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Date of Patent:
 METHOD OF TRANSFERRING PROGRAMS FROM ACTION ORIENTED GUI PARADIGM TO OBJECT ORIENTED GUI PARADIGM
 Inventor: Marc A. Bloomfield, Lighthouse Point, Fla.
 Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, N.Y.
 Appl. No.: 240,398
 Filed: . May 10,1994
Related U.S. Application Data
 Continuation of Ser. No. 996,422, Dec. 23, 1992, abandoned.
 Int. Cl.« G06T 3/14; G06F 3/153
 U.S. CI 395/157; 395/159;
 Field of Search 395/144, 145, 157, 159,
395/160, 161, 155
Macintosh System Software (Trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.) 1988 pp. 86-87. Microsoft Windows User's Guide (Trademark of Microsoft Incorporation), 1990, pp. 89-92, 113. Microsoft Windows User's Guide (Trademark of Microsoft Cor.) pp. 17, 25, 93-97, 444-474, 562-563.
Primary Examiner—Heather R. Herndon
Assistant Examiner—Cliff Nguyen Vo
Attorney, Agent, or Firm—Bruce D. Jobse; Andrew J.
Programs written for an action oriented graphic user interface are transferred to an object oriented graphic user interface. Upon installation of a program the data file types cognizable to the program are recovered from an association table for the program. A template is generated for each data file type and an icon is set on each template. Each template is then placed into an associated templates folder.
8 Claims, 17 Drawing Sheets