On Fri, May 15, 2009 at 12:11 PM, Ari Black <email@hidden>
I'm probably going to be asking more questions about this topic.
In the long
run, I'm trying to emulate some of the behaviour of the Dock, the
will be showing the icon and display name of the applications,
importantly, I want to show the custom updates (E.g. Mail.app's #
mail) and the icon bounce. I don't think I'm going to be able to
information from the bundle itself, although I could be wrong.
Custom updates and icon bounce rely on the fact that the application
frameworks, the window server and the Dock can all communicate with
each other. They do this because they are designed that way, and use
IPC and private frameworks to accomplish these results. It's almost
certainly not going to be feasible for a third party application to
access this information.
That's an interesting statement. I wonder how DragThing does it. Do
you think that the developer reverse-engineered the calls?
Probably. Finlay is right, there's no API for accessing custom dock
icons or notification state.
Well nuts, that's no fair... I guess no one was ever expeced to want
to make a similar application list to the dock.
So should I give up here or can someone suggest a way for me to start
investigating the workings of the Dock?
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