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Code Fragment to Improve Useability

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103561D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Estep, J: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a code fragment designed to improve the usability of IBM ImagePlus*. The code fragment eliminates the need for a user to type in a Temporary Identifier (Temp ID) while storing a scanned document using the ImagePlus Workstation Program/2 (IWP/2).

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Code Fragment to Improve Useability

       This article describes a code fragment designed to
improve the usability of IBM ImagePlus*.  The code fragment
eliminates the need for a user to type in a Temporary Identifier
(Temp ID) while storing a scanned document using the ImagePlus
Workstation Program/2 (IWP/2).

      A typical scenario for storing a document on ImagePlus starts
with a Temp ID being generated by a host Front-End Application (FEA).
A user at an IWP/2 workstation is then required to type in a Temp ID
before a scanned document is stored on the ImagePlus host.

      This solution involves the FEA passing the Temp ID to an OS/2*
application resident on the workstation.  The OS/2 workstation
application can then enter the Temp ID on an IWP/2 window.  By this
window, a user is not required to type (or even have knowledge of)
the Temp ID.

      IWP/2 does not provide a capability for a controlling OS/2
application to send it a Temp ID when storing a scanned document.
The OS/2 application must find the Window Handle of the IWP/2 New
Scan window before it can send the Temp ID to IWP/2.  The program
scans the workstation for all windows to locate the main IWP/2
window.  The window hierarchy is then followed to locate the window
handle of the New Scan window.  Using this window handle, the Temp ID
is sent using the WM_CHAR presentation manager message to simulate
user keystrokes.  In this way, the need for a user to type a Temp ID
is eliminate...