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Method for Asynchronous Displaying of Data From S/36 on a PC and Providing Window Timeout Therefor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034164D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-26

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Duffield, DM Ripstra, JC Shumway, LD [+details]

Abstract

IBM PC (personal computer) Network users can send messages to other users in the network asynchronously to applications currently executing on the PC. PC Net does not display the message directly. Rather, the user must press a key sequence to enter into an interactive interface to view the incoming message. The IBM PC Network messaging function was used as the basis herefor. This method allows the data to be displayed without the user "hot-keying" to the interactive interface. The user will see the incoming asynchronous data immediately displayed in a "window". The user can then view the message and, by pressing the Esc key, then continue in the application that was interrupted. Once that data has been received, the end user may not be present to respond to the data.