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Coloring 5250 Emulation Sessions Using Actual As/400 Screens

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000119597D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 167K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Andrew, GP: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Color customization of AS/400* workstation sessions is accomplished by choosing areas of actual screens with the mouse or keyboard. Any AS/400 screen may be used during the color customization. When an area is selected, a color selection menu appears. When the user selects a color, the screen is immediately updated.

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Coloring 5250 Emulation Sessions Using Actual As/400 Screens

      Color customization of AS/400* workstation sessions is
accomplished by choosing areas of actual screens with the mouse or
keyboard.  Any AS/400 screen may be used during the color
customization.  When an area is selected, a color selection menu
appears.  When the user selects a color, the screen is immediately
updated.

      While having at least one 5250 Emulation session active, the
user hotkeys to DOS and runs the WSFCOLOR program.

      The user is allowed to select one of many pre-defined color
tables or select one from an existing session profile. The session's
colors are initialized, and then the current AS/400 screen is
displayed to the user.

      The user may select any field on the screen. Selection may be
done with the mouse or the keyboard.  Mouse selection is done by
pointing and clicking on the area to change.  Keyboard selection is
done by moving the cursor with the cursor keys, and pressing Enter.

      At this point, the color selection menu pops up on the screen
with the current attribute selected.

      The color selection menu allows the user to select any
available color combination, including blinking.  This can be done
either with the keyboard or the mouse.  The user may press Enter to
keep the same color or select a new color.

      When a color has been selected, the color menu is removed and
the AS/400 screen is redisplayed, this time with t...