2380575-A is referenced by 1 patents and cites 3 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 a data set, presented by an associated display control. At least one attribute of the data set is non-textual. The data provider tells the control header the labels and menus to be displayed and the header control sends to the data provider the filter inputs from the user. The presenting of the non-textual data selector occurs without the use of a text depiction of the selectable values. This divisional has a database query and filter system for non-textual data eg images or colours, that is sent to the data provider of the data set to be searched using the non-text search criteria.

Title
Standard user interface control for non-textual data from a data provider
Application Number
GB20020027918 19980717
Publication Number
2380575 (A)
Application Date
July 17, 1998
Publication Date
April 9, 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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