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Issue: 1.6 (June/July 2003)
Author: Seth Willits
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Article Number: 1616
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I didn't have any trouble

Q: How can I execute a dynamic AppleScript directly from REALbasic?

This is a good question. Currently there are some issues with REALbasic 4.5 and AppleScripts under OS X (these issues have been resolved with later versions of OS X and RB, though). Thankfully, there are a few ways we can work around this. Other than doing the hokey-pokey wearing your clothes inside out, in OS X we can use a very simple shell call, and in Classic we can use a good chunk of code that utilizes declare statements to get the job done.

For OS X, the shell method is as simple as passing a few parameters to the command line utility osascript. To execute an AppleScript directly from a string variable, we use:

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