07120874 is referenced by 53 patents and cites 6 patents.

System and method for filtering attributes of a graphical program element (GPE) in a graphical program or diagram, e.g., a property node, menu, property page, icon palette, etc., based on targeted or configured resources. Input is received specifying or selecting a filter option from presented filter options. The filter options include 1) display all attributes of the GPE; 2) display attributes of the GPE associated with configured resources; and 3) display attributes of the GPE associated with selected configured resources. User input is received to access the GPE. Attributes for the GPE associated with the resources are retrieved from the database and displayed in accordance with the selected filtering option. The filtered attributes of the element are then selectable by a user for various operations, e.g., to configure the graphical program, to configure resources, to initiate a purchase or order for the resources, and/or to install the resources, among others.

Title
Filtering graphical program elements based on configured or targeted resources
Application Number
10/174347
Publication Number
7120874 (B2)
Application Date
June 18, 2002
Publication Date
October 10, 2006
Inventor
Matthew Novacek
Austin
TX, US
Stephen Thorne
Austin
TX, US
Biren Shah
Austin
TX, US
Agent
Mark S Williams
Jeffrey C Hood
Meyertons Hood Kivlin Kowert & Goetzel P C
Assignee
National Instruments Corporation
TX, US
IPC
G06F 13/00
G06F 15/00
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