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Icon for 3270 Terminal Emulation within Operating System/2 Extended Edition, Version 1.2

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000121848D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-03
Document File: 2 page(s) / 37K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Ragan Jr, RW: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is an icon for 3270 Terminal Emulation within Operating System/2 (OS/2*) Extended Edition (E.E.), Version 1.2, Communications Manager (see the figure).

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Icon for 3270 Terminal Emulation within Operating System/2 Extended
Edition, Version 1.2

      Disclosed is an icon for 3270 Terminal Emulation within
Operating System/2 (OS/2*) Extended Edition (E.E.), Version 1.2,
Communications Manager (see the figure).

      Graphical interfaces rely on direct manipulation interface
techniques. These techniques have become standard in the industry and
are based on the ability to represent objects in the user interface.
These representations often take the form of icons.  An icon is a
pictorial representation of an object.  The icon design should invoke
in the user an understanding of the purpose or use of the object it
represents.  An icon for the IBM OS/2, E.E., Version 1.2, 3270
Terminal Emulation was required for use in the Presentation Manager*
based application.

      The OS/2 E.E., Version 1.2, Terminal Emulation icon is the
minimized state of 3270 emulation, ASCII emulation, or 5250 Work
Station Feature.

      The two types of emulation supported by Communications Manager
and represented by the Terminal Emulation icon are: 3270 terminal
emulation (windowed) and  ASCII terminal emulation (windowed). 5250
Work Station Feature (full-screen panel) is also supported.

      Emulator operations include:
           Control over font size
           Allowing the window to have (or not have) a title bar
           Host graphics control
* Trademark of IBM Corp.