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Visual Script Action Objects

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112071D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 60K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Berry, RE: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is an algorithm that can be used to create visual script action objects. The following algorithm is implemented with System Object Model (SOM). Such action objects are represented with a visual representation that reflects their functionality.

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Visual Script Action Objects

      Disclosed is an algorithm that can be used to create visual
script action objects.  The following algorithm is implemented with
System Object Model (SOM).  Such action objects are represented with
a visual representation that reflects their functionality.

      An action object describes an action related to a connection
between a source and a target object.  Such actions are triggered
through the policies established by the application frameworks.  Such
connection mechanisms are used in the visual builders to create
full-functional applications.

      A script action object is one of the typical action objects
used in a visual builder.  Such action objects are usually created
through dialog boxes and represented by using a fixed visual
mechanism in the builder.  Usually a rectangular box showing the
inputs and outputs for the script action object is used to represent
script action objects in the builder.  The usage of a standard visual
representation for all the script action objects makes such
applications harder to understand and create.

      The representation of script action objects can be improved by
associating the script action object with a graphics image that
explains the functionality of the action object.  Such graphics
images can be created by using the builder-supplied drawing editors
or importing the bit maps created outside of the builder.

      A visual builder that provides such a functionality can be used
in a much more productive way by the naive users.  Such an
application builder can be us...