On successful completion of this course attendees will be able to:
- invoke an ISPF dialogue
- create Selection Panels (menus)
- create Display Panels
- create and handle ISPF messages
- create ISPF tables
- perform File Tailoring
- use ISPF/PDF dialogue test facilities.
- create Help/Tutorial panels
- invoke Keylists
- create new CUA attributes
- create action bars and pull-downs
- create static and moveable pop-up windows
- create field level help
- create Point and Shoot fields
- create scrollable areas and fields.
Who Should Attend
IT Professionals tasked with developing and maintaining applications within a TSO/E environment.
ISPF structure; variables; services and libraries; how ISPF is initiated ISPF Program Function Keys; exit options.
Key assignments; KEYS and KEYLIST commands; )PANEL statements and parameters; Keylist settings.
Basic panel structure; )ATTR; )BODY; )INIT; )REINIT; )PROC; panel definition statements; control variables; Z variables and messages.
New Common User Access (CUA) Attributes
All the attributes for CUA; mixing with traditional attributes; ATTR statement.
Action Bars and Pull-down Choices
Action Bar navigation; ABC and PDC statements; ABCINIT; ABCPROC; actions taken using numbersor point and shoot; new parameters in ATTR and BODY sections.
Scrollable Areas and Fields
AREA statement; sizing of the scrollable area; multiple scrollable areas per panel; use of ZVARS control variable; cursor positioning; scrollable definitions; FIELD statement; scrollable parameters.
Point and Shoot Fields
PNTS statement; deciding which fields are point and shoot; new attributes in ATTR; input, output or text fields.
Field level help
HELP statement; fields and help panels; point and shoot action.
ISPF Functions and Services
REXX host environments; the ADDRESS command; the availability of ISPF variables to REXX; the use of: DISPLAY, CONTROL, SELECT, VGET, VPUT, BROWSE, and EDIT; file tailoring; FTOPEN; FTINC; FTCLOSE.
Static and Moveable Pop-up Windows
ADDPOP and REMPOP service; WINDOW command; sizing of pop-up windows; window titles.
The functions specifically related to ISPF Table creation, maintenance, and display.