CA2219886A1 - Method and system for interfacing applications software with electronic writeboard - Google Patents

Method and system for interfacing applications software with electronic writeboard

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CA2219886A1
CA2219886A1 CA002219886A CA2219886A CA2219886A1 CA 2219886 A1 CA2219886 A1 CA 2219886A1 CA 002219886 A CA002219886 A CA 002219886A CA 2219886 A CA2219886 A CA 2219886A CA 2219886 A1 CA2219886 A1 CA 2219886A1
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applications software
events
electronic writeboard
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Tom H. Fukushima
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Smart Technologies ULC
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F3/00Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
    • G06F3/01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
    • G06F3/048Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI]
    • G06F3/0487Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser
    • G06F3/0488Interaction techniques based on graphical user interfaces [GUI] using specific features provided by the input device, e.g. functions controlled by the rotation of a mouse with dual sensing arrangements, or of the nature of the input device, e.g. tap gestures based on pressure sensed by a digitiser using a touch-screen or digitiser, e.g. input of commands through traced gestures
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F9/00Arrangements for program control, e.g. control units
    • G06F9/06Arrangements for program control, e.g. control units using stored programs, i.e. using an internal store of processing equipment to receive or retain programs
    • G06F9/46Multiprogramming arrangements
    • G06F9/54Interprogram communication
    • G06F9/542Event management; Broadcasting; Multicasting; Notifications
    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F2209/00Indexing scheme relating to G06F9/00
    • G06F2209/54Indexing scheme relating to G06F9/54
    • G06F2209/545Gui

Abstract

An interactive display system includes an electronic writeboard having a touch sensitive panel and a tool tray accommodating at least one tool selectable to apply pressure to the touch sensitive panel. Controller means is responsive to the touch sensitive panel and tool tray and generates events. A computer is connected to the electronic writeboard and executes applications software. An interface acts between the controller means and the applications software and translates eventsgenerated by the electronic writeboard into messages processable by the applications software.

Claims (8)

1. A method of interfacing applications software with an electronic writeboard comprising the steps of:
maintaining a table of electronic writeboard events and associated applications software messages representing commands to be processed by said applications software in response to electronic writeboard events;
monitoring events generated by said electronic writeboard;
comparing each event generated by said electronic writeboard with electronic writeboard events in said table to determine if said generated event is in said table; and transmitting the associated applications software message to said applications software for processing when said generated event is in said table.
2. The method of claim 1 wherein generated events not found in said table are ignored.
3. The method of claim 1 wherein for at least one of said events, said command is sent to said applications software using a PostMessage API call directly to said applications software.
4. The method of claim 1 wherein for at least one of said events, said set of commands represents mouse actions.
5. The method of claim 4 wherein said set of commands representing mouse actions includes point parameters set generally to the center of the control being selected and includes a handle identifying a window to receive the set of commands.
6. The method of claim 1 wherein mouse events generating by said electronic writeboard are sent directly to said applications software and stored in an applications queue therein.
7. An interface for interfacing applications software with an electronicwriteboard comprising:
a table storing a list of electronic writeboard events and associated applications software messages;
means to monitor events generated by said electronic writeboard;
means to compare each event generated by said electronic writeboard with said list to determine if said generated event is in said table; and means to transmit the associated applications software message to said applications software for processing when said generated event is in said table.
8. An interactive display system comprising:
an electronic writeboard including a touch sensitive panel, a tool tray accommodating at least one tool selectable to apply pressure to said touch sensitive panel and controller means responsive to said touch sensitive panel and tool tray and generating events;
a computer connected to said electronic writeboard and executing applications software; and an interface acting between said controller means and said applications software and translating events generated by said electronic writeboard into messages processable by said applications software.
CA002219886A 1997-10-31 1997-10-31 Method and system for interfacing applications software with electronic writeboard Abandoned CA2219886A1 (en)

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