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Multiple Entry with Immediate Verification

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105515D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

King, CD: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is a technique for allowing direct entry of text into a multiple-entry field, while also allowing for immediate verification of each line as it is entered. The user is given the freedom to edit text while also maintaining the security of having the program check each line of text as it is entered.

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Multiple Entry with Immediate Verification

      Disclosed is a technique for allowing direct entry of text into
a multiple-entry field, while also allowing for immediate
verification of each line as it is entered.  The user is given the
freedom to edit text while also maintaining the security of having
the program check each line of text as it is entered.

      Conventional multiple-entry fields allow the user to enter
multiple lines of text using text entry/editing techniques.
Single-line entry fields allow the program to check each entry as it
is completed.  In combination, single-line entry fields allow a
program to check each entry before it is added to a multiple-entry
list box.  Unfortunately, this violates the principle of direct
entry/action upon a list.

      A multiple-entry field with immediate verification will provide
the user access to all text entry and editing capabilities.  In order
to trigger verification, link program verification to the Enter, Tab,
up-arrow, or down-arrow keys.  Each of these keys moves the cursor
off the current line, signaling that the user is through processing
that line.  Any line that has changed is then captured as a parameter
for verification.  If the line passes verification, do nothing,
otherwise signal an error with a beep and/or highlighting of the
incorrect part.

      Users will observe the following benefits: immediate feedback
of drag and drop operations with long-term storage like that provided
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