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User Interface 2-Level Selectable Error Message Display during Drag/Drop

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113310D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Haden, GL: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to provide two levels of error message feedback to a user during drag-drop Graphical User Interface (GUI) manipulations. Dragging a screen object into a context where an error or non-perform relationship exists results in a simple, preferably one-line error message displayed at the current cursor position, with no requirement for user mouse button manipulation.

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User Interface 2-Level Selectable Error Message Display during Drag/Drop

      Disclosed is a method to provide two levels of error message
feedback to a user during drag-drop Graphical User Interface (GUI)
manipulations.  Dragging a screen object into a context where an
error or non-perform relationship exists results in a simple,
preferably one-line error message displayed at the current cursor
position, with no requirement for user mouse button manipulation.

      Fig. 1 shows an icon being dragged from the upper left corner
of the user view.  Fig. 2 shows a "Check EDIT switch ON" first level
error message which has replaced the icon being dragged as the user
moves it into an "error" context.  Once the first level message is
displayed, the user can depress another button on a multi-button
mouse (or use keyboard special key for single- button mouse) to call
up an "extended error or notification message" which explains in more
detail the nature of the error and possible corrective action (Fig.
3).