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Enhancement to EHLLAPI to Activate/Deactivate a 3270 Emulation Session Window

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000101823D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-16
Document File: 1 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Covey, E: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is an expansion to the Emulation High Level Language Application Programming Interface (EHLLAPI) available in OS/2* EE 1.2 that allows an application to activate/deactivate a 3270 emulation session window.

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Enhancement to EHLLAPI to Activate/Deactivate a 3270 Emulation Session Window

       Disclosed is an expansion to the Emulation High Level
Language Application Programming Interface (EHLLAPI) available in
OS/2* EE 1.2 that allows an application to activate/deactivate a 3270
emulation session window.

      The Emulator High Level Language Programming Interface is an
IBM product that enables interaction between 3270- and 5250-type
emulation sessions running under the OS/2 Extended Edition 1.2
Communications Manager. An EHLLAPI application program acts as a
programmed operator (a program that performs and monitors activities
in a workstation that are usually done by a human). Examples of this
are:
      1. Automation of repetitive tasks
      2. Consolidation of several complicated tasks into a
         single simple task.
      3. Simplification of existing host application
         interfaces.
      4. The monitoring of response time and availability.
      5. Automation of console operations.

      This enhancement allows an EHLLAPI application to set or remove
focus from the specified 3270 emulation session via a programmed
interface. To do this, options have been added to the Control Window
(106) function. Selecting the activate option will move the target
3270 emulation session window to the foreground. It will not,
however, force a switch from OS/2 full screen or DOS mode to the
Presentation Manager* screen. Select...