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Inter-Program Bitmap Data Distribution

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036909D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Franklin, SM Peters, AM [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a method for interchanging bitmaps in a mul tasking environment between independent applications which requires minimal system overhead and minimizes programming effort to interchange bitmap data between applications. Inter-Program Bitmap Data Distribution is achieved by providing a set of services for the transformation, distribution, reconstruction, and display of bitmaps in such a manner that the bitmaps may be efficiently and freely interchanged through shared memory between any programs which require simultaneous access to bitmaps or must exchange bitmap data without having to use files or libraries.