Section C.3. AppleScript Documentation


C.3. AppleScript Documentation

  • The main AppleScript page, including a number of example scripts and other resources:

    http://www.apple.com/applescript/
  • AppleScript on Mac OS X from the developer's point of view:

    http://developer.apple.com/documentation/AppleScript/Conceptual/AppleScriptX/
  • The AppleScript Language Guidestill the primary official documentation, and an important source of information, even though it often obfuscates more than it explains and is valid only to Version 1.3.7:

    http://developer.apple.com/documentation/AppleScript/Conceptual/AppleScriptLangGuide/
  • Incremental release notes and change notes postdating the Language Guide:

    • AppleScript 1.4 change notes:

      http://developer.apple.com/technotes/tn/tn1176.html#applescript

    • AppleScript 1.4.3 change notes:

      http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=75073

    • AppleScript 1.5.5 change notes:

      http://developer.apple.com/technotes/tn/tn2010.html#applescript

    • AppleScript 1.6 change notes:

      http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=60835

    • AppleScript 1.7-1.9.2 release notes (at this point Apple seems at last to have recognized the importance of gathering and linking to the release notes from a single location):

      http://www.apple.com/applescript/release_notes/

  • A superb detailed historical record of AppleScript changes, maintained by Bill Cheeseman:

    http://www.applescriptsourcebook.com/applescript.html
  • The 'aete' resource format:

    http://developer.apple.com/documentation/mac/IAC/IAC-308.html
  • The scriptSuite and scriptTerminology format:

    http://developer.apple.com/documentation/Cocoa/Conceptual/Scriptability/Tasks/SuiteDefs.html
  • GUI scripting:

    http://www.apple.com/applescript/uiscripting/
  • AppleScript Studio:

    http://developer.apple.com/documentation/AppleScript/Conceptual/StudioBuildingApps/index.html
  • Scripting on Mac OS X:

    http://developer.apple.com/techpubs/macosx/Cocoa/TasksAndConcepts/ProgrammingTopics/Scriptability/Concepts/ScriptingOnOSX.html
  • XML-RPC and SOAP :

    http://developer.apple.com/documentation/AppleScript/Conceptual/soapXMLRPC/
  • Inside Macintosh, Interapplication Communication:

    http://developer.apple.com/documentation/mac/IAC/IAC-2.html
  • Apple events:

    http://developer.apple.com/documentation/Carbon/Reference/Apple_Event_Manager/
    http://developer.apple.com/documentation/AppleScript/Conceptual/AppleEvents/
  • The Open Scripting Architecture:

    http://developer.apple.com/documentation/Carbon/Reference/Open_Scripti_Architecture/index.html
  • Remarkable early white paper on the OSA and AppleScript, by their creators:

    http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/wcook/papers/AppleScript/AppleScript95.pdf
  • Glossary of AppleScript/Apple event terms:

    http://developer.apple.com/documentation/Cocoa/Conceptual/Scriptability/Concepts/ScriptabilityTerms.html



AppleScript. The Definitive Guide
AppleScript: The Definitive Guide, 2nd Edition
ISBN: 0596102119
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 267
Authors: Matt Neuburg

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