Accession Number : ADA334661

Title :   Methods Permitting Rapid Generation of Platform Independent Software Applications Executed on a Universal Client Device

Descriptive Note : Patent application, filed 30 Sep 97

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Simonoff, Adam J. ; Taft, Robert L. ; McLintock, Brian T. ; Fontenot, Larry A.

PDF Url : ADA334661

Report Date : 30 SEP 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 116

Abstract : A Universal Client with a self-contained scripting language called GUIScript allows computing systems of varying architectures linked to the Internet or connected by an Intranet to run the same application software without modification or recompilation. Using a client-server architecture, the Universal Client receives GUIScript from the server, which commands the Universal Client to display certain graphical user interface (GUI) objects. The GUIScript also describes the behavior of the GUI objects presented by the Universal Client, thus providing a personality which defines the client application without changing the Universal Clients software. The Universal Client can also send GUIScript to the server to cause the server to execute commands. 0 A method for generating and displaying a graphic user interface (GUI) utilizing GUI objects and a computer architecture independent device, comprises steps for: generating a GUISCRIPT defying the GUI; scripting behavior of a program responsive to operator interaction with one of the GUI objects; parsing and interpreting the GUISCRIPT; and presenting a plurality of the GUI objects to thereby form the GUI.

Descriptors :   *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *CLIENT SERVER SYSTEMS, SOFTWARE ENGINEERING, DISTRIBUTED DATA PROCESSING, COMPUTER COMMUNICATIONS, INTEROPERABILITY, COMPUTER NETWORKS, GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE.

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE