Presentation Manager

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Presentation Manager (PM) is the graphical user interface (GUI) that IBM and Microsoft introduced in version 1.1 of their operating system OS/2 in late 1988.

It is based on the VisiOn shell extended and adapted to fit the IBM Systems Application Architecture (SAA) Common Programming Interface. With version two of OS/2 it gained a new portable and optimised graphics developed by Micrografx.

Programming Utilities

Files

Presentation Manager of OS/2 Warp 4.5x is composed by the following files:

Name Comments Alternative
CYRIME.DLL Cyrillic Input Method Editor (IME) for OS/2 PM.
OS2SM.DLL OS/2 session manager dynamic link library.
PMATM.DLL PM IFI: PM Adobe Type Manager dynamic link library.
PMBIND.DLL PM language binding dynamic link library.
PMCLIP.DLL PM Data Exchange: Related to clipboard functions.
PMCTLS.DLL PM controls dynamic link library.
PMCTL.MSG Error Messages for PMCTLS.DLL.
PMCTL.REF Core PM: PM Control Template file.
PMDDE.DLL PM Data Exchange: Dynamic Data Exchange Library. Exchange of OS/2 programs with Win16 programs.
PMDDEML.DLL PM Data Exchange: Dynamic Data Exchange Library.
PMDRAG.DLL Core PM: DLL Forwarder. PM drag/drop dynamic link library. (forwarder DLL) OSfree
PMGPI.DLL Core PM: PM graphics programming interface dynamic link library.
PMGRE.DLL Core PM: DLL Forwarder. PM graphics engine dynamic link library. (forwarder DLL) OSFree
PMMERGE.DLL Core PM: Presentation Manager API library.
PMMLE.DLL Core PM: DLL Forwarder. PM multiline entry dynamic link library. (forwarder DLL) OSFree
PMMRGRES.DLL Core PM: Resource library for PMMERGE. Contains the current "window theme".
PMPRE.DLL PM IFI: PM presentation driver
PMPRINT.QPR PM print queue processor
PROG.DLL
PMSDMRI.DLL PM CUA control dynamic link library.
PMSHAPI.DLL Core PM: DLL Forwarder. PM shell APIs dynamic link library.(forwarder DLL) OSFree
PMSHLTKT.DLL Core PM: PM shell's dynamic link library.
PMSHELL.EXE Presentation Manager Shell Program.
PMSPL.DLL Core PM: PM spooler dynamic link library.
PMTKT.DLL PM shell's dynamic link library.
PMUNIF.DLL PM IFI: OS/2 PM Uni Font IFI Driver.
PMVDMH.DLL PM VDM: Win16. Support for seemless WinOS2.
PMVDMP.DLL PM VDM: DOS. PM virtual DOS machine private dynamic link library.
PMVIOP.DLL Core PM: PM VIO calls private dynamic link library.
PMWIN.DLL Core PM: DLL Forwarder. PM dynamic link library. (forwarder DLL) OSFree
SEAMLESS.DLL PM VDM: Win16. Allows Win16 program present in a PM window list and participate in PM message exchange.
SHIELD.DLL PM VDM: .
SHPIINST.DLL PM Functions.
TRUETYPE.DLL PM IFI: A PM Truetype Font Driver.

Articles

Publications

  • OS/2 Warp 4 - Presentation Manager Programming Guide and Reference - Consolidated (PDF)
  • OS/2 Warp 4 - Presentation Manager Programming Guide and Reference
  • OS/2 Warp V3 Presentation Manager Programming Guide (1994)
  • OS/2 Warp V3 Presentation Manager Programming Reference (1994)

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