Where to put Applescripts

Thomas McGrath III 3mcgrath at adelphia.net
Mon Feb 13 11:27:36 CST 2006


Robert,

The idea of using tokens is new to me. The idea seems sound but I am  
confused about the syntax. Would you mind giving an example?
My questions are how to extract the token and replace it? can I use  
replace, find, etc.
I looked up the token command and this was not clear.

Thanks,

Tom


On Feb 13, 2006, at 11:34 AM, Robert Brenstein wrote:

>> Hello listeroos!
>>
>> I have another question: Where is the best place to 'put'  
>> Applescripts in Revolution?
>> I test them by putting them in a field and 'do' that field as  
>> applescript.
>>
>> I was thinking of using custom properties but some scripts need to  
>> be built 'live' as in:
>> put first part of script into variable
>> then add Rev variable to that variable
>> then put last part of script after that variable
>> lastly, do variable as applescript
>>
>> Or would it be better to put the pieces in the stack as variables  
>> (then they could be reused often)
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Tom
>
> Your thinking is quite correct and there is no need to split them  
> into parts. Just put the whole applescript into a custom property  
> with tokens where the dynamic parts are; for example,  
> [datafilepath] can be a token for a filepath. At runtime, fetch  
> this property into a variable and replace the tokens with actual  
> values.
>
> By the way, have you tried talking directly to iTunes from Rev?  
> Look up send to program command. The commands are what you tell in  
> AppleScript to do.
>
> Robert
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