COM API for Mac?

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Rev Chris | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, May 28 2011 11:06 AM

Is there something similar to the COM API for Mac?  Looking at the wiki it seems that it is only available to Windows programs.  Is this true?

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Patrick S. | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 29 2011 1:34 PM

No & Yes — as far as I am aware.

COM is Windows only technology, why would you want any Microsoft technology like COM on the Mac?

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David Mitchell | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, May 31 2011 8:56 AM

Rev Chris:
Is there something similar to the COM API for Mac?  Looking at the wiki it seems that it is only available to Windows programs.  Is this true?

COM is a Windows-specific technology, and the API was implemented primarily for compatibility with tools that had been built to work with Libronix. We have no definite plans for a similar feature on OS X, but given enough demand, we might implement a Distributed Objects and/or AppleScript API.

 

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Smiling Guy | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 6 2011 1:26 PM

Seriously? An AppleScript API? How awesome would that be!

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Stephen | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 6 2011 4:47 PM

I'll second that. Please add an AppleScript API. I would love to be able to set up a script that would allow me to add bible verse in other software (specifically MacJournal), be able to add a bible verse and have it link to Logos.

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David Sawyer | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jul 6 2011 5:42 PM

Applescript support would be great.  I've written a few which trigger menu options or key presses (e.g. copying a selected text to word in a set format and copying a link to logos of that text) but lots of menus (e.g. right click on a word) can't be dealt with this way.  Or at least I don't know how to.

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David Mitchell | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 7 2011 8:27 AM

Stephen Weasler:
I'll second that. Please add an AppleScript API. I would love to be able to set up a script that would allow me to add bible verse in other software (specifically MacJournal), be able to add a bible verse and have it link to Logos.

I'm not familiar with MacJournal, but if it support hyperlinking with arbitrary protocols (i.e.-not specifically limited to http and https), you may find this useful: http://wiki.logos.com/Hyperlinks.

(it's been my experience that software for OS X tends to be less likely to handle our hyperlinks than similar software for Windows. Sometimes this even applies to versions of the same software product for different platforms; for example, PowerPoint for Windows handles our hyperlinks just fine, while PowerPoint for Mac lacks support for them)

 

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Jack Caviness | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 7 2011 1:00 PM

David Mitchell:
I'm not familiar with MacJournal, but if it support hyperlinking with arbitrary protocols (i.e.-not specifically limited to http and https), you may find this useful: http://wiki.logos.com/Hyperlinks.

MacJournal supports L4 hyperlinks very well. Yes

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Simon Smailus | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 15 2012 7:20 AM

is appleScript support any closer to being implimented into Logos?

For preparing serious amount of teaching material that require scriptures in full, Logos isn't really practical.

I have attempted to create some automator actions, but they are way to slow. The applescripts just don't work with menu items, which scuppers the whole thing.

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