US Patent No. 10,365,812

USER INTERFACE DESIGN FRAMEWORK


Patent No. 10,365,812
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title User Interface Design Framework
Inventorship Jin You Zhu, Singapore (SG)
Xiang Cai, Singapore (SG)
Assignee SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,365,812

1. A method that facilitates development of a graphical user interface (GUI) for an executable application, the method comprising:providing a user interface (UI) design tool to design a user interface (UI) control of a GUI, the UI control having a multiple layer model referred to as an active design-time object model comprising,
a first layer displays the UI control with runtime appearance and handling events for runtime actions,
a second layer comprising a second design-time adjustment indicator, the second layer handles events for design-time actions to adjust design-time properties of the UI control, and
a third layer comprising a third design-time adjustment indicator which serves as another design-time adjustment indicator, the third layer handles events which are defined to be handled by the third layer for design-time actions to adjust design-time properties of the UI control,
wherein the layers are depicted as overlapping layers on a two-dimensional display, and
wherein the UI control is presented on the first layer; and
performing, by a user, a user interface (UI) interaction, the UI interaction includes a performed event on the UI control, wherein
handling of the performed event is performed by the layer corresponding to the design-time adjustment indicator at which the performed event occurred,
handling of the performed event is passed to another layer for handling if the design-time adjustment indicator at which the performed event occurred is not defined to handle the performed event, and
handling of the performed event is performed by the first layer if the performed event does not occur at any design-time adjustment.