We created COM component from PowerBuilder 9.0 IDE and deployed them on server. To be used by Third party applications.
Now few years back we upgraded to PowerBuilder17.0 IDE and again we want to use those COM components deployed on the server.
The problem we are facing is that PowerBuilder 17.0 does not support generating COM from code. So not sure in case we need to apply fix in COM component created using PowerBuilder 9.0 IDE, how should we proceed. As if we would not be able to generate COM after source code migration using PB17 IDE. And if generate COM from older version of PB9.0 IDE and face issue who would be supporting us.
And also we are not sure if,
a) There is a way we can use existing COM component created with PB IDE 9.0
b) Or any alternative for COM in PB IDE 17.0 so that third parties can interact with our component/service.
c) And is it advisable to re-use COM objects created with PB 9.0 IDE after upgrading to PB17.0 IDE?
Please suggest your view in this regard.
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