Applescript Control of System Services

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by kalisphoenix, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816

    kalisphoenix

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    I am completely confused. I've been Googling for a few days, but I haven't been able to find a way to interface Applescript or Automator with system services.

    The reason I want to do this is that I have an application (GraphViz) that has a system service associated with it, but apparently no AppleScript dictionary. I would really like to be able to automate it, but right now it's beyond my grasp.

    So is there a simple way to do this, or?
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

    Eraserhead

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    It is possible that this particular application doesn't have applescript support, correct me if I'm wrong but not all applications are.
     
  3. kalisphoenix thread starter macrumors 65816

    kalisphoenix

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    Indeed -- it doesn't have AppleScript support. That's why I'm trying to use the service. Of course, that's a pain in the ass, so I was wondering if I could call a service from a script.

    I can do it through GUI scripting, but I thought there might be a nicer and easier way to do it. Guess not.
     

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