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Assisted drag-n-drop operation in a model

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000022261D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Mar-03
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Mar-03

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

A presentation method is disclosed that allows the user of a visual modeling tool to create a new model element with its associated information in a single operation. With this method, (1) a drag-n-drop operation from a toolbox into a diagram for creating a basic model element and (2) a dialog for specifying the element's information are combined into a single, integrated operation. This operation makes it easier for the user to add correct and complete information during the creation of a new element in a model.