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Recommended Citation: Mehra, N and G S Alijani.  A Graphical Interface to Multi-tasking Programming Problems.  In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2000, v 17 (Philadelphia): §912.

A Graphical Interface to Multi-tasking Programming Problems

Nitin Mehra    [a1] [a2]
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA    [c1] [c2]

Ghasem S. Alijani    [a1] [a2]
Graduate Studies Program in CIS
Southern University at New Orleans    [u1] [u2]
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA    [c1] [c2]

The foundation of this project lies on the basis of the multi-tasking environment, at the operating system level. An important consideration taken into account is the ability to run platform-independent programs using a common graphical user interface. The application (named 'RunApp') is developed using Microsoft Visual Basic. It is based on the concept of linear programming in a multi-development environment. Currently, this application incorporates the Visual C++ and Visual Basic programming environment by providing editing, compiling, and execution capabilities. RunApp possesses the capability of searching web-oriented resources, which will aid developers to find information about different environments through the Internet. This tool will also help the developer in downloading and updating the latest controls, modules, DLLs, etc. directly into their respective environments such as Visual Basic or Visual C++. This application provides all the editing features of any basic word processor. RunApp shares the personality of a development environment, debugging tool, information access, and application execution module. It is a standalone interface that couples multiple programming environments into one entity with capability of multi-tasking.

Keywords: multi-tasking, shared memory, error detection, fault tolerance, dynamic link library

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