the IBM i in the user's profile.

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.

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'.

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.

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.