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Dynamic Reassociation of a Subclass With a Superclass

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000119914D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bell, LK: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a method for OfficeVision*/2 (OV/2) to provide a convenient way for the user to dynamically reassign a single subclass to a different, existing superclass.

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Dynamic Reassociation of a Subclass With a Superclass

      This article describes a method for OfficeVision*/2
(OV/2) to provide a convenient way for the user to dynamically
reassign a single subclass to a different, existing superclass.

      To provide this capability, OV/2 will store the superclass
information separately from the subclass information.  Superclass
information is stored using the superclass name as a key.  Subclass
information is stored using the superclass and subclass names as the
key. Superclass information contains information regarding the
application path, parameters, class name and icon representation for
the superclass.  Subclass information contains information regarding
data specific to the subclass, such as superclass name, subclass
name, subclass data file name and subclass profile information.

      Since the subclass information is segregated, reassignment of
the subclass's superclass name will change necessary runtime
information for this subclass only. This allows reassignment of a
subclass to a different, existing superclass.  Since the subclass
contains the superclass and subclass names, it will always be started
by its superclass, regardless of the actual application associated
with that superclass.
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