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Checkbox Selection in Container Control

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000114380D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 25K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Rodriguez, PC: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is a selection mechanism that operates in parallel to the standard selection provided by the container control. A checkbox is placed next to each object in the container. As the container is moved, sized, scrolled, or otherwise repositioned the position of each checkbox next to its object is maintained.

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Checkbox Selection in Container Control

      Disclosed is a selection mechanism that operates in parallel to
the  standard selection provided by the container control.  A
checkbox is placed next to each object in the container.  As the
container is moved, sized, scrolled, or otherwise repositioned the
position of each checkbox next to its object is maintained.

      Clicking on the checkbox toggles an additional selection state
of the object;  the standard container behavior is maintained if any
other part of the object is manipulated.  The selection state
controlled and displayed by the checkbox is a property of the object
selected, not the view that the object is contained in.  Therefore,
changing the install selection state of an object will cause the
change to be seen in every view in which the object is visible.  The
selection state set by the checkbox persists when the view containing
the object is closed, and can be changed as a result of the selection
or deselection of a related object even when the object is not
contained in an open view.