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Prompting for More Input on Each Object in a List

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000063087D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-18

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Baumgartner, DM Fricke, EP [+details]

Abstract

By handling secondary input for each object from a multiple object list on a one-to-one basis, a user may enter object specific data for each object. This also allows a user to deal with errors on an individual object basis. Typically, when multiple objects are selected in a windowing environment, they are treated as a group. No problems result unless each object requires a secondary input, such as a destination file in a copy action, or when the action performed on one of the objects creates an error condition. A solution is to handle the secondary input for each object on a one-to-one basis. Also, any errors generated by an object are dealt with respect to that object on which the action failed.