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Dynamic Display of Base Class Icons in Some Dialog Box

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120738D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 66K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bell, LK: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a method for an OfficeVision*/2 (OV/2) New Icons Folder users to display the base class icons in the New Icons Folder.

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Dynamic Display of Base Class Icons in Some Dialog Box

      This article describes a method for an OfficeVision*/2
(OV/2) New Icons Folder users to display the base class 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 invoked by OV/2.  Class information
includes class name, application path, working directory, procedure
entrypoint (if applicable), icon information (icon dll and icon ids)
and application type.  Changes made to a base template affect the
behavior of ALL associated modified templates.

      Derived templates are templates that are derived from a base
class template.  They use the base template class information to
start.  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 modified template affect the behavior of only that
modified template.

      In the OV/2 New Icons Folder, the user can display all icons
for a particular class.  This is done by choo...