ASNA WingsRPG™ Reference Manual

Small Project Solutions

This topic covers using Wings to convert small projects. Converting a small project in Wings is usually simplest with the Wings Design Aid, a toolset integrated into Visual Studio that enables users to import, modernize, and export RPG display files, providing all the functionality needed to fully modernize a display file into a working Wings Page.

Working with a small project will generally involve using the Wings Design Aid to import display file and Visual Studio to design and develop the Wings Display File, or web page. The import process will require you to make certain basic preparations in the programs to be modernized (ensuring that the program is in RPG ILE and uses externally described display files), and add the HANDLER keyword. After that's taken care of you'll use the Wings Design Aid to complete the process, and Visual Studio to create and enhance the webpage.