2380300-A is referenced by 1 patents and cites 2 patents.

A standard user interface enables a user to filter an arbitrary data set intuitively. The interface includes a header control presenting labels, filters and pulldown menus for each attribute of the data set. The user via the control header invokes a parent window, which receives the data set for display from the data provider. A generic filter control is then invoked and the user inputs one or more filters for filtering the data set. The filtering control and the data provider communicate via the parent window. The filtering control responding to messages from the data provider that request the operation of actions involving the filters. The filtering control sending details of user input events to the data provider. The data provider filtering the data set based upon the user input and according to a filtering technique selected by it.; Also the operation requested by the data provider could be to get a value from a filter and the details of the user inputs could be a change to a filter value.

Title
Standard user interface control for generic filtering of an arbitrary data provider
Application Number
GB20020027934 19980717
Publication Number
2380300A
Application Date
July 17, 1998
Publication Date
April 2, 2003
Inventor
Scott Wayne G
US
Gallagher Lauren Beth
US
Turner Jr Richard S
US
Satalich Timothy Allen
US
Momoh Oshoma
US
De Vorchik David
US
Assignee
Microsoft
US
IPC
G06F 17/30
G06F 17/30
G06F 17/30
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