Accession Number : ADA182540

Title :   Integrated Information Support System (IISS). Volume 8. User Interface Subsystem. Part 5. Form Processor Development Specification.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 22 Sep 80-31 Jul 85,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SCHENECTADY NY PRODUCTION RESOURCES CONSULTING

Personal Author(s) : Cross,Valerie ; Morenc,Carol ; Robie,Penny

PDF Url : ADA182540

Report Date : 01 Nov 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : This specification establishes the development, test and qualification requirments of computer program identified as the Form Processor (FP). The FP is used to permit an application to send/receive data on the formatted screen without having the application program know all the characteristics of the particular terminal being used. It is used in conjunction with the Virtual Terminal. When used in the IISS environment, the application programs use the Application Interface (AI) to create the appropriate messages which are sent to the User Interface Monitor (UIM) of the FP by way of the Network Transaction Manager (NTM). These messages are then decoded into the appropriate Form Processor routines. The routines needing to input/output to the terminal then translate the request into the correct VT commands. If the FP is being used on a one-computer system, the application program would be directly interfacing with the FP callable routines instead of the AI which generates the network-formatted message. The FP also handles window management processing which requires the FP to be in window manager mode or to be servicing the window management form.

Descriptors :   *INTERFACES, *COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INPUT OUTPUT PROCESSING, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, MANAGEMENT, MONITORING, PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, SPECIFICATIONS, SUPERVISORS, USER NEEDS, WINDOWS, COMPUTER FILES, COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE