Archives for November 2005

MacTech AppleScript Essentials Column > Introduction to Scripting iCal

November, 2005 - Introduction to Scripting iCal.

For the past couple of articles, I have discussed scripting specific applications. By now, you should be starting to realize AppleScript terminology varies from application to application. Some applications don't support AppleScript at all, some are more scriptable than others, some have more confusing terminology, etc. Even as become more knowledgeable as a scripter, you will find that there is a learning curve whenever you need to script a new application. Browsing the application's dictionary, and any accompanying documentation or example scripts is usually your best bet for learning how to script a new application.

This month, I will continue to discuss application-specific scripting, and this time, I will focus on iCal. Please note that all sample code within this article was written and tested with Mac OS X Tiger 10.4.x. Many times, software updates will introduce changes in the AppleScript terminology of a given application or process. Therefore, if you are using an older system, some code may not work properly, or may need to be adjusted slightly to work on your machine. [Read more at]

Press Release > Mactech Magazine Applescript Article Announced – 11/1/05

Current Issue of MacTech Magazine Features Article Written by Benjamin S. Waldie, President of Automated Workflows, LLC

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania - November 1st, 2005 - This month's MacTech Magazine, the November 2005 issue, features an article that provides an introduction to scripting iCal in Mac OS X. This article was written by AppleScript Essentials columnist, Benjamin S. Waldie, president of Automated Workflows, LLC.
AppleScript is a scripting language, built into Mac OS X, which allows users to write scripts in order to automate time consuming and repetitive tasks.
Benjamin S. Waldie is president and CEO of Automated Workflows, LLC, a firm specializing in AppleScript and workflow automation consulting. For years, Benjamin has developed professional AppleScript-based solutions for businesses across the globe, including Adobe Systems, Apple Computer, NASA, and TV Guide Magazine.
For additional information, visit Automated Workflows, LLC's website.

Press Contact:

Ben Waldie
Automated Workflows, LLC
116 Cold Stream Road
Phoenixville, PA 19460

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