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Method for Application Interface Object Presence or Intersections for Automatic Determination of Applicable Resources

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111539D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article allows a user to assign a set of resources to an application or predicate of applications for the purpose of enabling the resources when said application or predicate is invoked. The assignment of resources is completely independent of any application.

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Method for Application Interface Object Presence or Intersections
for Automatic Determination of Applicable Resources

      This article allows a user to assign a set of resources to an
application or predicate of applications for the purpose of enabling
the resources when said application or predicate is invoked.  The
assignment of resources is completely independent of any application.

      Often, during use of multiple applications, a user wants to
have access to a set of resources which are applicable to the
applications present on the desktop.  A method is needed for
automatically enabling a set of resources when an application is
invoked.  For example, when a user utilizes a particular graphics
application, he is interested in accessing various network library
accessed objects for graphical editing.  Provided is a capability for
the user to assign network resources which automatically become
available upon use of the graphics application.  The network
requester or server is automatically started to ensure access as well
as automatically issued NET USE types of commands.  This article
permits assigning printers, disk drive access, processor
accessibility, font changes, etc., in response to system detection of
an application or combination of applications.

Essential Elements and Their Relationships:

    -   Application dependent resources can be configured

    -   Combinations of applications dictating resource assignments
        can be...