Release date: 2020-09-02
If upgrading from an earlier version please obtain a new license code from ASNA after installation.
Improved support for migrating CL Commands
Monarch now features several improvements and new options for handling CL Commands including:
The display file keywords CHECK(RB, CHECK(RZ), and AUTO(RAB), AUTO(RAZ) are now supported with the implementation of the LeftPad property.
The new DdsUploader control lets users upload specified filetypes directly to the IBM I.
Windows featuring the most relevant properties of each control will now pop up for the more complex DDS Controls:
When a DdsImage control contains multiple images, they can now be presented in a mobile-style swipe gallery using the new ViewType property. DdsImage controls that are upload-enabled can now accept images files via drag-and-drop.
New properties now support adding text labels to each map pin, as well as allowing multiple pins to be selected and/or a function key to be fired when a pin is selected.
InvokeQCmdExc executes a command on the IBM i's Job associated with the database connection by calling IBM's QCMDEXC, opening up new programming possibilities for Wings and Mobile RPG.
The Wings Layout Aid is a new tool integrated into Monarch and Wings that allows developers to rearrange controls in a debug browser.
The Record- and Subfile-level DDS Keyword SFLDLT is now supported. As the Monarch Framework does not have the active subfile limit (24) that affects subfiles on the IBM i, modernization treats it as identical to SFLCLR.
ASNA Monarch 8.0, ASNA Wings 8.0 and ASNA Mobile RPG 8.0 share some components to produce their user interface. These components are distributed with AVR and WebPak 14.0. The shared components are:
|iOS Version 5
|Apple iPhone 3GS, 4
|Apple iPhone 5
|Applie iPad Mini
|Samsung Galaxy S II
|Samsung Player 4
|Android Ice Cream Sandwich
|Samsung Galaxy S, III, HTC One
|HTC Droid DNA
|Google Nexus 7
|Chrome or Dolphin
|MS Surface RT/Surface Pro
*The Chart Control's DataView grip may not function optimally in IE10, if your application uses this particular functionality, consider using Safari.
Monarch 8.0 can be installed on a machine with the previous version (Monarch 7.0) if so desired. Any earlier products may cause conflicts if you have installed other ASNA products from our 12.0 and 7.0 product families (e.g. Visual RPG 11.1, Wings 6.2), please remove them prior to installation, or upgrade them before or after upgrading to Monarch 8.0.
ASNA Monarch 8.0 may be installed as a stand-alone product, or it may be installed along side ASNA Visual RPG 14.0. ASNA Monarch 8.0 is not compatible with ASNA Visual RPG 11.x or earlier. Please consider upgrading to ASNA Visual RPG 14.0 before installing ASNA Monarch 8.0.
Installing Microsoft's latest service packs, high priority and optional software updates for Windows and the .NET Framework is highly recommended.
Silent installations are now supported by Monarch Cocoon. See the Installation section of the readme for more details.