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Panel Name in Title Bar

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122311D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Malcolm, JW: AUTHOR

Abstract

PROBLEM STATEMENT Often the internal name of a panel needs to be displayed along with the panel. However, this information should not be displayed except when requested by the user. BACKGROUND INFORMATION

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Panel Name in Title Bar

      PROBLEM STATEMENT
Often the internal name of a panel needs to be displayed along with
the panel. However, this information should not be displayed except
when requested by the user.
BACKGROUND INFORMATION

      This invention relates to the presentation and managing of
dialog panels and windows in a Graphical User Interface (GUI)
environment.

      The internal name of a panel that is being displayed is often
useful information.  For example, a field support person could help
isolate a problem if the precise panel was determined quickly and
accurately (often a customer's description of the panel is not
accurate enough to guarantee the precise panel).  Another example is
in the area of test and translation when the tester and translator
need to ensure the proper panels have been verified.
DESCRIPTION OF INVENTION

      The name of each panel in the product is automatically stored
in the runtime panel definition (by the build process) as a text
string.  When the application is started, an environment variable (or
some other user specification parameter) is checked to determine if
the panel name information is desired.  If so, the panel name of each
panel is concatenated with the title bar information and placed in
the title bar of the panel.
SUMMARY

      Using this process, a parameter can be specified by the user to
have the panel names appear in all panels.

      Disclosed anonymously.