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EHLLAPI Enhancement to Allow Jump to Os/2 Presentation Manager Task List

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000101826D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-16
Document File: 1 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Covey, E: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is an expansion to the Emulation High Level Language Application Programming Interface (EHLLAPI) SendKey (3) function to allow an application to jump to the Presentation Manager* Task List from any other OS/2* screen.

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EHLLAPI Enhancement to Allow Jump to Os/2 Presentation Manager Task List

       Disclosed is an expansion to the Emulation High Level
Language Application Programming Interface (EHLLAPI) SendKey (3)
function to allow an application to jump to the Presentation Manager*
Task List from any other OS/2* screen.

      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 1.3
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.
      6. Transfer of data between the host and PC.

      In prior EHLLAPI releases no capability existed that allowed an
application to jump from an OS/2 full screen or DOS mode to the
Presentation Manager screen. OS/2 does not provide a direct interface
that allows a non-Presentation Manager application to perform this
task.

      In OS/2 EE 1.3 an enhancement has been made to EHLLAPI to
provide this capability....