Controlling Rev apps from the command line?
kray at sonsothunder.com
Wed Jul 18 10:31:17 CDT 2007
On Wed, 18 Jul 2007 11:44:33 +0100, Ian Wood wrote:
>> "control Rev standalones" as you say, can be done by AS and VB if you build
>> handlers to trap events sent to the standalone. This way you can 'set' and
>> 'get' parameters and also trigger handlers from the command line.
> I'll re-phrase the question - I can set up handlers to trap Apple
> Events, and this is documented. How would I set up handlers to
> respond to VB?
> You seem to be saying that it's possible (and functionally equivalent
> to AS on a Mac) but I don't remember seeing it mentioned anywhere,
> either on list or elsewhere.
You can't script Rev directly with VB/VBScript, since it isn't built
that way. The only things you can do from VB on the outside is the same
things you can use to communicate with Rev from any other program:
- File Polling: VB writes a file to a directory the Rev app is
"watching" in a "send in <time>" loop; the Rev app picks it up and acts
- Database Polling: If you're using a multi-user database, the VB
app can insert data into the database that the Rev app watches in a
"send in <time>" loop (same principle as File Polling)
- Socket Communcation: The Rev app "listens" on a particular socket,
VB sends data through that socket.
- Command Line: If the Rev app isn't currently running, you can
launch it from VB with command line parameters that can be picked up
from inside the Rev App by checking the $0, $1, $2, etc. environment
That's it, AFAIK...
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