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Animated Action upon Multiple Objects

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037958D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Torres, RJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

Provided is a technique for animating the processing of an action on a collection of objects in order to overcome the difficulties of current action processing techniques.

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Animated Action upon Multiple Objects

Provided is a technique for animating the processing of an action on a collection of objects in order to overcome the difficulties of current action processing techniques.

The user is provided with the capability of selecting an action to apply to multiple objects. In addition, the system provides the following capability: collect the selected objects into a "visual queue"; show the action as a "graphic action processor"; show the objects being moved graphically from the visual queue into the graphic action processor. The process is repeated until the object queue is empty. The queue and action processor are then removed.

The benefits to the user include a visual confirmation of objects selected for processing, as well as a visual indication of the status of processing.

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