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AppleScript Finder Guide
View HTML The AppleScript Finder Guide: English Dialect is the definitive description of the terminology defined by the Finder for use with the English dialect of the AppleScript scripting language. The Finder is a specialized application that controls the Macintosh desktop: the working area of your screen where you can use the mouse and the keyboard to open and close folders, manipulate files, and inspect or alter various aspects of the computer's operation.
AppleScript Language Guide
View HTML The AppleScript Language Guide: English Dialect is the definitive description of the English dialect of the AppleScript scripting language. This book is an essential reference for anyone using AppleScript to modify existing scripts or write new ones. It also contains useful information for programmers who are working on scriptable applications or complex scripts.
AppleScript Scripting Additions Guide
View HTML This guide is for anyone who wants to write new scripts or modify existing scripts. It also provides some basic information for Macintosh software developers who want to write scripting additions.
Devices
View HTML Describes how to write software that interacts with built-in and peripheral hardware devices.
Files
View HTML Describes the parts of the Macintosh Operating System that allow you to manage files and other objects in the file system. This book shows in detail how your application can handle the commands typically found in the File menu.
Mac OS Runtime Architectures
View HTML Describes the runtime architecture based on the Code Fragment Manager (used in the PowerPC and CFM-68K implementations) as well as the original classic 68K runtime architecture. If you are programming for the Mac OS, this book provides essential information about how the various architectures load and manipulate programs as well as how they address and store data.
Memory
View HTML Describes the parts of the Macintosh Operating System that allow you to directly allocate, release, or otherwise manipulate memory.
Operating System Utilities
View HTML Describes parts of the Macintosh Operating System that allow you to manage various low-level aspects of the operating system. This book shows in detail how to handle a number of issues that are not specifically related to files, memory, or process execution.
PowerPC Numerics
View HTML Describes the numerics environment for Macintosh with PowerPC computers. PowerPC Numerics is an environment in which floating-point operations are performed quickly and as accurately as possible.
PowerPC System Software
View HTML Describes the process execution environment and system software services provided with the first version of the system software for Macintosh on PowerPC computers. It contains information you need to know to write applications and other software that can run on those computers.
Processes
View HTML Describes the parts of the Macintosh Operating System that allow you to manage processes and tasks. If your application needs to get information about other open applications or to execute tasks at interrupt time, you should read this book.
Text
View HTML Text shows how your application can perform all kinds of text handling, from simple character display to complex, multi-language text processing. This book provides a brief introduction to the unique Macintosh approach to text handling,and shows how you can
Text Encoding Conversion Manager For Version 1.4
View HTML The Text Encoding Conversion Manager provides two facilities—the Text Encoding Converter and the Unicode Converter—that your application can use to handle text encoding conversion on the Mac OS.