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Modified Template Attribute in "Some" Dialog Box

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120227D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 68K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bell, LK: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a method for an OfficeVision*/2 (OV/2) New Icons Folder user to display only the modified template icons in the New Icons Folder.

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Modified Template Attribute in "Some" Dialog Box

      This article describes a method for an OfficeVision*/2
(OV/2) New Icons Folder user to display only the modified template
icons in the New Icons Folder.

      OV/2 provides the New Icons Folder as the container for OV/2
templates.  Templates are the patterns used to create OV/2 objects.
There are two basic kinds of templates: base class templates and
derived templates.  Base class templates are registered with all
class information necessary to run an application.  If the base
template is deleted, the information needed to run the application is
deleted and the application can no longer be started by OV/2.  Class
information includes class name, application path, working directory,
procedure entry point (if applicable), icon information (icon dll and
icon ids) and application type. Changes made to a base template
affect the behavior of all associated derived (modified) templates.
Derived templates are templates that are derived from a base class
template. They use the base template class information to start and
if the base class is deleted, the derived template can no longer be
invoked by OV/2.  Template information includes template data file
name, template property file name and template type.  Changes made to
a derived template affect the behavior of only that derived template.

      In the OV/2 New Icons Folder, the user can display all icons
for a particular class.  Currently, however, there is no way for the
user to display only the modified template icon(s) for one or all
classes in the New...