scott at tactilemedia.com
Sun Dec 19 12:33:04 EST 2004
Recently, Rob Cozens wrote:
>> Anyone know if it's possible to enable an OSX Rev standalone app to accept a
>> dropped file and automatically place it somewhere within its package
> Here's what I use for d&d compression/decompression of files/folders on MacOS:
> on appleEvent aeClass,aeId,aeSender -- 3 Dec 04:RCC
> if aeId is not "odoc" then pass appleEvent
> request appleEvent data
> catchTheObject it
> end appleEvent
> on catchTheObject droppedObject -- 3 Dec 04:RCC
> switch (char -4 to -1 of droppedObject)
> case ".sgz"
> sdbExpandFile droppedObject
> case ".sga"
> go to stack droppedObject
> if there is a file droppedObject then
> sdbCompressFile droppedObject
> else sdbCompressFolder droppedObject
> end switch
> end catchTheObject
Thanks, this is useful for me, but I should have described the situation
better. I'm wondering if it's possible for the OSX package itself that's
sitting on the desktop to accept a drop (on the icon) and know to place a
file within its contents. I don't need to filter any of the dropped files,
but simply place any file that is dropped on the app icon into a designated
Maybe this is too much voodoo to pull off...
Thanks & Regards.
P.S. I almost missed your message -- it came in from the year 1969... :-)
Tactile Media, Development & Design
E: scott at tactilemedia.com
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