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Multi-line Edit for List Box for Microsoft Windows

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122516D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Langley, F: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to describe a method to provide the ability for a Microsoft Windows application to accept multiple input values for a single dialog box field.

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Multi-line Edit for List Box for Microsoft Windows

      The purpose of this paper is to describe a method to
provide the ability for a Microsoft Windows application to accept
multiple input values for a single dialog box field.

      A scrollable, editable list box is needed to provide the
ability to enter multiple values in an input field for a Microsoft
Windows application. Currently, no dialog control is provided by
Microsoft to provide this function. Instead, applications are
attempting to use input only or single input value controls which are
provided by Microsoft to perform this function. The development of an
editable list box which could be used by any Microsoft Windows
applications would provide a better end user interface in terms of
usability, and also provide consistency with OfficeVision/2* (OV/2).

      A new dialog control needs to be developed to allow the input
of multiple values into an editable field. This article proposes sub-
classing the Microsoft Windows list box to provide this function. By
adding this control, Microsoft Windows applications would be able to
provide this ability which is currently available within OV/2.

      This control would display as a list box, with the ability to
scroll both horizontally and vertically. The user should be able to
tab into this box, or use the mouse pointer and click with the mouse
button to position the cursor within the box. Once the cursor is
positioned within the list box, the user shou...