This document introduces several of the unique and powerful features of ASNA Visual RPG for .NET (AVR). Whether you're a traditional RPG programmer with little or no experience with other languages, or a veteran VB/C# programmer, this document provides an overview of several of AVR's language concepts and syntactical details.
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The ListView is a worthy alternative to the GridView control. With the ListView control, you are 100% in charge of the markup produced. This makes the ListView much better suited to pages where you need complete control over the markup, such as when you're using a CSS framwork like BootStrap. However, the ListView's model for determining row clicks is quite different from the GridView. This article shows how to determine what row and column got clicked with the ListView.
A very important consideration for AVR for .NET ASP.NET websites is managing IBM i jobs. This article discusses how to ensure that an AVR for .NET website doesn't create more IBM i jobs than necessary.
Despite your best efforts, your ASNA Visual RPG web application may be launching way more IBM i jobs than necessary. This article offers a few tips on finding the cause of orphaned IBM i jobs associated with your ASNA Visual RPG web app.
DataGate's connection pooling is a way to improve website performance by reusing existing server-side jobs for ASNA Visual RPG for .NET ASP.NET Web apps.
ASP.NET's WebForms acquired a semantic, or "friendly", routing feature several years ago. Routing is built into .NET and works great with ASNA Visual RPG.
Receiving error: " CPF 1296 – Signon information required" when trying to sign into Wings or Mobile RPG application
The article compares corresponding data types for AVR, to data types in the .NET Framework, C#, and VB.NET. It shows how AVR implements .NET's data types.
Deploying an ASP.NET application with debug enabled is a very poor practice. It impedes performance and might show Internet bad guys error messages details they shouldn't see. This article reminds you how to disable debug mode and provides a warning reminding you that debugging is enabled.
In most cases, ASNA products (including Wings, Mobile RPG, and Monarch) already produce HTML 5 document types. However, depending on the project template you're using, ASNA Visual RPG may produce an XHTML 1.1 document type. This article shows how to ensure your AVR projects are using the HTML 5 document type.
Resolving the error: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.AppDesigner. version= 184.108.40.206" when creating new AVR projects or opening existing projects. There were changes made to the internal structure of Visual Studio 2017 that require an update.
We occasionally get questions about where or how to get ASNA Visual RPG (AVR) programmers. That question doesn’t have a good, single answer, but here are a few thoughts and considerations for that challenge.