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Dragging Emulator Screen Data to the Calendar Icon to Open a Calendar

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109685D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 68K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Eisen, I: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a method for dragging emulator screen data to the calendar icon on the desktop to open a person's calendar. A user may wish to open the calendar belonging to a person whose name, phone number, electronic address, or other identifying data currently resides on the emulator screen being viewed. Current systems require the user to perform several time-consuming operations, such as: - Open the calendar - Select View - Select Calendar for ... - Fill in the dialog-box data - Select OK The user needs a faster way to open the desired calendar.

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Dragging Emulator Screen Data to the Calendar Icon to Open a Calendar

       This article describes a method for dragging emulator
screen data to the calendar icon on the desktop to open a person's
calendar. A user may wish to open the calendar belonging to a person
whose name, phone number, electronic address, or other identifying
data currently resides on the emulator screen being viewed.  Current
systems require the user to perform several time-consuming
operations, such as:
 -  Open the calendar
 -  Select View
 -  Select Calendar for ...
 -  Fill in the dialog-box data
 -  Select OK
The user needs a faster way to open the desired calendar.

      The calendar application needs to be changed so its icon can
accept identifying data (such as name, electronic address, etc.) from
a drag operation originating from an emulator window (e.g., an
OfficeVision/VM* note).  It must perform the following functions:
-    When the user presses mouse button 2 while the mouse pointer is
over a data field in an emulator window, a program that provides
programmable mouse support (e.g., CMMOUSE) calls a drag program and
passes it the data from the field under the mouse pointer when button
2 was pressed.
-    When the marked data from an emulator window is dragged over the
calendar icon, the calendar application must indicate to the user
that the data can be dropped.  For example, the mouse pointer could
be changed to give this indication.
-    When the user drops the grabbed data on the calendar icon (by
releasing mouse button 2), the calendar application will retrieve the
identifying data from the d...