Join Scott Simpson for an in-depth discussion in this video Introducing the AppleScript language and documentation, part of Learning AppleScript.
…I've mentioned earlier that Apple script uses a natural language…style instead of what you might recognize as programmer style.…This natural language style manifests itself in English like sentence…construction, like you are actually telling Apple Script what to do.…Here is an example of that.…The first line here makes a dialog box appear…with the text hello and goes away after 5 seconds.…The second line instructs the finder to make a new folder.…Both of these follow a very common pattern in Apple Script.…Verb noun and some modifiers after that.…
Apple Script is an object oriented language.…That is it considers data and the applications it…talks to as discrete separate units You might send…a string of text that you get from a…user into an application that will do something with it.…AppleScript considers that text an object and then it passes…it along to an application object which does something with it.…You might send a string of text that you get from…the user to an application that will do something with it.…
- What is AppleScript?
- Using comments, variables, text, and numbers
- Working with files and folders
- Using conditionals and creating loops
- Building functions
- Controlling other programs with AppleScript
- Preventing and catching errors
- Distributing your AppleScript application
Skill Level Beginner
1. Exploring AppleScript
2. Using AppleScript with Applications
3. Your App in the Real World
4. Further Exploration
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