Abstract for ISPF Dialog Developer's Guide and Reference

Purpose of this information

The z/OS ISPF Dialog Developer's Guide and Reference is a guide for learning and using the Dialog Manager component of the ISPF product. It provides:
  • An introduction to ISPF basics
  • Information on running ISPF sessions
  • Guidelines for:
    • Writing panel definitions
    • Defining messages
    • Defining file-tailoring skeletons
  • Tables of dialog variables and system variables.

Who should read this information

This information is for programmers who develop ISPF application dialogs, and for system analysts and system programmers.

Users should be familiar with the MVS™ operating system and are expected to know at least one of the ISPF-supported programming or command procedure languages: Assembler, PL/I, COBOL, VS FORTRAN, C, APL2®, Pascal, CLIST, and REXX.