Method and system for generating flexible time-based control of application appearance and behavior

  • US 7,260,782 B2
  • Filed: 04/30/2003
  • Issued: 08/21/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/12/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for providing an authoring environment for generating an attribute change correlating with an underlying program to be executed by a computer system, the method comprising:

  • providing a program monitor configured to monitor an underlying program;

    providing a timeline configured to represent execution of the underlying program;

    providing an attribute editor configured to allow one of creation, modification, and deletion of an attribute change;

    providing an index editor configured to allow one of creation, association, modification, and deletion of an index point correlating the attribute change with an event taking place during execution of the underlying program;

    providing an attribute monitor configured to observe execution by the computer system of the underlying program and the attribute change correlated with the underlying program; and

    providing an attribute generator configured to store the attribute change and the index point such that a computer system configured to execute the underlying program and the attribute change initiate the attribute change upon the index point being reached during execution of the computer system.

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