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Saving Contents of Interactive Development Screen

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103129D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 27K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Crabtree, RP: AUTHOR

Abstract

When an application which uses a full screen interface to the user is invoked from an interactive environment, the screen image which was being displayed when the application was invoked is destroyed by the application. If no provision is made by the interactive environment to save this screen image, then the information is lost and cannot be re-displayed when the application returns to the environment.

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Saving Contents of Interactive Development Screen

      When an application which uses a full screen interface to the
user is invoked from an interactive environment, the screen image
which was being displayed when the application was invoked is
destroyed by the application.  If no provision is made by the
interactive environment to save this screen image, then the
information is lost and cannot be re-displayed when the application
returns to the environment.

      This problem is overcome by saving the screen image by the
environment before the application receives control so that when the
application returns, the previously displayed screen image can be
re-displayed.  This is very useful because a history is maintained on
the interactive development screen of the activity being performed
regardless of the nature of the applications (full-screen or
non-full-screen) being used.

      Disclosed anonymously.