AppleScript and MacToPic Plus
MacToPic + version 8 or later supports AppleScript commands. Many
functions of MacToPic + can be controlled by a script (such as transferring
to and from the host, sending commands to the host and messages to
the MacToPic + user.) Scripts compiled as applications can be run from "Run
AppleScript" under the Special Menu. For instance, you can write
a script to transfer data from the host to a file on your Macintosh
and then tell another application to open that file. AppleScripts can
be run locally or from a remote Macintosh.
MacToPic + has many custom AppleScript commands built into it's dictionary.
These commands are used in Apple's Script Editor to write custom scripts.
To see all of the AppleScript commands in the MacToPic + dictionary,
Download some sample scripts
to get you started and show you the potential for using AppleScript
with MacToPic +. There are 25 scripts here.
As new sample scripts are added, they will be
available here in the
More Sample Scripts file. There
are currently four scripts here including an example of performing a
task at a specific time each day.
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- Here is a simple example of an AppleScript. This script tells MacToPic
Plus to become the frontmost application (activate) and send a message
to the host computer. The message in this example is LIST BP which
would list all the basic programs on the host computer in the BP file.
Copy this example and paste it into Apple's Script Editor and run
it to see how it works.
- (Requires MacToPic Plus version 8 or later).
- --Note: the tm is Option-2 on the keyboard
- tell application "MacToPic +
- SendHostMessage "LIST BP"
- end tell
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