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Show Officevision/2 Hidden Templates Using ORS.EXE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120741D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 84K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bell, LK: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This article describes a method for OfficeVision*/2 (OV/2) Administrators to remove hidden templates when a template has been registered in error or with the wrong registration information.

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Show Officevision/2 Hidden Templates Using ORS.EXE

      This article describes a method for OfficeVision*/2
(OV/2) Administrators to remove hidden templates when a template has
been registered in error or with the wrong registration information.

      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, and
procedure entrypoint (if applicable) and 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.

      When OV/2 templates are registered with the OV/2 Batch
Registration Utility, ORS.EXE, they can specify that the template is
to remain "hidden" (i.e., no icon will be shown in the New Icons
Folder for that template).  This is desirable for templates that do
not need to be represented by an icon in the New Icons Folder, but
which MUST be registered with OV/2 so that their applications can be
started by OV/2.  For example, Office Window and New Icons Folder are
registered with OV/2 as hidden templates. C...