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Dynamically Size Row Conditions Window Based On Amount And Structure of Information Contained

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103329D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 65K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Banning, KR: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for minimizing window space in associated windows. Windowing user interfaces tend to use related windows to display information associated with the task at hand. Screen size tends to limit the size and number of windows that are useful to be displayed at any point in time but the need to have the associated information is required.

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Dynamically Size Row Conditions Window Based On Amount And Structure of Information Contained

      Disclosed is a method for minimizing window space in associated
windows.  Windowing user interfaces tend to use related windows to
display information associated with the task at hand.  Screen size
tends to limit the size and number of windows that are useful to be
displayed at any point in time but the need to have the associated
information is required.

      When the associated window is displayed, it will always be
dynamically sized vertically according to the number of items in the
row condition, and horizontally according to the tree structure as
the row conditions are added to the underlying window.  The user is
also provided with the ability to turn the dynamic sizing option off
if they desire the associated window to remain a constant size.

      For example, a visual query allows the user to select columns
from a table upon which they will define conditions. The major focus
of the user's attention will be the visual query window.  However,
since the structure of the conditions may become complex and are
related in a specific way, the visual query window is not sufficient.
A row conditions window will be used to graphically display the row
conditions.  "AND conditions" and "OR conditions" will dynamically
expand the window horizontally while additional conditions within an
"AND condition" or "OR condition" would dynamically cause the window
to expa...