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Control Structure Nesting for Data Exchange

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037131D
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 applications to efficiently exchange user interface control data in a variety of formats between independent applications in the OS/2 Presentation Manager environment. A control under the OS/2 Presentation Manager is a user interface element with a unique programming interface and application function such as a menu or scroll bar. Controls often accept more than one data format, such as text and bitmap data. Control input structures include flags which specify the data format provided by an application.