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Dynamic Determination of Displayable Template Object Name in Officevision/2

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120726D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bell, LK: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a method for an OfficeVision*/2 (OV/2) application to query for a template object's translated displayable name for use on the object's title bar and under the object's icon.

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Dynamic Determination of Displayable Template Object Name in Officevision/2

      This article describes a method for an OfficeVision*/2
(OV/2) application to query for a template object's translated
displayable name for use on the object's title bar and under the
object's icon.

      Each OV/2 system-shipped template object currently has a class
name and a template name.  Both of these are used as keys in
application code and cannot be translated or changed dynamically. In
OV/2, template objects must have a name associated with the object's
icon for easy user identification.  Because of OV/2's commitment to
National Language Support (NLS), it is unacceptable to have OV/2
system-shipped template objects with un-translatable object names.

      Since the displayable name is not used as a key and can be
changed on the fly, it can be used as the name that will appear in
the template object's title bar and under the template object's icon.
OV/2 will provide an API (OosRSQueryDisplayableTmpltName) to query
for a template object's translatable displayable name.  The API will
be called using the template object's class and template name as
parameters.  If the object currently has a translated name associated
with it, the translated name will be returned in a buffer supplied by
the caller.

      This allows applications to have a translatable displayable
template name to associate with their icons and display in their
application title bars.  It allows appli...