Accession Number : ADA182542

Title :   Integrated Information Support System (IISS). Volume 8. User Interface Subsystem. Part 7. Form Processor User Manual.

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

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO SCHENECTADY NY PRODUCTION RESOURCES CONSULTING

Personal Author(s) : Morenc,Carol ; Stafford,Frances ; Barker,Sandy

Report Date : 01 NOV 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 101

Abstract : This manual describes the Form Processor (FP) which is a set of callable execution time routines available to an application program for form processing. The information is addressed to application programmers using the Integrated Information Support System (IISS). The FP routines allow programs and their users to communicate through predefined forms on a terminal. The forms are defined using the Form Editor. When the application runs, the FP handles: Retrieval of a predefined form; Display of the form; Filling out of the form (from the user point of view); Data integrity checking; and Providing a help facility. All FP calls refer to specific forms and data within forms by names that are assigned during form definition. A typical order of events in an application program using these routines is: 1) Initialize form processor; 2) Open forms; 3) Add forms to windows; 4) Put data in forms; 5) Put data in message line; 6) Send screen to terminal and get input from the user; and 7) Read data from forms.

Descriptors :   *INTERFACES, *COMPUTER PROGRAM DOCUMENTATION, *COMPUTER FILES, INFORMATION SYSTEMS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, MESSAGE PROCESSING, PROCESSING EQUIPMENT, PROGRAMMERS, READING, TIME, USER MANUALS, USER NEEDS, COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE