deek5 deek5 - 19 days ago 6
AppleScript Question

How to use applescript scripts in Objective-C without deploying all the arsenal cocoa and framework?

I would like to have applications compiled with Xcode directly in C without having to use all the libraries cocoa framework. Applications that remain light.

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Answer

You're gonna be out of luck, because even if you look at the header for NSAppleScript, you can already see that the class references a lot of other classes in Cocoa (Technically Foundation)

What you could do is just include Foundation, which is a sub-framework of Cocoa.

In fact, if you just look at the header for Cocoa, you will see these 3 lines:

#import <Foundation/Foundation.h>
#import <AppKit/AppKit.h>
#import <CoreData/CoreData.h>

Then to use NSAppleScript, is very simple:

   NSString* applescript = @"tell application \"Microsoft Excel\" \n"
      @"activate \n"
      @"set scroll row of active pane of active window to 1 \n"
      @"end tell";

   NSAppleScript* script = [[NSAppleScript alloc] initWithSource:appleScript];
   NSDictionary* errInfo = nil;
   return [script executeAndReturnError:&errInfo];

EDIT: Here is another SO answer with a script that converts applescript into a string you can use as the argument to -initWithSource:
Change Applescript into single line NSApplescript source