08028239 is referenced by 20 patents and cites 17 patents.

A management user interface can be generated at run time via subtractive extensible context-based filtering. Definitions of user interface elements can include an indication of appropriate contexts for which the user interface elements are to be shown. Context factors can include application state, external state, surface or element definitions, or some combination thereof. The context-based filtering approach allows definition of user interface elements and user interface surfaces so that appearance of additional elements in the appropriate surfaces can be accomplished without programming. For example, a user interface surface definition can specify categories of user interface elements. At run time, those user interface elements of the category can be chosen for display. When new elements relating to the category are added, the new elements appear when the surface is rendered. Other features include heterogeneous type selection and exact number homogeneous type selection.

Title
Context-based management user interface supporting extensible subtractive filtering
Application Number
10/742735
Publication Number
8028239 (B1)
Application Date
December 19, 2003
Publication Date
September 27, 2011
Inventor
Abhishek Gulati
Seattle
WA, US
John Anthony Messec
Seattle
WA, US
Samuel Li
Bellevue
WA, US
Jonathan Marshall Rowlett
Sammamish
WA, US
Daniel Thomas Travison Jr
Carnation
WA, US
Mark Sok Man Hong
Bothwell
WA, US
Hilal Al Hilali
Seattle
WA, US
Agent
Klarquist Sparkman
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
G06F 3/01
G06F 3/00
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