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Using Common User Access 91 Direct Edit Techniques to Add and Move Items

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104357D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 139K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Keane, PJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Consider an electronic calendar application that provides text-based daily and multiple day views of data and graphical weekly and monthly views of data. Assume this is a Common User Access* (CUA) 91 conforming application that makes use of all the OS/2* 2.0 controls; e.g., container control, for presentation of information.

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Using Common User Access 91 Direct Edit Techniques to Add and Move Items

      Consider an electronic calendar application that provides
text-based daily and multiple day views of data and graphical weekly
and monthly views of data.  Assume this is a Common User Access*
(CUA) 91 conforming application that makes use of all the OS/2* 2.0
controls; e.g., container control, for presentation of information.

      Many applications today provide keyboard or graphical
accelerators to provide shortcut operations for users.  Tool palettes
and icon bars are good examples of graphical accelerators.

      Assume the need to accelerate adding an event to a calendar
day.  An icon on the calendar tool bar is provided to do this.  The
tool bar icon works well for the calendar daily view as the day the
user wants to add the event to can be assumed to be the day which is
displayed.  However, the date of the event in the resulting event
dialog can be overtyped if necessary.

      This technique does not work so well in multiple day view.
Since multiple days can appear in the list, it is unclear what day to
assume the user wants to add an event to.  If the tool bar icon is
used, a dialog is displayed with date at the top of the list
pre-filling the date field on the event dialog.

      Both the daily and multiple day views are implemented using the
OS/2 2.0 (and CUA 91 conforming) container control.  This control
enables a CUA 91 technique called 'direct editing...