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Dynamic Visual Indication of Base Class Icons

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120342D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 55K

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 visually distinguish (within the New Icons Folder) which icons represent the base class template and which icons represent modified templates. There needs to be a simple way for the user to visually distinguish which icons represent the base classes in the New Icons Folder.

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Dynamic Visual Indication of Base Class Icons

      This article describes a method for an OfficeVision*/2
(OV/2) New Icons Folder user to visually distinguish (within the New
Icons Folder) which icons represent the base class template and which
icons represent modified templates. There needs to be a simple way
for the user to visually distinguish which icons represent the base
classes 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...