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Presentation of Multiple Group Listbox Control

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111354D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 52K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Arroyo, JA: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

The multiple group listbox presents an easy and intuitive way for the end user to compare and choose from groups of mutually exclusive elements. Each group of elements is loaded into a listbox control and separated by a blank line. The elements within each group are presented so the user can visually compare the differing characteristics.

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Presentation of Multiple Group Listbox Control

      The multiple group listbox presents an easy and intuitive way
for the end user to compare and choose from groups of mutually
exclusive elements.  Each group of elements is loaded into a listbox
control and separated by a blank line.  The elements within each
group are presented so the user can visually compare the differing
characteristics.

The functions and characteristics of the multiple group listbox are
outlined below:

o   Multiple groups of data are loaded into one listbox control.  The
    elements within each group are mutually exclusive.

o   Column headers are used to label characteristics and aid in
    visual comparison of the elements.

o   Each group of elements is visually separated by a blank line.

o   Initially, a default element within each group is selected.

o   The user has the ability, with the mouse or keyboard, to select
    one element in each group.  Selecting one element in a group
    causes the others to be deselected.

      The multiple group listbox control is used within CSP/2AD to
compare differences between CSP data items and SQL columns.

      The functions and characteristics of the multiple group
listbox, as used by CSP/2AD, are outlined below:

o   Multiple groups of data consisting of CSP data items and SQL
    columns are loaded into the listbox control.  For this usage of
    the multiple group listbox control, the group consists of two.
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