Create complex, high-value documents with easy-to-use programming tools.

For customers who need to produce highly dynamic AFP documents, AFP Toolbox provides a programming interface to the Advanced Function Presentation™ (AFP™) print data stream that lets programmers invoke AFP formatting capabilities without having to know the details of the AFP architecture and its syntax. AFP Toolbox allows developers to incorporate electronic print formatting into many applications to produce customized, professional documents while they help reduce development costs and cycles.


  • Provides high-level language access to AFP functions from a variety of application programming languages including C, C++, and COBOL running in z/OS.
  • Allows full control for the development of AFP applications that are too complex for page definitions.
  • Replaces the AFP API formerly available with PSF/MVS.

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