Dynamic Screen Manager APIs

The Dynamic Screen Manager (DSM) APIs are a set of screen I/O interfaces that provide a dynamic way to create and manage screens for the Integrated Language Environment® (ILE) high-level languages. Because the DSM interfaces are bindable, they are accessible to ILE programs only.

The DSM APIs provide an alternative to the existing way of defining screen appearance outside a program by coding in DDS or UIM, for example. Instead, programmers can use a series of calls to DSM within their programs to dynamically specify and control screen appearance for their applications. Unlike static definition methods, the DSM interfaces provide the flexibility needed for those applications requiring more dynamic screen control. The DSM support provided varies from low-level interfaces for direct screen manipulation to windowing support.

The DSM APIs fall into the following functional groups:

See Using Dynamic Screen Manager APIs for additional information.

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