For a IDE would i use OSA Script View or Text view.

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  1. Cabbit macrumors 68020

    Cabbit

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    Ok just like the title asks for a IDE would i use OSA Script View or Text view for my code editor?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Neither of those are an IDE (Integrated Development Environment). Why not XCode?
     
  3. Cabbit thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I am going to use Xcode to build my own IDE, what i want to know is which of these components are best for displaying scripting languages.
     
  4. hhas macrumors regular

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    OSAScriptView is specifically for writing AppleScript editors [1].

    I would suggest studying some existing open source Cocoa-based editors (e.g. Smultron) to see how they do it.


    [1] Technically OSAScriptView can be used to edit scripts written in any OSA language, but AppleScript is the only OSA-enabled language of any note so QED.
     
  5. Cabbit thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for the info it had thrown me of i am used to just programming without all of this visual stuff. But i need and want to push myself to build my own app and this is one thing i have always wanted to try my own ideas and integrate it into my own little dummy project.

    I am having a nose though the Smultron source code, the app its self has a lot of the basic features i am wanting. Its a good starting point for a reference to what i am wanting to do.
     

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