Visual Age for Basic (Client & Server) - OS/2 version 1.2

Category: System
Year: 1996
Description:VisualAge(TM) for Basic delivers a powerful suite of application development tools built around an advanced implementation of the BASIC programming language. VisualAge for Basic is for the developer creating GUI clients and for the DB2(R) application programmer who wants to use BASIC to create GUI clients, DB2 stored procedures, and DB2 user-defined functions.
Manufacturer: IBM
Localization: EN
OS: OS/2

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#14361VisualAge_For_basic_1.2.7z24.3 MB0x35B18DFF

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On Thursday October 5, 2017 Highwinder said:

Ok, one more update to offer as soon as I'm done wiping all the egg on my face.
First, it installs just fine to all versions of OS/2 that I install it on from OS/2 2.1 on up to the latest eCS v2.1. Just don't be stupid and install it and immediately try to run it without rebooting first. REBOOT FIRST! The config.sys file gets modified and a reboot is required for VisualAge for BASIC for OS/2 to even start. You'll get errors if you don't.
After the reboot, it runs just great. So once you have it up and running, that's wonderful - now good luck finding any publications to help you actually use it. The help files that come with it are limited. But there is hope:
Remember that IBM VisualAge for BASIC is an IBM rip-off of Microsoft's Visual Basic v3.0, only for OS/2. VisualAge for BASIC for OS/2 even opens and uses VB3 projects wonderfully (you just have to save VB3 projects as text files). So a strategy you can adopt is using Microsoft VB3 (under WIN-OS2) to create your projects and use VisualAge BASIC for OS/2 as the compiler for native OS/2 app development using Visual basic. It's the only realistic strategy I see to actually use a native Visual Basic method of development for native OS/2 apps (and without having to learn any of that REXX crap).
Microsoft's VB3 is an overwhelmingly professional and well-documented product that runs great in WIN-OS2, so you can still enjoy 100% of your development taking place under OS/2. So win-win no matter what route you take if you're a VB developer who wants to develop for OS/2 using Visual Basic.
BONUS: This is v1.2 of IBM's VisualAge for BASIC for OS/2, which is the final, bug-fixed version.

On Saturday September 30, 2017 Highwinder said:

Ok, figured it out. Installs just fine on Warp 3 and Warp 4, and supposedly eCS v1 as well. But something is haywire when it comes to eCS v2.1. It will install just fine, but it won't run - eCS 2.1 reports that it is possibly missing files or not properly set up, etc. Not sure what that's all about yet, but good to know that it's usable under Warp. This is a VERY rare find, and this is the ONLY place on the internet that IBM's VisualAge for BASIC for OS/2 can be found. Bonus that it is v1.2, the final version (there is v1.5, but that was just considered a "version jack"). Major kudos to the uploader.

On Friday September 29, 2017 Highwinder said:

I have not been able to get this to install, at least in eCS 2.1. Is there a trick to this?

On Monday February 15, 2016 Oquigibsom said:

It works fine on OS/2 2.11, Warp 3 and 4.
On OS/2 2.11, the Server doesn't installs.