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Address Book Style of List

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099613D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Black, R: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This article describes a method of producing an address book form of list that operates using the same set of messages as a list control. Applications can easily manage this address book control using the standard Office Vision/2 (OV/2) list interface. Even the direct manipulation list message protocol will remain unchanged (the application will still get the item id and the list id on a LN_DS_DROPPEDON or LN_DS_DRAGINIT message).

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Address Book Style of List

       This article describes a method of producing an address
book form of list that operates using the same set of messages as a
list control.  Applications can easily manage this address book
control using the standard Office Vision/2 (OV/2) list interface.
Even the direct manipulation list message protocol will remain
unchanged (the application will still get the item id and the list id
on a LN_DS_DROPPEDON or LN_DS_DRAGINIT message).

      To produce an address book (a graphic form of list that looks
like a tabbed address book) that allows the user to tab directly to a
desired section or to turn pages until the user finds what he/she is
looking for, the application interface should be the same as it is
for managing a single OV/2 list control.

      The solution is to write an address book control to create and
manage multiple OV/2 list controls (one for each tab in Address
Book).  All list messages from and to the list control would pass
through Address Book. The application would pass a Tabs table at
creation time to indicate what Address Book tabs are desired. The
Address Book control will create an invisible list control for each
tab.  Whenever the application inserts an item (using the List
messages with the Address Book handle), the Address Book control will
determine which list it goes in.  Tabbing will bring the indicated
list to the top (made visible).