Keeping Your VIEW Current - January 15, 2020
VMS Advanced Call Procedure

The Advanced Call Procedure (ACP) dialog box combines the function help and the call procedure and variable assignment dialogs into a single, convenient dialog box. Function variables are entered via drop down selections or by typing in the field. ACP is available in VMS 9.0 and higher.
  • To enable ACP, enable the “Use Advanced Call Procedure” option from the user option menu.
  • String, Integer, and Float variables may be auto-declared directly through the dialog. Other variable types may be declared through the object names window, while the ACP dialog is open.
  • While the ACP dialog is very helpful for VMS functions with several arguments, it is sometimes desired to use the classic function call method. The dialog includes a convenient way to switch to the classic dialog.
  • Please note that the ACP dialog is primarily for entering function calls. In some instances, when editing functions, the classic call procedure or variable assignment dialog may be used in lieu of the ACP dialog.
WINDOWS 7 Support Has Ended

Microsoft announced that support for Windows 7 officially ended on January 14, 2020. According to Microsoft’s website , if you continue to use Windows 7, your PC will become more vulnerable to security risks and viruses because you will no longer receive essential software updates, including security updates. Microsoft strongly recommends that you move to a new PC running Windows 10 to avoid a situation where you need service or support that is no longer available. 

Most VIEW systems manufactured since 2005 have an upgrade path to Windows 10. In addition to software updates, your system may require hardware upgrades. Please contact us at sales@viewmm.com to see if your system is eligible to be upgraded and request a quotation specific to your configuration. Please include your system’s serial number in your email. For budgetary purposes, the typical Windows 10 upgrade costs range from $5,000 to $30,000. 

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