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Display Attribute Customization

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120474D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 56K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Eagen, ST: AUTHOR

Abstract

Display attributes cause inconsistent presentation effects on monochrome and color displays. The application program must use a different panel definition data stream to maximize the aesthetics of panel presentation. If a single data stream is used for both color and monochrome, undesirable highlighting effects may result (e.g., blinking red). Described is a method that enables application programs to customize display attribute effects, thus requiring only a single display panel data stream definition for both color and monochrome displays.

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Display Attribute Customization

      Display attributes cause inconsistent presentation effects on
monochrome and color displays.  The application program must use a
different panel definition data stream to maximize the aesthetics of
panel presentation.  If a single data stream is used for both color
and monochrome, undesirable highlighting effects may result (e.g.,
blinking red).  Described is a method that enables application
programs to customize display attribute effects, thus requiring only
a single display panel data stream definition for both color and
monochrome displays.

      A new work station controller (WSC) customization command minor
structure has been designed that will allow application programs to
use a single display panel data stream and customize the display
attribute effects, based on whether the display is color or
monochrome.

      The Display Attribute Mapping minor structure contains the
following information:
   Flag indicating whether the display attribute map applies to color
displays only, or to any display type (monochrome or color).  This is
useful if the application program has no knowledge about the display
characteristics.
   Flag indicating whether a new display attribute map is being
defined or not.  If a new display attribute map is defined, a list of
32 display attribute values to be used follows.  If not, the display
attribute map is reset to default settings (no list of display
attribute values is sent).
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