Extended elements and mechanisms for displaying a rich graphical user interface in panel subunit

  • US 6,556,221 B1
  • Filed: 05/31/2000
  • Issued: 04/29/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/01/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. In a system having a controller device and a target device, a method for realizing complex graphical user interface (GUI) on said controller device, said method comprising steps of:

  • said controller device receiving a button GUI element descriptor from said target device, wherein said button GUI element descriptor defines a button element to be displayed and wherein said button GUI element descriptor further defines a first bitmap image to be displayed when said button element is out of focus and a second bitmap image to be displayed when said button element is in focus; and

    said controller device displaying said button element as part of an on-screen display, wherein said button element comprises said first bitmap image when said button element is out of focus and wherein said button element comprises said second bitmap image when said button element is in focus.

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