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AppleScript in a Nutshell A Desktop Quick Reference

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ISBN-10: 1565928415

ISBN-13: 9781565928411

Edition: 2001

Authors: Bruce W. Perry

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"AppleScript in a Nutshell is the first complete reference to AppleScript, the popular programming language that gives both power users and sophisticated enterprise customers the important ability to automate repetitive tasks and customize applications. As the Macintosh continues to expand and solidify its base in the multimedia and publishing industries, AppleScript is the tool of choice on this platform for creating sophisticated time- and money-saving workflow applications (applets). These applets automate the processing and management of digital video, imaging, print, and web-based material. AppleScript is also gaining a foothold in scientific programming, as technical organizations…    
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List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/26/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.02" wide x 10.04" long x 1.22" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

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Introduction to AppleScript
AppleScript: An Introduction
How Is AppleScript Used?
Apple EventsUsing Script Runner with OS XUsing OSA Menu with OS 9
Checking Your AppleScript VersionDiving In
Using Script Editor with OS 9 and OS XScript Editor Controls/Commands
Scripting the Script Editor
AppleScript Language Reference
Data Typesaliasbooleanclassconstantdatadatefile specification integerinternational text list number real record reference
RGB colorstring
Styled Clipboard
Text Unit of Measurement Classes
Unit of Measurement Classes
Operators &( )*+-/ div >=^[a] reference to and as begin[s] with contains does not contain does not equal ends with is contained by is not contained by modnotor
Reference Forms after back before beginning first, second, third, fourth, etc.everyevery - from - to -id last middle name somewhose
Variables and Constants
Constants and Predefined Variablesall capsall lower case anything application responses ask bold case condensed current application date and time constants diacriticals expanded expansion false hidden hyphensititalicmemissing value mynooutlinepiplainpunctuationresultreturnshadowsmall capsspacestrikethroughsubscriptsuperscripttabtrueunderlineversionwhite spaceyes
Flow-Control Statementsconsidering [but ignoring] end [considering]continueerrorexit [repeat]if simple statementif [then] [else if] [else] end [if]ignoring [but considering] end [ignoring]repeat end [repeat]repeat until end [repeat]repeat while end [repeat]repeat with {loop variable} from {integer} to {integer}[by stepVal] end [repeat]repeat with {loop variable} in {list} end [repeat]repeat {integer} times end [repeat]return [return value]tell simple statementtell end [tell]try [on error] [number from partial result
Subroutines with Positional Parameters
Subroutines with Labeled Parametersidle handleropen handlerreopen handlerquit handlerrun handler
Script Objects and Libraries
Script Objects
Scripting Mac OS 9 Applications
Apple Guide and Help Viewer
Apple Guide
Help Viewer
Apple System Profiler
Apple System Profiler
Keychain Scripting and Apple Verifier
Keychain Scripting
Apple Verifier
Desktop Printer Manager
Desktop Print Manager
Mac OS 9 Finder Commands
Example Finder Scripts
Finder Commands
Mac OS 9 Finder Classes
Finder Classes
Network Setup Scripting
Network Setup Scripting
Scripting Sherlock 2Sherlock 2
URL Access ScriptingURL Access Scripting
Scripting Mac OS 9 Control Panels and Extensions
Appearance Control PanelAppearance Control Panel
Apple Data Detectors ExtensionApple Data Detectors
Apple Menu Options Control PanelApple Menu Options
Application Switcher ExtensionApplication Switcher
ColorSync ExtensionColorSync
File Exchange Control PanelFile Exchange
File Sharing Control PanelFile Sharing
Folder Actions ExtensionFolder Actions
FontSync Control Panel and ExtensionFontSync Control PanelFontSync Extension
Location Manager Control PanelLocation Manager
Memory and Mouse Control Panels
Memory Control Panel
Mouse Control Panel
Speech Listener and Speakable
Items Extension
Speech Listener Application
Items Extension
Embedded Speech Commands
Web Sharing Control Panel
Scripting the Mac OS X System
Scripting the OS X Desktop
Working with Files, Folders, Disks, and Windows in OS X
Scripting Mail
Setting Up an Email Message
Exploring the Mail Application Object
Getting Information about an Email Account
Executing Scripts with the Terminal Apposacompileosalangosascript
Scripting Text Edit TextEdit
Scripting Additions
Standard Additions
Standard Additions
Script Resources