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Alternate Method for Batch Registration of Dos Applications

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120781D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 74K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bell, L: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a method for OfficeVision*/2 (OV/2) to allow users to register DOS programs onto the Office Desktop from ORS.EXE.

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Alternate Method for Batch Registration of Dos Applications

      This article describes a method for OfficeVision*/2
(OV/2) to allow users to register DOS programs onto the Office
Desktop from ORS.EXE.

      In today's marketplace, more DOS-based business applications
exist than OV/2 applications.  Because businesses have already
invested heavily in DOS software and in training personnel to use
existing DOS software, they want to be able to continue to use these
applications to recoup their investment.  In addition, it will take a
certain amount of time before most applications have dual-DOS/OV2
mode availability and users are unwilling to give up their DOS-based
applications in the meantime.  Users want to use OV/2 1.2's
multitasking capability and still be able to run their DOS
applications in the OV/2 DOS box. They also expect full DOS-OV/2 1.2
compatibility.  This compatibility will increase the usability and
acceptability of OV/2 1.2 in the business workplace.

      Office 1.1 allowed the launch of DOS applications from the
Office window.  Until now, there has not been a way to register and
invoke a DOS application from Office 1.2.  OV/2 1.2 needs to provide
users with a simple way to dynamically register and run DOS-based
applications from OV/2, even if the registration method differs
slightly from that for registering OV/2 applications.  A DOS launch
program will be provided by OV/2 1.2 and can be named, for example,
'DOSSTART.EXE'.  The registration of DOS-based applications is
slightly different than for OV/2 applications, however.

      Normally, for an example OV/2 application called MYED...