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Pasting Information

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039032D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cheatheam, LD: AUTHOR

Abstract

A method is described for pasting information from a micro-computerenvironment to a host processor. Pasting involves moving information contained in a window on a micro-computer to a host processor. The data on the micro-computer is enclosed in a rectangular object termed a window, copied to a buffer, and later to the host processor as keystrokes. Most applications have their own keyboard-handling routines. These routines trap keystrokes until a carriage return or other special keystroke is encountered. The information is buffered and processed. These routines are often tailored to the application and process information a byte at a time. Window management systems provide an interface to obtain information from windows. This interface allows the transfer of information from a window one byte at a time to an application.

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Pasting Information

A method is described for pasting information from a micro- computerenvironment to a host processor. Pasting involves moving information contained in a window on a micro-computer to a host processor. The data on the micro-computer is enclosed in a rectangular object termed a window, copied to a buffer, and later to the host processor as keystrokes. Most applications have their own keyboard-handling routines. These routines trap keystrokes until a carriage return or other special keystroke is encountered. The information is buffered and processed. These routines are often tailored to the application and process information a byte at a time. Window management systems provide an interface to obtain information from windows. This interface allows the transfer of information from a window one byte at a time to an application. The paste operation is facilitated by trapping a keystroke requesting the paste operation. Then, an application is activated on the micro-computer. The application disables the paste facility and begins to transfer information a byte at a time from the window management interface to the keyboard handling routine. The keyboard handling routine checks for type, converts the information to keystrokes, adds carriage returns at the end of lines and re-enables paste when all the data is processed. During the time that the paste operation is performed, keyboard entries are buffered for processing after the paste operation is complete...