Perforce APIs

Perforce has robust APIs that allow you to customize Perforce to your needs.

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C/C++

Perforce C/C++ API enables you to create applications that interact with end users, send commands to the Perforce server and process data returned from the versioning service. The API is a programmatic interface, and does not send commands directly to the server. Read the documentation and release notes for the latest features.
C/C++ API User's Guide [HTMLPDF] | P4API Release Notes

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.NET

P4API.NET enables you to access Perforce software version management services from within a .NET program. Read the documentation and release notes for the latest features.
API Programmer's Reference [HTML] | P4API.NET Release Notes

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Java

P4Java is a Java API that enables applications to access Perforce's enterprise version management system in a Java natural and Java-native way. The distribution includes the jar files for the API and the Javadoc. Read the documentation and release notes for the latest features.
P4Java API Guide [HTML | PDF] |

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Perl

P4Perl is a Perl module that provides an object-oriented API to the Perforce version management system. Using P4Perl is faster than using the CLI in scripts, because multiple commands can be executed on a single connection, and because it returns the Perforce server's responses as Perl hashes and arrays. Read the documentation and release notes for additional installation and usage information.
APIs for Scripting Guide [HTML | PDF] | P4Perl Release Notes

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Ruby

P4Ruby is an extension to the Ruby programming language that allows you to run Perforce commands from within Ruby scripts, and get the results in a Ruby-friendly format. Read the documentation and release notes for additional installation and usage information.
APIs for Scripting Guide [HTML | PDF] | P4Ruby Release Notes

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Python

P4Python, the Python interface to the Perforce API , enables you to write Python code that interacts with a Perforce server. for the latest features. Read the documentation and release notes for additional installation and usage information.
APIs for Scripting Guide [HTML | PDF] | P4Python Release Notes

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PHP

P4PHP, the PHP interface to the Perforce API, enables you to write PHP code that interacts with a Perforce Server. Read the documentation and release notes for additional installation and usage information.
APIs for Scripting manual [HTML | PDF] | P4PHP Release Notes

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Objective-C

To build applications using P4ObjC, Perforce's API for Objective-C, add the P4ObjC files to your projects in XCode. See the P4Obj-C release notes for the latest features.

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