A GUI control to aid users in understanding the results of actions taken on multiple objects
Original Publication Date: 2001-Jul-21
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19
Disclosed is a multiple selection approach for Graphical User Interfaces (GUI). The approach provides a rule for mapping original controls to new controls and labels to ensure that the results of a multiple selection action are clear to the end user, without requiring actual database queries to be made. The approach is as follows: 1. Redraw the GUI panel to show only those controls that are relevant to the set of objects that are selected. 2. Convert controls to contain an explicit choice to leave control setting "as is" or "unchanged"