Open application when file double clicked

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Tue Feb 24 20:53:35 CET 2015

Peter Haworth wrote:
> I added a button to my application and put the appleevent handler in its
> script.  Added a startup handler to the first card of my main stack to
> insert the button script into front.  Built the standalone.
> Double clicked a file associated with the application while the application
> was not running.  The application launched but no appleevent.  Double
> clicked again with the application running and got an "odoc" apple event.
> So progress made but still no joy as far as double clicking when the
> application is not running.

Thanks for confirming that appleEvent handlers that need aevt/odoc must 
be in a frontScript to trigger.

This annoyance is apparently caused by one of the Rev scripts that get 
added to your standalone at build time, which traps that message for 
those params and doesn't pass the message - bug report filed:

I believe if you add oapp to the events you're handling you should be 
fine now.

Please let us know how it works out.

Now a question for everyone else:

How do you handle your documents on Mac without aevt/odoc?  Why is this 
bug one that's only being filed now?  Do all of you who make 
document-centric apps put your ae handlers in frontScripts?  No one else 
has seen this but Peter and me?

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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