Synonyms for applescript or Related words with applescript
Examples of "applescript"
"List & Record Tools" allows set logic commands to be performed on
lists, and dynamic property access to
Editor, formerly and more recently known as Script Editor, is a code editor for the
scripting language, included in classic Mac OS and macOS.
Editor provides basic debugging capabilities and can save AppleScripts as plain text (.
), as a compiled script (.scpt), as a script bundle (.scptd), or as an application (.app).
Editor also handles script dictionary files, allowing the user to see what scripting classes and commands are available for each scriptable application installed on the computer.
BibDesk offers automation using
, and using other scripting languages via
. Example scripts are available on the BibDesk wiki and elsewhere.
was designed with the ability to build scripts intuitively by recording user actions. When the
Editor is open and the Record button clicked, any user actions on the computer - in any application that supports AppleEvents and
recording - are converted to their equivalent
commands and placed in the script editor window. The resulting script can be saved and re-run to duplicate the original actions, or modified to be more generally useful.
In the evolving releases of OS X from Lion to Mavericks,
added library support and direct access to the Cocoa frameworks through AppleScriptObj-C, a powerful fusion of
On a Mac, RagTime provides a comprehensive
library, for the automation of almost any task, from automatic document creation to the export of PDF documents. RagTime also supports “recordings” by use of the “
Editor”, which allows recording the interactive RagTime operation as an
program sequence. AppleScripts can be saved in the RagTime document and called via menu or shortcut keys.
is a scripting language created by Apple Inc. and built into the Classic Mac OS since System 7 and into all versions of macOS. The term "
" may refer to the scripting system itself, or to an individual script written in the
is primarily a scripting language developed by Apple to do Inter-Application Communication (IAC) using AppleEvents.
is related to, but different from, AppleEvents. AppleEvents is designed to exchange data between and control other applications in order to automate repetitive tasks.
has some limited processing abilities of its own, in addition to sending and receiving AppleEvents to applications.
can do basic calculations and complex text processing, and is extensible, allowing the use of scripting additions that add new functions to the language. Mainly, however,
relies on the functionality of applications and processes to handle complex tasks. As a structured command language,
can be compared to Unix shells, the Microsoft Windows Script Host, or IBM REXX in its functionality, but it is unique from all three. Essential to its functionality is the fact that Macintosh applications publish "dictionaries" of addressable objects and operations.
"OSA for Dreamweaver" allows Macromedia Dreamweaver to be scripted via
and other OSA languages.
The SK8 system was initially programmed in Lisp. This was considered too arcane for general use. Additionally, there was growing concern about the number of different languages in use at Apple. As part of a wider effort to modernize the MacOS, a new unified scripting language was desired. In 1989 Kleiman joined David Canfield Smith and Larry Tesler to design and implement the first version of
. This version of
used SK8 objects, and two later the Apple Product Division re-implemented
using AppleEvents as the glue for communicating with
objects. The original prototype was then renamed SK8Script, and was itself re-implemented in assembler in 1992.
For instance, consider the following
sequence controlling a fictional drawing application:
This section of
code shows the two styles of comments used in that language.
was released in October 1993 as part of System 7.1.1 (System 7 Pro, the first major upgrade to System 7). QuarkXPress (ver. 3.2) was one of the first major software applications that supported
. This in turn led to
being widely adopted within the publishing and prepress world, often tying together complex workflows. This was a key factor in retaining the Macintosh's dominant position in publishing and prepress, even after QuarkXpress and other publishing applications were ported to Microsoft Windows.
With the release of version 3.1, Merlin Project supported scripting in
, the traditional "Hello, world!" program could be written in many different forms:
Soghoian was an advocate for
years before being employed by Apple. As a consultant, he created automation solutions for the publishing industry in the 1990s. Soghoian also authored a popular script collection called Sal’s
Snippets, the ShadowCaster Quark XTension, two books, including
1-2-3, and numerous magazine articles about automation. He was a special guest at one Leopard Tech Talk. He was a featured presenter for Quark, Thunder Lizard Productions, Apple, Seybold, and the Macworld conferences.
"Property List Tools" allows native
parsing of the Mac OS X Property Lists file type (".plist" files).
GEDitCOM has native support of GEDCOM files, and is customizable and extensible through
, Python, or Ruby.
To designate which application is meant to be the target of such a message,
uses a "tell" construct:
AOCE was publicly released in September 1993, part of the System 7 Pro bundle that also included
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