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This has been bedeviling me all day. As an AppleScript novice I suspect -- I *hope* -- I'm missing something trivial.
I have a scriptable app I want to write AppleScript that targets the app via its bundle identifier rather than its name. But when I do what seems the obvious thing, I get a -1708 error, which I believe means the app doesn't understand the command I'm giving it.
I wrote a trivially scriptable app to isolate and illustrate the problem. Here's my simple script, copied and pasted exactly from AppleScript Editor:
get application id "com.yourcompany.TrivialScriptable" set myApp to result tell myApp activate greet("hello!!!") end tell
If you're seeing the above as rich text, notice how "greet" is not bold and blue, indicating that the AppleScript compiler indeed thinks my app does not implement the "greet" command.
I'm pretty sure I've set up the app correctly, because targeting it via the app name works:
tell application "TrivialScriptable" activate greet ("this works") end tell
In this case the "greet" is properly highlighted.
What am I missing here? Is this some quirk of AppleScript?
Note: I want to use the bundle identifier rather than the app name because in the case of my real app I have an iOS app with the same name. This means there is an XXX.app sitting in the build directory of my iOS project. This confuses AppleScript into targeting the wrong XXX.app.
If you want to see this for yourself, a 26K zip file containing the code for TrivialScriptable is in my public iDisk (user aglee). Build the app and try running the above AppleScript snippets in AppleScript Editor.
If I can't solve this I may change my approach and define a custom URL scheme and use that rather than AppleScript for the inter-app communication I need.
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