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Table Of Contents

Apple Event Objects and You (develop)
Better Apple Event Coding Through Objects (develop)
Scripting the Finder From Your Application (develop)
Designing a Scripting Implementation (develop)
AppleScript 1.0 Overview (MacTech)
AppleScript Script Applications (MacTech)
Extending AppleScript with Scripting Additions (MacTech)
The Required Apple Events (MacTech)
The Open Scripting Architecture
IC 1 - SendToSelf : Getting in Touch With Yourself Via the Apple Event Manager (Tech Notes)
IC 505 - Apple Event Manager Q&As (Tech Notes)
IC 520 - Script Manager Q&As (Tech Notes)
According to Script: Think About Dictionaries (develop)
Speeding Up whose Clause Resolution (develop)
According to Script: Properties and Preferences (develop)

Apple Event Objects and You

Author:      Richard Clark
Journal:     develop
Issue:       10
Comments:    Not yet on the web, Acrobat version available by ftp
      
Introduction to Apple Event Programming.

Better Apple Event Coding Through Objects

Author:      Eric M. Behrdahl
Journal:     develop
Issue:       12
Comments:    Not yet on the web, Acrobat version available by ftp
      
Introduction to the Apple Event Object Model.

Scripting the Finder From Your Application

Author:      Greg Anderson
Journal:     develop
Issue:       20
      
Interact with the Scriptable Finder through Apple Events.

Designing a Scripting Implementation

Author:      Cal Simone
Journal:     develop
Issue:       21
      
If you are interested in adding a scripting support to your application, 
check out this introductory article.

AppleScript 1.0 Overview

Author:      Mark Minshull
Journal:     MacTech
Issue:       09.08
      
Introduction to AppleScript 1.0 by the leader of the original AppleScript team.

AppleScript Script Applications

Author:      Jens Alfke
Journal:     MacTech
Issue:       09.08
      
A sample application written in AppleScript.

Extending AppleScript with Scripting Additions

Authors:     Donald Olson
Journal:     MacTech
Issue:       10.01
      
An introduction to writing Scripting Additions, by "Mr. OSAX" himself.

The Required Apple Events

Author:      Dave Mark
Journal:     MacTech
Issue:       10.12
      
A sample application that implements the required Apple Events.

The Open Scripting Architecture: Automating, Integrating, and Customizing Applications

Authors:     William R. Cook and Warren H. Harris
      
An overview of the Open Scripting Architecture.

IC 1 - SendToSelf : Getting in Touch With Yourself Via the Apple Event Manager

Source:      Macintosh Technical Notes
      
Use the Apple Event Manager for communication within your application.

IC 505 - Apple Event Manager Q&As

Source:      Macintosh Technical Notes
      
Frequently asked questions about the Apple Event Manager.

IC 520 - Script Manager Q&As

Source:      Macintosh Technical Notes
      
Frequently asked questions about the Script Manager.

According to Script: Think About Dictionaries

Author:      Cal Simone
Journal:     develop
Issue:       23
      
Tips and tricks about writing a dictionary for your application.

Speeding Up whose Clause Resolution

Author:      Greg Anderson
Journal:     develop
Issue:       24 (February 1996)
      
An excellent article.  Among many other benefits "If your application is not yet scriptable, you'll find that the foundation classes presented in this article do most of the work required to support scripting."

According to Script: Properties and Preferences

Author:      Cal Simone
Journal:     develop
Issue:       25 (March 1996)
      
Some advice on two problematic areas of scripting support.
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