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Zoom Status From Graphics Development System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099473D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-14
Document File: 2 page(s) / 68K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Eisen, I: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a method for quickly obtaining the current status and control information for a graphically drawn component within an on-line development system.

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Zoom Status From Graphics Development System

       This article describes a method for quickly obtaining the
current status and control information for a graphically drawn
component within an on-line development system.

      Projects that are developed with an interactive system using a
graphical representation of the components can readily obtain status
and control information about the components without having to leave
the graphic display within the development system.  Control and
status information has previously been available only through
separate systems. Therefore, it was prone to being out of
synchronization or out of date. With this invention, when a component
is added into the graphical flow representation, the control
information is entered or picked up at the same time and, therefore,
kept up to date and synchronized.

      The status is easily and quickly perceived.  The status has two
parts: -   overall see immediately -   detail for each entity
available

      Status and control information for a component is obtained by
pointing  (using a touch pad, mouse, directional arrows, voice, etc.)
 to the icon representing the component and requesting the
information via function key or button. The action causes a window of
status and control information to be immediately displayed on the
screen. A zoom for status and control information can be applied to
processes, panels, modules, programs, or any system components
represented graphically.  Some information to be displayed in the
status window is kept dynami- cally by the supporting software.
Other items of information are entered by the user, possibly through
a status transaction.  Information that may be desired in the status
and control information window includes:
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