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Dynamic Calendar Manipulator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110785D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 4 page(s) / 97K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cahill, LM: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A technique is disclosed for allowing users to quickly and dynamically display the events scheduled on their Calendar based on specified criteria, without leaving the Calendar window. This new Dynamic Calendar Manipulator function will work with Weekly, Monthly, and Multi-Month views (which are prior art).

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Dynamic Calendar Manipulator

      A technique is disclosed for allowing users to quickly and
dynamically display the events scheduled on their Calendar based on
specified criteria, without leaving the Calendar window.  This new
Dynamic Calendar Manipulator function will work with Weekly, Monthly,
and Multi-Month views (which are prior art).

o   The Dynamic Calendar Manipulator function will appear in an area
    on the screen below the actual calendar window by default.  This
    Dynamic Calendar Manipulator function can be sized by the user
    and moved anywhere on the screen (Fig. 1).

o   Users can set the following criteria:  Time range for events,
    Date range for events, Type of events, Attendees of the event,
    Priority of the event (All will be the default).  Icons will
    appear in the calendar that correspond to the criteria that are
    set (Fig. 1).

o   The Time and # Days criteria are chosen using a Range Selection
    Slider control.  Users can choose the start date/time and end
    date/time with this control.  The day to start and end the query
    will be based on the # of days before and after the current date.

o   The Types of events can be represented by icons (which is prior
    art).  Users can select the type(s) of events to be displayed in
    the calendar.

o   The Attendees of the events will be presented in List format.
    This drop-down list box changes dynamically, according to the
    other criteria chosen by the user.  Therefore, attendees of
    events matching the chosen criteria will appear in this list.
    Users can select o...