By Adam Goldstein
AppleScript: The lacking guide is each beginner's consultant to studying the Macintosh's final scripting instrument: AppleScript. via dozens of hands-on scripting examples, this finished advisor guarantees that anybody together with newcomers can how one can keep watch over Mac functions in timesaving and leading edge methods. because of AppleScript: The lacking guide, the trail from usual Mac fan to pro scripter hasn't ever been more straightforward.
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App file extension. ) With Script Editor, you can create your own applications using AppleScript code. 7), save it as an application, and then run it just by double-clicking its Finder icon. Figure 2-7. Top: Choose Application from the File Format pop-up menu, and select any options you'd like from the bottom. Middle right: If you turned on 50 Part I: AppleScript Overview Part I: AppleScript Overview 51 the Startup Screen option, the application will present a dialog box before it runs its commands.
5. Choose Script Editor Preferences Plug-ins. The new plug-in appears in the list here. ) If you ever want to disable a plug-in, just turn off its checkbox in the Plug-in preferences, and relaunch Script Editor. Power Users' Clinic Other AppleScript Editors Script Editor is great for writing AppleScript commands, and every script in this book works just fine with it. Like most features in Mac OS X, however, there are alternatives to Script Editor that pack more power: • Smile (free), from Satimage Software, is a nice alternative to Script Editor that packs a few extra features.
To display the Navigation Bar, simply choose View Show Navigation Bar. You'll see a thin new strip just below the toolbar, containing two pop-up menus. The left menu lets you choose which scripting language to use for the script. 2), the only choice you'll have in this menu is AppleScript. The menu on the right, though, is where the action is. 5) in your script, which are the building blocks of advanced AppleScript code. Just select a particular handler from the menu, for example, to jump right to that line of code in the script.
AppleScript: The Missing Manual by Adam Goldstein