Categories: Code conversion - Language migration
Latest version: 2.0
Added 2004-01-29Updated 2005-09-13
Migrates CICS/COBOL applications to ASP.NET.
KICKS for .NET takes advantage of the similarities between CICS and ASP.NET (pseudo-conversational, transactional, stateless) to provide a migration for CICS applications to the .NET environment. It provides support to compile, link and execute CICS COBOL applications taking the 3270 character mode screens into GUI equivalents that operate under ASP.NET.
KICKS supports extended attributes. Screen information stored within extended attributes can be utilized to generate a representation of the mainframe screens as ASP.NET screens.
- Software Development Kit: BMS Macro Converter (Visual Studio add-in that automatically converts your mainframe screens into ASP.NET Web forms); CICS Preprocessor (VS add-in that analyzes your CICS logic and uses a customizable database to perform changes to your application logic in order to function with the KICKS for .NET executive); Property Manager (VS add-in that gives the developers access to almost all configurable properties of the converted application); Preprocessor Database Editor (utility that enables you to customize the output for CICS commands and their respective properties).
- Server Runtime: CICS Executive, assembly that runs on any other Windows server that supports the .NET framework.
Built for .NET