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A Multi-Pick Selection Algorithm And Cursor Handling Method

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059077D
Original Publication Date: 1988-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Conner, HK, Jr James, WS Versteeg, A [+details]

Abstract

There are many instances where the computer system maintains a list of valid inputs for a particular entry field. The user may either type information into this field, or choose the LIST function to have the system display this list in a window. In the case of a single field, a choice from the list is placed into the entry field from which LIST was chosen. In the case of multiple fields, the placement of the information and the subsequent positioning of the cursor for the next selection needs to be determined.