Progresss while executing AppleScript

Jesse Sng jsng at
Tue Sep 26 11:31:33 EDT 2006

>Not that I've been able to find. Even the syntax:
>send "theHandlerName" to this stack in 1 millisecond
>doesn't stop the AppleScript blocking the whole app.
>The only workaround I can think of is to have a second "helper app" 
>with no GUI which you use to handle all the AS functions in the 
>background, but this gets a bit over-complex.

The problem with this is that I have to use a more complex approach 
to figure out WHEN the Applescript has finished execution.

It is easier if my app blocked during the execution, but I bring up a 
GUI app that shows the passage of time (but not progress) while the 
Applescript is executing. Once the Applescript is done, I can make 
that other app to quit via AppleEvents.


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