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Object-Oriented File Transfer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000115870D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Dykstra, DJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a graphical interface for file transfer between mainframes and workstations that supports drag and drop. This disclosure provides a dialog and protocol for dragging and dropping between drives.

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Object-Oriented File Transfer

      Disclosed is a graphical interface for file transfer between
mainframes and workstations that supports drag and drop.  This
disclosure provides a dialog and protocol for dragging and dropping
between drives.

      Double clicking on a 'transfer' icon brings up a visual
representation of all files.  All active drives (LAN, workstation,
and VM) are displayed graphically with icons.  Clicking on a drive
opens a tree view of the folders, documents or files within that
drive.  Drives are opened and displayed in scrollable subwindows.
The user opens the directory (via click and scroll) until both the
source and target are visible.  All of the aforementioned are prior
art, and used in many directory structures.

      File transfer (upload/download) is accomplished by dragging the
desired file and dropping in the desired location, using the
following rules:
  o  Dragging a VM file to a folder on the hard drive or LAN drive
      results in the file being downloaded and placed in the folder.
      Its name remains the same, and file type is abbreviated
according
      to normal convention and appended as the extension.
  o  Dragging a hard drive or LAN drive file to the A-disk icon of VM
      results in the file being uploaded to VM.  Its name becomes the
      filename, with the extension being expanded and becoming the
      filetype according to normal convention.
  o  If a file is droppe...