Browse Prior Art Database

Icon-Editing Semantics in XDE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034570D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Gest, SB Wymore, FW [+details]

Abstract

Icon editing is a useful and unique feature of the XDE software development environment. It is convenient for the user to be able to edit the icons by using the same methods applied to editing text. XDE is an advanced software development environment targeted for the IBM RT PC* running IBM's proprietary UNIX** operating system AIX***. This environment presents a variety of windows, each displaying textual information. One of these windows, the source window, displays the application source text corresponding to the currently executing object, or other source that is requested by the user. This window can also be used to set breakpoints or perform various debugging operations. XDE utilizes various icons to convey certain information to the user.