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Issue 1.2


Advanced Techniques

Bundling REALbasic applications

Issue: 1.2 (October/November 2002)
Author: Thomas Reed
Author Bio: Thomas Reed has been programming as a hobbyist for more than 20 years, and fell in love with the Mac in 1984.
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Starting Page Number: 30
Article Number: 1114
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Most people are familiar with the concept of the application, but the introduction of packages in Mac OS 9 and bundles in Mac OS X has changed their structure dramatically. Applications can now be "bundled" inside a folder, which then functions as if it were a single application file. The resulting encapsulation of application-related data provides users with a simpler interface and prevents them from accidentally losing files vital to the application.

This column will focus on converting REALbasic applications into simple bundles. It is not an all-encompassing look at bundles. First, you must understand the basic structure of a bundle. A bundle folder must always be constructed as follows:


MyProgram *



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