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Drag and Drop from a Selection Slider

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000114598D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-29
Document File: 2 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Broussard, S: AUTHOR

Abstract

This innovation describes a technique for representing a time based data types like those common in multimedia and a technique for selecting a range of it (using mouse or keyboard) and using the mouse to drag and drop segments of the data to other targets.

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Drag and Drop from a Selection Slider

      This innovation describes a technique for representing a time
based data types like those common in multimedia and a technique for
selecting a range of it (using mouse or keyboard) and using the mouse
to drag and drop segments of the data to other targets.

      A horizontal linear slider control that supports range
selection is used to represent the segment of data and allows the
segment to be dragged with the mouse to other objects in the system
as well as other selection sliders, that would allow the segment to
be dropped.  This drag and drop technique is functionally equivalent
to using the standard clipboard operations, but is more direct.

      The problem is that many multimedia data types editors for
audio or video found on desktop computer systems such as OS/2,
Windows, or Apple Systems, utilize the clipboard to cut/copy/paste
the data from one application to another.  Some systems utilize drag
and drop techniques in some limited scenerios to achieve the same
goal.  Large timed-based data types are frequently represented using
a horizontal linear slider control, and some even support selecting a
range, but none support dragging the data represented by the range to
other places in the system.

      When using a slider control to directly manipulate and copy or
move the data to other applications, the control must distinquish
between moves of the thumb of the slider and drags of the slider's
data.  Wh...