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Class Enumeration for New Officevision/2 Office Templates

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000119845D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bell, L: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a method for OfficeVision*/2 (OV/2) to provide a convenient way for the user to see what classes already exist in the system while creating a new template.

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Class Enumeration for New Officevision/2 Office Templates

      This article describes a method for OfficeVision*/2
(OV/2) to provide a convenient way for the user to see what classes
already exist in the system while creating a new template.

      When a user wishes to create a template, he can drag, copy, or
move an object into the OV/2 New Icons Folder.  A New Template dialog
box then appears.  If the object has a class name associated with it,
the class name appears in the 'Class' entry field; otherwise, the
entry field is empty. Similarly, if the object currently has an
object name associated with it, the object name appears in the
'Template' entry field; otherwise, the entry field is empty.

      To associate the object with a class, the user must leave the
class entry field with the original class name, change the original
class name to an existing class name, change the original class name
to a non-existing class name, or specify an existing or new class
name if the class entry field is empty. Whenever the user wants to
specify an existing OV/2 class or wants to verify that a class does
not exist, there is no simple way to find out what OV/2 classes have
already been registered with the system.

      To solve this problem, an enumeration of all OV/2 class names
can be done in the New Template dialog box using a class name
combination box.  The user can then browse the names of existing
classes and associate a class with their template by either...