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Step into Xcode Mac OS X Development by Fritz Anderson

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Chapter 23. AppleScript Studio

Sometimes, a full-bore C or Objective-C application is too much effort for a task. AppleScript is a good alternative for many tasks, especially when applications expose a scriptable interface that can contribute to the work you want to do. However, the human interface you can summon up from AppleScript’s Script Editor is pitifully thin—essentially a chain of dialog and alert boxes.

AppleScript Studio provides a middle ground, allowing you to construct a complete Cocoa application by using Interface Builder for the human interface and Apple-Script for the logic of the application. To show how this is done, let’s address ourselves to __MyCompanyName__, the default holder of all the copyrights in source files generated ...

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