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Method for Continuous Edit of Multiple Direct Edit Text Controls

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000118725D
Original Publication Date: 1997-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bardon, DD: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for continuous edit of multiple direct-edit label controls. This method provides for text labels, the convenience and consistency of continuous edit, which is already available in standard text entry controls.

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Method for Continuous Edit of Multiple Direct Edit Text Controls

      Disclosed is a method for continuous edit of multiple
direct-edit label controls.  This method provides for text labels,
the convenience and consistency of continuous edit, which is already
available in standard text entry controls.

      Text labels, as opposed to standard text entry controls,
support greater visual control for effects such as transparent
backgrounds.  As such, they are often preferable to standard text
entry controls.  In order to combine the benefits of labels with the
ability to edit the labels conveniently, some label controls (such as
the icon label in the Windows95* operating system) support
"edit-in-place".  Whereas standard text entry controls provide the
ability to tab through a series of separate controls, however,
direct-edit label controls have not offered this convenience to
users.  This additional convenience is now achieved through the
present disclosure.

      Individual direct-edit labels are implemented according to
convention.  That is, users initiate editing through some pointer
action, such as clicking on the text.  The text may then be edited in
place.  Once a direct-edit label is placed in edit mode, editing
multiple labels is facilitated by providing direct keyboard
navigation from one label to another.  Keyboard navigation (for
example, using the TAB key) from a label that is in edit mode to the
next label in the collection, transfers the...