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Moving Split Bar in a Customized Details View

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122509D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 3 page(s) / 98K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Green, EA: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This disclosure suggests a method for providing a way of customizing the placement of the split bar in a customized view of objects. It allows the user to place the split bar between any two columns, or to eliminate the split bar altogether.

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Moving Split Bar in a Customized Details View

      This disclosure suggests a method for providing a way of
customizing the placement of the split bar in a customized view of
objects.  It allows the user to place the split bar between any two
columns, or to eliminate the split bar altogether.

      The purpose of the split bar in the customized view of objects
is to split the list vertically, allowing simultaneous scrolling of
the information vertically, and independent scrolling of the
information in the two panes of the window horizontally.  See Figure
1 for an example of a details view window with a split bar.  Prior to
this, users have only been allowed to move the split bar to increase
or decrease the panes on either side of the split bar, but the split
bar always remained between the same two columns, wherever the
designer placed it.  Allowing the user to control the placement of
the split bar allows the user to determine where it is desired to
split the information.

      Figure 2 depicts an example of the window in which the user
selects the placement of the split bar while defining a customized
view.  The window is comprised of N+1 dropdown lists, where N is the
number of columns of data (attributes of the objects) that are
available for the user to display in the customized view.  Each
dropdown list contains all of the possible column titles, plus one
additional item for the split bar.  In this way, the user can place
the split bar between an...