Open application when file double clicked

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Tue Feb 24 15:56:46 EST 2015

J. Landman Gay wrote:

> On 2/24/2015 1:53 PM, Richard Gaskin wrote:
>> 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?
> Well, in my case, I haven't written a document-centered app in some
> years. But back when I did use an appleEvent, it worked. And if I
> remember right, I put the handler into the stack script.
> If I could remember which app that was I'd go look, but it's been so
> long I can't even remember that. But there was no bug back when I was
> doing it.

Was that in MetaCard?

I first discovered this issue years ago while I was still working with 
MC.  I made a stack demonstrating a certain technique involving AE for a 
client, and it worked great when I built the standalone in MC so I 
shipped it to him.

Later after he tried it out with Revolution the appleEvent handler 
wasn't triggering.  After some experimentation I found that putting it 
into a frontScript solved the problem with LC, and haven't thought about 
it again until Peter's post today.

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