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PowerBuilder to .NET С# WPF, Canada

Customer

Our Customer was one of the North America’s leading enterprise operating in pharmaceutical area in Canada.

Challenge

The management of the Customer came to conclusion that their development environment was not flexible enough and thus initiated system’s consolidation to .NET. As part of the work conversion of PowerBuilder scripts to C# was needed and Ispirer was chosen as the reliable provider of application migration solutions.

Solution

The feasibility of PowerBuilder to C# migration was proven beforehand at a Proof-of-Concept stage during which new conversion rules were introduced into the tool in order to meet the client’s requirements. After that the Customer acquired 6-months license with support for conversion of about 1 800 000 lines of PowerBuilder code.

In the course of the project’s implementation the Customer recognized the need to choose design pattern MVC and turned to Ispirer requesting to customize the tool for this purpose. MVC UI pattern was automated in the tool. In the PowerBuilder code a lot of data was selected in the queries in the DataWindows objects. Ispirer professionals built a specific .NET framework for such manipulation with a proper performance. Close interaction with the Customer’s team through WebEx-sessions allowed to solve the issues that have occurred quickly and efficiently. In other words, all the client’s requirements were taken into account, the tool was customized in a short period of time and after every customization the adjusted version was provided to the customer.

Results & Advantages

Using Ispirer MnMTK the Customer successfully migrated all scripts related to application and started deployment and testing of WPF C# solution.

The solution delivered by Ispirer fully met the Customer’s expectations and enabled to overcome the main challenge of system’s consolidation to .NET.

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