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Enhanced Multi-Field Spin Button

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000106415D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 24K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Dykstra, DJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method whereby the spin button control can be quickly and easily invoked in a cognitively consistent manner. The appearance of this control is illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2. Clicking on either of the four arrows moves the corresponding control in that direction. The only difference between the two implementations is appearance. In Fig. 1, the arrows are equal to the size of the data field (which can vary), while in Fig. 2 the arrows are fixed in size. The preferred implementation is that demonstrated in Fig. 1, unless the data fields are inordinately large. In addition to using the arrows for movement, the spin button can be moved by sliding the mouse cursor against the top or bottom of the hour or minute field while holding down mouse button one.

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Enhanced Multi-Field Spin Button

      Disclosed is a method whereby the spin button control can be
quickly and easily invoked in a cognitively consistent manner.  The
appearance of this control is illustrated in Figs. 1 and 2.  Clicking
on either of the four arrows moves the corresponding control in that
direction.  The only difference between the two implementations is
appearance.  In Fig. 1, the arrows are equal to the size of the data
field (which can vary), while in Fig. 2 the arrows are fixed in size.
The preferred implementation is that demonstrated in Fig. 1, unless
the data fields are inordinately large.  In addition to using the
arrows for movement, the spin button can be moved by sliding the
mouse cursor against the top or bottom of the hour or minute field
while holding down mouse button one.