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IBM Function Key Area Control Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036181D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

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IBM's standard in User Interface is called SAA (System Application Architecture). An area which is defined by SAA is the Function Key Area referred to as FKA. Disclosed is a well-defined functional set for creating/modifying the objects in the FKA. The design of the functional set offers object manipulation of the items in this area with the objectives of the look and interaction defined by IBM SAA. To the programmer, the control is powerful because it offers the IBM SAA FKA in an Object manipulation point of view instead of a logical specification. The functional set is defined below: CreateFKA(windowid) Create a work space for an FKA in a specified window. AddFKA(string,len,key) Append to the current FKA work space an FKA item which returns a programmer defined key when necessary.