Applescript Control of System Services

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

  1. kalisphoenix macrumors 65816


    Jul 26, 2005
    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


    Nov 3, 2005
    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


    Jul 26, 2005
    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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