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Spin Button Calibrator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105623D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 31K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Poliachik, RE: AUTHOR

Abstract

Spin buttons are control elements of the OS/2* workplace shell user interface. Spin buttons, while extremely useful, can at times be quite frustrating as it may take a while to get to the desired value. A calibrator should be added to spin buttons to allow quicker resolution to the desired data value.

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Spin Button Calibrator

      Spin buttons are control elements of the OS/2* workplace shell
user interface.  Spin buttons, while extremely useful, can at times
be quite frustrating as it may take a while to get to the desired
value.  A calibrator should be added to spin buttons to allow quicker
resolution to the desired data value.

      The spin button calibrator will be implemented as a window that
can be attached to a spin button (Figure).  The calibrator is an
optional attachment to spin buttons.  It is defined, initialized and
limits are set through programmer messages sent to the
SpinButtonWndProc.  Messages that need to be supported include
attaching the calibrator to the spin button, setting an upper and a
lower limit on the calibrated amount, raising and lowering the
calibrated amount, querying the calibrated amount, and locking the
calibrated amount.

      This spin button calibrator has the potential to delight former
frustrated users of the spin button control.  Less time will be spent
spinning data to the correct value.  This unique addition to the spin
button control will strengthen the spin button control by allowing
users complete control over their data.

*  Trademark of IBM Corp.