To open files/apps the way finder does, use launch service there is no
documentation on launch service yet other than some tech note's put out
by apple but it's pretty easy to work it our from it's header file
<LaunchServices.h>. Launch service will also let you find an application
based on it's creator code.
On Tuesday, August 13, 2002, at 04:51 AM, Will Hickie wrote:
Unfortunately, my application still does not launch. If I double click
a file created by my application, Finder will launch it for me, so am I
safe in assuming that there is no problem with the creator type and the
standard 4 apple events?