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Two New Styles for a Graphical User Interface Combobox Control

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111222D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 67K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Consolatti, SM: AUTHOR

Abstract

The left side of the Figure is insert/delete (CBS_SIMPLEINSERTDELETE) combobox style. The control behaves like a simple combobox in that the entryfield is editable by the user, a horizontal scroll bar can be specified, the listbox is single selectable, and whatever the user selects in the listbox appears immediately in the entryfield. The Figure shows two new styles of a Combobox Control which provides an integrated mechanism for deletion and insertion.

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Two New Styles for a Graphical User Interface Combobox Control

      The left side of the Figure is insert/delete
(CBS_SIMPLEINSERTDELETE) combobox style.  The control behaves like a
simple combobox in that the entryfield is editable by the user, a
horizontal scroll bar can be specified, the listbox is single
selectable, and whatever the user selects in the listbox appears
immediately in the entryfield.  The Figure shows two new styles of a
Combobox Control which provides an integrated mechanism for deletion
and insertion.

      In addition, the aforementioned combobox provides two
pushbuttons along the left side of the control for the user to insert
and delete items from the listbox.  The two pushbuttons occupy the
same width and height as the vertical scroll bar, and each pushbutton
is half the height.

      The top pushbutton is the insert pushbutton graphically
represented by an arrow pointing down and to the right.  The left end
of the entryfield extends over the new insert pushbutton, indicating
that the item the user has typed in the entryfield will be inserted
into the listbox when the insert pushbutton is pressed.  The arrow on
the insert pushbutton is disabled if the entryfield is empty or if
the item in the entryfield already exists in the listbox.

      The bottom pushbutton is the delete pushbutton graphically
represented by an arrow pointing to the left and down, indicating
that the item the user has selected in the listbox will be deleted
from the listbox when the delete pushbutton is pressed.  The arrow on
the delete pushbutton is disabled if no ite...