A method for opening folders from Rev

Ken Ray kray at sonsothunder.com
Thu Oct 24 13:28:01 EDT 2002


Mike,

It looks like the "start" approach doesn't work on XP... it just opens
another DOS window with the path you're providing it. I guess those on XP
will have to do the "create alias" workaround I posted a few days ago.

Ken Ray
Sons of Thunder Software
Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
Web Site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Brown" <mike at cyber-ny.com>
To: <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 24, 2002 12:59 PM
Subject: A method for opening folders from Rev


> Just to put some closure on this issue, I was able to open a folder using
> the following scripts that Ken Ray and John Nunez helped with:
>
> Please Note:  These scripts are for opening a pre-designated folder from
> your Rev Stack or Standalone and will work from the Hard Drive or a
CD-ROM.
> If you want the user to select a folder, add the "Answer Folder" or "File"
> method.  These scripts also assume the folder path is relative to the
> Standalone path like on a CD-ROM.
>
> For Rev Stacks on Mac OS 8.6 - OS X:
>
> on MouseUp
>   global MyFolderPath
>   put the filename of this stack into MyFolderPath -- Gets the relative
path
>   set the itemdelimiter to"/"
>   delete the last item of MyFolderPath -- Deletes the name of your stack
>   put ":FolderName" after MyFolderPath -- adds your folder name
>   replace "/" with ":" in pAppPath -- makes path compatible with
AppleScript
>   put "tell application " & quote & "Finder" & quote & cr & \
>   "activate" & cr & \
>   "open folder " & quote & MyFolderPath & quote & cr & \
>   "end tell" into tScript -- Assembles AppleScript
>   do tScript as AppleScript -- Sends AppleScript to Mac OS
> end MouseUp
>
>
> For Rev Stacks on Win OS (98, ME, 2000,) Not tested on XP:
>
> on Mouseup
>   global MyFolderPath
>   put the filename of this stack into MyFolderPath
>   set the itemdelimiter to"/"
>   delete the last item of MyFolderPath -- Deletes the name of your stack
>   put "\FolderName" after MyFolderPath -- adds your folder name
>   replace "/" with "\" in MyFolderPath -- makes path compatible Windows
>   set the hideConsoleWindows to true
>   get shell("start " & MyFolderPath) -- uses Windows console to open
folder
> end Mouseup
>
>
> I hope this is helpful...
>
> - Mike
>
> Mike Brown
> Cyber-NY Interactive
> 212-475-2721
> 1-888-70-CYBER
> mike at cyber-ny.com
>
>
> > From: "Ken Ray" <kray at sonsothunder.com>
> > Organization: Sons of Thunder Software
> > Reply-To: use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
> > Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 14:50:39 -0500
> > To: <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
> > Subject: Re: Opening folders from Rev
> >
> > Shoot... I forgot to put in the "/" to ":" conversion that appleScript
> > needs... thanks for catching this, Mike!
> >
> > I've updated the code with a ConvertPath function in the tip at my site:
> >
> > http://www.sonsothunder.com/devres/revolution/revolution.htm?_file009
> >
> > Ken Ray
> > Sons of Thunder Software
> > Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
> > Web Site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Mike Brown" <mike at cyber-ny.com>
> > To: <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 1:37 PM
> > Subject: Re: Opening folders from Rev
> >
> >
> >> Ken,
> >>
> >> I did find through trial and error that this Apple Script works from
both
> >> the Script Editor and my Rev Stack:
> >>
> >> tell application "Finder"
> >> activate
> >> open folder "Users:cyberny:Desktop:MyFolder"
> >> end tell
> >>
> >>
> >> I found that replacing all "/" with ":" and eliminating the "Macintosh
HD"
> >> from the start of the path enabled the script to work.
> >>
> >> Does that make sense??  I will test further but it seems to work.  I
don't
> >> know AppleScript so it's a bit sketchy.
> >>
> >> Now I just need a Windows solution.
> >>
> >> - Mike
> >>
> >>
> >>> From: Mike Brown <mike at cyber-ny.com>
> >>> Reply-To: use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
> >>> Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 14:12:25 -0400
> >>> To: <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
> >>> Subject: Re: Opening folders from Rev
> >>>
> >>> Ken,
> >>>
> >>> When I run that script through the Apple Script Editor I get the
> > following
> >>> execution error:
> >>>
> >>> Finder got an Error: Can't get folder "Macintosh HD"
> >>>
> >>>> From: "Ken Ray" <kray at sonsothunder.com>
> >>>> Organization: Sons of Thunder Software
> >>>> Reply-To: use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
> >>>> Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 12:28:31 -0500
> >>>> To: <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
> >>>> Subject: Re: Opening folders from Rev
> >>>>
> >>>> Mike,
> >>>>
> >>>> Try putting the script into Apple's Script editor (sans all the
> > Transcript
> >>>> stuff) and see if it works from there:
> >>>>
> >>>> -- Suppose your hard disk is named "Macintosh HD"
> >>>>
> >>>> tell application "Finder"
> >>>> activate
> >>>> open folder "Macintosh HD"
> >>>> end tell
> >>>>
> >>>> If this doesn't work, let me know...
> >>>>
> >>>> Ken Ray
> >>>> Sons of Thunder Software
> >>>> Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
> >>>> Web Site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/
> >>>>
> >>>> ----- Original Message -----
> >>>> From: "Mike Brown" <mike at cyber-ny.com>
> >>>> To: <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
> >>>> Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 12:20 PM
> >>>> Subject: Re: Opening folders from Rev
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>> Hi Ken,
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Still no luck.  I tried it on Mac OS 9.2, OSX and Win 98... no luck
on
> > all
> >>>>> fronts.  I also tried minimizing the script for each specific OS to
> > avoid
> >>>>> mistakes but still no luck.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> On Mac OS 9.2 the script does bring the Finder to the front but then
> >>>> nothing
> >>>>> else happens.  I created a test fld for the script and it is adding
> > the
> >>>>> appropriate path to the folder a sending the AppleScript message.
> >>>>>
> >>>>> - Mike
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> From: "Ken Ray" <kray at sonsothunder.com>
> >>>>>> Organization: Sons of Thunder Software
> >>>>>> Reply-To: use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
> >>>>>> Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2002 10:50:30 -0500
> >>>>>> To: <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
> >>>>>> Subject: Re: Opening folders from Rev
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Mike,
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> I think you might need to add a colon to the path name in the "open
> >>>> folder"
> >>>>>> part of the applescript:
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> "open folder " & quote & pPath & ":" & quote & cr
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Try that and let me know,
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Ken Ray
> >>>>>> Sons of Thunder Software
> >>>>>> Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
> >>>>>> Web Site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
> >>>>>> From: "Mike Brown" <mike at cyber-ny.com>
> >>>>>> To: <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
> >>>>>> Sent: Wednesday, October 23, 2002 8:44 AM
> >>>>>> Subject: Re: Opening folders from Rev
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Hi Ken,
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Thanks for the Script.. I can't get it to work though.  maybe I am
> >>>>>>> implementing it incorrectly.  I am working on a Mac with OS X and
> > 9.2
> >>>> for
> >>>>>>> Classic mode.  I have also tested on a Win 98 PC.  The script
> >>>> accurately
> >>>>>>> selects the folder path and assembles the Apple Script but nothing
> >>>> happens
> >>>>>>> after that.  Any other ideas?
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>> Thanks,
> >>>>>>> Mike
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> To: <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
> >>>>>>>> Subject: Re: Opening folders from Rev
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> Mike,
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> You can do it completely with Transcript... here's a way to do it
> > on
> >>>>>>>> Windows, Mac OS X and OS 9. The Windows version is a little
sneaky
> > as
> >>>> it
> >>>>>>>> takes advantage of aliases, but it works nonethelss. I'll be
> > posting
> >>>>>> this
> >>>>>>>> tip on my site tomorrow
> >>>>>>>> (http://www.sonsothunder.com/revolution/revolution.htm?file009)
as
> > my
> >>>>>> FTP
> >>>>>>>> server is temporarily down, but in the meantime, here's the code:
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> on mouseUp
> >>>>>>>> answer folder "Get a folder:"
> >>>>>>>> if it <> "" then
> >>>>>>>> OpenFolder it
> >>>>>>>> end if
> >>>>>>>> end mouseUp
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> on OpenFolder pPath
> >>>>>>>> switch (the platform)
> >>>>>>>> case "Win32"
> >>>>>>>> create alias "C:/Temp.lnk" to file pPath
> >>>>>>>> set the hideConsoleWindows to true
> >>>>>>>> get shell("C:\Temp.lnk")
> >>>>>>>> delete file "C:/Temp.lnk"
> >>>>>>>> break
> >>>>>>>> case "MacOS"
> >>>>>>>> if the systemVersion >= 10 then
> >>>>>>>> get shell("open " & pPath)
> >>>>>>>> else
> >>>>>>>> put "tell application " & quote & "Finder" & quote & cr & \
> >>>>>>>> "activate" & cr & \
> >>>>>>>> "open folder " & quote & pPath & quote & cr & \
> >>>>>>>> "end tell" into tScript
> >>>>>>>> do tScript as AppleScript
> >>>>>>>> end if
> >>>>>>>> break
> >>>>>>>> end switch
> >>>>>>>> end OpenFolder
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> Enjoy!
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> Ken Ray
> >>>>>>>> Sons of Thunder Software
> >>>>>>>> Email: kray at sonsothunder.com
> >>>>>>>> Web Site: http://www.sonsothunder.com/
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>> ----- Original Message -----
> >>>>>>>> From: "Mike Brown" <mike at cyber-ny.com>
> >>>>>>>> To: <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
> >>>>>>>> Sent: Tuesday, October 22, 2002 2:25 PM
> >>>>>>>> Subject: Opening folders from Rev
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>> Anyone know a method for popping open a folder (directory) from
> > Rev
> >>>> in
> >>>>>> Win
> >>>>>>>>> and/or Mac OS?  I want to allow users of my app to open a folder
> > and
> >>>>>> grab
> >>>>>>>>> files while still in the Rev app.
> >>>>>>>>>
> >>>>>>>>> Thanks,
> >>>>>>>>> Mike
> >>>>>>>>>
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