Any advice for Applescript text books and forum locations?

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  1. orbdrums macrumors member

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    I'm just beginning my journey in to the Applescript world and would appreciate any advice from experienced applet developers about where to find useful tools and text books. Thanks in advance for your help.

    Clark
     
  2. orbdrums thread starter macrumors member

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  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you follow the links I just posted, you'll find information, including the proper forum for your questions. You're asking in the wrong forum.
     
  4. orbdrums thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for straightening up and flying right. :)
     
  5. LtRammstein macrumors 6502a

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    You could always Google it and see what results you can get.

    I recommend going to the Apple Developer website, and look at their Applescript documentation. Gets really detailed and they use really good examples.
     
  6. Denarius macrumors 6502a

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    Also, if you open script editor it shows you the libraries of the application specific commands.
     
  7. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    Generally, all you have to do is just call the variable.

    set aNumVar to 37
    set aTextVar to "a string"
    set aListVar to {"one item",aNumVar,aTextVar}

    There are operations that want a variable declared before it's used. AS will burp and you can rewrite your code. The code, error, rewrite cycle is fast enough that I've never bothered to commit the conventions to memory.

    If you need to store a variable in successive runs of a script, check out properties. They can be stored over time.

    Here's a second on the Apple developer web site. The AppleScript list is very active. Questions get answered straightaway.

    mt
     

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