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Multiple Interactive Screen Management Facility for Large Capacity Displays

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062504D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Adler, D: AUTHOR [+8]

Abstract

A multiple interactive screen management facility allows a display station operator to locally manage the display resources available to a connected Host Processor. The facility has two major components: a Multiple Interactive Screen Facility and a Screen Management Facility. The Multiple Interactive Screen Facility enables an operator to define and display up to four Logical Terminal (LT) sessions on a single workstation in System Network Architecture (SNA) and non-SNA environments. Further, the operator can alter each LT definition to meet Main Frame Interactive (MFI) application requirements (e.g., programmed symbols, extended attribute buffer presentation space dimensions, number of partitions). The Screen Management Facility allows the operator to dynamically organize and orient the display area in several ways.

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Multiple Interactive Screen Management Facility for Large Capacity Displays

A multiple interactive screen management facility allows a display station operator to locally manage the display resources available to a connected Host Processor. The facility has two major components: a Multiple Interactive Screen Facility and a Screen Management Facility. The Multiple Interactive Screen Facility enables an operator to define and display up to four Logical Terminal (LT) sessions on a single workstation in System Network Architecture (SNA) and non- SNA environments. Further, the operator can alter each LT definition to meet Main Frame Interactive (MFI) application requirements (e.g., programmed symbols, extended attribute buffer presentation space dimensions, number of partitions). The Screen Management Facility allows the operator to dynamically organize and orient the display area in several ways. This involves dividing the display area into one, two or four screens and defining what to display in each screen. The two-screen organization can be defined either horizontally or vertically. Each screen can be assigned to a logical terminal or copy screen. Logical terminals which are not assigned to a screen are maintained in the background and not displayed. Those LTs that are assigned screens are in the foreground and displayed. Copy screens are non-MFI reference areas into which LT data can be copied for future use. The orientation and organization information is mainta...