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Menu Display System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000055517D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Walker, AJ Yorke-Smith, IE [+details]

Abstract

An interactive program (referred to as an application program to avoid confusion) using full screen I/O (input/output) with a screen or VDU (Visual Display Unit) is much easier to use than one using sequential I/O. The generalized menu display system described here speeds up and simplifies the programming of such an application. It also automatically provides many of the 'standard' facilities that users expect, so removing a repetitive chore from the programmer and saving programming time.