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Utilities for WorkFrame Projects

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000117267D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

McCulloch, KA: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for providing utilities to work on complete WorkFrame projects. These utilities not only work on the WorkFrame project itself, but also on related objects, such as files and directories.

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Utilities for WorkFrame Projects

      Disclosed is a method for providing utilities to work on
complete WorkFrame projects.  These utilities not only work on the
WorkFrame project itself, but also on related objects, such as files
and directories.

      A WorkFrame project is a WorkPlace Shell object that points to,
or contains, files and directories.  The copy and delete actions
available on a WorkFrame project are WorkPlace Shell actions.  In
other words, they only act on the WorkPlace Shell object itself and
not on the files and/or directories that the project may point to.

      The disclosed utilities, not only act on the WorkPlace Shell
object, but also on the directories and files the project points to.

The following steps describe how these utilities work:
  1.  Read the necessary information from the project using external
       WorkFrame APIs.
  2.  Request necessary information from the user.
      o  Copy - where to copy the files to, where to copy the
          WorkFrame project to, what to call the new project, etc.
      o  Rename - what to rename the WorkFrame project to, what to
          rename the directories to, what to rename the files to,
etc.
      o  Delete - which directories to delete, etc.
  3.  Perform the requested action on the related objects (i.e.,
files
       and/or directories the project points to) based on the input
from
       the user.
      o  Copy -...