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FileMaker 9 Developer Reference: Functions, Scripts, Commands, and Grammars, with Extensive Custom Function Examples by Steve Lane, Scott Love, Bob Bowers

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Chapter 17. AppleScript Integration

Understanding AppleScript

AppleScript is a scripting language built into the Mac OS X operating system and is configured and ready to run on Apple computers right out of the box. In addition to providing users with a macro-like ability to manipulate files and other aspects of the Mac OS X and the Finder, AppleScript also has the capability to automate and integrate applications that have been engineered to be “scriptable.”

FileMaker is one such application, and users can use AppleScript both to manipulate FileMaker and to allow FileMaker to control and communicate with other applications. For instance, developers can embed the following script in FileMaker to get the name, title, and image of the first selected ...

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