Developing Dialog Manager Applications in z/OS

Training Summary
Students who complete this course will be able to build and maintain applications based on IBM's z/OS Dialog Manager (ISPF).
At the very least, the student entering this course should have experience in using ISPF/PDF, especially the editor, and in coding either TSO REXX execs or TSO CLISTs.
5 Days/Lecture & Lab
This course is designed for applications and systems programmers, who need to know how to create, maintain, and support Dialog Manager applications.
Course Topics
Dialog variables and variable pools, including variables services
  • System symbols
  • Panel definition language and panel processing logic
  • LIBDEF service
  • DISPLAY service
  • Message services
  • Library Access services (LM...)
  • Pop-up windows
  • Scrollable fields
  • SELECT service and menus
  • Dialog Test
  • CONTROL services
  • Browse, Edit, and View interfaces
  • Help panels and tutorial services
  • ISPF tables and table services
  • ISPF table display services
  • ISPF Table Utility
  • File tailoring services and skeletons
  • Obtaining data set information
  • Command tables and user-written commands
  • Introduction to CUA (Common User Access) standards
  • Creating and using action bars
  • Introduction to Dialog Tag Language (DTL)
  • Creating keylists using DTL
  • Installing ISPF applications

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