Browse Prior Art Database

Method and System for Dynamically Associating Multiple Globally Unique Identifiers with a Software Application's Managed Set of Objects Using a Common Registry

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013946D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Method and System for Dynamically Associating Multiple Globally Unique Identifiers with a Software Application’s Managed Set of Objects Using a Common Registry Abstract: One system component can be associated with one predefined system function. With software applications, one globally unique identifier (GUID) can be mapped to a particular code module (e.g., software application, dynamic link library, or hardware device) within a common registry. Claims: An application may choose to maintain multiple personalities and perform multiple functions within a given operating environment. An object-oriented application can instantiate a set of objects, complete with their own methods and data, and then assign/unassign a GUID for each object. This will enable each object to be identified to the operating system and other software applications as distinct components. Since each object is managed by a control program, GUIDs can be dynamically assigned and unassigned as needed. If the objects are related or perform similar function then code reuse and maintenance, as well as class inheritance, can be taken advantage of. U.S. References: US5758154 – Method and system for storing configuration data into a common registry