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Dragging a Column of Data From a List

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000102877D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 28K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Black, R: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This article describes a method that allows users, through direct manipulation, the means of passing a column of list data to an application (e.g., a graphics application could use the column of data as input to its graph).

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Dragging a Column of Data From a List

      This article describes a method that allows users, through
direct manipulation, the means of passing a column of list data to an
application (e.g., a graphics application could use the column of
data as input to its graph).

      The user needs the ability to drag a whole column of data from
a list and drop it on some other object.

      The solution provided allows the user to indicate that he/she
wishes to drag a whole column of list data by pressing mouse button 2
while the mouse pointer is over a list column header.  The list will
send a message to the application informing it that a column drag
operation is requested.  The list will make available to the
application, its identifier, the column involved and the coordinates
of the column (for rectangle tracking purposes).  It is up to the
application to call the drag routine or, if necessary, to retrieve
the data for the column.

      Disclosed anonymously.