An easy method of data entrance by double-clicking a object field and selecting one of pre-defined selectable values that cyclically appears.
Original Publication Date: 2002-Oct-10
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21
Disclosed is a user interface for an easy method of data entrance by double-clicking a object field and selecting one of pre-defined selectable values that cyclically appears. This user interface is used when a user enter data into each cell in a grid. A program that provide this user interface has to determine candidate values for each cell and its order to be appeared in advance, and initial value for each cell is the one of the candidates. When a user focus on a cell and perform double click, the program recognizes the position of the cell and the current value in it. Then the program determines next value and puts it on the cell. By repeating double click, the program puts the next candidate value and each values appears cyclically. The user completes the data entrance when the named value appears. The difference from existing method is that a user can enter a value by only double click without explicit entrance of the value.