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External Mechanism for Switching Install Object Mode

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000114382D
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 [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a mechanism to change a Workplace Shell object's state that is not part of the object's user interface and is controlled by a "switch" object or program that is only available to developers.

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External Mechanism for Switching Install Object Mode

      Disclosed is a mechanism to change a Workplace Shell object's
state that is not part of the object's user interface and is
controlled
by a "switch" object or program that is only available to developers.

      The mechanism is implemented in an object class by interpreting
selected Workplace Shell setup strings as switch messages.  For
example, a Workplace class could interpret a "MODE" setup string as a
state ("mode") switching message.  The following two setup strings
could be defined:
       MODE=USER;
       MODE=DEVELOPER;

      When either of these strings is encountered in the set of
strings specified in the wpSetup method, the object's mode is changed
(if necessary).  For example, if the original mode was developer and
the "MODE=USER" setup string is encountered, the mode is changed to
user.

      The wpSetup method can either be invoked directly (as from
another Workplace Shell object), or indirectly by using the
WinSetObjectData API (as from another process).