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Method to Provide Automated Keystroke Generation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039422D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cox, JO: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A method of automatic keystroke presentation is described without external hardware and software support. Current methodologies either require external hardware and software support, or do not allow for full keyboard emulation. This method is based entirely in software and provides complete keyboard emulation in a virtual terminal environment. The major components consist of: 1. Text file interpreter and syntax analyzer executing in the Advanced Interactive Executive (AIX*) Operating System. 2. Module to retrieve the contents of the display screen associated with the active virtual terminal. 3. Virtual Resource Manager (VRM) Module to send keystroke data to the application environment (i.e., the active virtual terminal).

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Method to Provide Automated Keystroke Generation

A method of automatic keystroke presentation is described without external hardware and software support. Current methodologies either require external hardware and software support, or do not allow for full keyboard emulation. This method is based entirely in software and provides complete keyboard emulation in a virtual terminal environment. The major components consist of: 1. Text file interpreter and syntax analyzer executing in the

Advanced Interactive Executive (AIX*) Operating System.

2. Module to retrieve the contents of the display screen

associated with the active virtual terminal.

3. Virtual Resource Manager (VRM) Module to send keystroke data

to the application environment (i.e., the active virtual

terminal). The program allows the user to input a keystroke sequence (i.e., a "scenario") into a text file with the aid of any editor that produces ASCII output. The scenario is processed in interpretive mode, thus no program compilation or linking is necessary. Any desired alteration to the sequence of keystrokes to be presented merely requires an editing change to the text file. The scenario can then be executed with a simple invocation of the program. By utilizing the module to retrieve the display contents, results of any command issued can be verified and appropriate action taken to control the logical flow of the text file interpretation.

From an end-user's perspective, the primary benefit is, of course...