Constellation's Great, But the Rev IDE Doesn't Suck

Ken Ray kray at
Thu Oct 20 04:31:49 EDT 2005

On 10/19/05 8:20 AM, "Wouter" <wouter.abraham at> wrote:

> On 18 Oct 2005, at 19:54, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>> David Burgun wrote:
>>> You can't seem to get any information as to how many monitors are
>>> attached, or how big the Desktop is, this affects production
>>> software too. I was actually thinking of writing an external
>>> command to handle multiple monitors, the thing that has been
>>> putting me off is that I'd have to write it for Windows too, and I
>>> have no experience of programming at that level under Windows.
>> Please consider adding your votes to this excellent suggestion from
>> Ben Rubinstein:
>> <>
> Meanwhile on Mac OS X one can use shell:
> put  shell("system_profiler -xml SPDisplaysDataType") into
> tXMLDisplayData
> and parse this pList to extract the necessary information.

Actually I think this may only be on Tiger - I'm sitting here on Panther an
I don't have that data type...

Ken Ray
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