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Visual Scope for Logical Part Construction and Connection

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118103D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 122K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Ng, EC: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a user interface for connecting visual parts to logical parts. This interface allows the programmer to view and modify the connections visually and systematically.

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Visual Scope for Logical Part Construction and Connection

      Disclosed is a user interface for connecting visual parts to
logical parts.  This interface allows the programmer to view and
modify the connections visually and systematically.

The Visual Scope is a user interface made up of four panes, namely:
  1.  Visual Part Pane
  2.  Connection Pane
  3.  Logical Part Pane
  4.  Editor Pane

      (1) The Visual Part Pane allows the user to go through all the
designed GUI windows and select the visual part that he/she wants to
work on.  The user is able to cycle through using the previous (<)
and next (>) buttons.  During the "ring through" process, it displays
the bitmap, and the name of the current window (for example:
CUSTINQ), as well as, which one is currently displayed (such as: 1 of
8).  When one of the visual part on the current window is selected,
the name of the  part is confirmed besides the "Parts: " label (for
example: DETAILS).

      (2) The Connection Pane allows the user to see all the events
for the selected visual part using the previous (<) and next (>)
buttons.  Initially, this area is blank.  Only after a visual part is
selected on the Visual Part Pane, then the connection diagram is
shown.  The link between the visual part, the event, and the logical
part is shown.  It is possible that the user does not want to handle
all the events for a particular visual part.  In that case, the
particular event will have no link to any of the logical parts.  The
main function  of this pane is for connecting and/or disconnecting.
Therefore, it is  obvious...