Inter-Program Graphical Data Distribution
Original Publication Date: 1989-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27
This article describes a method for interchanging graphical data in a multi-tasking environment between independent applications which uses minimal system overhead and minimizes programming effort to interchange graphical data between applications. Inter-Program Graphical Data Distribution is achieved by providing a set of services for the transformation, distribution, reconstruction, and display of graphical data in such a manner that it may be efficiently and freely interchanged between several participating programs. In a multi-tasking system environment, it is possible for several applications to execute both simultaneously and cooperatively. In such an environment it is common that one application must be able to display or further manipulate the same graphical data as another application.