Chapter 11. Scripting and Extending REALbasic

IN THIS, THE LAST CHAPTER OF THE BOOK, I want to cover ways of extending REALbasic. The first topic is how to make your own REALbasic applications scriptable. This, in effect, will allow your own users to extend your applications. This will be followed by a section describing how to use REALbasic to automate Microsoft Office applications and how you can use those applications to add functionality to your REALbasic applications. Finally, I will review Declares and plug-ins. A Declare is a way of calling a function in a shared library and a plug-in is a static library that you can compile into your application.

By their very nature, Declares and plug-ins have to be coded platform specific (although the ...

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