Applescriptable RR app?

Thomas McGrath III 3mcgrath at
Tue May 4 20:35:00 EDT 2004


If you go to the Apple website they have a lot of useful example  
scripts to 'tear' apart and also last time I checked they had a  
downloadable applescript guide/glossary. I found it very useful. Just  
go to the Applescript section and look around. Although AS appears  
xtalk like it really is not (in my opinion). AS also is not as friendly  
as REV/HC/SC are not just the AS list. But it is very useful and you  
can do a lot with it.


should work


On May 4, 2004, at 2:23 PM, Graham Samuel wrote:

> On Tue, 4 May 2004 10:02:35 -0500, "Ken Ray" <kray at>  
> wrote:
>> Yes you can, Graham. The app you build with RR will automatically  
>> come with
>> a dictionary that includes support for "do script" and "evaluate",  
>> but you
>> can add your own commands, etc. by adding in an 'aete' resource (in  
>> OS 9,
>> I'm not sure how to do it in OS X) that will send specific apple  
>> events to
>> your app which you can trap in an "on appleEvent" handler.
>> If someone can tell me how to do it in OS X, I'll wrap up a set of
>> instructions on how to do this...
> OK - thanks very much Ken. I'm not scared of AppleEvent handlers (done  
> that), but I see that I need to so a lot of work to tutor myself in  
> AppleScript. I've been lurking on the official AS mailing list for  
> some time now, but it doesn't seem to me to have the friendly feel of  
> this list. The language seems xTalk "kind of", but the underlying  
> model of the objects and how they fit together doesn't look very  
> intuitive to me... well, let's hope Mr O'Reilly will give me the help  
> I need. I do see that AS capability is going to be very useful in  
> several contexts...
> Back to work.
> Graham
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