MIKE, dialogue model, end user programs, graphical UIMS, interactive graphical applications, macro facility, macros-by-example, menu interaction kontrol environment, multicommand UNDO facility, semantics-based model, user-interface management system, computer graphics, macros, user interfaces
A macro facility that allows end users to extend interactive graphical applications is presented as part of a user-interface management system (UIMS). Such macros are expressed by example; that is, the end user programs the macro in the application's generated user interface. Problems with macros-by-example in graphical applications are explored, and requirements to accommodate such a facility are defined for the UIMS dialogue model. Existing UIMS models are reviewed relative to these requirements, and the unique facilities of the MIKE (menu interaction kontrol environment) semantics-based model are presented. The implementation of the macro-by-example system is discussed, as well as the particular implementation of a multicommand UNDO facility, which is necessary when editing micros by example.
Original Publication Citation
Olsen, D. R., Jr., and J. R. Dance. "Macros by Example in a Graphical UIMS." Computer Graphics and Applications, IEEE 8.1 necessary when editing micros by example (1988): 68-78
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Olsen, Dan R. Jr.; Turner, Jonathan; Wood, Stephen Bart; and Dance, John R., "Macros by Example in a Graphical UIMS" (1998). All Faculty Publications. 654.
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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